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G-protein coupled receptors (GPCRs) are the largest class of molecules involved in signal transduction across membranes, and represent major targets in the development of novel drug candidates in all clinical areas. Membrane cholesterol has been reported to have an important role in the function of a number of GPCRs. Several structural features of proteins,(More)
1. The serotonin1A (5-HT1A) receptors are members of a superfamily of seven transmembrane domain receptors that couple to G-proteins. They appear to be involved in various behavioral and cognitive functions. 2. We report here, for the first time, the solubilization of 5-HT1A receptors stably expressed in Chinese Hamster Ovary (CHO) cells using the(More)
The serotonin1A (5-HT1A) receptor is an important member of the superfamily of seven transmembrane domain G-protein coupled receptors (GPCRs). We report here that guanine nucleotide sensitivity of agonist binding to hippocampal 5-HT1A receptors is dependent on the concentration of Mg2+. Our results show that agonist binding to 5-HT1A receptors is relatively(More)
The serotonin(1A) receptor is an important member of the G-protein coupled receptor family, and is involved in the generation and modulation of a variety of cognitive and behavioral functions. Solubilization of the hippocampal serotonin(1A) receptor by CHAPS is accompanied by loss of cholesterol that results in a reduction in specific agonist binding(More)
Visceral leishmaniasis is a vector-borne disease caused by an obligate intracellular protozoan parasite Leishmania donovani. The molecular mechanism involved in internalization of Leishmania is poorly understood. The entry of Leishmania involves interaction with the plasma membrane of host cells. We have previously demonstrated the requirement of host(More)
The serotonin1A receptor is an important member of the G-protein coupled receptor family, and is involved in the generation and modulation of a variety of cognitive, behavioral, and developmental functions. We have monitored the ligand binding of the human serotonin1A receptor stably expressed in CHO cells (termed CHO-5-HT1AR) following treatment with(More)
G-protein coupled receptors (GPCRs) are the largest class of molecules involved in signal transduction across membranes, and represent major targets in the development of novel drug candidates in all clinical areas. Since GPCRs are integral membrane proteins, interaction of membrane lipids such as cholesterol and sphingolipids with GPCRs constitutes an(More)
The serotonin(1A) (5-HT(1A)) receptor is an important member of the superfamily of seven transmembrane domain G-protein-coupled receptors. We report here that solubilization of the hippocampal 5-HT(1A) receptor by the zwitterionic detergent CHAPS is accompanied by loss of membrane cholesterol which results in a reduction in specific agonist binding activity(More)
The serotonin1A receptor is an important member of the G-protein coupled receptor family, and is involved in the generation and modulation of a variety of cognitive, behavioral, and developmental functions. Solubilization of the hippocampal serotonin1A receptor by 3-[(3-cholamidopropyl)-dimethylammonio]-1-propanesulfonate (CHAPS) is accompanied by loss of(More)
Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is caused by various species of the genus Leishmania. Internalization of Leishmania into host cells is facilitated by a large number of receptors, and therefore no panacea is available for the treatment of leishmaniasis. We previously demonstrated the requirement of host membrane cholesterol in the entry of Leishmania into(More)