Graeme Wilkinson

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Alteration in [Ca(2+)](i) (the intracellular concentration of Ca(2+)) is a key regulator of many cellular processes. To allow precise regulation of [Ca(2+)](i) and a diversity of signalling by this ion, cells possess many mechanisms by which they are able to control [Ca(2+)](i) both globally and at the subcellular level. Among these are many members of the(More)
The C-terminal regions of glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) bind to the N terminus of the GLP-1 receptor (GLP-1R), facilitating interaction of the ligand N terminus with the receptor transmembrane domain. In contrast, the agonist exendin-4 relies less on the transmembrane domain, and truncated antagonist analogs (e.g. exendin 9-39) may interact solely with(More)
Under physiological circumstances, cellular responses often reflect integration of signaling by two or more different receptors activated coincidentally or sequentially. In addition to heterologous desensitization, there are examples in which receptor activation either reveals or potentiates signaling by a different receptor type, although this is perhaps(More)
Bovine aortic endothelial cells in culture contain two coexisting phosphoinositidase C-linked receptors for ATP, the P2y-purinoceptors [for which 2-methylthio-ATP (2MeSATP) is a selective agonist] and the nucleotide (or P2u) receptors (for which UTP is a selective agonist). Here we have investigated the occurrence of homologous and heterologous(More)
The mechanisms responsible for somatostatin (SRIF)-induced increases in intracellular Ca2+ concentration ([Ca2+]i) and subsequent desensitisation were studied in CHO-K1 cells expressing human sst5 receptors (CHOsst5 cells). To study the nature of the desensitisation, interactions with uridine triphosphate (UTP) were examined. SRIF (pEC50 7.10) and UTP(More)
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