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The diverse physiological actions of dopamine are mediated by at least five distinct G protein-coupled receptor subtypes. Two D1-like receptor subtypes (D1 and D5) couple to the G protein Gs and activate adenylyl cyclase. The other receptor subtypes belong to the D2-like subfamily (D2, D3, and D4) and are prototypic of G protein-coupled receptors that(More)
Here, we show that N-ethylmaleimide-sensitive fusion protein (NSF) interacts directly and selectively with the intracellular C-terminal domain of the GluR2 subunit of AMPA receptors. The interaction requires all three domains of NSF but occurs between residues Lys-844 and Gln-853 of rat GluR2, with Asn-851 playing a critical role. Loading of decapeptides(More)
The role of G protein-coupled receptor kinases (GRKs) in the regulation of dopamine D1A receptor responsiveness is poorly understood. To explore the potential role played by the GRKs in the regulation of the rat dopamine D1A receptor, we performed whole cell phosphorylation experiments and cAMP assays in 293 cells cotransfected with the receptor alone or(More)
BACKGROUND Group 1 metabotropic glutamate receptors (mGluR1 and mGluR5) are coupled to inositol trisphosphate/Ca2+ signaling via G proteins and play an important role in excitatory synaptic transmission. To explore the regulation of group 1 mGluR function, we applied the yeast two-hybrid system using the intracellular carboxy-terminal domain of group 1(More)
Specific interactions between proteins regulate nearly all cellular processes. In the nervous system specialized processes such as neuronal proliferation, differentiation and targeting, synapse formation and neurotransmitter release are all tightly controlled by cascades of protein-protein interactions. The extent and nature of these interactions is(More)
We have previously described the isolation of pH-2d-37, a cDNA clone that encodes a so far unknown, poorly polymorphic, class I surface molecule. We report here the isolation of the corresponding gene, its nucleotide sequence, and its localization in the Tla region of the murine MHC. Using a RNase mapping assay, we have confirmed that the second domain(More)
PURPOSE We investigated the etiology of acute hepatitis in three children with systemic Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (sJIA) taking Interleukin-1 receptor antagonist (IL1RA). METHODS Laboratory and clinical data for three children with sJIA diagnosed at ages 13 months to 8 years who developed acute hepatitis during treatment with IL1RA were reviewed for(More)
Current prostate biopsy cores have a very low diagnostic yield. These biopsies often fail to diagnose prostate cancer since 90% of cores are histopathologically classified as benign. The concentrations of endogenous fluorophores in prostate tissue vary with disease states. Thus, fluorescence spectroscopy could be utilized to quantify these variations for(More)
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