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Beta-adrenergic receptors (beta-ARs), like other G-protein-coupled receptors, can undergo post-transciptional regulation at the level of mRNA stability. In particular, the human beta(1)- and beta(2)-ARs and the hamster beta(2)-AR mRNA undergo beta-agonist-mediated destabilization. By UV cross-linking, we have previously described an approximately M(r)(More)
split ends (spen) encodes nuclear 600 kDa proteins that contain RNA recognition motifs and a conserved C-terminal sequence. These features define a new protein family, Spen, which includes the vertebrate MINT transcriptional regulator. Zygotic spen mutants affect the growth and guidance of a subset of axons in the Drosophila embryo. Removing maternal and(More)
We have investigated the interaction between Cbl and the Src-related tyrosine kinase Fyn. Fyn was observed to be constitutively associated with Cbl in lysates of several different cell types including the interleukin-3-dependent murine myeloid cell line 32Dcl3, and the prolactin-dependent rat thymoma cell line Nb2. Binding studies indicated that Cbl could(More)
BACKGROUND Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) can be differentiated into potentially unlimited lineages of cell types for use in autologous cell therapy. However, the efficiency of the differentiation procedure and subsequent function of the iPSC-derived cells may be influenced by epigenetic factors that the iPSCs retain from their tissues of origin;(More)
The beta(1)-adrenergic receptor (AR) is the dominant subtype in non-failing and failing myocardium. beta(1)-AR signaling, by the endogenous neurotransmitter norepinephrine, is central to the regulation of myocardial contractility. In heart failure, the beta(1)-AR undergoes subtype-selective downregulation which may protect against the increased cardiac(More)
Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) is half of all HF, but standard HF therapies are ineffective. Diastolic dysfunction, often secondary to interstitial fibrosis, is common in HFpEF. Previously, we found that supra-physiologic levels of ω3-PUFAs produced by 12 weeks of ω3-dietary supplementation prevented fibrosis and contractile(More)
Presence of A+U-rich elements (AREs) within 3′-untranslated regions (3′UTRs) of numerous mRNAs has been associated with rapid mRNA turnover; however, the interaction of specific factors with AREs is also associated with mRNA stabilization. Recently, two ARE binding proteins with putative mRNA destabilizing (AUF1) and stabilizing (HuR) properties have been(More)
Conventional models of G-protein coupled receptor (GPCR) signaling describe cell surface receptors binding to external ligands, such as hormones or circulating peptides, to induce intracellular signaling and a physiologic response. However, recent studies identify new paradigms indicating that GPCRs localize to and signal at the nucleus and that GPCR(More)
BACKGROUND Recent studies indicate that a1-adrenergic receptors (a1-ARs) are cardioprotective by preventing cardiac myocyte death and augmenting contractility in heart failure. Although G-protein-coupled receptors are assumed to localize to and signal at the plasma membrane, we previously demonstrated that endogenous a1-ARs localize to the nuclei in adult(More)
Our experiments investigated associations of specific isoforms of protein kinase C (PKC) with individual proteins in the cardiac troponin complex. Troponin I (cTnI) associated with PKCepsilon and zeta and troponin T (cTnT) associated with PKC alpha, delta, and epsilon. Based on its association with cTnI, we hypothesized that PKCzeta is a major regulator of(More)