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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)
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)
BACKGROUND Emergency treatment of acute bleeding is of singular and paramount importance in the therapy of portal hypertension and esophagogastric varices. Accordingly, for more than three decades we have conducted prospective studies of emergency therapy, and particularly of emergency portacaval shunt (EPCS). STUDY DESIGN Emergency portacaval shunt was(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)
The GL15 glioblastoma cell line undergoes viability loss upon treatment with bromopyruvate. The biochemical mechanisms triggered by the antiglycolytic agent indicate the activation of an autophagic pathway. Acridine orange stains acidic intracellular vesicles already 60 min after bromopyruvate treatment, whereas autophagosomes engulfing electron dense(More)
We investigated adenylyl cyclase activity of mouse spermatozoa by electron microscopic cytochemistry. Subcellular localization of enzyme activity was determined in the presence and absence of bicarbonate ions. Results confirm the existence in sperm of a bicarbonate-regulated adenylyl cyclase, which suggests microdomain signaling.
We investigated the ultrastructural localization of annexin V a Ca(2+)-dependent phospholipid- and membrane-binding protein in the nervous system, heart, and skeletal muscles. The results indicate that in the cerebellum the protein is restricted to glial cells, where it is found diffusely in the cytoplasm as well as associated with plasma membranes.(More)
The ultracytochemical localization of membrane-bound guanylate cyclases A and C, stimulated by atrial natriuretic peptide and guanylin respectively, has been studied in human sweat glands. The results showed that the peptides stimulated guanylate cyclases A and C in both eccrine and apocrine glands. In the secretory cells, enzymatic activity was present on(More)
We investigated the expression and the subcellular localization of S100A1 and S100B, two Ca(2+)-binding proteins of the EF-hand type, in replicating myoblasts and fused myotubes. Northern blot and reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction analyses revealed the presence of S100A1 mRNA and S100B mRNA respectively, in myoblasts. Immunofluorescence and(More)
We studied the cytochemical localization of particulate guanylate cyclase (GC) activity after stimulation with atrial natriuretic factor (ANF) in rat lung, at the electron microscope level. Samples incubated in the absence of ANF did not reveal any GC reaction product. These results indicate that ANF is a strong activator of the enzyme in this organ. In(More)