Timothy D. O'Connell

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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)
Although convention dictates that G protein-coupled receptors localize to and signal at the plasma membrane, accumulating evidence suggests that G protein-coupled receptors localize to and signal at intracellular membranes, most notably the nucleus. In fact, there is now significant evidence indicating that endogenous alpha-1 adrenergic receptors (α1-ARs)(More)
Glycerol as a by-product of biodiesel production is an attractive precursor for producing d-glyceric acid. Here, we demonstrate the successful production of d-glyceric acid based on glycerol via glyceraldehyde in a two-step enzyme reaction with the FAD-dependent alditol oxidase from Streptomyces coelicolor A3(2). The hydrogen peroxide generated in the(More)
BACKGROUND Since volatile and rising cost factors such as energy, raw materials and market competitiveness have a significant impact on the economic efficiency of biotechnological bulk productions, industrial processes need to be steadily improved and optimized. Thereby the current production hosts can undergo various limitations. To overcome those(More)
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