Michael R. Ziebell

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To locate general anesthetic binding sites on ligand-gated ion channels, a diazirine derivative of the potent intravenous anesthetic, R-(+)-etomidate (2-ethyl 1-(1-phenylethyl)-1H-imidazole-5-carboxylate), has been synthesized and characterized. R-(+)-Azietomidate [2-(3-methyl-3H-diaziren-3-yl)ethyl 1-(1-phenylethyl)-1H-imidazole-5-carboxylate] anesthetizes(More)
To identify binding domains in a ligand-gated ion channel for etomidate, an intravenous general anesthetic, we photolabeled nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (nAChR)-rich membranes from Torpedo electric organ with a photoactivatable analog, [(3)H]azietomidate. Based upon the inhibition of binding of the noncompetitive antagonist [(3)H]phencyclidine,(More)
Chlorpromazine (CPZ), a potent nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (nAChR) noncompetitive antagonist, binds with higher affinity in the ion channel in the desensitized state than in the closed channel state and with low affinity to additional sites in nAChR-rich membranes. For nAChR equilibrated with agonist, we confirm previous reports that [(3)H]CPZ occupies(More)
The interactions of a photoreactive analogue of benzoylcholine, 4-azido-2,3,5,6-tetrafluorobenzoylcholine (APFBzcholine), with nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs) were studied using electrophysiology and photolabeling. APFBzcholine acted as a low-efficacy partial agonist, eliciting maximal responses that were 0.3 and 0.1% of that of acetylcholine for(More)
Using the hyaluronic acid (HA) binding region of the receptor for hyaluronan-mediated motility (RHAMM) as a model, a molecular perspective for peptide mimicry of the natural ligand was established by comparing the interaction sites of HA and unnatural peptide-ligands to RHAMM. This was accomplished by obtaining a series of octapeptide-ligands through(More)
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