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Sphingosine-1-phosphate (SPP), a bioactive lipid, acts both intracellularly and extracellularly to cause pleiotropic biological responses. Recently, we identified SPP as a ligand for the G protein-coupled receptor Edg-1 (Lee, M.-J., J.R. Van Brocklyn, S. Thangada, C.H. Liu, A.R. Hand, R. Menzeleev, S. Spiegel, and T. Hla. 1998. Science. 279:1552-1555).(More)
Recent evidence suggests that branching pathways of sphingolipid metabolism may mediate either apoptotic or mitogenic responses depending on the cell type and the nature of the stimulus. While ceramide has been shown to be an important regulatory component of apoptosis induced by tumor necrosis factor alpha and Fas ligand, sphingosine-1-phosphate (SPP), a(More)
Recent evidence suggests that branching pathways of sphingolipid metabolism may mediate either apoptotic or mitogenic responses depending on the cell type and the nature of the stimulus. While ceramide has been shown to be an important regulatory component of apoptosis induced by tumor necrosis factor alpha and the Fas ligand, sphingosine-1-phosphate (SPP),(More)
Previous studies have demonstrated that the amino-terminal extracellular domain of the lutropin/choriogonadotropin receptor (LHR) is sufficient for conferring high affinity binding and binding specificity. The present study was undertaken to further delineate those regions involved in hormone binding. Since the extracellular domains of the gonadotropin(More)
The present studies were undertaken to characterize the properties of a recombinant truncated rat LH/CG (rLH/CG) receptor representing the extracellular domain (rLHR-t338) expressed in mammalian cells. Using detergent-soluble extracts of stably transfected cells, we show that the binding of ovine (o) LH to the extracellular domain is different from the(More)
Sphingosine-1-phosphate (SPP), a bioactive lipid, acts both intracellularly and extracellularly to cause pleiotropic biological responses. Recently, we identified SPP as a ligand for the G protein–coupled re-Edg-1 binds SPP with remarkable specificity as only sphinganine-1-phosphate displaced radiolabeled SPP, while other sphingolipids did not. Binding of(More)