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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)
We studied the cellular and subcellular distribution of S-100b protein in normal, crushed, and transected rat sciatic nerves by an immunocytochemical procedure. In uninjured nerves, S-100b protein was restricted to the cytoplasm and membranes of Schwann cells, with no reaction product present in the nucleus or in axons. Similar images were seen from the(More)
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)
We have explored the role of Tm7sf2 gene, which codifies for 3β-hydroxysterol Δ14-reductase, an endoplasmic reticulum resident protein, in the sensitivity to endoplasmic reticulum stress and in the resulting inflammatory response. We used mouse embryonic fibroblasts, derived from Tm7sf2(+/+) and Tm7sf2(-/-) mice, to determine the in vitro effects of(More)
The ultracytochemical localization of guanylate cyclases A and B activity has been studied after stimulation with atrial natriuretic peptide and C-type natriuretic peptide in light- and dark-adapted retinas and pigmented epithelium. The results showed that both peptides stimulated guanylate cyclases A and B activity in light-adapted retinas only. Guanylate(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)
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)
By immunocytochemistry, we have identified two novel cell types, olfactory and supporting cells of lamb olfactory epithelium, expressing S-100 beta beta protein. S-100 immune reaction product was observed on ciliary and plasma membranes, on axonemes and in the cytoplasm adjacent to plasma membranes and to basal bodies of olfactory vesicles. A brief(More)
We investigated the ultracytochemical localization of particulate guanylate cyclase (GC) in the rat neurohypophysis after activation with rat atrial natriuretic factor (rANF) or porcine brain natriuretic peptide (pBNP). Under our experimental conditions, the presence of GC reaction product indicated that rANF and pBNP were strong activators of particulate(More)
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