Rosario Briones-Urbina

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We report the isolation and characterization of a rat cDNA clone encoding a mu-opioid receptor. This receptor, a 398 amino acid protein, shares 59% overall identity with the mouse delta- and kappa-opioid receptors. Transient expression of the receptor in COS cells revealed high-affinity binding of mu-selective opioid antagonists and agonists, with a KD for(More)
Antithyroid microsomal antibodies (AMA) and human leukocyte antigen (HLA) haplotypes were assessed as markers for the occurrence of postpartum thyroid dysfunction (all forms) and postpartum painless thyroiditis with transient hyperthyroidism, respectively. AMA titers and thyroid function tests were measured sequentially in 261 mothers from delivery to up to(More)
PURPOSE Androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) has been used as an adjuvant treatment to radiation therapy (RT) for the management of locally advanced prostate carcinoma. Long-term ADT decreases bone mineral density (BMD) and increases the risk of osteoporosis. The objective of this clinical trial was to evaluate the efficacy of risedronate for the prevention(More)
We present a comprehensive comparison of the anatomical distributions of the cloned mu, delta and kappa opioid receptor mRNA in rat brain. Northern blot analysis revealed that mRNA species encoding the three receptors differed in size and were differentially localized in brain regions. In peripheral tissues analyzed, the 3 mRNA species were detected only in(More)
On the premise that an antibody combining site is a mirror image of its antigen epitope, it is expected that an anti-idiotypic antibody (i.e., an antibody specific for the combining site of the first antibody) will be homologous to the epitope. Anti-idiotypic antibodies raised against hormones or drugs would, therefore, be anticipated to interact with their(More)
TSH is a heterodimeric glycoprotein hormone, whose dissociated subunits are without biological activity. This has precluded the assessment of the relative contribution of each subunit to hormone action. We have raised anti-idiotypes to monoclonal antibodies specific, respectively, for the alpha and beta hTSH subunits. The anti-beta anti-idiotype inhibited(More)
To evaluate possible immunological mechanisms involved in the development of postpartum thyroiditis with transient hyperthyroidism followed by transient hypothyroidism (PPT), antithyroid peroxidase antibodies (anti-TPO), antimicrosomal antibody (AMA) related immunoglobin G subclass and antibody-dependent cell-mediated cytotoxicity (ADCC) were studied in 43(More)
We describe a recent clinical case experience of antithyroid arthritis syndrome and literature search from 1965 to 1996 on antithyroid medication and associated arthritis using MEDLINE and EMBASE. The antithyroid arthritis syndrome is a transient migratory polyarthritis that occurs within 2 months of starting thionamide treatment, and resolves within 4(More)
Rabbit anti-rat anti-human thyrotropin anti-idiotypic antibodies have been raised. These antibodies were active at the thyrotropin (TSH) receptor, in that they inhibited 125I-labeled bovine TSH binding to thyroid plasma membranes, stimulated adenylate cyclase activity through a guanyl nucleotide-dependent mechanism, augmented radioiodide transport into(More)