Susan Chacko

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At least two hypothalamic peptides, corticotropin releasing hormone (CRH) and vasopressin (VP), are important in regulating adrenocorticotropin (ACTH) release from the anterior pituitary. Both are secreted in a pulsatile manner and stimulate ACTH secretion by interacting with G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs), namely the type 1 CRH receptor and V1b(More)
Vascular endothelial cells cultured from guinea pig aorta or portal vein contain naturally occurring bundles of 100 A (diameter) filaments that completely encircle the nucleus. These rings are phase lucent and birefringent when examined with the light microscope. Perinuclear bundles of 100 A filaments were also seen in endothelial cells in vivo, indicating(More)
We constructed a genome-wide transcriptome map of non-small cell lung carcinomas based on gene-expression profiles generated by serial analysis of gene expression (SAGE) using primary tumors and bronchial epithelial cells of the lung. Using the human genome working draft and the public databases, 25,135 nonredundant UniGene clusters were mapped onto(More)
The effects of the ionophoric antibiotic X537A on cell structure were studied with phase-contrast, fluorescence, and electron microscopy. X537A induced selective vacuolation of the Golgi apparatus of vascular and intestinal smooth muscle, epithelium, plasma cells, and cultured chick heart and guinea pig vascular smooth muscle cells. The swelling of the(More)
To evaluate the potential for dimerization through a particular T cell receptor (TCR) domain, we have cloned the cDNA encoding a TCR Vo~ from a hybridoma with specificity for the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) envelope glycoprotein 120-derived peptide P18-I10 (RGPGRAFVTI) bound to the murine major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class I molecule , H-2D(More)
Following repeated or prolonged exposure to either corticotrophin-releasing hormone (CRH) or arginine vasopressin (AVP), pituitary adrenocorticotrophin (ACTH) responsiveness is reduced. This study compared the characteristics of desensitization to CRH and AVP in perifused ovine anterior pituitary cells. Desensitization to AVP occurred at relatively low AVP(More)
Multiple functional domains responsible for calmodulin (CaM) binding and actin-binding/actomyosin ATPase inhibition are present in the region between residues 598-756 of the chicken gizzard smooth muscle caldesmon (CaD) molecule. To precisely localize these functional domains and to further elucidate the structural basis of these domains, we analyzed a(More)
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