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Endogenously expressed canonical transient receptor potential (TRPC) homologs were investigated for their role in forming store-operated, 1-oleoyl-2-acetyl-sn-glycerol-stimulated, or carbachol (CCh)-stimulated calcium entry pathways in HEK-293 cells. Measurement of thapsigargin-stimulated Ba(2+) entry indicated that the individual suppression of TRPC1,(More)
We utilized 2-aminoethyoxydiphenyl borane, an agent that blocks store-operated Ca(2+) entry, as well as an antisense approach to characterize endogenous Ca(2+) entry pathways in HEK-293 cells. The thapsigargin- and carbachol-induced, but not the 1-oleolyl-2-acytyl-sn-glycerol (OAG)-induced, entry was blocked by 2-aminoethyoxydiphenyl borane. Both reverse(More)
Prostaglandin E(2) (PGE(2)) and prostacyclin are lipid mediators produced by cyclooxygenase and implicated in the regulation of vascular function, wound repair, inflammatory processes, and acute lung injury. Although protective effects of these prostaglandins (PGs) are associated with stimulation of intracellular cAMP production, the crosstalk between(More)
Store-operated calcium entry (SOCE) and TRPC protein expression were investigated in the rat-derived hippocampal H19-7 cell line. Thapsigargin-stimulated Ba2+ entry and the expression of TRPC1, TRPC3, TRPC4, TRPC5, TRPC6, and TRPC7 mRNA and protein were observed in proliferating H19-7 cells. When cells were placed under differentiating conditions, a change(More)
Acute lung injury, sepsis, lung inflammation, and ventilator-induced lung injury are life-threatening conditions associated with lung vascular barrier dysfunction, which may lead to pulmonary edema. Increased levels of atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) in lung circulation reported in these pathologies suggest its potential role in the modulation of lung(More)
Gene expression profiles were generated using cDNA microarray technology for clones of human embryonic kidney (HEK)-293 cells selected to have either high or low levels of store-operated Ca2+ entry (SOCE). For five high clones, three low clones, and control HEK-293 cells, duplicate Affymetrix U133A human gene arrays were run after extraction of total RNA(More)
The highly specific recognition of a natural cytokinin, trans-zeatin, by cytokinin-binding protein (CBP) of 67 kDa from barley leaves was detected with an assay developed on the basis of cytokinin competition in ELISA with anti-idiotype antibodies (raised against antibodies to zeatin) for complex formation with CBP. Monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) raised(More)
We investigated the effects of thapsigargin (TG), bradykinin (BK), and carbachol (CCh) on Ca(2+) entry via endogenous channels in human embryonic kidney BKR21 cells. After depletion of Ca(2+) stores by either TG, BK, or CCh, the addition of Ca(2+) gave a much larger rise in Ca(2+) levels in CCh-treated and TG-treated cells than in cells treated with BK.(More)
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