Waking up Anna (Student View)

Submitted by molecadmin on Fri, 01/17/2020 - 15:34



Case Overview

Focus: Biology

Why use this case?

1. Watch video.

Source: Emory University  “An antidote for hypersomnia”, by Baker and Eastman, published on Nov. 21, 2012 describing this treatment (http://news.emory.edu/stories/2012/11/antidote_for_hypersomnia/)

Resources to learn more

Question: How did Flumazenil wake up Anna? (What was the molecular bases of Flumazenil's action?)
Biology 2. Getting to Structure: Can't get Enough Sleep; A Clue in the Spinal Fluid
  3. Molecular Exploration: Exploring GABA-A Receptor Structure and Function; Waking up Anna
  4. Assessment: What if Anna accidentally consumed picrotoxin?