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Histamine H3 receptor inverse agonists are known to enhance the activity of histaminergic neurons in brain and thereby promote vigilance and cognition. 1-{3-[3-(4-Chlorophenyl)propoxy]propyl}piperidine, hydrochloride (BF2.649) is a novel, potent, and selective nonimidazole inverse agonist at the recombinant human H3 receptor. On the stimulation of guanosine(More)
Secreted heterologous proteins have been found to be produced much less efficiently by fungi than secreted homologous ones. This could be due, at least in part, to proteolytic cleavage by site-specific endoproteases of the secretory pathway, similar to the yeast KEX2 protease and the mammalian dibasic endoproteinases found in secretory pathways. Mature(More)
DENN domains are found in a variety of signaling proteins but their exact function remains undefined. Some of the DENN-containing proteins, such as rat Rab3GEP (Rab3 GDP/GTP exchange protein) or mouse Rab6IP1 (Rab6 interacting protein 1) interact with GTPases of the Rab family. Others, such as human MADD (MAP (Mitogen-activated protein) kinase activating(More)
Determinants of tetracycline resistance have been cloned from two different tetracycline-producing industrial strains of Streptomyces into Streptomyces lividans using the plasmid vector pUT206. Three plasmids, pUT250 and pUT260 with a 9.5 and a 7.5 kb insert respectively of Streptomyces rimosus DNA, and pUT270 with a 14.0 kb insert of Streptomyces(More)
The endothelium represents a potentially critical target for gene therapy because of its anatomical location and its importance in the viability in both normal and malignant tissues. Protecting the endothelium of normal tissues, such as the lungs, from the toxic effects of current antineoplastic agents and the destruction of the tumor vasculature are(More)
Drug-discovery projects frequently employ structure-based information through protein modeling and ligand docking, and there is a plethora of reports relating successful use of them in virtual screening. Hit/lead optimization, which represents the next step and the longest for the medicinal chemist, is very rarely considered. This is not surprising because(More)
Sphingosine 1-phosphate (S1P), which derives from the metabolism of sphingomyelin, is mainly synthesized, stored, and released from platelets after activation by physiological and pathophysiological events. S1P acts in cardiovascular tissues through cell surface G-protein-coupled receptors of the endothelial differentiation gene (EDG) family, i.e., EDG1,(More)
A series of compounds containing privileged scaffolds of the known histamine H(1) receptor antagonists cetirizine, mianserin, ketotifen, loratadine, and bamipine were synthesized for further optimization as ligands for the related biogenic amine binding dopamine D(3) receptor. A pharmacological screening was carried out at dopamine D(2) and D(3) receptors.(More)
Phleomycins are glycopeptide antibiotics related to bleomycins nucleotide sequence of the Sh ble gene and its polylinker and tallysomycins which are active at low concentrations on both fragments. prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells (1). We have cloned a phleomycin-resistance gene (Sh ble) from the genomic DNA of REFERENCES Streptoalloteichus hindustanus (ATCC(More)