Karl E. Krueger

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Immunoblot analysis, using antibodies against distinct N-methyl-D-aspartic acid (NMDA) receptor subunits, illustrated that the NR2A and NR2B subunit proteins have developmental profiles in cultured cortical neurons similar to those seen in vivo. NR1 and NR2B subunits display high levels of expression within the first week. In contrast, the NR2A subunit is(More)
Testicular mitochondria were previously shown to contain an abundance of peripheral-type benzodiazepine recognition site(s)/receptor(s) (PBR). We have previously purified, cloned, and expressed an Mr 18,000 PBR protein (Antkiewicz-Michaluk, Mukhin, A. G., Guidotti, A., and Krueger, K. E. (1988) J. Biol. Chem. 263, 17317-17321; (Sprengel, R., Werner, P.,(More)
A recognition site for benzodiazepines structurally different from that linked to various gamma-aminobutyric acid A (GABAA) receptor subtypes is located on the outer mitochondrial membranes of steroidogenic cells. This protein has been signified to be important in the regulation of steroid biosynthesis. Because of its location it is designated herein as the(More)
This report describes the cloning of a full length cDNA encoding PKBS, a protein of approximately 17 kDa associated with peripheral-type benzodiazepine binding sites. Cyanogen bromide digestion of purified PKBS yielded several peptide fragments which were subjected to gas-phase sequencing. Based on these partial amino acid sequences, oligonucleotide probes(More)
Neurosteroid modulation of GABAA receptors has been observed with all subunit combinations investigated; however, hetero-oligomeric GABAA receptors containing d subunits were not studied previously. We describe the effect of d subunit expression on 3a,21-dihydroxy-5a-pregnan-20-1 (THDOC)induced potentiation of GABA-gated currents in transfected HEK 293(More)
In previous studies we demonstrated that peripheral-type benzodiazepine receptors (PBR) were coupled to steroidogenesis in several adrenocortical and Leydig cell systems (Mukhin, A.G., Papadopoulos, V., Costa, E., and Krueger, K.E. (1989) Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 86, 9813-9816; Papadopoulos, V., Mukhin, A.G., Costa, E., and Krueger, K.E. (1990) J.(More)
The rat mitochondrial outer membrane-localized benzodiazepine receptor (MBR) was expressed in wild-type and TspO- (tryptophan-rich sensory protein) strains of the facultative photoheterotroph, Rhodobacter sphaeroides 2.4.1, and was shown to retain its structure within the bacterial outer membrane as assayed by its binding properties with a variety of MBR(More)
Neurosteroid modulation of GABAA receptors has been observed with all subunit combinations investigated; however, hetero-oligomeric GABAA receptors containing delta subunits were not studied previously. We describe the effect of delta subunit expression on 3alpha,21-dihydroxy-5alpha-pregnan-20-1 (THDOC)-induced potentiation of GABA-gated currents in(More)
Recordings of NMDA-activated currents from cerebellar granule neurons in culture revealed a developmental increase in current density accompanied by a slight decrease of the half-maximal effective concentration. At the same time, a decrease of NMDA receptors comprising NR2B subunits was demonstrated by the reduction in the antagonism of NMDA currents by(More)