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A method, referred to as cassette-ligation mediated polymerase chain reaction (PCR), has been developed to permit selective and specific amplification of cDNA sequence from total cellular RNA. This technique comprises (i) digestion of cDNA with multiple restriction enzymes, (ii) ligation of cleavage products to double-stranded DNA cassettes possessing a(More)
The effects of 10(-5) M trans-3,4-dichloro-N-[2-(1-pyrrolidinyl)cyclohexyl]benzeacetamidel (U-50488H), a kappa-opioid receptor agonist, on cytosolic Ca2+ concentration ([Ca2+]i) and the [Ca2+]i transient in quiescent and electrically stimulated rat ventricular myocytes, respectively, were determined after the cells had been pretreated with pertussis toxin(More)
Recent data have led us to hypothesize that selective activation of endothelial small- and/or intermediate-conductance, calcium-activated potassium channels (SK(Ca) and IK(Ca) channels, respectively) by the opener compounds NS309 and DCEBIO would augment stimulated nitric oxide (NO) synthesis and vasodilation in resistance arteries. Experimentally,(More)
Large conductance, calcium-activated potassium channels (BKCa channels) are regulated by several distinct mechanisms, including phosphorylation/dephosphorylation events and protein-protein interactions. In this study, we have examined the interaction between BKCa channels and syntaxin 1A, a soluble N-ethylmaleimide-sensitive factor attachment protein(More)
The effects of chronic injection of U50,488H (trans-3,4-dichloro-N-[2-(1-pyrrolidinyl)cyclohexyl]benzeacetamidel++ +), a selective kappa opioid agonist, on the properties of the binding sites of tritiated U69593 [(5 alpha,7 alpha,8 beta)-(-)-N-methyl-N-(7-(1-pyrrolidinyl)-1-oxaspiro (4,5)dec-8-yl)benzeneacetamide], another selective kappa opioid agonist,(More)
We compared the intracellular processing of the fusion (F) glycoproteins of an acute measles virus (MV) Nagahata strain and its relative Biken strain that caused subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE). Nagahata strain synthesizes a precursor F0 which acquires three asparagine (N)-linked oligosaccharide chains sequentially in 1 h. One oligosaccharide(More)
Large conductance, calcium-activated K(+) (BK) channels are important regulators of cell excitability and recognized targets of intracellular kinases. BK channel modulation by tyrosine kinases, including focal adhesion kinase and c-src, suggests their potential involvement in integrin signaling. Recently, we found that fibronectin, an endogenous alpha5beta1(More)
Recent results showing that large-conductance, calcium-activated K(+) (BK(Ca)) channels undergo direct tyrosine phosphorylation in the presence of c-Src tyrosine kinase have suggested the involvement of these channels in Src-mediated signaling pathways. Given the important role for c-Src in integrin-mediated signal transduction, we have examined the(More)
Sheng J-Z, Braun AP. Smalland intermediate-conductance Ca -activated K channels directly control agonist-evoked nitric oxide synthesis in human vascular endothelial cells. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol 293: C458–C467, 2007. First published April 25, 2007; doi:10.1152/ajpcell.00036.2007.—The contribution of small-conductance (SKCa) and intermediate-conductance(More)
In this study, we have systematically evaluated the signaling mechanisms underlying stimulated nitric oxide (NO) synthesis by estrogen (E2) and other vasoactive agents at the level of a single endothelium-derived cell. To do so, we have characterized and contrasted rapid E2-evoked NO synthesis with that of ATP using single-cell microfluorimetry and(More)