Dwight A. Williams

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Whereas the glycocalyx of endothelial cells has been shown to influence solute flux from capillary microvessels, little is known about its contribution to the movement of macromolecules across the walls of other microvessels. We evaluated the hypothesis that a glycocalyx contributes resistance to protein flux measured in coronary arterioles. Apparent solute(More)
Mounting evidence has suggested that G protein-coupled receptors can be stabilized in multiple conformations in response to distinct ligands, which exert discrete functions through selective activation of various downstream signaling events. In accordance with this concept, we report biased signaling of one C6-heterocyclic substituted naltrexamine(More)
Vesicular monoamine transporter 2 (VMAT2) packages biogenic amines into large dense core and synaptic vesicles for either somatodendritic or synaptic release from neurons of the CNS. Whilst the distribution of VMAT2 has been well characterized in many catecholaminergic cell groups, its localization amongst C1 adrenergic neurons in the medulla has not been(More)
The 6β-N-heterocyclic naltrexamine derivative, NAP, has been demonstrated to be a peripherally selective mu opioid receptor modulator. To further improve peripheral selectivity of this highly potent ligand, its pyridal ring was quaterinized with benzyl bromide to produce BNAP. In radioligand binding assay, the Ki of BNAP for MOR was 0.76 ± 0.09 nM and was(More)
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