Joanne A. Fox

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Insulin action may involve the intracellular generation of low molecular weight substances that modulate certain key enzymes. The production of two substances that regulate the activity of adenosine 3',5'-monophosphate phosphodiesterase was evaluated in cultured myocytes by incorporation of radiolabeled precursors. Insulin caused the rapid hydrolysis of a(More)
The Bioinformatics Links Directory is an online community resource that contains a directory of freely available tools, databases, and resources for bioinformatics and molecular biology research. The listing of the servers published in this and previous issues of Nucleic Acids Research together with other useful tools and websites represents a rich(More)
The effects of absent or low Ca2+ (0.5 mM), verapamil, nifedipine, Na nitroprusside, theophylline, La2+, and ethanol on basal active tension (tone), "off" contractions, and carbachol contractions were studied in opossum lower esophageal sphincter strips. Incubation in Ca2+-free Ringer (0.1 mM EGTA) abolished tone and contractions. Low Ca2+, verapamil,(More)
The Bioinformatics Links Directory is a public online resource that lists the servers published in this and all previously published Nucleic Acids Research Web Server issues together with other useful tools, databases and resources for bioinformatics and molecular biology research. This rich directory of tools and websites can be browsed and searched with(More)
The Bioinformatics Links Directory, http://bioinformatics.ca/links_directory/, is an online resource for public access to all of the life science research web servers published in this and previous issues of Nucleic Acids Research, together with other useful tools, databases and resources for bioinformatics and molecular biology research. Dependent on(More)
The Bioinformatics Links Directory, http://bioinformatics.ca/links_directory, is an actively maintained compilation of servers published in this and previous issues of Nucleic Acids Research issues together with many other useful tools, databases and resources for life sciences research. The 2007 update includes the 130 websites highlighted in the July 2007(More)
The Na+/Ca2+ exchanger (NCX) is a member of the cation/Ca2+ antiporter (CaCA) family and plays a key role in maintaining cellular Ca2+ homeostasis in a variety of cell types. NCX is present in a diverse group of organisms and exhibits high overall identity across species. To date, three separate genes, i.e., NCX1, NCX2, and NCX3, have been identified in(More)
With the rapid pace of advancements in biological research brought about by the application of computer science and information technology, we believe the time is right for introducing genomics and bioinformatics tools and concepts to secondary school students. Our approach has been to offer a full-day field trip in our research facility where secondary(More)
The actions of two omega-conopeptides on high-voltage-activated calcium channel currents in differentiated human neuroblastoma IMR32 cells were investigated. Similar to the previously reported action of omega-conopeptide GVIA, omega-conopeptide MVIIA irreversibly blocks IMR32 HVA calcium channel currents at low concentrations. Unlike GVIA action, however,(More)
The mapping of neuropeptidases in synaptosomal fractions prepared from dog ileum myenteric, deep muscular and submucous plexus was established by means of fluorigenic substrates and specific inhibitors. Endopeptidase 24.11, angiotensin-converting enzyme and aminopeptidases were found in all tissues, the highest amounts being recovered in the submucous(More)