P. Suresh Jayasekara

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Extracellular nucleotides acting via P2 receptors play important roles in cardiovascular physiology/pathophysiology. Pyrimidine nucleotides activate four G protein-coupled P2Y receptors (P2YRs): P2Y2 and P2Y4 (UTP-activated), P2Y6, and P2Y14. Previously, we showed that uridine 5′-triphosphate (UTP) activating P2Y2R reduced infarct size and improved mouse(More)
Benzo[a]pyrene (BaP) is a product of incomplete fossil fuel combustion, a well-known pollutant, and a carcinogenic agent. In the present study male CD-1 mice received ip injections of 0, 5, 25, and 100 mg/kg body weight BaP twice a week for 3 weeks. Endogenous levels of brain biogenic amines and their selected metabolites, norepinephrine (NE), dopamine(More)
Extended N(4)-(3-arylpropyl)oxy derivatives of uridine-5'-triphosphate were synthesized and potently stimulated phospholipase C stimulation in astrocytoma cells expressing G protein-coupled human (h) P2Y receptors (P2YRs) activated by UTP (P2Y2/4R) or UDP (P2Y6R). The potent P2Y4R-selective N(4)-(3-phenylpropyl)oxy agonist was phenyl ring-substituted or(More)
We establish structure activity relationships of extracellular nucleosides and nucleotides at G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs), e.g. adenosine receptors (ARs) and P2Y receptors (P2YRs), respectively. We synthesize selective agents for use as pharmacological probes and potential therapeutic agents (e.g. A3AR agonists for neuropathic pain). Detailed(More)
Gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) allow the tuning of pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic properties by active or passive targeting of drugs for cancer and other diseases. We have functionalized gold nanoparticles by tethering specific ligands, agonists and antagonists, of adenosine receptors (ARs) to the gold surface as models for cell surface interactions with G(More)
N-ethyl,N-nitrosourea is a well known alkylating agent and produces central nervous system-specific tumors in several laboratory animal species. In the present study, young male CD-1 mice were treated by i.p. injections of 0, 2, 8, or 32 mg/kg body weight N-ethyl,N-nitrosourea, twice a week for 3 weeks. Endogenous levels of brain monoamine neurotransmitters(More)
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