Jan Benedikt

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., 2009; Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic

Academic Department(s)
Physiology

Research Area
Neuroscience

Research Interest
“Bidirectional neuro-glial signaling in the hippocampus”

Publications
Unidirectional Photoreceptor-to-Muller Glia Coupling and Unique K+ Channel Expression in Caiman Retina.  Zayas-Santiago A, Agte S, Rivera Y, Benedikt J, Ulbricht E, Karl A, Dávila J, Savvinov A, Kucheryavykh Y, Inyushin M, Cubano LA, Pannicke T, Veh RW, Francke M, Verkhrastsky A, Eaton MJ, Reichenbach A, Skatchkov SN.  PLoS One. 2014 May 15;9(5):e97155.  
 
Intracellular polyamines enhance astrocytic coupling.  Benedikt J, Inyushin M, Kucheryavykh Y, Rivera Y, Kucheryavykh LY, Colin G, Nichols CG, Eaton MJ, Skatchkov SN.  NeuroReport. 2012 Dec 5;23(17):1021-5.
 
The C-terminal basic residues contribute to the chemical- and voltage-dependent activation of TRPA1. Samad A, Sura L, Benedikt J, Ettrich R, Minofar B, Teisinger J,Vlachova V. Biochem J. 2010 Dec 15;433(1):197-204.

Essential role for the putative S6 inner pore region in the activation gating of the human TRPA1 channel. Benedikt J, Samad A, Ettrich R, Teisinger J, Vlachova V. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2009 Jul;1793(7):1279-88.

Contact Information
Universidad Central del Caribe
P.O. Box 60327
Bayamón, PR 00960-6032

Tel.: (787) 798-3001 x 2057
e-mail: jan.benedikt@uccaribe.edu
janbenedikt79@yahoo.com