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Gustav Akk

Associate Professor
Washington University School of Medicine
United States of America

Gustav Akk


Gustav Akk, Ph.D., Associate Professor Anesthesiology

Research Interest

GABA, ion channel, neurophysiology, nicotinic receptor, pharmacology, structure-function relations


  • Eaton MM, Lim YB, Bracamontes J, Steinbach JH, Akk G. Agonist-specific conformational changes in the α1-γ2 subunit interface of the GABAA receptor. Molecular Pharmacology, 2012, 82:255-263.

  • Akk G, Eaton M, Li P, Zheng S, Lo J, Steinbach JH. Energetic contributions to channel gating of residues in the muscle nicotinic receptor β1 subunit. PLoS One, 2013, 8:e78539.

  • Li P, Eaton MM, Steinbach JH, Akk G. The benzodiazepine diazepam potentiates responses of α1β2γ2 γ-aminobutyric acid type A receptors activated by either γ-aminobutyric acid or allosteric agonists. Anesthesiology, 2013, 118:1417-1425.

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