Mi-Reyoung Chin

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34-Sulfatobastadin 13 [1] was isolated from the sponge Ianthella sp. Its structure was elucidated by nmr techniques and chemical transformation to bastadin 13 [2]. Compound 1 weakly inhibited binding to the endothelin A receptor (ETA), while compound 2 inhibited growth of Bacillus subtilis.
The fine structure of reconstructed neural retina formed from dissociated neural retinal cells of 6^-day-oId chick embryos on the chorio-allantoic membrane of chick embryos was examined with the electron microscope. Three nuclear layers (ganglion cell Jayer, inner and outer nuclear layers) and two fibrous layers (inner and outer plexiform layers) are found(More)
CGS 27830 [meso-1,4-dihydro-5-methoxycarbonyl-2,6-dimethyl-4-(3- nitrophenyl)-3-pyridine carboxylic acid anhydride] is a nonpeptidic, insurmountable, endothelin (ET) receptor antagonist with approximately 10- to 20-fold selectivity for ETA receptors. CGS 27830 exhibits unusual binding properties which depend on the receptor and ligand: standard saturation(More)
Methylmercury (MeHg) is a ubiquitous environmental toxicant to which humans can be exposed by ingestion of contaminated food. MeHg has been suggested to exert its toxicity through its high reactivity to thiols, generation of arachidonic acid and reactive oxygen species (ROS), and elevation of free intracellular Ca(2+) levels ([Ca(2+)](i)). However, the(More)
A series of carboxy-substituted cinnamides were investigated as antagonists of the human cell surface leukotriene B4 (LTB4) receptor. Binding was determined through measurement of [3H]LTB4 displacement from human neutrophils. Receptor antagonism was confirmed through a functional assay, which measures inhibition of Ca2+ release in human neutrophils. Potent(More)
It has become evident that a Ca(2+)-dependent release of arachidonic acid (AA) and subsequent formation of bioactive lipid mediators such as prostaglandins and leukotrienes in red blood cells (RBCs) can modify physiological functions of neighboring RBCs and platelets. Here we identified a novel type of cytosolic PLA(2) in bovine and human RBCs and purified(More)
RNA blots of total cellular RNA isolated from quiescent and endothelin (ET-1)-stimulated normal rat kidney (NRK) cells demonstrated that ET-1 induced the expression of c-jun, jun B, and c-fos mRNA in a time-dependent manner with maximal expression of mRNA by 1 hr after the addition of ET-1. Five hundred picomolar ET-1 was sufficient to induce maximal mRNA(More)
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