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Hop is a small, divergent homeodomain protein that lacks certain conserved residues required for DNA binding. Hop gene expression initiates early in cardiogenesis and continues in cardiomyocytes throughout embryonic and postnatal development. Genetic and biochemical data indicate that Hop functions directly downstream of Nkx2-5. Inactivation of Hop in mice(More)
The present work has analyzed the consequences of chronic intermittent high-altitude hypoxia for functioning of the G protein-mediated adenylyl cyclase (AC) signaling system in the right (RV) and left ventricular (LV) myocardium in rats. Adaptation to hypoxia did not appreciably affect the number of beta-adrenoceptors and the content of predominantly(More)
The extracellular part of ErbB-2 is formed by 4 domains, specifically, L1, L2 that adopt a beta-helical structure and S1, S2 that consist of several cysteine-rich, EGF-fold modules. These ectodomains mediate ErbB-2 dimerisation with itself or with other members of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) family, events essential to both ErbB-2 signaling(More)
We showed previously that Phe(303) in transmembrane segment (TM) VI of the alpha(1B)-adrenergic receptor (alpha(1B)-AR), a residue conserved in many G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs), is critically involved in coupling agonist binding with TM helical movement and G protein activation. Here the equivalent residue, Phe(282), in the beta(2)-AR was evaluated(More)
The Candida albicans heat shock protein 90 kDa (hsp90-CA) is an important target for protective antibodies in disseminated candidiasis of experimental mice and humans. Hsp90-CA is present in the cell wall of Candida pseudohyphae or hyphae--typical pathogenic morphotypes in both mucosal and systemic Candida infections. However, the potential protective(More)
In vitro experiments suggest that stimulation of lipolysis by catecholamines in adipocytes depends on the energy status of these cells. We tested whether mitochondrial uncoupling proteins (UCPs) that control the efficiency of ATP production could affect lipolysis and noradrenaline signalling in white fat in vivo. The lipolytic effect of noradrenaline was(More)
The levels of G proteins in plasma membranes prepared from brown adipose tissue of control and cold-exposed hamsters were determined by quantitative immunoblotting and competitive ELISA. Prolonged (four weeks) exposure of hamsters to cold decreased significantly the total content of the alpha subunits of the stimulatory (Gs alpha) as well as inhibitory (Gi(More)
As in other areas of experimental science, operation of electrophysiological laboratory, design and performance of electrophysiological experiments, collection, storage and sharing of experimental data and metadata, analysis and interpretation of these data, and publication of results are time consuming activities. If these activities are well organized and(More)
Low-density membrane fragments (domains) were separated from the bulk of plasma membranes of human embryonic kidney (HEK)293 cells expressing a delta-opioid (DOP) receptor-Gi1alpha fusion protein by drastic homogenization and flotation on equilibrium sucrose density gradients. The functional activity of trimeric G proteins and capacity of the DOP receptor(More)