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The possible molecular basis for the previously described antagonistic interactions between adenosine A(1) receptors (A(1)R) and dopamine D(1) receptors (D(1)R) in the brain have been studied in mouse fibroblast Ltk(-) cells cotransfected with human A(1)R and D(1)R cDNAs or with human A(1)R and dopamine D(2) receptor (long-form) (D(2)R) cDNAs and in(More)
Phosphorylation of the neurofilament proteins of high and medium relative molecular mass, as well as of the Alzheimer's tau protein, is thought to be catalysed by a protein kinase with Cdc2-like substrate specificity. We have purified a novel Cdc2-like kinase from bovine brain capable of phosphorylating both the neurofilament proteins and tau. The purified(More)
A novel protein kinase which phosphorylates a synthetic peptide substrate (RRPDAHRTPNRAF) has been purified approximately 200,000-fold from bovine brain. This peptide contains the consensus sequence for phosphorylation by the p34cdc2 kinase. The purification procedure took advantage of the phenomenon that this novel brain kinase, in partially purified(More)
Brain proline-directed protein kinase (BPDK), which contains a catalytic subunit homologous to and displaying site-specific phosphorylation similar to p34cdc2 kinase (Lew, J., Winkfein, R. J., Paudel, H. K., and Wang, J. H. (1992) J. Biol. Chem. 267, 25922-25926), has been examined for possible involvement in tau phosphorylation. Immunoblot analyses using(More)
A serine/threonine kinase from bovine brain has been purified (Lew, J., Beaudette, K. N., Litwin, C. M. E., and Wang, J. H. (1992) J. Biol. Chem. 267, 13383-13390) and found to consist of a 33-kDa catalytic subunit having high sequence homology to p34cdc2 and cdk2 (Lew, J., Winkfein, R. J., Paudel, H., and Wang, J. H. (1992) J. Biol. Chem. 267,(More)
Yeasts p13suc1/p18CKS and their human homologues, p9CKShs1/p9CKShs2, strongly interact with p34cdc2 and p34cdk2. While attempting to purify the starfish oocyte p13suc1 homologue, we discovered a 15-kDa protein cross-reactive with anti-p9CKShs2/anti-p13suc1 antibodies. p15cdk-BP-Sepharose binds an anti-PSTAIRE cross-reactive protein of 33 kDa when loaded(More)
The study was designed to determine whether dopaminergic neurotransmission in the retina can operate via volume transmission. In double immunolabelling experiments, a mismatch as well as a match was demonstrated in the rat retina between tyrosine hydroxylase (TH) and dopamine (DA) immunoreactive (ir) terminals and cell bodies and dopamine D2 receptor-like(More)
The interactions of ergot alkaloids and of other drugs with dopamine (DA) and alpha-adrenergic receptors were investigated. The tested ergot alkaloids inhibit synaptosomal tyrosine hydroxylase activity and reverse the apomorphine-elicited inhibition of synaptosomal tyrosine hydroxylase activity. Thus, ergot alkaloids interact as both agonists and(More)
The carboxyl-terminal regions of neurofilament high (NF-H) and middle (NF-M) molecular weight proteins have been suggested to be phosphorylated in vivo by a p34cdc2-like protein kinase, on the basis of the in vivo phosphorylation site motif and in vitro phosphorylation of the proteins by p34cdc2 kinase (Hisanaga, S.I., Kusubata, M., Okumura, E. and(More)