Robert Raynor

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HIV-1 infection impairs alveolar macrophage immune function and renders patients susceptible to pneumonia by poorly understood mechanisms. Alveolar macrophage maturation and function depends on granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF), which is produced and secreted by the alveolar epithelium. Macrophages respond to GM-CSF through the(More)
Ontogenetic changes in the protein phosphorylation/dephosphorylation systems in rat brain were investigated. It was found that the activity level of phospholipid-sensitive Ca2+-dependent protein kinase (PL-Ca-PK) in the particulate fraction of grey and white matter and the soluble fraction of grey matter increased rapidly and markedly after birth, reached(More)
Protein dephosphorylation by protein phosphatase 1 (PP1), acting in concert with protein kinase C (PKC) and protein kinase A (PKA), is a pivotal regulatory mechanism of protein phosphorylation. Isolated rat cardiac myofibrils phosphorylated by PKC/PKA and dephosphorylated by PP1 were used in determining dephosphorylation specificities, Ca(2+)-stimulated(More)
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a progressive disease characterized by increased pulmonary arterial resistance and vessel remodeling. Patients living with human immunodeficiency virus-1 (HIV-1) have an increased susceptibility to develop severe pulmonary hypertension (PH) irrespective of their CD4+ lymphocyte counts. While the underlying cause of(More)
A phospholipid-sensitive Ca2+-dependent protein kinase was purified to homogeneity, for the first time, from extracts of pig spleen, employing the steps of DEAE-cellulose, octyl-agarose, Sephacryl S-200 and phosphatidylserine-Affigel 10 affinity chromatographies. The purified enzyme appeared as a single protein band on both analytical (non-denaturing) and(More)
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