Jaime Leiser

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Aminoglycoside antibiotics are known to be internalized via endocytosis and have been associated with subcellular organelle dysfunction; however, the route of intracellular trafficking and their distribution remain largely unknown. To address these questions, a Texas Red conjugate of gentamicin (TRG) was synthesized for dual-labeling experiments with the(More)
In recent attempts to characterize the cognitive mechanisms underlying altruistic motivation, one central question is the extent to which the capacity for altruism depends on the capacity for understanding other minds, or ‘mindreading’. Some theorists maintain that the capacity for altruism is independent of any capacity for mindreading; others maintain(More)
The simultaneous operation of paired, opposing reactions (substrate cycles) or parallel reactions (dual pathways) with seeming wastage of ATP is widespread in cellular metabolism. Analysis of such “futile” pathways has hitherto been limited to loci with only two or three interconnecting fluxes. We introduce here a method that allows straightforward analysis(More)
UNLABELLED The effect of hospitalization on an ESRD patient's hemoglobin (Hgb) level and erythropoietin (Epo) requirement has not been investigated. We postulated patients with end stage renal disease required an increased Epo dose to maintain stable Hgb during hospitalization and for a period following discharge. To evaluate this hypothesis, we conducted a(More)
The establishment and maintenance of cell polarity is essential for normal epithelial function. Disruption of the underlying processes, either as a primary inborn defect or as a secondary result of other pathologic processes, can lead to loss of epithelial polarity and further cellular and organ-level dysfunction. Continued elucidation of the processes(More)
The effects of vasoactive intestinal polypeptide (VIP) and of forskolin on alanine metabolism in hepatocytes isolated from fed and fasted rats were examined. VIP and 17 microM forskolin stimulated glucose production, gluconeogenesis from alanine, and ureagenesis, and inhibited glyconeogenesis to comparable degrees. However, combination of 17 microM(More)
The dose-response curves for pituitary luteinizing hormone (LH) release in response to gonadotropin-releasing hormone and its agonists are unusually broad. It appears, however, that these ligands bind to a single class of receptors. It is shown that these dose-response data can be explained by either of two models in which ligand-receptor complexes(More)
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