Barbara J. Jones

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Despite only modest homology between h5-HT1B and h5-HT1D receptor amino acid sequences, these receptors display a remarkably similar pharmacology. To date there are few compounds which discriminate between these receptor subtypes and those with some degree of selectivity, such as ketanserin, have greater affinity for other 5-HT receptor subtypes. We now(More)
Temperature gradient focusing (TGF) is a recently developed technique for the simultaneous concentration and electrophoretic separation of ionic analytes in microfluidic channels. One drawback to TGF as it has previously been described is the limited peak capacity; only a small number of analyte peaks (approximately 2-3) can be simultaneously focused and(More)
Iron regulatory protein-1 (IRP-1) is a cytosolic RNA-binding protein that is a regulator of iron homeostasis in mammalian cells. IRP-1 binds to RNA structures, known as iron-responsive elements, located in the untranslated regions of specific mRNAs, and it regulates the translation or stability of these mRNAs. Iron regulates IRP-1 activity by converting it(More)
The mechanism by which 67Ga accumulates in tumors is controversial. The most popular theory is that 67Ga binds to transferrin and gains access to cells by the transferrin receptor. However, substantial evidence suggests that uptake of 67Ga may not be universally mediated by transferrin in tumors. To determine whether transferrin is required for uptake of(More)
Nitric oxide (NO) is generated from L-arginine by different isoforms of the enzyme nitric oxide synthase (NOS) and is known to be involved in mediating several biological functions, some of which are associated with reproduction. In this study, we examined the ability of the prepubertal ovary to express the inducible (i), as well as the neuronal-type(More)
UNLABELLED Gallium-67 has been a controversial tumor-imaging agent in nuclear medicine for decades. This controversy centers on why tumors are variable in gallium-avidity, whether 67Ga uptake is a transferrin-independent or dependent process, and whether tumors and normal tissues differ in mechanism of uptake. If the factors that control uptake of 67Ga were(More)
Evidence has been presented both that metallothionein does and does not produce resistance to cisplatin. The metallothionein-enriched cells described in most previous studies have been selected for resistance to heavy metals, such as cadmium, or have been maintained in a medium enriched for the metals. Exposure to toxic metals could alter the cells in many(More)
GR67330 potently inhibited 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT)-induced depolarizations of the rat isolated vagus nerve. At the higher concentrations used (0.3 nmol/l–1 nmol/l) this was accompanied by a marked reduction in the maximum response to 5-HT. The calculated pKB value was 10.2. The binding of the tritiated derivative of GR67330 to homogenates of rat(More)
Protein identification and characterization often requires cleavage into distinct fragments. Current methods require proteolytic enzymes or chemical agents and typically a second reagent to discontinue cleavage. We have developed a selective cleavage process for peptides and proteins using light-generated radicals from titanium dioxide. The hydroxyl(More)
To determine the relationship between cellular uptake of cadmium and content of metallothionein, we measured uptake of 109Cd in cells that differed in content of metallothionein (MT). MT cells were derived from NIH/3T3 cells by transfection with a plasmid containing the genome of bovine papilloma virus and the mouse metallothionein-I gene, driven by the(More)