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Human endothelin (ET) A receptor (hETAR) is a G-protein-mediated receptor that binds ET1 with high affinity and ET2 and ET3 with lower affinities. ET1 is the most potent endogenous vasoconstrictor known at this time. When expressed in Xenopus laevis oocytes, hETAR is rapidly desensitized after stimulation with ET1. This desensitization lasts 90-110 min.(More)
To develop a malleable system to model the well-described, physiological interactions between Gq/11 - coupled receptor and Gi/o-coupled receptor signaling, we coexpressed the endothelin A receptor, the mu-opioid receptor, and the G protein-coupled inwardly rectifying potassium channel (Kir 3) heteromultimers in Xenopus laevis oocytes. Activation of the(More)
The members of the Committee appointed to examine the dissertation of MICHELLE CATHERINE CYR WIDOLFF find it satisfactory and recommend that it be accepted. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS I would like to thank Michael Morgan for his continued guidance and support during my time as a graduate student at Washington State University. His help has been invaluable and without(More)
Endothelin 1 (ET1) desensitizes endothelin A receptor for 90-110 min while neurokinin A (NKA) desensitizes neurokinin A receptor for 25-35 min in Xenopus laevis oocytes. In the present study, endothelin A receptor and neurokinin A receptor were coexpressed in Xenopus laevis oocytes in an effort to characterize heterologous desensitization of the receptors(More)
The primary structure of the human substance K receptor was established from the sequences of complementary DNA clones isolated from a human jejunal complementary DNA library. It consists of 398 amino acids, including seven putative transmembrane regions. The gene for the human substance K receptor was localized to chromosome region 10p13-10q23, a region(More)
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