Chau H. Nguyen

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Acute activation of D2 dopamine receptors inhibits adenylyl cyclase (EC 4.6.1.1), whereas persistent activation of these inhibitory receptors results in a compensatory increase in cyclic AMP accumulation. This sensitization of adenylyl cyclase is thought to involve enhanced Galpha(s)-adenylyl cyclase interactions; however, the absolute requirement of(More)
We identified dexamethasone-induced Ras protein 1 (Dexras1) as a negative regulator of protein kinase C (PKC) delta, and the consequences of this regulation have been examined for adenylyl cyclase (EC 4.6.1.1) type 2 (AC2) signaling. Dexras1 expression in human embryonic kidney 293 cells completely abolished dopamine D2 receptor-mediated potentiation of AC2(More)
Dexras1/AGS1/RasD1 is a member of the Ras superfamily of monomeric G proteins and has been suggested to disrupt receptor-G protein signaling. We examined the ability of Dexras1 to modulate dopamine D(2L) receptor regulation of adenylyl cyclase (AC) type 1 in HEK293 cells. Acute D(2L) receptor-mediated inhibition of A23187-stimulated AC1 activity (IC50,(More)
The regulator of G protein signaling (RGS) proteins are a family of guanosine triphosphatase (GTPase)-accelerating proteins. We have discovered a novel function for RGS2 in the control of protein synthesis. RGS2 was found to bind to eIF2Bepsilon (eukaryotic initiation factor 2B epsilon subunit) and inhibit the translation of messenger RNA (mRNA) into new(More)
BACKGROUND Wolfram syndrome (WFS) is a rare, neurodegenerative disease that typically presents with childhood onset insulin dependent diabetes mellitus, followed by optic atrophy, diabetes insipidus, deafness, and neurological and psychiatric dysfunction. There is no cure for the disease, but recent advances in research have improved understanding of the(More)
RATIONALE Repeated stimulation of dopaminergic pathways with dopamine receptor agonists can produce both neurochemical and behavioral sensitization. OBJECTIVES The present study was designed to examine whether repeated treatment with the D2-like dopamine receptor agonist, quinpirole, would produce neurochemical sensitization of D1 dopamine(More)
Short-term activation of Galpha(i/o)-coupled receptors inhibits adenylyl cyclase, whereas persistent activation of Galpha(i/o)-coupled receptors results in a compensatory sensitization of adenylyl cyclase activity after subsequent activation by Galpha(s) or forskolin. Several indirect observations have suggested the involvement of increased(More)
High mammographic density (HMD) not only confers a significantly increased risk of breast cancer (BC) but also is associated with BCs of more advanced stages. However, it is unclear whether BC progression and metastasis are stimulated by HMD. We investigated whether patient-derived HMD breast tissue could stimulate the progression of MCF10DCIS.com cells(More)
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