Jackie D. Corbin

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Phosphodiesterase-5 (PDE5) inhibitors act by competing with the substrate, cGMP, for the catalytic site of the enzyme. Two commercialized PDE5 inhibitors, sildenafil and vardenafil, are being used to treat erectile dysfunction. These two compounds differ in the heterocyclic ring system used to mimic the purine ring of cGMP. They also differ in the(More)
Background: The Na + /Cl-dependent serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine, 5-HT) transporter (SERT) is a critical element in neuronal 5-HT signaling, being responsible for the efficient elimination of 5-HT after release. SERTs are not only targets for exogenous addictive and therapeutic agents but also can be modulated by endogenous, receptor-linked signaling(More)
Receptor desensitization is a ubiquitous regulatory mechanism that defines the activatable pool of receptors, and thus, the ability of cells to respond to environmental stimuli. In recent years, the molecular mechanisms controlling the desensitization of a variety of receptors have been established. However, little is known about the molecular mechanisms(More)
BACKGROUND The Na(+)/Cl(-)-dependent serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine, 5-HT) transporter (SERT) is a critical element in neuronal 5-HT signaling, being responsible for the efficient elimination of 5-HT after release. SERTs are not only targets for exogenous addictive and therapeutic agents but also can be modulated by endogenous, receptor-linked signaling(More)
A calmodulin (CaM) binding 'IQ' domain on the L-type Ca(2+) channel (LTCC) C terminus and calmodulin kinase II (CaMK) both signal increases in LTCC opening probability (P(o)) by shifting LTCCs into a gating mode (mode 2) with long openings through a process called facilitation. However, the mechanism whereby CaMK and the IQ domain are targeted to LTCCs is(More)
Atrial natriuretic peptide, acting through its second messenger guanosine 3',5'-cyclic monophosphate (cGMP), suppresses Na+ absorption across the renal inner-medullary collecting duct and increases urinary Na+ excretion. Patch clamp studies show that cGMP reduces Na+ absorption by inhibiting an amiloride-sensitive cation channel in the apical membrane. We(More)
Cyclic AMP-dependent protein kinase (PKA) and cGMP-dependent protein kinase (PKG) are autoinhibited through multiple interactions between their respective regulatory and catalytic domains. A large portion of this autoinhibition occurs through interactions between residues within the catalytic domain and those within either a substrate-like sequence(More)
The side group of an invariant Gln in cGMP- and cAMP-specific phosphodiesterases (PDE) is held in different orientations by bonds with other amino acids and purportedly discriminates between guanine and adenine in cGMP and cAMP. In cGMP-specific PDE5, Gln(775) constrains the orientation of the invariant Gln(817) side chain, which forms bidentate bonds with(More)
The rat adipose tissue cAMP-dependent protein kinase type II holoenzyme and regulatory (R) subunit were compared with type II from bovine heart and several other species and tissues. Adipose tissue type II was similar to the bovine heart type II by several criteria (S 20,W = 7.0, site 1 and site 2 dissociation rates for [3H]cAMP, rapid autophosphorylation(More)
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