M Wolkersdorfer

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The chromogranins comprise a class of acidic proteins that are secreted from large dense core vesicles and expressed in neuronal and endocrine tissues. We describe here the molecular characterization of NESP55 (neuroendocrine secretory protein of Mr 55,000), a novel member of the chromogranins. Several NESP55 cDNA clones were isolated from bovine chromaffin(More)
Rats were injected with a large dose of reserpine known to stimulate the adrenal medulla. Various times after drug treatment the mRNA levels of several constituents of large dense-core vesicles were determined by northern blot analysis and in situ hybridization. The latter method allowed detection of changes in mRNA levels not only in chromaffin cells, but(More)
The synthesis regulation of secretogranin II was investigated in bovine chromaffin cells by treatment with various first messengers. Nicotine and prostaglandin E2 elevated secretogranin II mRNA and protein up to three-fold. Angiotensin II, atrial natriuretic peptide, apomorphine, bradykinin and clonidine on the other hand had no effect. The prostaglandin E(More)
Bovine chromaffin cell cultures were treated with either reserpine or alpha-methyl-p-tyrosine for up to 10 days. Afterwards the cells were harvested and the degree of proteolytic processing of secretogranin II, chromogranin A and chromogranin B was determined by immunoblotting and HPLC followed by RIA. There was a significant increase in the proteolysis of(More)
Specific antisera were raised against the A and B chains of glycoprotein III. Immunoblotting revealed that in adrenal medulla both chains migrate very closely together in two-dimensional electrophoresis. Both chains with slightly differing molecular sizes are found in several endocrine tissues and in brain, kidney, liver, and serum. The mRNA has an(More)
Following administration of endotoxin in vivo, alterations of interleukin-1 (IL-1) receptor binding have been reported. In order to assess in vivo regulation of IL-1 receptor gene expression in brain, mRNA levels for IL-1 receptor type I were measured after peripheral administration of bacterial lipopolysaccharide in mice. When 25 micrograms of(More)
Rats treated with kainic acid develop limbic seizures and have elevated levels of circulating catecholamines resulting from an extensive stimulation of the adrenal gland. We investigated the levels of several constituents of chromaffin granules in rat adrenal medulla after injection of kainic acid. This treatment increased mRNA steady-state levels of(More)
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