Judith Wardwell-Swanson

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Acyl coenzyme A:monoacylglycerol acyltransferase (MGAT) catalyzes the synthesis of diacylglycerol using 2-monoacylglycerol and fatty acyl coenzyme A. This enzymatic reaction is believed to be an essential and rate-limiting step for the absorption of fat in the small intestine. Although the first MGAT-encoding cDNA, designated MGAT1, has been recently(More)
In developing inhibitors of the LIM kinases, the initial lead molecules combined potent target inhibition with potent cytotoxic activity. However, as subsequent compounds were evaluated, the cytotoxic activity separated from inhibition of LIM kinases. A rapid determination of the cytotoxic mechanism and its molecular target was enabled by integrating data(More)
BACKGROUND P2Y(6), a purinergic receptor for UDP, is enriched in atherosclerotic lesions and is implicated in pro-inflammatory responses of key vascular cell types and macrophages. Evidence for its involvement in atherogenesis, however, has been lacking. Here we use cell-based studies and three murine models of atherogenesis to evaluate the impact of P2Y(6)(More)
 Two voltage-gated potassium channels, hKv1.1 and hKv2.1, were stably expressed in Chinese hamster ovary cells. The effects of neurosteroids, pregnenolone sulfate (PS), 5α-pregnan-3α-ol-20-one sulfate (5α3αP), and 5β-pregnan-3α-ol-20-one sulfate (5β3αP), on hKv1.1 and hKv2.1 were studied using the patch-clamp method. PS, 5α3αP, and 5β3αP shifted(More)
The activities of metabotropic glutamate receptor (mGluR) standards were evaluated in the [35S]GTPgammaS binding assay and in the forskolin (FSK)-enhanced cyclic AMP assay using Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells or homogenates which expressed the human mGluR (hmGluR) subtypes 2 and 4. Though distinct rank orders of activities were determined for the(More)
The effective analysis and interpretation of high-content screening (HCS) data requires joining results to information on experimental treatments and controls, normalizing data, and selecting hits or fitting concentration-response curves. HCS data have unique requirements that are not supported by traditional high-throughput screening databases, including(More)
Recombinant human secretory phospholipase A2 (Group II) was expressed in long-term culture of immobilized Chinese hamster ovary cells utilizing a continuous-perfusion airlift bioreactor. The bioreactor was continuously perfused with cell-culture medium supplemented with 5% fetal calf serum at an average flow rate of 5 liters/day for 30 days. Recombinant(More)
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