Deborah A. Roess

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Membrane motions of LH receptors following binding of hormone agonists are consistent with hormone-driven aggregation. It is increasingly apparent that G protein-coupled receptors, including the LH receptor, are engaged in dynamic interactions with one another and other membrane components. These interactions are governed, in part, by a number of factors(More)
We describe practical aspects of photobleaching fluorescence energy transfer measurements on individual living cells. The method introduced by T. M. Jovin and co-workers (see, most recently, Kubitscheck et al. 1993. Biophys. J. 64:110) is based on the reduced rate of irreversible photobleaching of donor fluorophores when acceptor fluorophores are present.(More)
Rotational and lateral diffusion of I-A(k) molecules with various alpha and beta chain cytoplasmic truncations known to affect class II function were measured to assess the role of cytoplasmic domains in regulating I-A(k) molecular motions. Deletion of all 12 alpha chain C-terminal residues and all 18 corresponding beta chain residues (alpha-12/beta-18) is(More)
We measured the lateral diffusion of the fluorescent lipid analogue dioctadecylindocarbocyanine iodide (DiI) and of membrane glycoproteins labeled with tetramethylrhodamine (TRITC) succinyl concanavalin A (SConA) via fluorescence photobleaching recovery (FPR) at selected times during a temperature downshift experiment on transformation-defective(More)
Steroidogenic acute regulatory protein (StAR) and peripheral-type benzodiazepine receptor (PBR) have both been implicated in the transport of cholesterol across mitochondrial membranes in steroidogenic cells. Therefore, we hypothesized that StAR and PBR were associated in this process. To test this hypothesis, we measured fluorescence energy transfer (FET)(More)
Receptor-mediated signal transduction by G protein-coupled receptors can involve redistribution of plasma membrane receptors into membrane structures that are characterized by insolubility in Triton X-100 and low buoyant density in sucrose gradients. Here we describe the translocation of wild-type (wt) rat LH receptors (LHR-wt) from the bulk membrane into(More)
Single particle tracking was used to evaluate lateral motions of individual FLAG-tagged human luteinizing hormone (LH) receptors expressed on CHO cells and native LH receptors on both KGN human granulosa-derived tumor cells and M17 human neuroblastoma cells before and after exposure to human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG). Compared with LH receptors on(More)
Use of fluorescence depletion methods for measuring slow protein rotational diffusion has been limited by failure to obtain, from depletion data, well-defined anisotropy functions dependent on the distribution of either fluorophore emission or absorption transition dipoles, but not both. Such anisotropies would be directly comparable to those obtained from(More)
We have previously shown that rat LH receptors (LHRs) occupied by human CG (hCG) exhibit slow receptor lateral diffusion and are self-associated. Here we have examined whether LHRs become self-associated and enter slowly diffusing structures in response to hormone binding and whether these receptors retain this organization while in the desensitized state.(More)
Signaling by the luteinizing hormone/choriogonadotropin receptor (LHR) is of considerable interest because of its requirement for successful reproduction. Time-resolved phosphorescence anisotropy and fluorescence resonance energy transfer were used to investigate the organization of endogenous LHRs in porcine follicular membranes in two distinct signaling(More)