ROBIN D . GANTZOS

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The alpha 2 adrenergic receptor (AR) inhibits adenylate cyclase via an interaction with Ni, a guanine nucleotide binding protein. The early steps involved in the activation of the alpha 2 AR by agonists and the subsequent interaction with Ni are poorly understood. In order to better characterize these processes, we have studied the kinetics of ligand(More)
The agonist- and antagonist-binding properties of the alpha 2-adrenergic receptor in a purified plasma membrane preparation from human platelets were determined both by direct binding of radiolabeled ligands and by competition with the labeled alpha 2-antagonist, [3H] yohimbine. Binding of [3H]yohimbine was characterized by a single high affinity binding(More)
Analysis of peptide binding to a set of HLA-DR alleles has allowed the proteins to be segregated into functional subsets, depending on the amino acids at positions 57 and 86 of the beta-chain. DR proteins with glycine at 86 beta and aspartic acid at 57 beta bound a simplified peptide with significantly lower IC50 values than alleles that did not have this(More)
Stimulation of platelets activates GPIIbIIIa, the heterodimeric integrin receptor, to bind fibrinogen (Fg), which results in platelet aggregation. GPIIbIIIa/Fg binding inhibitors are potentially suitable for acute use during and after thrombolytic therapy as antithrombotic agents. Incorporation of the tripeptide sequence Arg-Gly-Asp (RGD), a common(More)
Rat tail artery strips relax in response to electrical stimulation (0.1-8Hz, 9V, 1.0msec) following contraction induced by norepinephrine (5.9 X 10(-7)M). The relaxation is not altered by treatment of the strips with atropine, propranolol, tetrodotoxin or indomethacin nor by chemical denervation with 6-hydroxydopamine. Incubation of strips in calcium-free(More)
The effect of temperature on the binding of alpha 2-adrenergic agonists and antagonists to human platelet membranes was studied. Equilibrium binding of the alpha 2 antagonist, [3H]yohimbine, was affected minimally, whereas the rate of dissociation changed 40-fold over a temperature range of 5-35 degrees. The antagonist dissociation rates were characterized(More)
Vascular responses to norepinephrine (NE) are potentiated in the presence of serotonin (5-HT) and are attenuated by previous exposure to 5-HT. This study was designed to determine whether alterations in the interactions of these agonists occur in renal hypertension. Helical strips of femoral artery from two-kidney, one clip (2K1C) hypertensive and control(More)
Isolated dog coronary arteries relax in response to electrical stimulation (0.1-8.0 Hz, 9 V, 1.0 ms) following contraction induced by serotonin. Cimetidine, metiamide and ranitidine inhibited this relaxation. The relaxation was not blocked by pyrilamine. Reducing the concentration of Ca+ (0.1 mM) decreased the rate of relaxation whereas relaxation was more(More)
R.D. GANTZOS, A.B. EBEIGBE and R.C. WEBB, Ca 2 +, histamine antagonists and relaxation to electrical impulses in dog coronary artery, European J. Pharmacol. 89 (1983)287-291. Isolated dog coronary arteries relax in response to electrical stimulation (0.1-8.0 Hz, 9 V, 1.0 ms) following contraction induced by serotonin. Cimetidine, metiamide and ranitidine(More)
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