Cherryle Brown

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The effect of the ionophore, A23187, and/or the phorbol ester, 12-O-tetradecanoyl-phorbol-13-acetate (TPA), on insulin secretion were compared with those of glucose. Glucose induces a biphasic pattern of insulin secretion; A23187 a comparable initial spike but no second phase; and TPA a slowly progressive increase. Combined A23187 and TPA evoke a pattern(More)
We have previously reported that nitric oxide (NO) increases the motility of differentiated cultured primary aortic smooth muscle cells from adult rats. There is little information on the role of protein tyrosine phosphatases in vascular biology. One such phosphatase, Src homology 2 phosphatase 2 (SHP2), is essential for motility. We tested the hypothesis(More)
In an in vivo-in vitro system, a rat kidney epithelial cell-line was isolated into continuous culture 48 h after a single administration intraperitoneally of dimethylnitrosamine (DMN). The dose used, 60 mg/kg, was known to induce approximately a 40% incidence of renal cortical epithelial umors, in addition to a much higher incidence of renal mesenchymal(More)
The lateral epithelial cells of gill of Crassostrea virginica are innervated by dopamine and serotonin nerves that regulate the beating rate of their lateral cilia. Terminal release of dopamine slows down the beating rate of the cilia, while serotonin release increases the beating rate. Previously, we showed that the dopaminergic, but not the serotonergic,(More)
The regulation of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) receptor activity in the human hepatoma cell line Hep-G2 by serum components was examined. Incubation of dense monolayers of Hep-G2 cells with fresh medium containing 10% fetal calf serum (FM) produced a time-dependent increase in LDL receptor activity. Uptake and degradation of 125I-LDL was stimulated two- to(More)
Migration of aortic smooth muscle cells is thought to be of essential importance in vascular restenosis, remodeling, and angiogenesis. Recent studies have shown that NO donors inhibit the migration of subcultured aortic smooth muscle cells. However, there is evidence that NO elicits opposite effects on cell proliferation in primary versus subcultured cells,(More)
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