Sew Kin Wong

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Around half of all humans with essential hypertension are resistant to salt (blood pressure does not change by more than 5 mm Hg when salt intake is high), and although various inbred strains of rats display salt-insensitive elevated blood pressure, a gene defect to account for the phenotype has not been described. Atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) is(More)
Attempts to activate partially purified preparations of the guanylyl cyclase-A (GC-A) receptor with atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) have previously failed, leading to speculation that essential cofactors are lost during purification procedures. The receptor was modified to contain the FLAG epitope (DYKDDDDK), expressed in Sf9 cells, and purified to(More)
The M1-muscarinic cholinergic receptor (M1AChR) stimulates the release of inositol phosphates (IPs) but does not activate adenylyl cyclase. The beta-adrenergic receptor (beta-AR) stimulates adenylyl cyclase but has no effect on IP release. Amino acid sequences corresponding to the second (I2) and third (I3) intracellular loops of the turkey erythrocyte(More)
We evaluated the G protein selectivity of chimeric M1 and M2 muscarinic cholinergic receptors in which either the third intracellular (I3) loop or the N-terminal portion of this loop (the I3N peptide) was replaced by the corresponding sequence from the beta 1-adrenergic receptor. The chimeras retained agonist-dependent G protein regulatory activity, but(More)
Three different guanylyl cyclase cell receptors are known, but others will likely be discovered within the next few years. The general function of these receptors appear to relate to the regulation of fluid volume or fluid movement. New receptors, or possibly the currently known receptors, therefore, may be discovered in areas of the body where fluid volume(More)
The function of structural domains of the beta-adrenergic receptor were probed by studying the ability of tryptic fragments of the receptor to catalyze the binding of guanosine-5'-O-(3-thiotriphosphate (GTP gamma S) to the GTP-binding regulatory protein, Gs. beta-Adrenergic receptor purified from turkey erythrocytes was treated with trypsin under(More)
The natriuretic peptide receptor-C (NPR-C) constitutes greater than 95% of the natriuretic peptide binding sites in vivo. This cell surface glycoprotein is a disulfide-linked homodimer with a subunit molecular weight of 68,000. Two sources and types of ANP affinity-purified human NPR-C were used to map disulfide linkages and glycosylation sites of this(More)
The catecholamine binding domain of the turkey erythrocyte beta-adrenergic receptor was mapped by determining the sites of covalent labeling of the purified receptor by two beta-adrenergic photoaffinity reagents, [125I]iodocyanopindolol-diazirine (ICYP-da) and [125I] iodoazidobenzylpindolol (IABP). Both labels were incorporated at two separate sites. By(More)
Recombinant turkey erythrocyte beta-adrenergic receptors expressed in murine L cells exhibited characteristic avian subtype selectivity for agonists and antagonists. In 10 of the 11 clones studied, no agonist-induced internalization of receptor was observed, although agonist-induced uncoupling of receptor and adenylyl cyclase occurred rapidly. GTP caused(More)