Bruce E. Kemp

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AMPK is a sensor of cellular energy status and a promising target for drugs aimed at metabolic disorders. We have studied the selectivity and mechanism of a recently described activator, C2, and its cell-permeable prodrug, C13. C2 was a potent allosteric activator of α1-complexes that, like AMP, also protected against Thr172 dephosphorylation. Compared with(More)
The molecular recognition hypothesis, that peptide ligands and their receptor binding sites are encoded by complementary nucleotide sequences, was tested for arginine vasopressin (AVP) and its V1 receptor. Binding of [125I] [d(CH2)5,Sar7]AVP (a selective V1 vasopressin antagonist radioligand) or [3H]AVP to rat liver plasma membranes was inhibited by(More)
We have previously demonstrated that pregnant ovine endometrium expresses the gastrin-releasing peptide (GRP) gene at a high level following conceptus implantation. Here we report the isolation, characterization and biological activity of ovine GRP 1-46, the primary product of this gene in the pregnant endometrium. Full thickness 125-140-day pregnant sheep(More)
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