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The peptide hormone relaxin produces dose-dependent stimulation of adenylyl cyclase activity in rat tissues (striatum, cardiac and skeletal muscle) and the muscle tissues of invertebrates, i.e., the bivalve mollusk Anodonta cygnea and the earthworm Lumbricus terrestris, adenylyl cyclase stimulation being more marked in the rat striatum and cardiac muscle.(More)
Prevention of amyloidosis by chemical compounds is a potential therapeutic strategy in Alzheimer's, prion and other neurodegenerative diseases. Regularly branched dendrimers and less regular hyperbranched polymers have been suggested as promising inhibitors of amyloid aggregation. As demonstrated in our previous studies, some widely used dendrimers (PAMAM,(More)
The peptide hormone relaxin in dose-dependent manner stimulates adenylyl cyclase activity in the rat tissues (brain striatum, heart and skeletal muscles) and the muscle tissues of invertebrates--bivalve mollusk Anodonta cygnea and earthworm Lumbricus terrestris. Adenylyl cyclase stimulating effect of the hormone is most expressed in striatum and heart(More)
The development of experimental type II diabetes mellitus in rats was accompanied by dysfunction of inhibitory and stimulatory heterotrimeric G-proteins, components of hormone-sensitive adenylate cyclase signal system. The function of inhibitory G-proteins decreased most significantly under these conditions, which is seen from weakened regulatory effects of(More)
Salsolinol (6,7-dioxy-1-methyl-1,2,3,4-tetrahydroisochinoline), a product of nonenzymatic condensation of dopamine and acetaldehyde, produced a dose-dependent positive chronotropic effect on the rat isolated perfused heart: EC = 5.6 X 10(-6) M. Inderal, a beta-adrenoreceptor antagonist (10(-5) g/ml), blocked and naloxone, an opioid receptor antagonist (3.1(More)
We studied the possibility of optimizing the DNA transfection properties of carriers based on lysine dendrimers of the third and the fifth generation, including those containing a chloroacetyl or a lipophilic palmitoyl moiety at C-end. The use of lysosome-destroying antibiotic chloroquine and an amphipathic polycationic nonadecapeptide JTS-1 was found to(More)
For the aims of studying molecular mechanisms of functioning of adenylyl cyclase signaling systems (ACS), we investigated the influence of synthetic polycationic peptides of the star-like structure (dendrons), containing 48-60 sequence of HIV-1 TAT-protein, on the functional activity of ACS components in smooth muscles of the mollusc Anodonta cygnea and in(More)
The coupling of hormone-activated receptor and heterotrimeric G protein is an important step of the signal transduction through adenylyl cyclase signal system (ACS). The numerous literature data and own results show that G protein-interacting regions, that are localized in cytoplasmic loops of receptors, have considerable positive charge, can form(More)