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The steroid hormone estrogen regulates many functionally unrelated processes in numerous tissues. Although it is traditionally thought to control transcriptional activation through the classical nuclear estrogen receptors, it also initiates many rapid nongenomic signaling events. We found that of all G protein-coupled receptors characterized to date, GPR30(More)
The formylpeptide receptor (FPR) family of G-protein-coupled receptors contributes to the localization and activation of tissue-damaging leukocytes at sites of chronic inflammation. We developed a FPR homology model and pharmacophore (based on the bovine rhodopsin crystal structure and known FPR ligands, respectively) for in silico screening of(More)
Estrogen is a hormone critical in the development, normal physiology and pathophysiology of numerous human tissues. The effects of estrogen have traditionally been solely ascribed to estrogen receptor alpha (ERalpha) and more recently ERbeta, members of the soluble, nuclear ligand-activated family of transcription factors. We have recently shown that the(More)
Recently, the G protein-coupled receptor GPR30 has been identified as a novel oestrogen receptor (ER). The distribution of the receptor has been thus far mapped only in the rat central nervous system. This study was undertaken to map the distribution of GPR30 in the mouse brain and rodent peripheral tissues. Immunohistochemistry using an antibody against(More)
Estrogen is central to many physiological processes throughout the human body. We have previously shown that the G protein-coupled receptor GPR30 (also known as GPER), in addition to classical nuclear estrogen receptors (ER and ER), activates cellular signaling pathways in response to estrogen. In order to distinguish between the actions of classical(More)
Chemotaxis inhibitory protein of Staphylococcus aureus (CHIPS) is an exoprotein produced by several strains of S. aureus, and a potent inhibitor of neutrophil and monocyte chemotaxis toward C5a and formylated peptides like fMLP. These chemoattractants act on their target cells by binding and activating the C5aR and formylated peptide receptor (FPR),(More)
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), such as Prozac, are used to treat mood disorders. SSRIs attenuate (i.e. desensitize) serotonin 1A (5-HT(1A)) receptor signaling, as demonstrated in rats through decreased release of oxytocin and adrenocorticotropin hormone (ACTH) following 5-HT(1A) receptor stimulation. Maximal therapeutic effects of SSRIs(More)
A cDNA of 1650 base pairs was isolated by screening an HL-60 granulocyte library with an N-formyl peptide receptor (NFPR) cDNA probe under low stringency conditions. The cDNA encodes a protein of 351 amino acids tentatively named FPR2, with a calculated molecular weight of 39 kDa. Sequence analysis revealed that FPR2 is 69% identical in sequence to the(More)
Binding of the chemotactic tripeptide fMet-Leu-Phe (fMLP) to its receptor on phagocytes activates these cells through a G protein-coupled pathway. To delineate the structural requirement of the N-formyl peptide receptor (FPR) for ligand binding and signaling, we constructed chimeric receptors between FPR and a recently identified granulocyte receptor, FPR2(More)
OBJECTIVE Receptors for estrogen (ER) and progesterone (PR) are prognostic indicators for a variety of endocrine tumors including breast and endometrial. This study was conducted to determine if ER and PR expression patterns are predictive of outcome in patients with epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) or ovarian low malignant potential (LMP) tumors. METHODS(More)