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Opioid drugs play important roles in the clinical management of pain, as well as in the development and treatment of drug abuse. The mu opioid receptor is the primary site of action for the most commonly used opioids, including morphine, heroin, fentanyl, and methadone. By sequencing DNA from 113 former heroin addicts in methadone maintenance and 39(More)
Cytochrome b of human neutrophils is the central component of the microbicidal NADPH-oxidase system. However, the folding topology of this integral membrane protein remains undetermined. Two random-sequence bacteriophage peptide libraries were used to map structural features of cytochrome b by determining the epitopes of monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) 44.1(More)
The coding assignments of the intracellular murine hepatitis virus-specific subgenomic RNA species and murine hepatitis virion RNA have been investigated by cell-free translation. The six murine hepatitis virus-specific subgenomic RNAs were partially purified by agarose gel electrophoresis and translated in an mRNA-dependent rabbit reticulocyte lysate, and(More)
Infections with hantaviruses in the natural host rodent may result in persistent, asymptomatic infections involving shedding of virus into the environment. Laboratory studies have partially characterized the acute and persistent infection by Sin Nombre virus (SNV) in its natural host, the deer mouse (Peromyscus maniculatus). However, these studies have(More)
Structural features of the integral membrane protein flavocytochrome b (Cyt b) were discovered using an antibody "imprint" of the Cyt b surface. Amino acid sequences were selected from a random nonapeptide phage-display library by their affinity for the monoclonal antibody 44.1 binding site, which recognizes the native conformation of the p22 subunit of Cyt(More)
During assembly of the phagocyte NADPH oxidase, cytosolic p47-phox translocates to the plasma membrane and binds to flavocytochrome b, and binding domains for p47-phox have been identified on the C-terminal tails of both flavocytochrome b subunits. In the present report, we further examine the interaction of these two oxidase components by using(More)