Jay Shih-Chieh Chen

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A D-mannosylated albumin (DMA) neoglycoprotein was assessed to validate experimentally a probe capable of detecting mannose-binding sperm receptors involved in human sperm-egg interaction. DMA specifically blocked zona binding of swim-up human spermatozoa in a concentration-dependent manner. While no considerable effect was observed on sperm-zona initial(More)
N-arachidonoyl dopamine (NADA) is an endogenous ligand that activates the cannabinoid type 1 receptor and the transient receptor potential vanilloid type 1 channel. Two potential biosynthetic pathways for NADA have been proposed, though no conclusive evidence exists for either. The first is the direct conjugation of arachidonic acid with dopamine and the(More)
N-arachidonoyl glycine is an endogenous arachidonoyl amide that activates the orphan G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) GPR18 in a pertussis toxin (PTX)-sensitive manner and produces antinociceptive and antiinflammatory effects. It is produced by direct conjugation of arachidonic acid to glycine and by oxidative metabolism of the endocannabinoid anandamide.(More)
Mass spectrometric approaches to the identification and quantification of lipid signalling molecules are reviewed. Fatty acid amides are an important new class of lipid signalling molecules which include oleamide, the endocannabinoid anandamide, the endovanilloid/endocannabinoid N-arachidonoyldopamine (NADA) and the endovanilloid N-oleoyldopamine (OLDA)(More)
The discovery of endogenous fatty acyl amides such as N-arachidonoyl ethanolamide (anandamide), N-oleoyl ethanolamide (OEA), and N-arachidonoyl dopamine (NADA) as important signaling molecules in the central and peripheral nervous system has led us to pursue other unidentified signaling molecules. Until recently, technical challenges, particularly those(More)
Atrial cardiocytes contain specific atrial granules ( SAGs ) which are the storage site of atrial natriuretic factor (ANF). The purpose of the present study was to determine whether ANF produces natriuresis by inhibiting Na+-K+ pump activity and whether this factor is similar to the humoral sodium transport inhibiting factor ( HSTIF ) previously(More)
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