Maxfield P Flynn

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A-kinase anchoring proteins (AKAPs) function to target protein kinase A (PKA) to specific locations within the cell. AKAPs are functionally identified by their ability to bind the type II regulatory subunits (RII) of PKA in an in vitro overlay assay. We previously showed that follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) induces the expression of an 80-kDa AKAP (AKAP(More)
We surveyed Delta1-pyrroline 5-carboxylate dehydrogenase genes from four patients with hyperprolinemia type II using RT-PCR amplification, genomic PCR amplification and direct sequencing. We found four mutant alleles, two with frameshift mutations [A7fs(-1) and G521fs(+1)] and two with missense mutations (S352L and P16L). To test the functional consequences(More)
Activation of the LH receptor (LHR) on preovulatory granulosa cells stimulates the cAMP/protein kinase A (PKA) pathway to regulate expression of genes required for ovulation and luteinization. LHR signaling also initiates rearrangement of the actin cytoskeleton. Because disruption of the actin cytoskeleton has been causally linked to steroidogenesis in(More)
The actions of LH to induce ovulation and luteinization of preovulatory follicles are mediated principally by activation of cAMP-dependent protein kinase (PKA) in granulosa cells. PKA activity is targeted to specific locations in many cells by A kinase-anchoring proteins (AKAPs). We previously showed that FSH induces expression of microtubule-associated(More)
IGF-I-dependent decreases in endogenous GH mRNA expression were studied in individual rat MtT/S somatotroph cells using in situ hybridization. It was first shown that increasing IGF-I concentrations (0-90 nM) decreased GH mRNA levels in a ultrasensitive manner when averaged over the entire population, such that the decrease occurred over a narrow range of(More)
Preovulatory granulosa cells express the low-molecular-mass MAP2D variant of microtubule-associated protein 2 (MAP2). Activation of the luteinizing hormone choriogonadotropin receptor by human choriogonadotropin (hCG) promotes dephosphorylation of MAP2D on Thr256 and Thr259. We sought to evaluate the association of MAP2D with the cytoskeleton, and the(More)
The structure of the gene encoding ZN-16, a transcription factor that binds to the mammalian growth hormone promoter in tandem with Pit-1, was determined in order to elucidate the exon-intron organization of the 16 zinc finger domains of the protein. Southern hybridization of mouse genomic DNA showed fragments with sizes identical to those predicted from(More)
This study has examined cells from naturally-occurring murine mammary tumours to ascertain whether cell surface glycoproteins play a significant role in colonisation of the lungs after intravenous inoculation. It was found that gel electrophoretic analysis of membrane extracts and lectin adsorption studies did not reveal any consistent differences in(More)
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