Sheila M. Knepper

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N-[5-(4,5-dihydro-1H-imidazol-2yl)-2-hydroxy-5,6,7,8-tetrahydro naphthalen-1-yl] methanesulfonamide hydrobromide (A-61603) is a novel and potent alpha-adrenoceptor agonist. In radioligand binding assays, the compound is at least 35-fold more potent at alpha 1A/a receptors than at alpha 1b or alpha 1d sites. In fibroblast cells transfected with alpha 1a(More)
Norepinephrine (NE) and the selective alpha1-adrenoceptor agonist phenylephrine (PE) both markedly stimulate the formation of [3H]inositol phosphates in a concentration-dependent manner upon incubation with [3H]myo-inositol. The selective alpha2 agonist, clonidine, did not significantly alter [3H]inositol phosphate formation, even at concentrations as high(More)
The abilities of several amphetamine analogs with restricted conformations to inhibit uptake of [3H]norepinephrine into synaptic vesicles isolated from rat brain cerebral cortex were compared. [3H]Norepinephrine was accumulated in the vesicles with a Km of 3.5 microM and a Vmax of 7.6 pmol/g of tissue per min. This uptake was inhibited by reserpine (IC50,(More)
Terazosin and its enantiomers, antagonists of alpha 1-adrenoceptors, were studied in radioligand binding and functional assays to determine relative potencies at subtypes of alpha 1- and alpha 2-adrenoceptors in vitro. The racemic compound and its enantiomers showed high and apparently equal affinity for subtypes of alpha 1-adrenoceptors with Kl values in(More)
Adrenoceptor agonists were used to characterize the alpha 1-adrenoceptor subtype responsible for mediating tension (phasic and tonic combined) in the denuded rat aorta and compared with radioligand binding at alpha 1-adrenoceptor subtypes. The rank order of potency at the rat aorta was the same as that obtained for binding affinity at the rat clonal alpha(More)
Here, we present a low-cost method to produce compact arrays using microporous materials and reagent jetting. Oligonucleotides are immobilized on membrane sheets as a series of lines. The membrane sheet is then rolled and bound, and the spiral structure is cut like a "jelly roll" to produce identical arrays. The spiral arrays behave much like larger formats(More)
We characterize the in vitro and in vivo pharmacology of CHIR 2279, an N-substituted glycine peptoid previously identified from a combinatorial library as a novel ligand to alpha 1-adrenoceptors. Competitive receptor-binding assays with [3H]prazosin showed that CHIR 2279 was similar to prazosin in binding to alpha 1A (rat submaxillary), alpha 1a, alpha 1b,(More)
Bio-Strand, Inc., has developed a novel DNA microarray platform utilizing a three-dimensional (3D) DNA format. DNA probes or polymerase chain reaction (PCR) products are spotted onto a thread-like scaffold, which is then wound onto a cylindrical core. By wrapping the thread around the core, high efficiencies are achieved in sample analysis. Using(More)
The role of calcium in the stimulation of phosphoinositide (PIn) hydrolysis by norepinephrine and the calcium ionophore A23187 was investigated in chopped cerebral cortex in which the PIns had been labeled previously with ([3H]myo-inositol. The accumulation of the newly formed [3H]inositol phosphate ([3H]IPs) was used as an index of PIn hydrolysis.(More)