Sherrinal Patel

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In this study, we establish that the V1a vasopressin receptor (V1aR) is palmitoylated, and we show that this modification has an important functional role. Palmitoylation of the V1aR occurs within the Cys371/Cys372 couplet located in the proximal C-terminal tail domain. Substitution of these residues in a [C371G/C372G]V1aR construct effectively disrupted(More)
Endothelial cell CD36 (glycoprotein IV) has been purified from bovine heart tissue by detergent partitioning and immunoaffinity chromatography. Bovine CD36 differs from human CD36 in its apparent mass (85 versus 88 kDa), primary structure, and immunological cross-reactivity. Of the 18 N-terminal residues identified, 17 conformed to the human CD36 sequence.(More)
PAX6 is a master regulatory gene involved in neuronal cell fate specification. It also plays a critical role in early eye field and subsequent limbal stem cell (LSC) determination during eye development. Defects in Pax6 cause aniridia and LSC deficiency in humans and the Sey (Small eye) phenotype in mice (Massé, K., Bhamra, S., Eason, R., Dale, N., and(More)
A fundamental issue in molecular pharmacology is to define how agonist:receptor interaction differs from that of antagonist:receptor. The V(1a) receptor (V(1a)R) is a member of a family of related G-protein-coupled receptors that are activated by the neurohypophysial peptide hormone arginine-vasopressin (AVP). Here we define a short subdomain of the(More)
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