Alfredo Misle

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Membrane-bound guanylyl cyclase (GC) is regulated by muscarinic receptors (mAChRs). Carbamylcholine (CC) induces a "dual" biological response on GC activity. Thus, an activation is observed at 0.1 nM and a maximal response at 1 nM CC. However, at higher agonist concentration (> 100 nM), there is an agonist-dependent inhibition of GC. This CC dual response(More)
The effects of carbachol on the cyclic GMP (cGMP) content of bovine tracheal smooth muscle in the absence of phosphodiesterase inhibitors were evaluated. Carbachol (1 x 10(-5) M) induced two cGMP peaks, at 20 and 60 sec. Both cGMP signals were carbachol concentration-dependent (1 x 10(-11) to 1 x 10(-5) M), the first being higher than the second. The cGMP(More)
The binding of L-[benzilic-4,4'-3H]quinuclidinyl benzilate was studied in the plasma membrane fraction of bovine tracheal smooth muscle treated with the alkylating agent N-ethylmaleimide (NEM). It was found that NEM (2.5 mM) reduced significantly the Bmax from 1116 to 853 fmol/mg protein and increased the KD values of the muscarinic acetylcholine receptor(More)
A comparative study of the radioiodinated promastigote cell-surface antigens ofLeishmania mexicana andL. major was carried out under reduced and nonreduced conditions by means of sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (SDS-PAGE) followed by autoradiography. Under reduced conditions, the cell surface ofL. mexicana promastigotes showed(More)
Culture conditions of Leishmania cells were developed to allow the study of the effect of tunicamycin (TM) on glycosylation and on the cell surface components. Leishmania incorporate [14C]-mannose and [35S]-methionine in vitro. The incorporation of [14C]-mannose is linear for 150 min and is inhibited by TM (2 μg/ml) in a time dependent effect which reaches(More)
Subcellular fractions isolated from tracheal smooth muscle have been identified using biochemical markers and measuring the [3H]QNB muscarinic receptor binding activity in these fractions. This muscarinic receptor (mAchR) activity was slightly enriched 1.6 times in the crude mitochondrial fraction (M), 2.6 times in the crude microsomal fraction (P), and(More)
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