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People About the institute Francisco Luis Sala Merchán
Degree:
Medicine, Universidad de Valencia, 1980

Ph.D program:
Ph. D., Universidad de Alicante, 1985

Posdoctoral Positions:
Laboratory of Prof. Paul R. Adams, Dept. Neurobiology & Behavior, State University of New York at Stony Brook, and Howard Hughes Medical Institute, USA, 1987-1989

Previous positions:
Assistant Professor of Pharmacology, between May 1989 and March 2002

Current Position:
Full Professor of Pharmacology, Universidad Miguel Hernández de Elche

Research Fields:
Ionic channels on plasma membranes focusing on expression, structure-function relationships, pharmacology and kinetic modelling of neuronal nicotinic receptors.
Intracellular calcium movements: diffusion models

Representative Publications

Sala F. , Hernandez-Cruz A " Calcium diffusion modeling in a spherical neuron: Relevance of buffering properties " Biophysical Journal . 57 , 313 - 324 ( 1990 )

Hernandez-Cruz A. , Sala F., Adams P. R. " Subcellular calcium transients visualized by confocal microscopy in a voltage-clamped vertebrate neuron " Science . 247 , 858 - 862 ( 1990 )

Campos-Caro, A. , Sala, S., Ballesta, J.J., Vicente-Agulló, F., Criado, M., Sala, F. " A single residue in the M2-M3 loop is a major determinant of coupling between binding and gating in neuronal nicotinic receptors. " Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. . 93 , 6118 - 6123 ( 1996 )

Campos-Caro, A. , Rovira, J.C., Vicente-Agulló, F., Ballesta, J.J., Sala, S., Criado, M., Sala, F. " Role of the putative transmembrane segment M3 in gating of neuronal nicotinic receptors. " Biochemistry . 36 , 2709 - 2715 ( 1997 )

Sala F , Mulet J, Valor LM, Criado M, and Sala S. " Effects of benzothiazepines on human neuronal nicotinic receptors expressed in xenopus oocytes. " British Journal of Pharmacology . 136(2) , 183 - 192 ( 2002 )
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