Vabren L Watts

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Protease activated receptors (PARs) are G protein-coupled receptors that are known to regulate endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) activity in part by phosphorylating the enzyme at various sites. Ser1177 is a positive regulatory site, which leads to the enhanced production of nitric oxide (NO), a vasodilator of arteries. Thr495 is a negative regulatory(More)
Protease-activated receptors (PARs), such as PAR1 and PAR2, have been implicated in the regulation of endothelial NO production. We hypothesized that PAR1 and PAR2 distinctly regulate the activity of endothelial NO synthase through the selective phosphorylation of a positive regulatory site, Ser(1179), and a negative regulatory site, Thr(497), in bovine(More)
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