Erin Slater

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Effects of the L-type calcium channel antagonist diltiazem on recombinant human GABA(A) receptor (alpha1beta2gamma2s) or on muscle (alpha1beta1deltagamma and alpha1beta1delta(epsilon)) or neuronal (alpha7 and alpha4beta2) nicotinic acetylcholine receptors expressed in Xenopus oocytes were examined using two-electrode voltage-clamp. Diltiazem inhibited the(More)
A single vanD-containing Enterococcus faecium strain (N97-330) was isolated in Canada. The vanD-containing region was cloned and sequenced. Although the proteins have more than 96% identity to a previously described vanD region in BM4339, the vanS(D) gene contains a frameshift mutation that leads to a predicted truncated protein. Furthermore, sequence(More)
Inactivating mutations of wild-type p53 (WTp53) tumor suppressor gene are common in anaplastic thyroid cancer (ATC) and are associated with poor prognosis. Mutated p53 (MTp53) has been implicated with angiogenesis. Therefore, the potential of MTp53 knockout by oligodeoxyribonucleotide phosphorothioates (ODNs) to affect VEGF production of undifferentiated(More)
(S)-Aporphine metho salts with the 1,2,9,10 oxygenation pattern displaced radioligands from recombinant human alpha7 and alpha4beta2 neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChR) at low micromolar concentrations. The affinity of the nonphenolic glaucine methiodide (4) (vs [(3)H]cytisine) was the lowest at alpha4beta2 nAChR (K(i)=10 microM), and(More)
Aging involves progressive loss of cellular function and integrity, presumably caused by accumulated stochastic damage to cells. Alterations in energy metabolism contribute to aging, but how energy metabolism changes with age, how these changes affect aging, and whether they can be modified to modulate aging remain unclear. In locomotory muscle of(More)
Conserved sequence amplification (CSA) has been used to obtain sequence data for two glycosidase genes from the primitive eukaryote Tritrichomonas foetus. Few genes have been cloned from this organism, and there is little information concerning protein sequence. CSA is reliant on the use of database searches to identify short sequences of 3-9 amino acids(More)
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