Robert A. Farley

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A drawback of extensive coxib use for antitumor purposes is the risk of life-threatening side effects that are thought to be a class effect and probably due to the resulting imbalance of eicosanoid levels. 2,5-Dimethyl-celecoxib (DMC) is a close structural analogue of the selective cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitor celecoxib that lacks cyclooxygenase-2-inhibitory(More)
Horse blood has a higher tendency to form red blood cell (RBC) aggregates compared with human blood, with this enhanced aggregation previously attributed to differences in plasma factors. Our results confirm this observation and further indicate that washed horse RBC also have a significantly higher aggregation tendency in dextran 70 solutions (i.e., horse(More)
The rat gamma-aminobutyric acid transporter GAT1 expressed in Xenopus oocytes was labeled at Cys74, and at one or more other sites, by tetramethylrhodamine-5-maleimide, without significantly altering GAT1 function. Voltage-jump relaxation analysis showed that fluorescence increased slightly and monotonically with hyperpolarization; the fluorescence at -140(More)
The sodium pump Na,K-ATPase, located in the plasma membrane of all animal cells, is a member of a family of ion-translocating ATPases that share highly homologous catalytic subunits. In this family, only Na,K-ATPase has been established to be a heterodimer of catalytic (alpha) and glycoprotein (beta) subunits. The beta subunit has not been associated with(More)
The rat g -aminobutyric acid transporter GAT1 expressed in Xenopus oocytes was labeled at Cys74, and at one or more other sites, by tetramethylrhodamine-5-maleimide, without significantly altering GAT1 function. Voltage-jump relaxation analysis showed that fluorescence increased slightly and monotonically with hyperpolarization; the fluorescence at 2 140 mV(More)
cDNA complementary to mRNA coding for the beta subunit of dog renal (Na+ + K+)-ATPase has been cloned into lambda gt11 and the nucleotide sequence of the DNA has been determined. The amino acid sequence of the beta subunit polypeptide has also been deduced from the DNA. The mature form of the dog kidney beta subunit contains 302 amino acids with three(More)
JOCHEN MÜLLER-EHMSEN,1,3 PADMAJA JUVVADI,1 CURTIS B. THOMPSON,1 LUSINE TUMYAN,1 MICHELLE CROYLE,2 JERRY B. LINGREL,2 ROBERT H. G. SCHWINGER,3 ALICIA A. MCDONOUGH,1 AND ROBERT A. FARLEY1 1Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90033; 2Department of Molecular Genetics,(More)
Recently, a ( subunit for the rat gastric H+,K+-ATPase (HK(), which is structurally similar to the 13 subunit of Na+,K+-ATPase, has been cloned and characterized. Using heterologous expression in yeast, we have tested the specificity of 13 subunit assembly with different isoforms of the a subunit of Na+,K+-ATPase. Coexpression in yeast cells of the HK(3(More)
Heterologous expression of the beta subunit of H+/K(+)-ATPase (HK beta) with alpha subunits of Na+/K(+)-ATPase (NK alpha) in yeast leads to the formation of ouabain binding complexes, indicating assembly of the two subunits into active ion pumps (Eakle, K. A., Kim, K. S., Kabalin, M. A., and Farley, R. A. (1992) Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U. S. A. 89,(More)
The yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae was investigated as an in vivo protein expression system for mammalian Na,K-ATPase. Unlike animal cells, yeast cells lack endogenous Na,K-ATPase. Expression of high affinity ouabain binding sites, ouabain-sensitive ATPase activity, or ouabain-sensitive p-nitrophenylphosphatase activity in membrane fractions of yeast cells(More)