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The SLC6 family is a diverse set of transporters that mediate solute translocation across cell plasma membranes by coupling solute transport to the cotransport of sodium and chloride down their electrochemical gradients. These transporters probably have 12 transmembrane domains, with cytoplasmic N- and C-terminal tails, and at least some may function as(More)
PURPOSE Assessment of the absorption, metabolism and excretion of [(14)C]-lenalidomide in healthy male subjects following a single oral dose. METHODS Six healthy male subjects were administered a single 25 mg oral suspension dose of [(14)C]-lenalidomide. Blood (plasma), semen and excreta were collected. Mass balance assessments were done by radioactivity(More)
The present study addresses the effect of intracellular Na(+) and membrane potential on the binding of dopamine (DA) to the dopamine transporter (DAT). Perforation of plasma membranes of DAT-expressing cells with gramicidin diminished DA uptake and decreased the potency (increases K(i)) of DA in inhibiting the binding of cocaine analog(More)
The denatured catalytic polypeptide of (Na+,K+)-ATPase of goldfish brain was purified and identified as the 32P-labeled phosphoprotein. The protein served as immunogen for the preparation of rabbit antisera for immunohistochemical application t o goldfish tissue sections, using t h e peroxidase-antiperoxidase indirect method. Labeling in brain(More)
The present study elucidated the role of aspartate 345, a residue conserved in the third intracellular loop of all Na+/Cl(-)-dependent neurotransmitter transporters, in conformational changes of the dopamine (DA) transporter. Asparagine substitution (D345N) resulted in near normal transporter expression on the cell surface but caused extremely low Vmax and(More)
The different psychomotor-stimulant effects of cocaine, GBR12909, and benztropine may partially stem from their different molecular actions on the dopamine transporter (DAT). To explore this possibility, we examined binding of these inhibitors to mutated DATs with altered Na(+) dependence of DAT activities and with enhanced binding of a cocaine analog,(More)
The widely abused psychostimulant cocaine is thought to elicit its reinforcing effects primarily via inhibition of the neuronal dopamine transporter (DAT). However, not all DAT inhibitors share cocaine's behavioral profile, despite similar or greater affinity for the DAT. This may be due to differential molecular interactions with the DAT. Our previous work(More)
Our previous work suggested a role for oligomerization in regulating dopamine transporter (DAT) internalization, with d-amphetamine dissociating DAT oligomers and monomers being endocytosed. This model was put to detailed testing in the present work with the use of DAT constructs differentially tagged with Myc or Flag, reversal of tags in(More)
Although dopamine (DA) translocation by the DA transporter (DAT) requires Na+, a role for Na+ in the DA recognition step in the translocation cycle has been questioned. Thus, when binding techniques were used to indirectly measure the affinity of DA for DAT via its potency in inhibiting cocaine analog binding, no stimulation of DA binding was observed when(More)
Substrate-induced endocytic trafficking of dopamine transporter (DAT) has been observed, but little is known about the regulation of DAT oligomerization by substrate. The present study investigates the effect on substrates on DAT oligomerization and explores a potential link with the presence of DAT at the cell surface in human embryonic kidney cells(More)