Vinod Rampersad

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Several cDNA clones encoding EAA5 receptor polypeptides were isolated from a human fetal brain library. The EAA5 cDNAs demonstrated an 88.7-90.1% nucleotide identity with rat GluR7 cDNAs. The nucleotide sequence of EAA5 would encode a 919-amino acid protein, that has a 97.7-98.9% identity with the rat GluR7 receptor. Two variation of the EAA5 cDNA were(More)
A high-affinity homomeric, non-NMDA glutamate receptor was previously purified from the amphibian Xenopus laevis. We have obtained nine peptide sequences from its subunit, applied in cDNA cloning. The cDNA encodes a subunit (XenU1) containing all nine sequences. The 51,600-dalton mature subunit has four hydrophobic domains homologous to the four in the(More)
We have isolated a new member of the human glutamate receptor family from a fetal brain cDNA library. This cDNA clone, designated EAA3a, shares a 90% nucleotide identity with the previously reported rat GluR5-2b cDNA splice variant and differed from human GluR5-1d in the amino and carboxy terminal regions. Cell lines stably expressing EAA3a protein formed(More)
A cDNA encoding an ionotropic glutamate receptor subunit protein humEAA4 (GluR6), has been cloned from a human fetal brain library. This cDNA when expressed in COS or HEK-293 cells is associated with high-affinity kainate receptor binding and ion channel formation. We have successfully established cell lines stably expressing humEAA4 in HEK-293 cells This(More)
Several cDNA clones encoding the human glutamate receptor subunit GluR3 flip and flop isoforms, were isolated from human hippocampus and fetal brain libraries. DNA sequence analysis revealed overlapping clones permitting the reconstruction of full-length GluR3-flip and GluR3-flop cDNAs. The GluR3 cDNAs demonstrated an 94.1-94.7% nucleotide (nt) identity(More)
Several cDNA clones encoding human N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (hNR1) subunit polypeptides were isolated from a human hippocampus library. Degenerate oligodeoxyribonucleotide (oligo) primers based on the published rat NR1 (rNR1) amino acid (aa) sequence [K. Moriyoshi et al. Nature 354 (1991) 31-37] amplified a 0.7-kb fragment from a human hippocampus cDNA(More)
Kainate is a potent neuroexcitatory agent; its neurotoxicity is thought to be mediated by an ionotropic receptor with a nanomolar affinity for kainate. In this report, we describe the cloning of a cDNA encoding a human glutamate ionotropic receptor subunit protein from a human hippocampal library. This cDNA, termed humEAA1, is most closely related to rat(More)
Branched DNA (bDNA) is a signal amplification technology used in clinical and research laboratories to quantitatively detect nucleic acids. An overnight incubation is a significant drawback of highly sensitive bDNA assays. The VERSANT® HIV-1 RNA 3.0 Assay (bDNA) ("Versant Assay") currently used in clinical laboratories was modified to allow shorter target(More)
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