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The regulation of beta 1- and beta 2-adrenergic receptors (beta 1AR and beta 2AR) and receptor gene expression by interleukin-1 alpha (IL-1 alpha) was studied in cultured A549 human lung adenocarcinoma cells. The density and affinity of beta 1 AR and beta 2 AR were analyzed by computerized curve fitting of 125I-pindolol binding and its displacement by(More)
Steady state levels of the mRNAs for alpha 1B, beta 1- and beta 2-adrenergic receptors (alpha 1BAR, beta 1AR, beta 2AR) were quantified by DNA excess solution hybridization assays in the heart, lungs, and liver of rats. Tissues for RNA extraction were obtained from euthyroid and thyroidectomized rats and from thyroidectomized rats treated with a single dose(More)
Treatment of rats for 4 days with alpha-methyldopa, 200 mg/kg/day i.p., increases steady state levels of proopiomelanocortin (POMC) mRNA in the mediobasal hypothalamus, as measured by DNA excess solution hybridization. The increase is prevented by parallel treatment with yohimbine, 2 mg/kg/day i.p., but not by naltrexone, 2 mg/kg/day i.p. Treatment with the(More)
The presence of prolactin (PRL) mRNA in the mammary gland, placenta, and pituitary gland of lactating and pregnant rats was investigated by polymerase chain reaction (PCR). Polyadenylated RNA was prepared from total RNA samples by oligo(dT)-cellulose chromatography, and complementary cDNAs were synthesized. A standardized amount of cDNA from each sample was(More)
Two transforming growth factor alpha (TGF alpha) mRNA species with the apparent sizes of 4.5 and 1.6 kb were identified in all human cell lines analysed. The cDNA corresponding to the 4.5-kb species was entirely sequenced, revealing the presence of a 3'-untranslated region (3'-UTR) of 3571 nucleotides, which contained several potential polyadenylation(More)
It is thought that certain actions of ethanol involve an interaction with endogenous opioids, including proopiomelanocortin-derived peptides such as beta-endorphin. To examine this possibility, we used a sensitive and specific assay for proopiomelanocortin mRNA to obtain an estimate of the activity of the endorphinergic system in the mediobasal hypothalamus(More)
In vitro incubation of hepatocytes acutely isolated from adult male rats leads to a rapid conversion of the adrenergic activation of glycogenolysis from an alpha 1-receptor (alpha 1AR) to a beta 2-receptor (beta 2AR) mediated response within 4 h. In order to understand the underlying mechanism, we examined time-dependent changes in alpha 1- and beta(More)
The negative feedback control of hypothalamic cortocotrophin releasing factor (CRF) and anterior pituitary proopiomelanocortin (POMC) by corticosteroids is well understood. However, less is known about the mechanisms that regulate POMC gene expression in the arcuate nuclei in the medial basal hypothalamus (MBH). Using a sensitive and specific S1(More)
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