Waking up Anna

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

Authors: Kate O'Toole (Emory University, GA), and Shuchismita Dutta* (Rutgers University, NJ); *contact: sdutta@rcsb.rutgers.edu

Citation and Adaptations: doi:10.25334/Y88F-9279

Work funded by NSF grant # 1827011


Video source: Emory University  “An antidote for hypersomnia”, by Baker and Eastman, published on Nov. 21, 2012 describing this treatment

Case Overview

Complete Case for students of: Biology

Why use this case?

Prior to case discussion (Homework): Watch the video, read the Emory University news article, and the abstract of the peer reviewed scientific article describing this work. Also review the materials presented in the Preparation section and answer questions.

Resources to learn more

Question: How did Flumazenil wake up Anna? (What was the molecular bases of Flumazenil's action?)
Biology Getting to Structure: Part 1: A Clue in Anna's Spinal Fluid
Molecular Exploration: Part 2: Molecular Basis of Sleep; Part 3: Waking up Anna
Modeling: Part 4: Beyond Waking Up
Assessment: What if Anna accidentally consumed picrotoxin?