Jinming Geng

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Serotonin plays a key role in the regulation of pharyngeal pumping in nematodes. We have isolated a Caenorhabditis elegans cDNA (C09B7.1b, ser-7b) with greatest identity to the 5-HT7 receptor family. Membranes from COS-7 cells expressing SER-7b exhibit saturable [3H]-LSD binding (Kd = 45 nm) that is inhibited by serotonin (5-HT) and tryptamine, but not by(More)
Rab GTPases are crucial regulators of organelle biogenesis, maintenance, and transport. Multiple Rabs are expressed in all cells, and each is localized to a distinct set of organelles, but little is known regarding the mechanisms by which Rabs are targeted to their resident organelles. Integral membrane proteins have been postulated to serve as receptors(More)
The cytochrome P-450 (P-450) monooxygenase system can catalyze the oxidation of a wide variety of endogenous and exogenous compounds, including steroid hormones, fatty acids, drugs and pollutants. The functions of this system are as diverse as the substrates. Though this enzyme system has the highest level of activity in the liver, it is present in other(More)
The cytochrome P450 monooxygenase system consists of NADPH-cytochrome P450 reductase (P450 reductase) and cytochromes P450, which can catalyze the oxidation of a wide variety of endogenous and exogenous compounds. P450 reductase transfers reducing equivalents from NADPH to P450, which in turn catalyzes metabolic reactions. In previous studies, we have used(More)
The mixed function oxidase system consists of NADPH-cytochrome P450 reductase (P450 reductase) and various isoforms of cytochrome P450 (P450), which can catalyze the oxidation of a broad range of endogenous and exogenous compounds. In this study, we examined the rat glioma C6 cell line for the presence of P450 reductase and three isozymes of cytochrome(More)
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