Publication List

Nanna MacAulay


72. Brian Skriver Nielsen, Trine Lisberg Toft-Bertelsen, Sara D. Lolansen, Connor Anderson, Morten Schak Nielsen, Roger J. Thompson & Nanna MacAulay (2020). Pannexin 1 activation and inhibition is permeant-selective. Journal of Physiology, Epub ahead of print

71. Trine Lisberg Toft-Bertelsen, Oleg Yarishkin, Sara Redmon,Tam TT Phuong, David Krizaj & Nanna MacAulay (2019) Volume sensing in the transient receptor potential vanilloid 4 ion channel is cell type-specific and mediated by an N-terminus volume-sensing domain. Journal of Biological Chemistry 294:18421-18434

70. Brian Skriver Nielsen, Francesco Zonta, Thomas Farkas, Thomas Litman, Morten Schak Nielsen & Nanna MacAulay (2019) Structural determinants underlying permeant discrimination of the Cx43 hemichannel. Journal of Biological Chemistry 294:16789-16803

69. Kasper Lykke, Mette Assentoft, Sofie Hørlyck, Hans Christian C. Helms, Anca Stoica, Trine L. Toft-Bertelsen, Katerina Tritsaris, Frederik Vilhardt, Birger Brodin & Nanna MacAulay (2019) Evaluating the involvement of cerebralmicrovascular endothelial Na+/K+-ATPase and Na+-K+-2Cl- co-transporter (NKCC1) in electrolyte fluxes in an in vitro BBB model of dehydration. Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism 39: 497-512.

68. Brian Roland Larsen, Anca Stoica, Nanna MacAulay (2019) Developmental maturation of activity-induced K+and pH transients and the associated extracellular space dynamics in the rat hippocampus. Journal of Physiology, 597: 583-597


67. Claudia Brandt, P Seja, Katrin Töllner, Kerstin Römermann, Philip Hampel, M Kalesse, A Kipper, Peter W Feit, Kasper Lykke, Trine L Toft-Bertelsen, P Paavilainen, I Spoljaric, Martin Puskarjov , Nanna MacAulay, Kai Kaila, Wolfgang Löscher (2018) Bumepamine, a brain-permeant benzylamine derivative of bumetanide, does not inhibit NKCC1 but is more potent to enhance phenobarbital's anti-seizure efficacy. Neuropharmacology 143:186-204

66. Eva Kjer Oernbo, Kasper Lykke, Annette B. Steffensen, Kathrin Töllner, Christina Kruuse, Martin Fredensborg Rath, Wolfgang Löscher & Nanna MacAulay (2018) Cerebral influx of Na+ and Cl- as the osmotherapy-mediated rebound response in rats. Fluids and Barriers in the CNS 15:27

65. Philip Hampel, Kerstin Römermann, Nanna MacAulay, Wolfgang Löscher (2018) Azosemide is more potent than bumetanide and various other loop diuretics to inhibit the sodium-potassium-chloride-cotransporter human variants hNKCC1A and hNKCC1B. Scientific Reports 8:9877

64. Annette B. Steffensen, Eva K. Oernbo, Anca Stoica, Niklas J. Gerkau, Dagne Barbuskaite, Katerina Tritsaris, Christine R. Rose & Nanna MacAulay (2018) Cotransporter-mediated water transport underlying cerebrospinal fluid formation. Nature Communications 9:2167

63. Katja Stahl, S. Rahmani, A. Prydz, N. Skauli, Nanna MacAulay, M.N. Mylonakou, R. Torp, Ø. Skare, T. Berg, T.B. Leergaard, R.E. Paulsen, O.P. Ottersen, Mahmood Amiry-Moghaddam (2018) Targeted deletion of the aquaglyceroporin AQP9 is protective in a mouse model of Parkinson's disease. PLoS One 13:e0194896

62. Trine L. Toft-Bertelsen, Brian Roland Larsen & Nanna MacAulay (2018) Sensing and regulation of cell volume - we know so much and yet understand so little: TRPV4 as a sensor of volume changes but possibly without a volume-regulatory role? Channels 12;100-108

61. Siren Berland, Trine L. Toft-Bertelsen, Ingvild Aukrust, Jan Byska, Marc Vaudel, Laurence A. Bindoff, Nanna MacAulay (shared senior authorship) & Gunnar Houge (2018) A de novo Ser111Thr variant in aquaporin-4 in a patient with intellectual disability, transient signs of brain ischemia, transient cardiac hypertrophy, and progressive gait disturbance. Molecular Case Studies 4(1), pii: a002303


60. Brian Skriver Nielsen, Jette Skov Alstrom,Bruce J. Nicholson, Morten Schak Nielsen & Nanna MacAulay (2017) Permeant-specific gating of connexin 30 hemichannels. Journal of Biological Chemistry 292:19999-20009

59. Lena Rosenbaek, Federica Rizzo, Qi Wu, Lorena Rojas-Vega, Gerardo Gamba Ayala, Nanna MacAulay, Oliver Staub & Robert A. Fenton (2017) The thiazide sensitive sodium chloride co-transporter NCC is modulated by site-specific ubiquitylation. Scientific
Reports 7(1):12981

58. Anca Stoica, Brian Roland Larsen, Mette Assentoft, Rikke Holm, Leanne M. Holt, Frederik Vilhardt, Bente Vilsen, Karin Lykke-Hartmann, Michelle L. Olsen & Nanna MacAulay (2017) The α2β2 isoform combination dominates the astrocytic Na+ /K+-ATPase activity and is rendered nonfunctional by the α2.G301R familial hemiplegic migraine type 2-associated mutation. GLIA 65:1777-1793

57. Brian Roland Larsen & Nanna MacAulay (2017) Activity-dependent astrocyte swelling is mediated by pH-regulating mechanisms. GLIA 65:1668-1681

56. Lena L. Rosenbaek. F. Rizzo, Nanna MacAulay, Olivier Staub & Robert A. Fenton (2017) Functional Assessment of Sodium Chloride Co-transporter NCC Mutants in Polarized Mammalian Epithelial Cells. American Journal of Physiology - Renal Physiology 313:F495-F504

55.  Brian s. Nielsen, Daniel B. Hansen, Bruce R. Ransom, Morten S. Nielsen & Nanna MacAulay (2017) Connexin hemichannels in astrocytes: An assessment of controversies regarding their functional characteristics. Neurochemical
Research 42:2537-2550

54.  Trine L. Toft-Bertelsen, David Krízaj & Nanna MacAulay (2017) When size matters: transient receptor potential vanilloid 4 channel as a volume-sensor rather than an osmo-sensor. Journal of Physiology 595:3287-3302


53. Emma Olesen, Hanne Moeller, Mette Assentoft, Nanna MacAulay & Robert Fenton (2016) The Vasopressin Type-2 Receptor and Prostaglandin Receptors EP2 and EP4 can Increase Aquaporin-2 Plasma Membrane Targeting Through a cAMP Independent Pathway. American Journal of Physiology – Renal Physiology 311:935-944

52. Mette Assentoft, Shreyas Kaptan, Hans-Peter Schneider, Joachim W. Deitmer, Bert L. de Groot & Nanna MacAulay (2016) Aquaporin 4 as a NH3 channel. Journal of Biological Chemistry 291:19184-19195

51. P. Wanitchakool, J. Ousingsawat, L. Sirianant, Nanna MacAulay, Rainer Schreiber & Karl Kunzelmann (2016) Cl- channels in apoptosis. European Biophysical Journal 45: 599-610

50. Brian Roland Larsen, Rikke Holm, Bente Vilsen & Nanna MacAulay (2016) Glutamate transporter activity promotes enhanced Na+/K+-ATPase-mediated extracellular K+ management during neuronal activity. Journal of Physiology 594:6627-6641      

49. Brian Roland Larsen, Anca Stoica & Nanna MacAulay (2016) Managing brain extracellular K+ during neuronal activity: The physiological role of the Na+/K+-ATPase subunit isoforms. Frontiers of Physiology 7(141), fphys.2016.00141

48. Kasper Lykke, Kathrin Töllner, Peter W. Feit, Thomas Erker, Nanna MacAulay & Wolfgang Löscher (2016) The search for NKCC1-selective drugs: Structure-function relationship of bumetanide and various bumetanide derivatives in inhibiting the human cation-chloride cotransporter NKCC1A. Epilepsy & Behavior 59:42-49

47. Nils Landegren, M. Pourmousa Lindberg, J. Skov, Å. Hallgren, D. Eriksson, Trine Lisberg Toft-Bertelsen, Nanna MacAulay, E. Hagforsen, A. Räisänen-Sokolowski, H. Saha, T. Nilsson, G. Nordmark, S. Ohlsson, J. Gustafsson, E.S. Husebye, E. Larsson, M.S. Anderson, J. Perheentupa, F. Rorsman, Robert A. Fenton & O. Kämpe (2016) Autoantibodies Targeting a Collecting Duct-Specific Water Channel in Tubulointerstitial Nephritis. Journal of American Society of Nephrology 27:3220-3228

46. Hanne B. Moeller, J. Slengerik-Hansen, T. Aroankins, Mette Assentoft, Nanna MacAulay, Søren K. Moestrup, V. Bhalla & Fenton RA (2016) Regulation of the Water Channel Aquaporin-2 via 14-3-3θ and -ζ. Journal of Biological Chemistry 291:2469-84


45. Andrew Jo, Daniel A. Ryskamp, Tam T.T. Phuong, Alan S. Verkman, Oleg YarishkinNanna MacAulay & David Križaj (2015). TRPV4 and AQP4 channels synergistically regulate cell volume and calcium homeostasis in retinal Müller glia. Journal of Neuroscience 35:13525-13537

44. Shreyas Kaptan, Mette Assentoft, Hans Peter Schneider, Robert A. Fenton, Joachim Deitmer, Nanna MacAulay & Bert de Groot (2015) Is H95 a pH-dependent gate in aquaporin 4? Structure 23:2309-2318

43. Jette S. Alstrom, Daniel B. Hansen, Morten S. Nielsen & Nanna MacAulay (2015) Isoform-specific phosphorylation-dependent regulation of connexin hemichannels. Journal of Neurophysiology 14:3014-22

42. Annette B. Steffensen, Jeremy Sword, Deborah Croom, Sergei A. Kirov & Nanna MacAulay (2015) Cotransporters as a molecular mechanism underlying spreading depolarization-induced dendritic beading. Journal of Neuroscience 35:12172-12187

41. Kasper Lykke, Mette Assentoft, Robert A. Fenton, Mette M. Rosenkilde & Nanna MacAulay (2015). Vasopressin receptors V1a and V2 are not osmo-sensors. Physiological Reports 3(8), phy2.12519

40. Kasper Lykke, Kathrin Töllner, Kerstin Römermann, Peter W. Feit, Thomas Erker, Nanna MacAulay & Wolfgang Löscher (2015) Structure-activity relationships of bumetanide derivatives: correlation between diuretic activity in dogs and inhibition of human NKCC2 variant A. British Journal of Pharmacology, bph.13231

39. Mette Assentoft, Brian Roland Larsen & Nanna MacAulay (2015) Regulation and Function of AQP4 in the Central Nervous System. Neurochemical Research 40:2615-2627

38. Martin N. Andersen, Lasse Skibsbye, C. Tang, F. Petersen, Nanna MacAulay, Hanne B. Rasmussen & Thomas Jespersen (2015) PKC and AMPK regulation of Kv1.5 potassium channels. Channels 9:121-8

37. Jette S. Alstrom, Line W. Stroemlund, Morten S. Nielsen & Nanna MacAulay (2015) Protein kinase C-dependent regulation of connexin43 gap junctions and hemichannels. Biochemical Society Transaction 43:519-23

36. Daniel Ryskamp, Andrew Jo, Amber Frye, Felix Vazquez-Chona, Nanna MacAulay, Wallace Thoreson, and David Krizaj (2015) Swelling and eicosanoid metabolites differentially gate TRPV4 channels in retinal neurons and glia. Journal of Neuroscience 34:15689-15700


35. Brian Roland Larsen & Nanna MacAulay (2014) Kir4.1-mediated spatial buffering of K+: Experimental challenges in determination of its temporal and quantitative contribution to K+ clearance in the brain. Channels 8:544-560

34. Mette Assentoft, Brian Roland Larsen, Emma T.B. Olesen, Robert A. Fenton & Nanna MacAulay (2014) AQP4 plasma membrane trafficking or channel gating is not significantly modulated by phosphorylation at C-terminal serine residues. American Journal of Physiology – Cell Physiology 307:957-965

33. Daniel Bloch Hansen, Ye Zu-Cheng, Kirstine Calloe, Thomas H. Braunstein, Johannes P. Hofgaard, Bruce R. Ransom, Morten S. Nielsen & Nanna MacAulay (2014) Activation, permeability, and inhibition of astrocytic and neuronal large pore (hemi)channels. Journal of Biological Chemistry 289:26058-26073

32. Daniel Bloch Hansen, Thomas H. Braunstein, Morten S. Nielsen & Nanna MacAulay (2014) Distinct permeation profiles of the connexin 30 and 43 hemichannels. FEBS Letters 588:1446-1457

31. Brian Roland Larsen, Mette Assentoft, Maria L. Cotrina, Susan Z. Hua, Maiken Nedergaard, Kai Kaila, Juha Voipio & Nanna MacAulay (2014) Contributions of the Na+/K+-ATPase, NKCC1, and Kir4.1 to hippocampal K+-clearance and volume responses. GLIA 62:608-622


30. Thomas Zeuthen, Magnus Alsterfjord, Eric Beitz & Nanna MacAulay (2013) Osmotic water transport in aquaporins. Evidence for a stochastic mechanism. Journal of Physiology 591:5017-5029

29. Rikke Sogaard, Lars Borre, Thomas H.  Braunstein, Kenneth L. Madsen & Nanna MacAulay (2013) Functional modulation of the glutamate transporter variant GLT1b by the PDZ domain protein PICK1. Journal of Biological Chemistry 288:20195-20207

28. Mette Assentoft, Shreyas Kaptan, Robert A. Fenton, Susan Z. Hua, Bert L. de Groot & Nanna MacAulay (2013) Phosphorylation of rat aquaporin-4 at Ser111 is not required for channel gating. GLIA 61: 1101-1112


27. Lene L. Rosenbaek, Mette Assentoft, Nis B. Pedersen, Nanna MacAulay & Robert A. Fenton (2012) Characterization of a novel phosphorylations site in the sodium chloride transporter, NCC. Journal of Physiology 590:6121-6139

26. Nanna MacAulay & Thomas Zeuthen (2012) Glial K+ clearance and cell swelling: key roles for cotransporters and pumps. Neurochemical Research 37: 2299-2309

25. Thomas Zeuthen & Nanna MacAulay (2012) Transport of water against its concentration gradient: fact or fiction? WIREs Membrane Transport Signaling 1: 373-381 (doi:10.1002/wmts:54)

24. Thomas Zeuthen & Nanna MacAulay (2012) Cotransport of water by the Na+-K+-2Cl- cotransporter expressed in Xenopus oocytes: NKCC1 versus NKCC2. Journal of Physiology 590: 1139-1154

23. Rikke Søgaard, Ivana Novak & Nanna MacAulay (2012) Differential effect of ammonia on three glutamate transporter isoforms expressed in Xenopus oocytes. American Journal of Physiology – Cell Physiology, 302:880-891


22. Robert A. Fenton, Hanne B. Moeller, Marina Zelenina, Marteinn T. Snaebjornsson, Torgeir Holen & Nanna MacAulay (2010) Differential water permeability and regulation of three AQP4 isoforms. Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences. 67:829-840

21. Nanna MacAulay & Thomas Zeuthen (2010) Water transport between CNS compartments: contribution of aquaporins versus co-transporters. Neuroscience 168:941-956


20. Hanne B. Moeller, Robert A. Fenton, Thomas Zeuthen & Nanna MacAulay (2009) Vasopressin-dependent short-term regulation of AQP4 expressed in Xenopus oocytes. Neuroscience 164:1674-1684

19. Nanna MacAulay, Steffen Hamann & Thomas Zeuthen (2009) Chloride transporters as water pumps: Elements in a new model of epithelial water transport. In: Physiology and pathology of chloride transporters and channels in the nervous system. Eds FJ Alvarez-Leefmans & E Delpire. Academic Press, Elsevier pp 547-568

18. Rikke Soe, Nanna MacAulay & Dan Klaerke (2009) Modulation of Kir4.1 and Kir4.1-Kir5.1 channels by small changes in cell volume. Neurosci. Lett. 457, 80-84

17. Anne-Kristine Meinild, Don D. Loo, Søren Skovstrup, Ulrik Gether & Nanna MacAulay (2009) Elucidating conformational changes in the gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA)-transporter-1. J. Biol. Chem. 284:16226-15235

16. Rikke Søgaard, Magnus Alsterfjord, Nanna MacAulay & Thomas Zeuthen (2009) Ammonium ion transport by the AMT/Rh homolog TaAMT1;1 is stimulated by acidic pH. Pflugers Arch., 458: 733-743

15. Hanne B Moeller, Nanna MacAulay (shared first author), Mark A Knepper & Robert A Fenton (2009) Role of multiple phosphorylation sites in the carboxyl-terminal tail of aquaporin-2 for water transport: Evidence against channel gating. Am. J. Physiol. Renal Physiol.296, F649-657


14. Thomas Zeuthen, Emil Zeuthen & Nanna MacAulay (2007) Water transport by GLUT2 expressed in Xenopus laevis oocytes. J. Physiol. 579, 345-361


13. Aidas Alaburda, Raul Russo, Nanna MacAulay & Jørn Hounsgaard (2005) Periodic High and Low Conductance States in Spinal Motoneurons and Interneurons during Scratch-like Network Activity in Adult Turtles. J. Neuroscience 25, 6316-21


12. Nanna MacAulay, Steffen Hamann & Thomas Zeuthen (2004) Water Transport in the Brain: Role of Cotransporters. Neuroscience 129, 1031-1044


11. Nanna MacAulay, Anne-Kristine Meinild, Thomas Zeuthen & Ulrik Gether (2003) Residues in the Extracellular Loop 4 are Critical for Maintaining the Conformational Equilibrium of the g-Aminobutyric Acid (GABA) Transporter-1. J. Biol. Chem 278, 28771-28777

10. Morten Grunnet, Thomas Jespersen, Nanna MacAulay, Nanna K. Jørgensen, Nicole Schmitt, Olaf Pongs, Søren-Peter Olesen & Dan Klærke (2003) KCNQ1 Channels Sense Small Changes in Cell Volume. J. Physiol. 549, 419-427


9. Nanna MacAulay, Thomas Zeuthen & Ulrik Gether (2002) Conformational Basis for the Li+-Induced Leak Current in the rat g-Aminobutyric Acid (GABA) Transporter-1. J. Physiol. 544, 447-458

8. Nanna MacAulay, Ulrik Gether, Dan Klærke & Thomas Zeuthen (2002) Passive Water and Urea Permeability of a Human Na+/Glutamate Cotransporter expressed in Xenopus oocytes. J. Physiol. 542, 817-828

7. Morten Grunnet, Nanna MacAulay, Nanna K. Jørgensen, Bo S. Jensen, Søren-Peter Olesen & Dan Klærke (2002) Regulation of Cloned Ca2+-activated K+ Channels by Cell Volume Changes. Pflugers Arch. 444, 167-177

6. Thomas Zeuthen & Nanna MacAulay (2002) Passive Water Transport in Biological Pores. In International Review of Cytology, vol 215, eds T. Zeuthen & W.D. Stein., pp 259-284. Academic Press, San Diego.

5. Thomas Zeuthen & Nanna MacAulay (2002) Cotransporters as Molecular Water Pumps. In International Review of Cytology, vol 215, eds T. Zeuthen & W.D. Stein., pp 203-230. Academic Press, San Diego.


4. Nanna MacAulay, Annie Bendahan, Claus Juul Loland, Thomas Zeuthen, Baruch I.Kanner  & Ulrik Gether (2001) Engineered Zn2+ Switches in the GABA Transporter-1: Differential Effects on GABA Uptake and Currents. J. Biol. Chem. 276, 40476-40485

3. Nanna MacAulay, Ulrik Gether, Dan Klærke & Thomas Zeuthen (2001) Water Transport by the Na+-coupled Glutamate Cotransporter Expressed in Xenopus Oocytes.  J.Physiol. 530, 367-378


2. Rhoda Blostein, Stewart E. Daly, Nanna Boxenbaum, Lois K. Lane, José M. Arguello, Jerry B. Lingrel, Steve J. D. Karlish & Michael J. Caplan (1998) Conformational Alterations Resulting from Mutations in Cytoplasmic Domains of the Alpha Subunit of the Na,K-ATPase. Acta Physiol. Scand. (Suppl.) 643, 275-281

1. Nanna Boxenbaum, Stewart E. Daly, Zahid Z. Javaid, Lois K. Lane & Rhoda Blostein (1998) Changes in Steady-state Conformational Equilibrium Resulting from Cytoplasmic Mutations of the Na,K-ATPase α-Subunit. J. Biol. Chem. 273, 23086-23092