Enrique Ortí

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Glucocorticoid receptors in vivo are phosphorylated in the absence of hormone and become hyperphosphorylated in the presence of glucocorticoid agonist but not antagonists (Ortí, E., Mendel, D.B., Smith, L.I., and Munck, A. (1989) J. Biol. Chem. 264, 9728-9731). As a preliminary step to elucidating the functional significance of receptor phosphorylation, we(More)
Binding of (3H)-corticosterone in cytosol of hippocampus and hypothalamus has been measured in adrenalectomized (ADX) rats in the presence or absence of corticosterone replacement therapy (suspended shortly before receptor analysis). Corticosterone pellet implantation into female rats or oral corticosterone administration in salinized drinking water given(More)
Many observations with intact cells as well as cell-free systems suggest that receptors of the steroid hormone superfamily, along with other transcription factors, are regulated by phosphorylation. All receptors that have been analyzed carefully so far have turned out to be phosphoproteins. They are basally phosphorylated in the absence of ligand, and in(More)
In this work we show that solution-processed light-emitting electrochemical cells (LECs) based on only an ionic iridium complex and a small amount of ionic liquid exhibit exceptionally good performances when applying a pulsed current: sub-second turn-on times and almost constant high luminances (>600 cd m(-2) ) and power efficiencies over the first 600 h.(More)
Phosphorylation and dephosphorylation has been suggested to influence the function of glucocorticoid receptors, but evidence for hormone-dependent changes in the phosphorylation state under physiological conditions is lacking. Here we show that in intact WEHI-7 mouse thymoma cells, labeled for 18-20 h with [32P]orthophosphate and [35S]methionine,(More)
Herein we report a series of charged iridium complexes emitting from near-UV to red using carbene-based N^C: ancillary ligands. Synthesis, photophysical and electrochemical properties of this series are described in detail together with X-ray crystal structures. Density Functional Theory calculations show that the emission originates from the(More)
We have observed that the approximately 90-kDa non-steroid-binding component of nonactivated glucocorticoid receptors purified from WEHI-7 mouse thymoma cells (which has been identified as the approximately 90-kDa heat shock protein) consistently migrates as a doublet during polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis under denaturing and reducing conditions. It has(More)
A green-light-emitting iridium(III) complex was prepared that has a photoluminescence quantum yield in a thin-film configuration of almost unity. When used in a simple solid-state single-layer light-emitting electrochemical cell, it yielded an external quantum efficiency of nearly 15% and a power efficiency of 38 Lm/W. We argue that these high external(More)