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The human levocabastine-sensitive neurotensin NT2 receptor was cloned from a cortex cDNA library and stably expressed in Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells in order to study its binding and signalling characteristics. The receptor binds neurotensin as well as several other ligands already described for neurotensin NT1 receptor. It also binds levocabastine, a(More)
The G-protein-coupled central cannabinoid receptor (CB1) has been shown to be functionally associated with several biological responses including inhibition of adenylate cyclase, modulation of ion channels and induction of the immediate-early gene Krox-24. Using stably transfected Chinese Hamster Ovary cells expressing human CB1 we show here that(More)
Cannabinoids, known for their psychoactive effects, also possess immunomodulatory properties. The recent isolation and cloning of the G-protein-coupled peripheral cannabinoid receptor (CB2), mainly expressed in immune tissues, have provided molecular tools to determine how cannabinoid compounds may mediate immunomodulation. We here investigated the CB2(More)
In the present report, we investigated in detail the effects of SR 144528, a selective antagonist of the peripheral cannabinoid receptor (CB2), on two well-characterized functions mediated by CB2: the induction of the early response gene krox24 and the inhibition of adenylyl cyclase. We generated Chinese hamster ovary cells doubly transfected with human CB2(More)
Neurotensin (NT) is a neuropeptide that is important in a variety of biological processes such as signal transduction and cell growth. NT effects are mediated by a single class of cell-surface receptors, known as neurotensin receptors (NTRs), which exhibit structural features of the G-protein-coupled receptors superfamily. We investigated NTR signalling(More)
Listeria monocytogenes is a pathogenic intracellular microorganism whose infection induces pleiotropic biological changes associated with host cell gene expression regulation. Here we define the gene expression profiles of the human promyelocytic THP1 cell line before and after L. monocytogenes infection. Gene expression was measured on a large scale via(More)
Interleukin-13 (IL-13) is a recently described human lymphokine which is produced by activated T-cells. Its effect on the production of IL-6 by normal keratinocytes and keratinocyte cell lines of human origin was studied and compared to that of IL-4. IL-13, similarly to IL-4, stimulated IL-6 expression by these cells in a dose- and time-dependent manner.(More)
Peripheral benzodiazepine receptor (PBR) was found to be less expressed in the immature phagocytic HL-60 and U-937 cell lines than in the more mature monocytic THP-1 cell line. Cell differentiation by several agents induced a strong enhancement of PBR density on these three phagocytic cell lines but not on the lymphocytic CEM cell line. Detailed analysis of(More)
Regulation of 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT2) receptor expression by SR 46349B, a potent and selective 5-HT2 receptor antagonist, was investigated in cultured rat aortic smooth muscle cells. Binding of [3H]SR 46349B to rat vascular smooth muscle cells was time-dependent, reversible, and saturable. [3H]SR 46349B bound to one class of specific binding sites with(More)
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