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Purification and characterization of a 20-kDa protein that is highly homologous to alpha B crystallin.
A 20-kDa protein (p20) that had internal amino acid sequences highly similar to those of alpha B crystallin was purified from rat and human skeletal muscle. p20 co-eluted with alpha B crystallin andExpand
Riluzole enhances expression of brain‐derived neurotrophic factor with consequent proliferation of granule precursor cells in the rat hippocampus
The dentate gyrus of the hippocampus, generating new cells throughout life, is essential for normal recognition memory performance. Reduction of brain‐derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) in thisExpand
UV-Sensitive Photoreceptor Protein OPN5 in Humans and Mice
A variety of animal species utilize the ultraviolet (UV) component of sunlight as their environmental cues, whereas physiological roles of UV photoreception in mammals, especially in human beings,Expand
Copurification of small heat shock protein with alpha B crystallin from human skeletal muscle.
Immunoreactive alpha B crystallin and a 28-kDa protein in an extract of human pectoral muscle were precipitated by (NH4)2SO4 at 40% saturation, and coeluted during column chromatography onExpand
Sept8 controls the binding of vesicle‐associated membrane protein 2 to synaptophysin
Septins, a conserved family of GTP/GDP‐binding proteins, are present in organisms as diverse as yeast and mammals. We analyzed the distribution of five septins, Sept6, Sept7, Sept8, Sept9 and Sept11,Expand
GABAB receptors couple to G proteins Go, G∗ o and G·i1 but not to Gi2
We studied the selectivity of GABAB receptors for coupling to G proteins by testing the ability of various purified G proteins to increase GABA binding to N‐ethylmaleimide (NEM)‐treated membranes ofExpand
Dysbindin-1, WAVE2 and Abi-1 form a complex that regulates dendritic spine formation
Genetic variations in dysbindin-1 (dystrobrevin-binding protein-1) are one of the most commonly reported variations associated with schizophrenia. As schizophrenia could be regarded as aExpand
Differential Interactions of the C terminus and the Cytoplasmic I-II Loop of Neuronal Ca2+ Channels with G-protein α and βγ Subunits
The present study was designed to obtain evidence for direct interactions of G-protein α (Gα) and βγ subunits (Gβγ) with N- (α1B) and P/Q-type (α1A) Ca2+ channels, using synthetic peptides and fusionExpand
Identification of lung major GTP-binding protein as Gi2 and its distribution in various rat tissues determined by immunoassay.
Antisera were raised in rabbits against the 40-kDa alpha subunit of bovine lung GTP-binding protein, which were identified as the alpha subunit of Gi2 (Gi2 alpha) by the analysis of the partial aminoExpand
Regulation of Rac and Cdc42 Pathways by Gi during Lysophosphatidic Acid-induced Cell Spreading*
The pertussis toxin-sensitive G protein, Gi, has been implicated in lysophosphatidic acid-induced cell mitogenesis and migration, but the mechanisms remain to be detailed. In the present study, weExpand