Allyson Hobbs

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Intraperitoneal and intracerebral injections of methyl beta-carboline-3-carboxylate (beta CCM) and intracerebral injections of RO 15-1788 were given to rats. The performance of the rats in the social interaction test was measured to determine if changes in social interaction induced by beta CCM were mediated in part by the nucleus raphé dorsalis (NRD).(More)
Time-resolved measurements of charge translocation and phosphorylation kinetics during the pre-steady state of the NaK-ATPase reaction cycle are presented. NaK-ATPase-containing microsomes prepared from the electric organ of Electrophorus electricus were adsorbed to planar lipid bilayers for investigation of charge translocation, while rapid acid quenching(More)
Effects of K+ and Na+ on the transient state kinetics of (Na+ + K+)-ATPase from Electrophorus electricus were examined. Exposure of the enzyme to K+ for brief intervals prior to the addition of ATP and Na+ converts the enzyme to a form (E2 . K) which is transiently less reactive than when all three ligands are added simultaneously. Enzyme is reconverted to(More)
The effects of external alkali metal ions on the rate of ouabain binding and on the rate of the Na-K pump were examined in human red blood cells. In Na-containing solutions, K, Cs, and Li decreased the rate of ouabain binding. For K and Cs, the kinetics of this effect were similar to those for their activation of the pump. In Na-free (choline-substituted)(More)
Myotonic dystrophy is a dominantly-inherited disorder which affects skeletal muscle in combination with several other systems. Because of abnormalities in red blood cells, a universal membrane defect has been proposed as the primary disturbance. Erythrocyte cation pump ratios have also been reported to be abnormal. Hyperinsulinemia and glucose intolerance(More)
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