Heather W. Weber

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The decomposition of benzenesulphohydroxamic acid (Piloty's acid; PA) and some of its derivatives has been reported to yield nitroxyl ions (NO-), a species with potent vasodilator properties. In a previous study we demonstrated that the oxidative breakdown of PA results in the formation of nitric oxide (NO) and suggested that NO rather than NO- may account(More)
In adipocytes, adenylate cyclase is positively regulated by beta-adrenergic agents and negatively regulated by adenosine. Incubation of adipocytes with adenosine deaminase relieves the inhibition of adenylate cyclase by destroying the adenosine that the cells release into the medium. When adipocytes are incubated with adenosine deaminase and the(More)
We previously described that NO. leads to destruction of ZnS clusters and release of Zn2+ from various proteins including zinc finger transcription factors. To assess the relevance in living cells, we investigated, whether exogenous NO. leads to an increase of cytoplasmic and nuclear free Zn2+. L929 cells, mouse splenocytes, or rat aorta endothelial cells(More)
The intact rat adipocyte was used to investigate the possibility of common intermediates in the insulin stimulation of cyclic AMP phosphodiesterase and the beta-adrenergic/adenosine regulation of adenylate cyclase. A five minute incubation of the isolated adipocytes with insulin produced a 50-100% increase in the phosphodiesterase activity found in the(More)
Cells obtained from bronchoalveolar lavage, or neutrophils of peripheral blood of dog, were incubated with the canine surfactant-associated protein A (SP-A). A significant decrease of the production of superoxide anion was observed after subsequent stimulation with phorbol-12-myristate-13-acetate (PMA) as measured by the lucigenin-dependent(More)