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The Ca2(+)-binding proteins of the EF-hand type, S100B and S100A1, were detected in the outer segment of bovine retina photoreceptors where they are localized to disc membranes, as investigated by immunofluorescence and immunogold cytochemistry. S100B and S100A1 stimulate a membrane-bound guanylate cyclase activity associated with photoreceptor disc(More)
A prospective evaluation was conducted of 94 unselected patients ("all comers") with biopsy-proven Child's class C cirrhosis (93% alcoholic) and endoscopically proven acutely bleeding esophageal varices who underwent emergency portacaval shunt (EPCS) (85% side-to-side, 15% end-to-side) within 8 hours of initial contact (mean, 6.1 hours) during the past 12(More)
The ultracytochemical localization of membrane-bound guanylate cyclases A and B has been studied after stimulation with atrial natriuretic peptide, C-type natriuretic peptide and brain natriuretic peptide in the gastrointestinal tract of rat. The two isoforms are stimulated differently by the three peptides. The results showed that the atrial and C-type(More)
Intestinal guanylate cyclase C is activated by guanylin, an endogenous peptide. This activity seems to be modulated by adenine nucleotides, the ions Mg2+ and Mn2+, and pH. In this study, we report an ultracytochemical method for the localization of guanylate cyclase C activity at the electron microscope level. We studied the enzymatic activity in the(More)
We studied the cytochemical localization of particulate guanylate cyclase (GC) in rat adrenal gland after stimulation with porcine brain natriuretic peptide (pBNP) by electron microscopy. In the adrenal cortex, GC activity, as demonstrated by the presence of reaction product, was prevalently localized to the zona glomerulosa and zona fasciculata, while the(More)
Cellular and subcellular distribution of adenylate cyclase (AC) and guanylate cyclase (GC) activities in crushed peripheral nerves during regeneration were studied at the electron microscope level. In unlesioned nerves, no AC reaction product could be evidenced, whereas GC was detectable on the plasma membranes of Schwann cells, myelinated and nonmyelinated(More)
From 1958 to 1990, elective therapeutic portal-systemic shunt (PSS) procedures were performed for recurrent bleeding esophagogastric varices in 162 children and adults with extrahepatic portal hypertension (EHPH) resulting from portal vein thrombosis (PVT). The onset of EHPH was in childhood for at least 74% of patients. Of the 162 patients, 147 were(More)
We studied the activity and the ultracytochemical localization of membrane-bound guanylate cyclase (GC) after stimulation with rat atrial natriuretic peptide (rANP), porcine brain natriuretic peptide (pBNP), rat brain natriuretic peptide (rBNP), or porcine C-type natriuretic peptide (CNP) in rat C6 glioma cells during proliferation or following exposure of(More)
The subcellular distribution of annexin V, a calcium-dependent phospholipid- and membrane-binding protein, in a human-derived cell line, GL15, was investigated by immunocytochemistry at light and electron microscope levels. Annexin V was found diffusely in the cytoplasm and associated with plasma membranes, membranes delimiting cytoplasmic vacuoles,(More)
The ultracytochemical localization of particulate guanylate cyclase has been studied in lamb olfactory mucosa after activation with rat atrial natriuretic factor (rANF), porcine brain natriuretic peptide (pBNP), porcine C-type natriuretic peptide (pCNP) or rat brain natriuretic peptide (rBNP). Particulate guanylate cyclase is the receptor for these peptides(More)