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In C6 glioma cells stably expressing a homogeneous population of the cloned rat mu opioid receptor, the binding affinities of opioid agonists and subsequent activation of G protein were examined. Opioid receptor number in membranes of these cells was high (10-30 pmol/mg protein [3H]diprenorphine binding sites). Opioids were found to bind to the receptor(More)
A C6 glioma cell line stably transfected with the rat delta opioid receptor (C6delta) was used to characterize receptor binding and G protein activation by both peptide and nonpeptide delta opioid ligands. The ligand binding affinities for [3H]naltrindole and [3H]pCl-[D-Pen2,D-Pen5]enkephalin (DPDPE) were similar to those observed in monkey brain membranes.(More)
Male and 13.5- and 17.5-day pregnant Swiss-Webster mice were administered 120 mg/kg [2,3-14C]acrylamide orally. The male mice were frozen 0.33, 1, 3, 9, 24, 72, and 216 hr later, and the pregnant mice at each gestational period were frozen at 3 and 24 hr. Whole-body autoradiographs from the male mice at early time intervals revealed accumulation of(More)
A C6 glioma cell line stably transfected with the human kappa opioid receptor (kappaOR) was used to characterize receptor binding and G protein activation via the kappaOR by a comprehensive series of opioid ligands. The ligand-binding affinity for [3H]5alpha,7alpha, 8beta(-)-N-methyl-N-(7-Cl-pyrrolidinyl)-1-oxaspiro(4, 5)dec-8-yl)benzene acetamide (U69593)(More)
Pertussis toxin (PTX)-insensitive mutants of Galpha(i/o) proteins expressed in C6mu cells were used to examine the hypothesis that there are agonist-specific conformational states of the mu-opioid receptor with coupling preferences to different Galpha(i/o) subtypes, as measured by the degree of stimulation of [(35)S]guanosine 5'-O-(3-thio)triphosphate(More)
The need to provide quality mental health care for elders in nursing home settings has been a critical issue, as the aging population grows rapidly and institutional care becomes a necessity for some elders. The purpose of this quasi-experimental study was to describe the effect of participation in reminiscence group therapy on older nursing home residents'(More)
In membranes from guinea pig cerebellum, a tissue which predominantly contains kappa opioid receptors, exogenous and endogenous kappa-selective opioid agonists stimulated low-km GTPase activity by 11-20% with concentrations for half-maximal stimulation of 3-23 microM. Opioid ligands of the mu and delta type had no effect on GTPase in these membranes.(More)
RGS (regulators of G protein signaling) proteins are GTPase-activating proteins for the Galpha subunits of heterotrimeric G proteins and act to regulate signaling by rapidly cycling G protein. RGS proteins may integrate receptors and signaling pathways by physical or kinetic scaffolding mechanisms. To determine whether this results in enhancement and/or(More)
1. There is evidence for interactions between mu and delta opioid systems both in vitro and in vivo. This work examines the hypothesis that interaction between these two receptors can occur intracellularly at the level of G protein in human neuroblastoma SH-SY5Y cells. 2. The [(35)S]GTP gamma S binding assay was used to measure G protein activation(More)
μ-Opioid receptors are among the most studied G protein-coupled receptors because of the therapeutic value of agonists, such as morphine, that are used to treat chronic pain. However, these drugs have significant side effects, such as respiratory suppression, constipation, allodynia, tolerance, and dependence, as well as abuse potential. Efforts to fine(More)