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Previous findings of reduced [3H]cAMP binding and increased activities of cAMP-dependent protein kinase (PKA) in discrete post-mortem brain regions from patients with bipolar affective disorder (BD) suggest that PKA, the major downstream target of cAMP, is also affected in this illness. As prolonged elevation of intracellular cAMP levels can modify PKA(More)
Earlier findings of elevated basal and stimulated PKA activities, and increased immunoreactive levels of PKA regulatory and catalytic subunits in discrete postmortem brain regions from bipolar disorder (BD) patients suggest that disturbances in PKA are involved in the pathophysiology of BD. PKA subunit mRNA levels were measured using SYBR Green real-time(More)
A [35S]cRNA probe was used for the visualization of GABAA/benzodiazepine (GABAA/BZ) receptor alpha 1 subunit mRNA in developing reeler mutant mouse cerebellum. A clear hybridization signal was observed throughout the malformed reeler cerebellum from birth. Labeling was associated with Purkinje cell bodies located in three subcortical masses. Additional(More)
Kallikreins are a group of serine proteases with diverse physiological functions. KLK13 (previously known as KLK-L4) is a novel kallikrein gene located on chromosome 19q13.4 and shares a high degree of homology with other kallikrein family members. Many kallikrein genes were found to be differentially expressed in various malignancies, and their regulation(More)
Dopamine is considered to be the major physiological tonic inhibitor of prolactin release, yet there is increasing evidence showing that it can also stimulate prolactin release from lactotrophs. In primary cultured lactotrophs, the major dopamine receptors responsible for inhibiting prolactin release are dopamine D2 receptors. A dopamine receptor subtype(More)
Prostate androgen regulated transcript 1 (PART-1), is a gene predominantly expressed in the prostate gland and is regulated by androgens in human prostate cancer cell lines. Here, we report additional characteristics of PART-1 tissue expression and hormonal regulation and study its expression profile in human normal and matched prostate cancer tissues.(More)
Prolactin secretion from the anterior pituitary gland is regulated by multiple factors including prolactin-release inhibiting factors (PIFs) and prolactin releasing factors. PIFs, however, usually dominate to exert a tonic inhibition in the biological system, and the physiological PIF is believed to be dopamine. However, there is accumulating evidence that(More)
A unique segment of chicken GABAA receptor alpha 1 subunit was expressed in E. coli and used to generate an antiserum 2A specific for the subunit. The DNA fragment encoding the segment of alpha 1 was obtained by selective amplification by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) from a chicken brain cDNA library. The antiserum is characterized by its capacity to(More)
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