Marion C. Mohl

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According to cDNA sequence homologies, Gef10 is related to the Rho-specific guanine nucleotide exchange factors GrinchGEF and p164-RhoGEF. Like these GEFs, Gef10 exhibits only weak homology to known pleckstrin homology domains, but contains a putative WD40-like domain. As detected by RT-PCR, Gef10 is transcribed in at least two splice variants in different(More)
RhoGTPases, which are activated by specific guanine nucleotide exchange factors (GEFs), play pivotal roles in several cellular functions. We identified a new RhoGEF (GrinchGEF) containing the typical Dbl homology domain, a putative WD40-like domain, and two predicted transmembrane helices. In contrast to most other RhoGEFs, it exhibits no sequence(More)
AIMS Sympathetic regulation of cardiac contractility is mediated in part by α(1)-adrenergic receptors (ARs), and the α(1A)-subtype has been implicated in the pathogenesis of cardiac hypertrophy. However, little is known about α(1A)-AR signalling pathways in ventricular myocardium. The aim of this study was to determine the signalling pathway that mediates(More)
AIMS To determine the mechanisms by which the α1A-adrenergic receptor (AR) regulates cardiac contractility. BACKGROUND We reported previously that transgenic mice with cardiac-restricted α1A-AR overexpression (α1A-TG) exhibit enhanced contractility but not hypertrophy, despite evidence implicating this Gαq/11-coupled receptor in hypertrophy. METHODS(More)
RhoGEF17, the product of the ARHGEF17 gene, is a Rho-specific guanine nucleotide exchange factor (GEF) with an unusual structure and so far unknown function. In order to get insights in its regulation, we studied a variety of signaling pathways for activation of recombinantly expressed RhoGEF17. We found that in the presence of stable cGMP analogs RhoGEF17(More)
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