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Treatment of a subclone of the PC12 pheochromocytoma cell line, PC8b, with either dexamethasone or 8-bromo cyclic AMP resulted in increased translational activity of tyrosine hydroxylase mRNA (mRNATH). Poly(A+)-containing RNA from cells treated with both inducers was used to construct a cDNA library. Double-stranded cDNA was inserted into the PstI site of(More)
Incubation of rat pheochromocytoma PC12 cells with 56 mM K+ is associated with increased activity and enhanced phosphorylation of tyrosine hydroxylase in the cells. The increase in the phosphorylation of tyrosine hydroxylase is observed after 30 sec of incubation with 56 mM K+; maximal phosphorylation is observed after 1 min of incubation. In contrast,(More)
The effect of chloride ion on the transport of [3H]dopamine into synaptic vesicles purified from rat striatum has been evaluated. The inclusion of 10 mM chloride ion in the incubation medium produced a 100% increase in temperature-sensitive [3H]dopamine uptake into synaptic vesicles from approximately 1800 pmol/mg to 3600 pmol/mg of protein. Half-maximal(More)
Solid pieces of human fetal mesencephalic tissue were grafted to the lateral ventricle adjacent to dopamine-depleted striata of rats immunosuppressed with cyclosporin A. Apomorphine-induced rotations were performed before and at monthly intervals after grafting. Reductions in rotations were seen at 2 months post-grafting and these reductions progressively(More)
Mouse neuroblastoma cells in culture have been used as a model for the study of the mechanism by which activities of tyrosine hydroxylase (EC 1.14.3.a) are regulated in sympathetic tissue. The activity of tyrosine hydroxylase in cultured cells drops to barely detectable activities after 1 week and remains low for months in culture in the uncloned cell line(More)
Data demonstrating the direct phosphorylation of tyrosine hydroxylase [tyrosine 3-monooxygenase; L-tyrosine, tetrahydropteridine:oxygen oxidoreductase (3-hydroxylating), EC] purified from rat pheochromocytoma by ATP, Mg2+ and cyclic AMP-dependent protein kinase catalytic subunit are presented. The incorporation of phosphate is highly correlated(More)
The ability of phencyclidine (PCP), amphetamine and other substances to stimulate dopamine release from and inhibit dopamine uptake into rat striatal synaptosomes was examined in a continuous superfusion system. Inhibition of uptake was measured by determining inhibition of [3H]dopamine displacement by unlabeled dopamine ([1H]dopamine). The displacement of(More)
Amphetamine, 10(-7) M or greater, evoked the release of [3H]dopamine ([3H]DA) and inhibited subsequent K+-evoked [3H]DA release from striatal synaptosomes superfused at a flow rate (1 ml/min) that prevented reuptake. Amphetamine inhibited the K+-evoked release of [3H]DA to a lesser extent in striatal slices or in synaptosomes superfused at a flow rate (0.35(More)