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The highly conserved aspartate residue in the second transmembrane domain of G protein-coupled receptors is present in position 113 in the type 1 neurotensin receptor (NTR1) but is replaced by an Ala residue in position 79 in the type 2 neurotensin receptor (NTR2). NTR1 couples to Galphaq to stimulate phospholipase C and its binding affinity for neurotensin(More)
35 ANUG patients were examined and compared clinically and demographically. Plaque removed from ulcerated sites in 20 patients was cultured using quantitative anaerobic procedures and examined by electron and darkfield microscopy. Patients were classified as having ANUG when presenting with ulceration and necrosis of interproximal papillae, pain and(More)
We recently reported the molecular identification of a new type of receptor for the neuropeptide neurotensin (NT), the neurotensin receptor 3 (NTR3), identical to sortilin, which binds receptor-associated protein. Here, we demonstrate that the cloned mouse NTR3 is expressed on the plasma membrane of transfected COS-7 cells. The mouse NTR3 is detectable by(More)
A gingival explant culture system was utilized to evaluate the reactivity of local immunoglobulins produced by juvenile periodontitis tissue. Gingival explant culture supernatant fluids were screened, via a standardized dot-immunobinding assay, for antibodies reactive to: Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans, Porphyromonas gingivalis, Prevotella intermedia,(More)
Upper eyelid ptosis can present both functional and aesthetic problems. Because proper correction of ptosis can be difficult to achieve, numerous surgical procedures have been developed. Plication of levator aponeurosis can be combined with aesthetic blepharoplasty and facial rejuvenation procedures to successfully address ptosis. The authors assessed the(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE We have described a novel antidepressant peptide, spadin, that acts by blocking the TWIK-related-potassium channel, type 1 (TREK-1). Here, we examined possible mechanisms of action of spadin at both molecular and cellular levels. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACHES Effects of spadin were measured in primary cultures of neurons or tissues from(More)
Synapse development and neuronal activity represent fundamental processes for the establishment of cognitive function. Structural organization as well as signalling pathways from receptor stimulation to gene expression regulation are mediated by synaptic activity and misregulated in neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and(More)