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Erythropoietin (EPO) is both hematopoietic and tissue protective, putatively through interaction with different receptors. We generated receptor subtype-selective ligands allowing the separation of EPO's bioactivities at the cellular level and in animals. Carbamylated EPO (CEPO) or certain EPO mutants did not bind to the classical EPO receptor (EPOR) and(More)
Radiation inactivation technique has been used to measure the molecular sizes of the N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor and the sigma recognition site. Target size analysis of [3H]MK-801 (dizocilpine maleate) binding to the NMDA receptor channel complex in rat cortical membranes has given a molecular size of 128,000 +/- 9,000 Da. This is in contrast to(More)
Previous studies showed that whereas the potent 5-HT3 receptor antagonist (S)-[3H]zacopride only labels 5-HT3 receptor binding sites, the (R)-enantiomer, (R)-[3H]zacopride, labels these receptors and another class of high-affinity binding sites, named the R sites, in membranes from the rat cerebral cortex and NG 108-15 clonal cells (Kidd et al., Eur. J.(More)
alpha-[3H]Amino-3-hydroxy-5-methylisoxazolepropionate ([3H]AMPA) binds to 1-day-old chick telencephalon membranes with KD and Bmax values of 138 nM and 2.56 pmol/mg of protein, respectively. High-energy radiation bombardment of intact frozen telencephalon resulted in a biphasic inactivation curve for [3H]AMPA binding. At a 5.8-Mrad radiation dose, the(More)
Mycosis fungoides is a low-grade cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL) of unknown etiology. In advanced stages of CTCL, a shift in cytokine profile from T(H)1 to T(H)2 is observed, which coincides with eosinophilia, high levels of immunoglobulin E, and increased susceptibility to bacterial infections. It is, however, unknown why T(H)2 cytokines predominate in(More)
Accumulated data indicate that endocytosis of the glycosylphosphatidyl-inositol-anchored protein urokinase plasminogen activator receptor (uPAR) depends on binding of the ligand uPA:plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (PAI-1) and subsequent interaction with internalization receptors of the low-density lipoprotein receptor family, which are internalized(More)
Effects of volatile anesthetics and a volatile convulsant on human recombinant gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) type A receptor responses were studied using the whole cell configuration of the patch clamp technique. Sf9 cells were transfected with bacuroviruses carrying cDNAs of alpha1beta2, alpha1beta2gamma2s, alpha3beta2 and alpha3beta2gamma2s subunit(More)
Radiation inactivation analysis was used to estimate the target size of a putative glutamate receptor subtype in goldfish brain. A simple, linear inactivation curve was obtained. The calculated molecular size of the [3H]kainate binding site was 33.8 kDa. The results presented here are comparable to the molecular masses determined for putative glutamate(More)