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ultistep carcinogenesis involves more than six discrete events also important in normal development and cell behavior. Of these, local invasion and metastasis cause most cancer deaths but are the least well understood molecularly. We employed a combined in vitro/in vivo carcinogenesis model, that is, polarized Ha-Ras–transformed mammary epithelial cells(More)
Two cDNAs encoding novel GABAA receptor subunits were isolated from a rat brain library. These subunits, gamma 2 and delta, share approximately 35% sequence identity with alpha and beta subunits and form functional GABA-gated chloride channels when expressed alone in vitro. The gamma 2 subunit is the rat homolog of the human gamma 2 subunit recently shown(More)
Benzodiazepines are widely prescribed anxiolytics and anticonvulsants which bind with high affinity to sites on the GABAA receptor/Cl- channel complex and potentiate the effect of the neurotransmitter GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid). The heterogeneity of benzodiazepine recognition sites in the central nervous system was revealed by studies showing different(More)
GABAA/benzodiazepine receptors are formed by the assembly of presumably five polypeptides with unknown stoichiometry. Six alpha, three beta, two gamma, and one delta subunit have been characterized on the molecular level. In analogy to the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor, and supported by functional analysis of recombinantly expressed GABAA receptor(More)
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