Deborah M Slipetz

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We have characterized the rat prostanoid EP1, EP2, EP3alpha and EP4 receptor subtypes cloned from spleen, hepatocyte and/or kidney cDNA libraries. Comparison of the deduced amino acid sequences of the rat EP receptors with their respective homologues from mouse and human showed 91% to 98% and 82% to 89% identity, respectively. Radioreceptor binding assays(More)
Yeast kre mutants define a pathway of cell wall (1----6)-beta-D-glucan synthesis, and mutants in genes KRE5 and KRE6 appear to interact early in such a pathway. We have cloned KRE5, and the sequence predicts the product to be a large, hydrophilic, secretory glycoprotein which contains the COOH-terminal endoplasmic reticulum retention signal, HDEL. Deletion(More)
Neuropeptide S (NPS) and its receptor (NPSR) are thought to have a role in asthma pathogenesis; a number of single nucleotide polymorphisms within NPSR have been shown to be associated with an increased prevalance of asthma. One such single nucleotide polymorphism leads to the missense mutation N107I, which results in an increase in the potency of NPS for(More)
A cDNA clone coding for a functional human prostanoid FP receptor has been isolated from a uterus cDNA library. The human FP receptor consists of 359 amino acid residues with a predicted molecular mass of 40,060, and has the seven putative transmembrane domains characteristic of G-protein-coupled receptors. Challenge of Xenopus oocytes expressing the FP(More)
Prostaglandin (PG) E(2) is a potent inducer of cortical and trabecular bone formation in humans and animals. Although the bone anabolic action of PGE(2) is well documented, the cellular and molecular mechanisms that mediate this effect remain unclear. This study was undertaken to examine the effect of pharmacological inactivation of the prostanoid receptor(More)
A cDNA encoding a functional human prostanoid DP (hDP) receptor has been constructed from a genomic clone and a fragment cloned by 3'-rapid amplification of cDNA ends-polymerase chain reaction. The hDP receptor consists of 359 amino acid residues with a predicted molecular mass of 40,276 and has the putative heptahelical transmembrane domains(More)
The human peripheral cannabinoid (CB2) receptor has been cloned by reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction from human spleen RNA and expressed, to study both ligand binding characteristics and signal transduction pathways. Receptor binding assays used the aminoalkylindole [3H]Win 55212-2 and membranes from transiently transfected COS-M6 cells.(More)
Common inflammatome gene signatures as well as disease-specific signatures were identified by analyzing 12 expression profiling data sets derived from 9 different tissues isolated from 11 rodent inflammatory disease models. The inflammatome signature significantly overlaps with known drug targets and co-expressed gene modules linked to metabolic disorders(More)
Prostaglandin D2 (PGD2) exerts its actions on two G protein-coupled receptors, the prostanoid DP receptor and CRTH2 (chemoattractant homologous receptor expressed on TH2 cells). Here, we characterize the regulation of the signaling and trafficking of the prostanoid DP receptor and CRTH2. Time-course and dose-response curves showed that both receptors(More)
Overexpression of Gob-5 has previously been linked to goblet cell metaplasia and mucin overproduction in both in vitro and in vivo model systems. In this study, Gob-5 knockout mice were generated and their phenotype was evaluated in two established preclinical models of allergic asthma. We sought to determine whether the Gob-5-null animals could produce(More)