Maria L Webb

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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The chemokine receptor CXCR3 directs migration of T-cells in response to the ligands CXCL9/Mig, CXCL10/IP-10 and CXCL11/I-TAC. Both ligands and receptors are implicated in the pathogenesis of inflammatory disorders, including atherosclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis. Here, we describe the molecular mechanism by which two synthetic(More)
The binding sites and biochemical effects of angiotensin (A) II were investigated in rat pheochromocytoma (PC12W) cells. Sarcosine1, [125I]-tyrosine4, isoleucine8-AII ([125I]-SI-AII) bound to a saturable population of sites on membranes with an equilibrium dissociation constant (Kd) of 0.4 nM and a binding site maximum of 254 fmol/mg protein. Competitive(More)
Angiotensin (A) II receptors on rat aortic smooth muscle (RASM) cell membranes were characterized using the radioligand [125I][Sar1Ile8]AII ([125I]SI-AII). Angiotensin I, AII, and AIII inhibited specific [125I]SI-AII binding, and their rank order of potencies, and Ki values (nM) were: AII (3.7) > AI (32.5) > or = AIII (54.0), which differed from that(More)
The vascular angiotensin (A) II receptor cDNA (AT1a) was transfected into Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells to generate the stable cell line CHO-AT1a. This cell line was used to investigate the binding and signal transduction properties of the cloned vascular AT1 receptor. Specific binding of sarcosine1(-)[125I]tyrosine4-isoleucine8-AII ([125I]SI-AII) to(More)
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