Agnes Krisztina Nagy

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Cell surface ATPases (ecto-ATPases or E-ATPases) hydrolyze extracellular ATP and other nucleotides. Regulation of extracellular nucleotide concentration is one of their major proposed functions. Based on enzymatic characterization, the E-ATPases have been divided into two subfamilies, ecto-ATPases and ecto-ATP-diphosphohydrolases (ecto-ATPDases). In the(More)
We previously demonstrated that the major ecto-nucleoside triphosphate phosphohydrolase in the chicken liver membranes is an ecto-ATP-diphosphohydrolase (ecto- ATPDase) [Caldwell, C., Davis, M.D. & Knowles, A.F. (1999) Arch. Biochem. Biophys. 362, 46-58]. Enzymatic properties of the liver membrane ecto-ATPDase are similar to those of the chicken oviduct(More)
8-Azidoadenosine triphosphate labeled in the alpha or gamma position with 32P was used as a photoaffinity reagent for identifying ATP binding sites on the external surface of intact rat brain synaptosomes. As revealed by autoradiography of sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoretic patterns. UV irradiation of intact synaptosomes in the(More)
A new procedure is described for the isolation of synaptosomes from various parts of mammalian brain. This method utilizes an isoosmotic Percoll/sucrose discontinuous gradient and has some advantages over the traditionally used synaptosomal isolation techniques: (1) it is possible to prepare suitable gradients while retaining isoosmolarity; (2) the time of(More)
Intact synaptosomes isolated from mammalian brain tissues (rat, mouse, gerbil, and human) have an ATP hydrolyzing enzyme activity on their external surface. The synaptosomal ecto-ATPase(s) possesses characteristics consistent with those that have been described for ecto-ATPases of various other cell types. The enzyme has a high affinity for ATP (the(More)
New methods are needed to eradicate or prevent Chlamydia trachomatis infections. Blockade of epithelial membrane protein 2 (EMP2) by genetic silencing or neutralizing polyclonal antibody reduced chlamydial infectivity in vitro. This study tests the prediction that recombinant anti-EMP2 diabody could reduce early chlamydial infection of the genital tract in(More)
Nowadays the lack of exercise and improper eating habits are main characteristics of modern life style. This favors not only formation of type 2 diabetes or cardiovascular diseases, but also increaseas the incidence and prevalence of malignant tumors. Today there are many epidemiologic trials that demonstrate the connection between type 2 diabetes and(More)
The rod photoreceptor outer segment maintains a remarkable morphology. Two of the proteins which have been implicated in the maintenance of this structure are the 240 kDa spectrin-like protein, and the 220 kDa glycoprotein often referred to as the rim protein. We have probed rat rod outer segment proteins with light-activated (azido-labeled) radioactive(More)
PURPOSE Endometrial cancer is the most common gynecologic malignancy. One promising biomarker is epithelial membrane protein 2 (EMP2), and its expression is an independent prognostic indicator for tumors with poor clinical outcome expression. The present study assesses the suitability of EMP2 as a therapeutic target. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN Human monovalent(More)
PURPOSE Rhodopsin is a zinc-binding protein. We investigated the effect of low concentrations of zinc on the initial phosphorylation of rhodopsin. METHODS Dark-adapted bovine rod outer segments (ROS) were incubated with (gamma 32P) ATP and 5 mM magnesium in the presence and absence of micromolar amounts of zinc. The ROS were exposed to light to initiate(More)