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We investigated the dependence of nicotinate-adenine dinucleotide phosphate (NAADP)-induced Ca2+ release from intracellular stores of sea urchin egg homogenates, upon extravesicular Ca2+. In contrast to the Ca2+ release induced inositol 1',4',5'-triphosphate (IP3) or cyclic ADP-ribose (cADPR), the Ca2+ release induced by NAADP was completely independent of(More)
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We investigated whether ADP-ribosyl cyclase (ADPR-cyclase) in rat vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) has enzymatic properties that differ from the well-characterized CD38-antigen ADPR-cyclase, expressed in HL-60 cells. ADPR-cyclase from VSMCs, but not CD38 ADPR-cyclase from HL-60 cells, was inhibited by gangliosides (10 micromol/L) GT(1B), GD(1), and(More)
To survey the presence of the four different isoforms of the plasma membrane calcium pump (PMCA) and their alternative splicing variants in the rat kidney, three major zones (cortex, outer medulla, and inner medulla) were macrodissected and probed for the presence of mRNA encoding these isoforms and their variants at the splicing site C by using reverse(More)
The effect of parathyroid hormone and calcitonin on the renal excretion of phosphate, calcium, and cyclic AMP was evaluated in the thyroparathyroidectomized hamster, a mammal apparently reisstant to the phosphaturic effect of parathyroid hormone. Parathyroid hormone did not increase phosphate excretion, although it decreased excretion of calcium and(More)
Serotonin (5-HT) was recently reported to inhibit cAMP generation in oppossum (OK) cells. We thus investigated the effects of 5-HT upon the Na(+)-Pi cotransport in cultured OK cells and its interactions with dopamine. Incubation of OK cells with 1 nM-10 microM 5-HT resulted in dose-dependent stimulation of Na(+)-Pi contransport (ED50 approximately equal to(More)
Observations in vivo suggest that catecholamines modulate reabsorptive functions of proximal tubules by acting on beta-adrenoceptors. However, beta-catecholamine binding sites or beta-adrenoceptor-sensitive adenylate cyclase (AdC) has not been found in segments of proximal tubules of rat, rabbit, or mouse kidney. In the present study, we investigated the(More)
so many interpretations and judgments possible? Is it the fact that OMAM is a play in narrative form, consisting almost entirely of dialogue? Is it because of the range of characters, including the two leads but also the ranch owner, his son Curley, Curley's young wife, a black hand, an idealized cowboy, and others? Certainly the novel allows schoolchildren(More)
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