Kamran Salim

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Antidepressants are widely prescribed in the treatment of depression, although the mechanism of how they exert their therapeutic effects is poorly understood. To shed further light on their mode of action, we have attempted to identify a common proteomic signature in guinea pig brains after chronic treatment with two different antidepressants. Both(More)
BACKGROUND The pleckstrin homology (PH) domain is a region of approximately 100 amino acids, defined by sequence similarity, that has been found in about 60 proteins, many of which are involved in signal transduction downstream of cell surface receptors; the function of PH domains is unknown. The only clue to the function of PH domains is the circumstantial(More)
Human and rat granulosa cells express receptors to leptin which synergies with glucocorticoid hormones in stimulation of ovarian steroidogenesis. To examine whether leptin affects follicular development and maturation, we injected recombinant ovine leptin (300 ng-10 microg/animal) daily to immature 21 day-old female rats. Non-treated rats reached puberty at(More)
Some patients with Major Depression and other neurological afflictions display hyperactivity of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis. HPA hyperactivity may be due to impaired feedback inhibition and manifested as increased levels of circulating cortisol. Subcutaneous implants of corticosterone pellets were used to mimic this situation in mice to(More)
We have identified an alternatively spliced 5-hydroxytryptamine 2A receptor (5-HT(2A)-R) transcript by PCR of human brain cDNA using degenerate oligonucleotide primers to transmembrane (TM) domains 3 and 7 of the 5-HT(2)-R subfamily. The variant contains a 118-bp insertion at the exon II/III boundary of the 5-HT(2A)-R, which produces a frame shift in the(More)
By using appropriate Corynebacterium glutamicum-Escherichia coli shuttle plasmids, the gene encoding the fibronectin-binding protein 85A (85A) from Mycobacterium tuberculosis was expressed in C. glutamicum, also an actinomycete and nonsporulating gram-positive rod bacterium, which is widely used in industrial amino acid production. The 85A gene was weakly(More)
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