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Dr Andy Tinker


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Name: Andy Tinker Email: a.tinker@ucl.ac.uk
Title: Dr Tel: 020 7679 6391
Department: Div of Medicine Fax:
Position: Honorary Professor Address: Room 107, Department of Medicine, UCL 5 University St, London, WC1E 6JJ
Research Domain: Basic Life Sciences, Biomedical Imaging (Frontier Disciplines), Cardiometabolic Science, Experimental Medicine, Personalised Medicine Web Page: Personal Web Page


Research Description

We are interested in how ion channels in particular K channels are regulated in the heart. Furthermore we are interested in how these pathways can prevent or precipitate abnormal cardiac rhythm.

Research Activities

The control of cardiac excitability

Education Description

I teach on the cardiac module in the undergraduate course in biomedical sciences and co-ordinate a cross faculty 4 year PhD scheme.

UCL Collaborators

External Collaborators



    • Aziz Q, Thomas AM, Gomes J, Ang R, Sones WR, Li Y, Ng KE, Gee L, Tinker A (2014). The ATP-sensitive potassium channel subunit, Kir6.1, in vascular smooth muscle plays a major role in blood pressure control.. Hypertension, 64(3), 523 - 529. doi:10.1161/HYPERTENSIONAHA.114.03116
    • Lambiase PD, Tinker A (2014). Connexins in the heart.. Cell Tissue Res, , - . doi:10.1007/s00441-014-2020-8
    • Harmer SC, Mohal JS, Royal AA, McKenna WJ, Lambiase PD, Tinker A (2014). Cellular mechanisms underlying the increased disease severity seen for patients with long QT syndrome caused by compound mutations in KCNQ1.. Biochem J, 462(1), 133 - 142. doi:10.1042/BJ20140425
    • Youziel J, Akhbar AR, Aziz Q, Smith ME, Caddick S, Tinker A, Baker JR (2014). Bromo- and thiomaleimides as a new class of thiol-mediated fluorescence 'turn-on' reagents.. Org Biomol Chem, 12(4), 557 - 560. doi:10.1039/c3ob42141d


    • Ang R, Birnbaumer L, Gourine AV, Tinker A (2013). The role of GalphaO-mediated signalling in the central nervous mechanisms controlling sympathetic outflow to the heart.
    • Telezhkin V, Thomas AM, Harmer SC, Tinker A, Brown DA (2013). A basic residue in the proximal C-terminus is necessary for efficient activation of the M-channel subunit Kv7.2 by PI(4,5)P₂.. Pflugers Arch, 465(7), 945 - 953. doi:10.1007/s00424-012-1199-3
    • Posokhova E, Ng D, Opel A, Masuho I, Tinker A, Biesecker LG, Wickman K, Martemyanov KA (2013). Essential Role of the m(2)R-RGS6-I-KACh Pathway in Controlling Intrinsic Heart Rate Variability. PLOS ONE, 8(10), - . doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0076973


    • Telezhkin V, Reilly JM, Thomas AM, Tinker A, Brown DA (2012). Structural requirements of membrane phospholipids for M-type potassium channel activation and binding.. J Biol Chem, 287(13), 10001 - 10012. doi:10.1074/jbc.M111.322552
    • Ang R, Sebastian S, Ludwig A, Birnbaumer L, Tinker A (2012). Mice with conditional knockout of Galphai2 in the cardiac pacemaker system exhibit tachycardia with loss of HF power on HRV analysis.
    • Risebro CA, Petchey LK, Smart N, Gomes J, Clark J, Vieira JM, Yanni J, Dobrzynski H, Davidson S, Zuberi Z, Tinker A, Shui B, Tallini YI, Kotlikoff MI, Miquerol L, Schwartz RJ, Riley PR (2012). Epistatic rescue of Nkx2.5 adult cardiac conduction disease phenotypes by prospero-related homeobox protein 1 and HDAC3.. Circ Res, 111(2), e19 - e31. doi:10.1161/CIRCRESAHA.111.260695
    • Maden CH, Gomes J, Schwarz Q, Davidson K, Tinker A, Ruhrberg C (2012). NRP1 and NRP2 cooperate to regulate gangliogenesis, axon guidance and target innervation in the sympathetic nervous system.. Dev Biol, 369(2), 277 - 285. doi:10.1016/j.ydbio.2012.06.026
    • Aziz Q, Thomas AM, Khambra T, Tinker A (2012). Regulation of the ATP-sensitive potassium channel subunit, Kir6.2, by a Ca2+-dependent protein kinase C.. J Biol Chem, 287(9), 6196 - 6207. doi:10.1074/jbc.M111.243923
    • Gomes J, Finlay M, Ahmed AK, Ciaccio EJ, Asimaki A, Saffitz JE, Quarta G, Nobles M, Syrris P, Chaubey S, McKenna WJ, Tinker A, Lambiase PD (2012). Electrophysiological abnormalities precede overt structural changes in arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy due to mutations in desmoplakin-A combined murine and human study.. Eur Heart J, 33(15), 1942 - 1953. doi:10.1093/eurheartj/ehr472
    • Opel A, Huang CL-H, Grace A, Tinker A (2012). Long QT3 mice have disrupted sympathovagal balance and in vivo ventricular stimulation does not determine risk of sudden cardiac death, suggesting that a second perturbation may be required.
    • Aziz Q, Khambra T, Sones W, Thomas AM, Kotlikoff M, Tinker A (2012). Mouse model for the conditional deletion of the KATP channel subunit Kir6.1 in vascular smooth muscle.
    • Opel A, Tinker A (2012). RGS 4 KO mice are predisposed to atrial fibrillation (AF) and show disrupted sympathovagal balance, making RGS 4 a potential therapeutic target for AF.
    • Opel A, Tinker A (2012). RGS 4 KO mice are predisposed to Atrial Fibrillation (AF) and show disrupted sympathovagal balance, making RGS 4 a potential therapeutic target for AF.
    • Opel A, Huang CL-H, Grace A, Tinker A (2012). Long QT3 mice have disrupted sympathovagal balance and in vivo ventricular stimulation does not determine risk of sudden cardiac death, suggesting that a second perturbation may be required.
    • Ang R, Opel A, Tinker A (2012). The Role of Inhibitory G Proteins and Regulators of G Protein Signaling in the in vivo Control of Heart Rate and Predisposition to Cardiac Arrhythmias.. Front Physiol, 3, 96 - . doi:10.3389/fphys.2012.00096


    • Schumacher FF, Nobles M, Ryan CP, Smith ME, Tinker A, Caddick S, Baker JR (2011). In situ maleimide bridging of disulfides and a new approach to protein PEGylation.. Bioconjug Chem, 22(2), 132 - 136. doi:10.1021/bc1004685
    • Bollini S, Pozzobon M, Nobles M, Riegler J, Dong X, Piccoli M, Chiavegato A, Price AN, Ghionzoli M, Cheung KK, Cabrelle A, O'Mahoney PR, Cozzi E, Sartore S, Tinker A, Lythgoe MF, De Coppi P (2011). In vitro and in vivo cardiomyogenic differentiation of amniotic fluid stem cells.. Stem Cell Rev, 7(2), 364 - 380. doi:10.1007/s12015-010-9200-z
    • Kapoor RR, Flanagan SE, James CT, McKiernan J, Thomas AM, Harmer SC, Shield JP, Tinker A, Ellard S, Hussain K (2011). Hyperinsulinaemic hypoglycaemia and diabetes mellitus due to dominant ABCC8/KCNJ11 mutations.. Diabetologia, 54(10), 2575 - 2583. doi:10.1007/s00125-011-2207-4
    • Hothersall JD, Black J, Caddick S, Vinter JG, Tinker A, Baker JR (2011). The design, synthesis and pharmacological characterization of novel beta(2)-adrenoceptor antagonists. BRIT J PHARMACOL, 164(2), 317 - 331. doi:10.1111/j.1476-5381.2011.01269.x
    • Thomas AM, Harmer SC, Khambra T, Tinker A (2011). Characterization of a binding site for anionic phospholipids on KCNQ1.. J Biol Chem, 286(3), 2088 - 2100. doi:10.1074/jbc.M110.153551
    • Voitychuk OI, Strutynskyi RB, Yagupolskii LM, Tinker A, Moibenko OO, Shuba YM (2011). Sarcolemmal cardiac K(ATP) channels as a target for the cardioprotective effects of the fluorine-containing pinacidil analogue, flocalin.. Br J Pharmacol, 162(3), 701 - 711. doi:10.1111/j.1476-5381.2010.01072.x


    • Baker JR, Hothersall JD, Fitzmaurice RJ, Tucknott M, Vinter A, Tinker A, Caddick S (2010). An efficient asymmetric synthesis of the potent beta-blocker ICI-118,551 allows the determination of enantiomer dependency on biological activity.. Chem Commun (Camb), 46(22), 3953 - 3954. doi:10.1039/c0cc00142b
    • Ng KE, Schwarzer S, Duchen MR, Tinker A (2010). The intracellular localization and function of the ATP-sensitive K+ channel subunit Kir6.1.. J Membr Biol, 234(2), 137 - 147. doi:10.1007/s00232-010-9241-x
    • Nobles M, Sebastian S, Tinker A (2010). HL-1 cells express an inwardly rectifying K+ current activated via muscarinic receptors comparable to that in mouse atrial myocytes.. Pflugers Arch, 460(1), 99 - 108. doi:10.1007/s00424-010-0799-z
    • Aziz Q, Thomas A, Khambra T, Tinker A (2010). Phenformin has a direct inhibitory effect on the ATP-sensitive potassium channel.. Eur J Pharmacol, 634(1-3), 26 - 32. doi:10.1016/j.ejphar.2010.02.023
    • Mashanov GI, Nobles M, Harmer SC, Molloy JE, Tinker A (2010). Direct Observation of Individual KCNQ1 Potassium Channels Reveals Their Distinctive Diffusive Behavior. J BIOL CHEM, 285(6), 3664 - 3675. doi:10.1074/jbc.M109.039974
    • Harmer SC, Wilson AJ, Aldridge R, Tinker A (2010). Mechanisms of disease pathogenesis in long QT syndrome type 5.. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol, 298(2), C263 - C273. doi:10.1152/ajpcell.00308.2009
    • Tinker A, Harmer SC (2010). K+ channels in the heart: new insights and therapeutic implications.. Expert Rev Clin Pharmacol, 3(3), 305 - 319. doi:10.1586/ecp.10.14
    • Gomes J, Tinker A, Lambiase PD (2010). Prophylactic beta-blockade prevents induction of ventricular tachycardia in exercise trained desmoplakin knockout mice - a preventative therapy for ARVC.
    • Zuberi Z, Nobles M, Sebastian S, Dyson A, Lim SY, Breckenridge R, Birnbaumer L, Tinker A (2010). Absence of the inhibitory G-protein Galphai2 predisposes to ventricular cardiac arrhythmia.. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol, 3(4), 391 - 400. doi:10.1161/CIRCEP.109.894329
    • Schwarzer S, Nobles M, Tinker A (2010). Do caveolae have a role in the fidelity and dynamics of receptor activation of G-protein-gated inwardly rectifying potassium channels?. J Biol Chem, 285(36), 27817 - 27826. doi:10.1074/jbc.M110.103598


    • Orie NN, Thomas AM, Perrino BA, Tinker A, Clapp LH (2009). Ca2+/calcineurin regulation of cloned vascular K ATP channels: crosstalk with the protein kinase A pathway.. Br J Pharmacol, 157(4), 554 - 564. doi:10.1111/j.1476-5381.2009.00221.x
    • Orie NN, Thomas AM, Perrino BA, Tinker A, Clapp L (2009). Ca2+/calcineurin regulation of cloned vascular KATP channels: Cross talk with the protein kinase A pathway. British Journal of Pharmacology, 157(4), 554 - 564.
    • Breckenridge RA, Zuberi Z, Gomes J, Orford R, Dupays L, Felkin LE, Clark JE, Magee AI, Ehler E, Birks EJ, Barton PJR, Tinker A, Mohun TJ (2009). Overexpression of the transcription factor Hand1 causes predisposition towards arrhythmia in mice. J MOL CELL CARDIOL, 47(1), 133 - 141. doi:10.1016/j.yjmcc.2009.04.007


    • Thomas AM, Tinker A (2008). Determination of phosphoinositide binding to K(+) channel subunits using a protein-lipid overlay assay.. Methods Mol Biol, 491, 103 - 111. doi:10.1007/978-1-59745-526-8_8
    • Farzaneh T, Tinker A (2008). Differences in the mechanism of metabolic regulation of ATP-sensitive K+ channels containing Kir6.1 and Kir6.2 subunits.. Cardiovasc Res, 79(4), 621 - 631. doi:10.1093/cvr/cvn138
    • Quinn KV, Behe P, Tinker A (2008). Monitoring changes in membrane phosphatidylinositol 4,5-bisphosphate in living cells using a domain from the transcription factor tubby.. J Physiol, 586(Pt 12), 2855 - 2871. doi:10.1113/jphysiol.2008.153791
    • Campanella M, Casswell E, Chong S, Farah Z, Wieckowski MR, Abramov AY, Tinker A, Duchen MR (2008). Regulation of mitochondrial structure and function by the F1Fo-ATPase inhibitor protein, IF1.. Cell Metabolism, 8(1), 13 - 25. doi:10.1016/j.cmet.2008.06.001
    • Campanella M, Tan C, Abramov A, Tinker A, Duchen M (2008). Mitochondria as ATP consumers: the cell biology of the endogenous inhibitory protein, IF1. doi:10.1016/j.bbabio.2008.05.299
    • Zuberi Z, Birnbaumer L, Tinker A (2008). The role of inhibitory heterotrimeric G proteins in the control of in vivo heart rate dynamics.. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol, 295(6), R1822 - R1830. doi:10.1152/ajpregu.90625.2008


    • Muzyamba M, Farzaneh T, Behe P, Thomas A, Christesen HB, Brusgaard K, Hussain K, Tinker A (2007). Complex ABCC8 DNA variations in congenital hyperinsulinism: lessons from functional studies.. Clin Endocrinol (Oxf), 67(1), 115 - 124. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2265.2007.02847.x
    • Campanella M, Tinker A, Duchen MR (2007). Studies of the endogenous inhibitor of the mitochondrial ATPase, IFt, in intact cells..
    • Falcetti E, Flavell DM, Staels B, Tinker AH, G M C, L H (2007). IP receptor-dependent activation of PPARγ by stable prostacyclin analogues. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, 360(4), 821 - 827.
    • Brown DA, Hughes SA, Marsh SJ, Tinker A (2007). Regulation of M(Kv7.2/7.3) channels in neurons by PIP2 and products of PIP2 hydrolysis: significance for receptor-mediated inhibition.. The Journal of Physiology, 582, 917 - 925. doi:10.1113/jphysiol.2007.132498
    • Hughes S, Marsh SJ, Tinker A, Brown DA (2007). ) PIP(2)-dependent inhibition of M-type (Kv7.2/7.3) potassium channels: direct on-line assessment of PIP(2) depletion by Gq-coupled receptors in single living neurons.. Pflügers Archiv European Journal of Physiology, 455, 115 - 124. doi:10.1007/s00424-007-0259-6
    • Harmer SC, Tinker A (2007). The role of abnormal trafficking of KCNE1 in long QT syndrome 5.. Biochem Soc Trans, 35(Pt 5), 1074 - 1076. doi:10.1042/BST0351074


    • Kang YH, Ng B, Leung YM, He Y, Xie HL, Lodwick D, Norman RI, Tinker A, Tsushima RG, Gaisano HY (2006). Syntaxin-1A actions on sulfonylurea receptor 2A can block acidic pH-induced cardiac K-ATP channel activation. J BIOL CHEM, 281(28), 19019 - 19028. doi:10.1074/jbc.M513160200
    • Tinker A (2006). The selective interactions and functions of regulators of G-protein signalling.. Semin Cell Dev Biol, 17(3), 377 - 382. doi:10.1016/j.semcdb.2006.03.007
    • Tennant BP, Cui Y, Tinker A, Clapp LH (2006). Functional expression of inward rectifier potassium channels in cultured human pulmonary smooth muscle: evidence for a major role of Kir2.4 subunits. Journal of Membrane Biology, 213(1), 19 - 29.
    • Thomas AM, Brown SG, Leaney JL, Tinker A (2006). Differential phosphoinositide binding to components of the G protein-gated K+ channel.. J Membr Biol, 211(1), 43 - 53. doi:10.1007/s00232-006-0014-5


    • Wilson AJ, Quinn KV, Graves FM, Bitner-Glindzicz M, Tinker A (2005). Abnormal KCNQ1 trafficking influences disease pathogenesis in hereditary long QT syndromes (LQT1). Cardiovascular Research, 67(3), 476 - 486. doi:10.1016/j.cardiores.2005.04.036
    • Benians A, Nobles M, Hosny S, Tinker A (2005). Regulators of G-protein signaling form a quaternary complex with the agonist, receptor, and G-protein. A novel explanation for the acceleration of signaling activation kinetics.. J Biol Chem, 280(14), 13383 - 13394. doi:10.1074/jbc.M410163200
    • Morrissey A, Rosner E, Lanning J, Parachuru L, Dhar Chowdhury P, Han S, Lopez G, Tong XY, Yoshida H, Nakamura TY, Artman M, Giblin JP, Tinker A, Coetzee WA (2005). Immunolocalization of KATP channel subunits in mouse and rat cardiac myocytes and the coronary vasculature. BMC Physiology, 5:1, - . doi:10.1186/1472-6793-5-1
    • Nobles M, Benians A, Tinker A (2005). Heterotrimeric G proteins precouple with G protein-coupled receptors in living cells. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 102(51), 18706 - 18711. doi:10.1073/pnas.0504778102
    • Brown SG, Thomas A, Dekker LV, Tinker A, Leaney JL (2005). PKC-delta sensitizes Kir3.1/3.2 channels to changes in membrane phospholipid levels after M3 receptor activation in HEK-293 cells.. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol, 289(3), C543 - C556. doi:10.1152/ajpcell.00025.2005


    • Quinn KV, Giblin JP, Tinker A (2004). Multisite phosphorylation mechanism for protein kinase A activation of the smooth muscle ATP-sensitive K+ channel.. Circulation Research, 94(10), 1359 - 1366. doi:10.1161/01.RES.0000128513.34817.c4
    • Falcetti E, Tinker A, Flavell D, Haworth SG, Clapp LH (2004). Stable transfection of the prostacyclin receptor into HEK-293 cells confers antiproliferative properties to prostacyclin analogues. FUNDAMENTAL & CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY, 18, 106 - 106.
    • Leaney JL, Benians A, Brown S, Nobles M, Kelly D, Tinker A (2004). Rapid desensitization of G protein-gated inwardly rectifying K(+) currents is determined by G protein cycle.. American Journal of Physiology - Cell Physiology, 287(1), C182 - C191.
    • Quinn KV, Giblin JP, Tinker A (2004). Elucidating the molecular basis of PKA regulation of the cloned equivalent of the smooth muscle KATP channel.
    • Ahluwalia J, Tinker A, Clapp LH, Duchen MR, Abramov AY, Pope S, Nobles M, Segal AW (2004). The large-conductance Ca2+-activated K channel is essential for innate immunity.. Nature, 427(6977), 853 - 858. doi:10.1038/nature02356
    • Benians A, Nobles M, Tinker A (2004). Participation of RGS8 in the ternary complex of agonist, receptor and G-protein.. Biochem Soc Trans, 32(Pt 6), 1045 - 1047. doi:10.1042/BST0321045


    • Benians A, Leaney JL, Tinker A (2003). Agonist unbinding from receptor dictates the nature of deactivation kinetics of G protein-gated K+ channels. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 100(10), 6239 - 6244. doi:10.1073/pnas.1037595100
    • Quinn KV, Cui Y, Giblin JP, Clapp LH, Tinker A (2003). Do anionic phospholipids serve as cofactors or second messengers for the regulation of activity of cloned ATP-sensitive K+ channels?. Circulation Research, 93(7), 646 - 655. doi:10.1161/01.RES.0000095247.81449.8E
    • Benians A, Leaney JL, Milligan G, Tinker A (2003). The dynamics of formation and action of the ternary complex revealed in living cells using a G-protein-gated K+ channel as a biosensor. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 278(12), 10851 - 10858.
    • Cui Y, Tinker A, Clapp LH (2003). Different molecular sites of action for the KATP channel inhibitors, PNU-99963 and PNU-37883A. British Journal of Pharmacology, 139(1), 122 - 128.


    • Giblin JP, Quinn K, Tinker A (2002). The cytoplasmic C-terminus of the sulfonylurea receptor is important for KATP channel function but is not key for complex assembly or trafficking. European Journal of Biochemistry, 269(21), 5303 - 5313.
    • Quinn K, Tinker A (2002). Protein kinase C and protein kinase A regulate Kir6.1/SUR2B but not Kir6.2/SUR2B in stably transfected HEK293 cells. BIOPHYS J, 82(1), 201A - 201A.
    • Leaney JL, Benians A, Graves FM, Tinker A (2002). Generation of functional fluoeescently-tagged G protein alpha subunits. BIOPHYS J, 82(1), 625A - 625A.
    • Lawrence KM, Chanalaris A, Scarabelli T, Hubank M, Pasini E, Townsend PA, Comini L, Ferrari R, Tinker A, Stephanou A, Knight RA, Latchman DS (2002). K(ATP) channel gene expression is induced by urocortin and mediates its cardioprotective effect. Circulation, 106(12), 1556 - 1562. doi:10.1161/01.CIR.0000028424.02525.AE
    • Giblin JP, Cui Y, Clapp LH, Tinker A (2002). Can heteromultimers of different SUR subunits be formed in a K-ATP channel complex?. BIOPHYS J, 82(1), 589A - 589A.
    • Cui Y, Tinker A, Clapp LH (2002). Characterisation of inward rectifier K+ channels in cultured human pulmonary artery smooth muscle cells. BIOPHYS J, 82(1), 586A - 587A.
    • Cui Y, Tran S, Tinker A, Clapp LH (2002). The molecular composition of KATP channels in human pulmonary artery smooth muscle cells and their modulation by growth. American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology, 26(1), 135 - 143.
    • Cui Y, Tinker A, Clapp LH (2002). Potent inhibition of cloned K-ATP channels stably expressed in human embryonic kidney (HEK) 293 cells by the pinacidil derivative, PNU-99963. BRIT J PHARMACOL, 135, - .
    • Clapp LH, Finney P, Turcato S, Tran S, Rubin LJ, Tinker A (2002). Differential effects of stable prostacyclin analogs on smooth muscle proliferation and cyclic AMP generation in human pulmonary artery. American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology, 26(2), 194 - 201.
    • Giblin JP, Cui Y, Clapp LH, Tinker A (2002). Assembly limits the pharmacological complexity of ATP-sensitive potassium channels. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 277(16), 13717 - 13723.
    • Leaney JL, Benians A, Graves FM, Tinker A (2002). A novel strategy to engineer functional fluorescent inhibitory G-protein alpha subunits. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 277(32), 28803 - 28809.


    • Quinn K, Giblin JP, Tinker A (2001). Protein kinase C regulates Kir6.1/SUR2B current but not Kir6.2/SUR2B current in stably transfected HEK293 cells.
    • Cui Y, Giblin JP, Clapp LH, Tinker A (2001). Functional coassembly of the K-ATP channel subunits Kir6.1 and Kir6.2.
    • Cui Y, Giblin JP, Clapp LH, Tinker A (2001). A mechanism for ATP-sensitive potassium channel diversity: Functional coassembly of two pore-forming subunits. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 98(2), 729 - 734. doi:10.1073/pnas.011370498
    • Huang L, Bitner-Glindzicz M, Tranebjaerg L, Tinker A (2001). A spectrum of functional effects for disease causing mutations in the Jervell and Lange-Nielsen syndrome. Cardiovascular Research, 51(4), 670 - 680.
    • Benians A, Leaney JL, Milligan G, Tinker A (2001). Functional coupling of receptor G-protein fusions to the cloned G-protein-gated K+ channel.
    • Leaney JL, Benians A, Tinker A (2001). Differences in the dynamic regulation of Kir3.1+3.2A channels by G(i/o)-coupled receptors.
    • Leaney JL, Dekker LV, Tinker A (2001). Regulation of a G protein-gated inwardly rectifying K+ channel by a Ca(2+)-independent protein kinase C. The Journal of Physiology, 534(Pt. 2), 367 - 379.


    • Quinn K, Williams AJ, Tinker A (2000). Stimulation of protein kinase A does not modulate stably transfected hSlo currents in HEK293 cells. J PHYSIOL-LONDON, 527, 130P - 130P.
    • Leaney JL, Tinker A (2000). Inhibition of the G protein-gated inwardly rectifying K+ channel, Kir3.1+3.2A, by stimulation of G(q/11)-coupled receptors. J PHYSIOL-LONDON, 527, 130P - 131P.
    • Nagl S, Tinker A (2000). A hypothesis for the molecular basis of ATP inhibition in the ATP-sensitive potassium channel. J PHYSIOL-LONDON, 527, 132P - 132P.
    • Huang L, Bitner-Glindzicz M, Tinker A (2000). A spectrum of functional effects for disease causing mutations in the Jervell and Lange-Nielsen syndrome.
    • Giblin JP, Cui Y, Clapp LH, Tinker A (2000). Characterisation of isoform-specific antisera for the ATP-sensitive potassium channel complex. J PHYSIOL-LONDON, 527, 131P - 131P.
    • Leaney JL, Milligan G, Tinker A (2000). The G protein alpha subunit has a key role in determining the specificity of coupling to, but not the activation of, G protein-gated inwardly rectifying K(+) channels. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 275(2), 921 - 929.
    • Graves FM, Tinker A (2000). Functional expression of the pore forming subunit of the ATP-sensitive potassium channel in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, 272(2), 403 - 409.
    • Leaney JL, Tinker A (2000). The role of members of the pertussis toxin-sensitive family of G proteins in coupling receptors to the activation of the G protein-gated inwardly rectifying potassium channel. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 97(10), 5651 - 5656.


    • Giblin JP, Leaney JL, Tinker A (1999). The molecular assembly of ATP-sensitive potassium channels. Determinants on the pore forming subunit. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 274(32), 22652 - 22659.
    • Bitner-Glindzicz M, Huang LQ, Tyson J, Tinker A (1999). Counselling in the Long QT syndromes: dominant or recessive conditions?.


    • Clapp LH, Tinker A (1998). Potassium channels in the vasculature. CURR OPIN NEPHROL HYPERTENS, 7(1), 91 - 98.