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Kainate receptor glutamate receptor 6 (GluR6) subunit-deficient and c-Jun N-terminal kinase 3 (JNK3)-null mice share similar phenotypes including resistance to kainite-induced epileptic seizures and neuronal toxicity (Yang, D. D., Kuan, C-Y., Whitmarsh, A. J., Rincon, M., Zheng, T. S., Davis, R. J., Rakis, P., and Flavell, R. (1997) Nature 389, 865-869;(More)
Synaptojanin is a nerve terminal protein of relative molecular mass 145,000 which appears to participate with dynamin in synaptic vesicle recycling. The central region of synaptojanin defines it as a member of the inositol-5-phosphatase family, which includes the product of the gene that is defective in the oculocerebrorenal syndrome of Lowe. Synaptojanin(More)
Sec1 is a hydrophilic protein that plays an essential role in exocytosis from the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Two high copy suppressors of mutations in the Sec1 gene, SSO1 and SSO2, were recently identified that encode proteins of the syntaxin family. Syntaxin (a T-SNARE), together with SNAP-25 and synaptobrevin/VAMP (a T- and a V-SNARE, respectively),(More)
rbSec1 is a mammalian neuronal protein homologous to the yeast SEC1 gene product which is required for exocytosis. Mutations in Sec1 homologues in the nervous systems of C. elegans and D. melanogaster lead to defective neurotransmitter secretion. Biochemical studies have shown that recombinant rbSec1 binds syntaxin 1 but not SNAP-25 or synaptobrevin/VAMP,(More)
Rabphilin 3a is a Rab 3-GTP binding protein concentrated on secretory vesicles of neurons and endocrine cells. There is evidence that rabphilin 3a undergoes cycles of association-dissociation with membranes and that recruitment of rabphilin 3a to secretory vesicles is mediated by Rab 3a, suggesting that rabphilin 3a is a downstream effector of this Rab. In(More)
Synaptic vesicle recycling is a specialized form of membrane recycling which takes place in all cells between early endosomes and the plasmalemma. Synaptic vesicles exocytosis is highly regulated and occurs only at presynaptic active zones. In contrast, exocytosis of endosome-derived vesicles of the housekeeping recycling pathway takes place constitutively(More)
Murine A strain (KkDdLd) sarcoma I (SaI) tumor cells have been transfected with a cloned H-2Kb gene. The resulting clones (SKB clones) stably express high levels of a molecule that is serologically and biochemically indistinguishable from the H-2Kb antigen. SKB clones are not susceptible to cytotoxic T lymphocyte-mediated lysis by H-2Kb-specific bulk,(More)
Background: The criteria for evaluating the degree of severity of dependence has an impact on estimating the costs of the long-term care services, especially among the population over 65 years of age. The sensitivity of the dependency rate must be analyzed in view of different definitions of seriousness, whether by the maximum severity observed in the(More)
The murine major histocompatibility complex encodes H-2K and H-2D transplantation antigens and other class I-like proteins called Qa and Tla molecules; the functions of the Qa/Tla molecules are not known. That they may participate in embryonic cell-cell interactions and/or play a role in immune responses against tumors has been speculated. We have studied(More)
The LH FSH estradiol and progesterone responses to acute stimulation with LH-RH were studied in 12 normal women with ovulatory cycles (4 in the initial follicular phase, 4 in the mid-follicular phase and 4 in the late follicular phase) and in two castrated women, two under hormonal contraception, two with ovarian amenorrhea, twelve with central amenorrhea(More)