Jaikannan Ramamoorthy

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The serotonin transporter expressed in brain, platelets, and placenta is a primary target for antidepressants, cocaine, and amphetamines. Here we report that interleukin-1 beta is a potent regulator of the expression of this transporter. The activity of the serotonin transporter in human JAR choriocarcinoma cells is stimulated by this cytokine and the(More)
Treatment of confluent cultures of JAR human placental choriocarcinoma cells with staurosporine caused a marked stimulation of serotonin transport activity in these cells. The stimulatory effect was noticeable at nanomolar concentrations of staurosporine, and a treatment time of > 4 h was required for staurosporine to elicit the effect. At 40 nM and with a(More)
The expression and ligand binding characteristics of sigma-receptors in human placental syncytiotrophoblast and choriocarcinoma cells were investigated using haloperidol as a ligand. Haloperidol bound to purified placental brush border membranes with high affinity; the apparent dissociation constant for the process was about 3 nM. These binding sites were(More)
OBJECTIVES The use of amphetamine and its derivatives during pregnancy is known to have adverse effects on the outcome of pregnancy. These effects are at least partly a result of impairment of placental function caused by these abusable drugs. We hypothesized that the two monoamine transporters, namely, the serotonin transporter and the norepinephrine(More)
This investigation was undertaken to study the role of cAMP in the regulation of the taurine transporter expressed in a human retinal pigment epithelial (HRPE) cell line. Treatment of the HRPE cells with cholera toxin for 24 h was found to stimulate the taurine transporter activity, as measured by taurine transport into the cells in the presence of NaCl, to(More)
XML message filtering systems are used for sifting through real-time messages to support business data mining and reporting. An XML message filtering system needs to (a) process registered filter predicates on multiple distributed real-time streams and (b) match and validate the filter results with local data to identify the relevant data that can be used(More)
As part of our iCare efforts, we are developing mechanisms that provide guidance to individuals who are blind in diverse contexts. A fundamental challenge in this context is to represent and index <i>experiences</i> that can be used to provide recommendations. In this paper, we address the challenge of indexing <i> experiences</i> in order to retrieve them(More)
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