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Roger Sunahara

Title(s)Professor, Pharmacology
SchoolVc-health Sciences-schools
Address9500 Gilman Drive #0636
La Jolla CA 92093
Phone8/2-46--1967
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    Ph.D.University of Toronto

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    Next-gen Opto-GPCRs: spatiotemporal simulation of neuromodulator signaling
    NIH/NIMH R01MH111520Nov 1, 2018 - Jul 31, 2019
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Structure-based discovery of allosteric ligands for G Protein Coupled Receptors
    NIH U19GM106990Sep 15, 2013 - May 31, 2018
    Role: Co-Investigator
    Crystallization and structure determination of the mu-opioid receptor
    NIH/NIDA R21DA031418Jul 1, 2011 - Jun 30, 2013
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Structure and dynamics of G protein coupled receptor-G protein complexes
    NIH/NIGMS R01GM083118Aug 1, 2010 - May 31, 2020
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Structure and mechanism of beta2-adrenergic receptor
    NIH/NIGMS R01GM068603Aug 1, 2003 - Jul 31, 2008
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Structure and selectivity engineering of the M1 muscarinic receptor toxin complex. Science. 2020 07 10; 369(6500):161-167. Maeda S, Xu J, N Kadji FM, Clark MJ, Zhao J, Tsutsumi N, Aoki J, Sunahara RK, Inoue A, Garcia KC, Kobilka BK. PMID: 32646996.
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    2. Structure of a D2 dopamine receptor-G-protein complex in a lipid membrane. Nature. 2020 08; 584(7819):125-129. Yin J, Chen KM, Clark MJ, Hijazi M, Kumari P, Bai XC, Sunahara RK, Barth P, Rosenbaum DM. PMID: 32528175.
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    3. An allosteric modulator binds to a conformational hub in the ß2 adrenergic receptor. Nat Chem Biol. 2020 Jul; 16(7):749-755. Liu X, Kaindl J, Korczynska M, Stößel A, Dengler D, Stanek M, Hübner H, Clark MJ, Mahoney J, Matt RA, Xu X, Hirata K, Shoichet BK, Sunahara RK, Kobilka BK, Gmeiner P. PMID: 32483378.
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    4. Structure of an endosomal signaling GPCR-G protein-ß-arrestin megacomplex. Nat Struct Mol Biol. 2019 12; 26(12):1123-1131. Nguyen AH, Thomsen ARB, Cahill TJ, Huang R, Huang LY, Marcink T, Clarke OB, Heissel S, Masoudi A, Ben-Hail D, Samaan F, Dandey VP, Tan YZ, Hong C, Mahoney JP, Triest S, Little J, Chen X, Sunahara R, Steyaert J, Molina H, Yu Z, des Georges A, Lefkowitz RJ. PMID: 31740855.
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    5. Publisher Correction: Structural insights into binding specificity, efficacy and bias of a ß2AR partial agonist. Nat Chem Biol. 2019 02; 15(2):205. Masureel M, Zou Y, Picard LP, van der Westhuizen E, Mahoney JP, Rodrigues JPGLM, Mildorf TJ, Dror RO, Shaw DE, Bouvier M, Pardon E, Steyaert J, Sunahara RK, Weis WI, Zhang C, Kobilka BK. PMID: 30504785.
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    6. Structure-guided development of selective M3 muscarinic acetylcholine receptor antagonists. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2018 11 20; 115(47):12046-12050. Liu H, Hofmann J, Fish I, Schaake B, Eitel K, Bartuschat A, Kaindl J, Rampp H, Banerjee A, Hübner H, Clark MJ, Vincent SG, Fisher JT, Heinrich MR, Hirata K, Liu X, Sunahara RK, Shoichet BK, Kobilka BK, Gmeiner P. PMID: 30404914.
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    7. Structural insights into binding specificity, efficacy and bias of a ß2AR partial agonist. Nat Chem Biol. 2018 11; 14(11):1059-1066. Masureel M, Zou Y, Picard LP, van der Westhuizen E, Mahoney JP, Rodrigues JPGLM, Mildorf TJ, Dror RO, Shaw DE, Bouvier M, Pardon E, Steyaert J, Sunahara RK, Weis WI, Zhang C, Kobilka BK. PMID: 30327561.
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    8. Functional dissection of the N-terminal extracellular domains of Frizzled 6 reveals their roles for receptor localization and Dishevelled recruitment. J Biol Chem. 2018 11 16; 293(46):17875-17887. Valnohova J, Kowalski-Jahn M, Sunahara RK, Schulte G. PMID: 30237173.
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    9. Rules of Engagement: GPCRs and G Proteins. ACS Pharmacol Transl Sci. 2018 Nov 09; 1(2):73-83. Glukhova A, Draper-Joyce CJ, Sunahara RK, Christopoulos A, Wootten D, Sexton PM. PMID: 32219204.
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    10. Measuring ligand efficacy at the mu-opioid receptor using a conformational biosensor. Elife. 2018 06 22; 7. Livingston KE, Mahoney JP, Manglik A, Sunahara RK, Traynor JR. PMID: 29932421.
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    11. Mechanistic insights into allosteric regulation of the A2A adenosine G protein-coupled receptor by physiological cations. Nat Commun. 2018 04 10; 9(1):1372. Ye L, Neale C, Sljoka A, Lyda B, Pichugin D, Tsuchimura N, Larda ST, Pomès R, García AE, Ernst OP, Sunahara RK, Prosser RS. PMID: 29636462.
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    12. Structure-based discovery of selective positive allosteric modulators of antagonists for the M2 muscarinic acetylcholine receptor. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2018 03 06; 115(10):E2419-E2428. Korczynska M, Clark MJ, Valant C, Xu J, Moo EV, Albold S, Weiss DR, Torosyan H, Huang W, Kruse AC, Lyda BR, May LT, Baltos JA, Sexton PM, Kobilka BK, Christopoulos A, Shoichet BK, Sunahara RK. PMID: 29453275.
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    13. Structure-Based Design and Discovery of New M2 Receptor Agonists. J Med Chem. 2017 11 22; 60(22):9239-9250. Fish I, Stößel A, Eitel K, Valant C, Albold S, Huebner H, Möller D, Clark MJ, Sunahara RK, Christopoulos A, Shoichet BK, Gmeiner P. PMID: 29094937.
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    14. ER/K linked GPCR-G protein fusions systematically modulate second messenger response in cells. Sci Rep. 2017 08 10; 7(1):7749. Malik RU, Dysthe M, Ritt M, Sunahara RK, Sivaramakrishnan S. PMID: 28798477.
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    15. Genetic evidence that ß-arrestins are dispensable for the initiation of ß2-adrenergic receptor signaling to ERK. Sci Signal. 2017 Jun 20; 10(484). O'Hayre M, Eichel K, Avino S, Zhao X, Steffen DJ, Feng X, Kawakami K, Aoki J, Messer K, Sunahara R, Inoue A, von Zastrow M, Gutkind JS. PMID: 28634209.
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    16. Purification of family B G protein-coupled receptors using nanodiscs: Application to human glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor. PLoS One. 2017; 12(6):e0179568. Cai Y, Liu Y, Culhane KJ, DeVree BT, Yang Y, Sunahara RK, Yan ECY. PMID: 28609478.
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    17. In Situ Reconstitution of the Adenosine A2A Receptor in Spontaneously Formed Synthetic Liposomes. J Am Chem Soc. 2017 03 15; 139(10):3607-3610. Brea RJ, Cole CM, Lyda BR, Ye L, Prosser RS, Sunahara RK, Devaraj NK. PMID: 28263576.
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    18. Mechanistic insights into GPCR-G protein interactions. Curr Opin Struct Biol. 2016 12; 41:247-254. Mahoney JP, Sunahara RK. PMID: 27871057.
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    19. GPCR-G Protein-ß-Arrestin Super-Complex Mediates Sustained G Protein Signaling. Cell. 2016 Aug 11; 166(4):907-919. Thomsen ARB, Plouffe B, Cahill TJ, Shukla AK, Tarrasch JT, Dosey AM, Kahsai AW, Strachan RT, Pani B, Mahoney JP, Huang L, Breton B, Heydenreich FM, Sunahara RK, Skiniotis G, Bouvier M, Lefkowitz RJ. PMID: 27499021.
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    20. Allosteric coupling from G protein to the agonist-binding pocket in GPCRs. Nature. 2016 07 07; 535(7610):182-6. DeVree BT, Mahoney JP, Vélez-Ruiz GA, Rasmussen SG, Kuszak AJ, Edwald E, Fung JJ, Manglik A, Masureel M, Du Y, Matt RA, Pardon E, Steyaert J, Kobilka BK, Sunahara RK. PMID: 27362234.
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    21. The Molecular Pharmacology of G Protein Signaling Then and Now: A Tribute to Alfred G. Gilman. Mol Pharmacol. 2016 May; 89(5):585-92. Sunahara RK, Insel PA. PMID: 26984025.
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    22. Pharmacological chaperone for a-crystallin partially restores transparency in cataract models. Science. 2015 Nov 06; 350(6261):674-7. Makley LN, McMenimen KA, DeVree BT, Goldman JW, McGlasson BN, Rajagopal P, Dunyak BM, McQuade TJ, Thompson AD, Sunahara R, Klevit RE, Andley UP, Gestwicki JE. PMID: 26542570.
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    23. Electron Microscopic Visualization of Protein Assemblies on Flattened DNA Origami. ACS Nano. 2015 Jul 28; 9(7):7133-41. Mallik L, Dhakal S, Nichols J, Mahoney J, Dosey AM, Jiang S, Sunahara RK, Skiniotis G, Walter NG. PMID: 26149412.
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    24. SIGNAL TRANSDUCTION. Structural basis for nucleotide exchange in heterotrimeric G proteins. Science. 2015 Jun 19; 348(6241):1361-5. Dror RO, Mildorf TJ, Hilger D, Manglik A, Borhani DW, Arlow DH, Philippsen A, Villanueva N, Yang Z, Lerch MT, Hubbell WL, Kobilka BK, Sunahara RK, Shaw DE. PMID: 26089515.
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    25. A thermostable bacterial cocaine esterase rapidly eliminates cocaine from brain in nonhuman primates. Transl Psychiatry. 2014 Jul 01; 4:e407. Howell LL, Nye JA, Stehouwer JS, Voll RJ, Mun J, Narasimhan D, Nichols J, Sunahara R, Goodman MM, Carroll FI, Woods JH. PMID: 24984194.
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    26. Detection of G protein-selective G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) conformations in live cells. J Biol Chem. 2013 Jun 14; 288(24):17167-78. Malik RU, Ritt M, DeVree BT, Neubig RR, Sunahara RK, Sivaramakrishnan S. PMID: 23629648.
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    27. Conformational biosensors reveal GPCR signalling from endosomes. Nature. 2013 Mar 28; 495(7442):534-8. Irannejad R, Tomshine JC, Tomshine JR, Chevalier M, Mahoney JP, Steyaert J, Rasmussen SG, Sunahara RK, El-Samad H, Huang B, von Zastrow M. PMID: 23515162.
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    28. Calcium-dependent ligand binding and G-protein signaling of family B GPCR parathyroid hormone 1 receptor purified in nanodiscs. ACS Chem Biol. 2013 Mar 15; 8(3):617-25. Mitra N, Liu Y, Liu J, Serebryany E, Mooney V, DeVree BT, Sunahara RK, Yan EC. PMID: 23237450.
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    29. Identification of GPCR-interacting cytosolic proteins using HDL particles and mass spectrometry-based proteomic approach. PLoS One. 2013; 8(1):e54942. Chung KY, Day PW, Vélez-Ruiz G, Sunahara RK, Kobilka BK. PMID: 23372797.
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    30. Repeated administration of a mutant cocaine esterase: effects on plasma cocaine levels, cocaine-induced cardiovascular activity, and immune responses in rhesus monkeys. J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 2012 Jul; 342(1):205-13. Collins GT, Brim RL, Noon KR, Narasimhan D, Lukacs NW, Sunahara RK, Woods JH, Ko MC. PMID: 22518021.
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    31. Cell permeable cocaine esterases constructed by chemical conjugation and genetic recombination. Mol Pharm. 2012 May 07; 9(5):1361-73. Lee TY, Park YS, Garcia GA, Sunahara RK, Woods JH, Yang VC. PMID: 22404344.
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    32. Crystal structure of the µ-opioid receptor bound to a morphinan antagonist. Nature. 2012 Mar 21; 485(7398):321-6. Manglik A, Kruse AC, Kobilka TS, Thian FS, Mathiesen JM, Sunahara RK, Pardo L, Weis WI, Kobilka BK, Granier S. PMID: 22437502.
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    33. Bacterial cocaine esterase: a protein-based therapy for cocaine overdose and addiction. Future Med Chem. 2012 Feb; 4(2):137-50. Narasimhan D, Woods JH, Sunahara RK. PMID: 22300094.
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    34. Long-lasting effects of a PEGylated mutant cocaine esterase (CocE) on the reinforcing and discriminative stimulus effects of cocaine in rats. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2012 Apr; 37(5):1092-103. Collins GT, Narasimhan D, Cunningham AR, Zaks ME, Nichols J, Ko MC, Sunahara RK, Woods JH. PMID: 21993206.
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    35. The fate of bacterial cocaine esterase (CocE): an in vivo study of CocE-mediated cocaine hydrolysis, CocE pharmacokinetics, and CocE elimination. J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 2012 Jan; 340(1):83-95. Brim RL, Noon KR, Collins GT, Stein A, Nichols J, Narasimhan D, Ko MC, Woods JH, Sunahara RK. PMID: 21990608.
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    36. Conformational changes in the G protein Gs induced by the ß2 adrenergic receptor. Nature. 2011 Sep 28; 477(7366):611-5. Chung KY, Rasmussen SG, Liu T, Li S, DeVree BT, Chae PS, Calinski D, Kobilka BK, Woods VL, Sunahara RK. PMID: 21956331.
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    37. Structural flexibility of the G alpha s alpha-helical domain in the beta2-adrenoceptor Gs complex. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2011 Sep 20; 108(38):16086-91. Westfield GH, Rasmussen SG, Su M, Dutta S, DeVree BT, Chung KY, Calinski D, Velez-Ruiz G, Oleskie AN, Pardon E, Chae PS, Liu T, Li S, Woods VL, Steyaert J, Kobilka BK, Sunahara RK, Skiniotis G. PMID: 21914848.
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    38. Subunit stabilization and polyethylene glycolation of cocaine esterase improves in vivo residence time. Mol Pharmacol. 2011 Dec; 80(6):1056-65. Narasimhan D, Collins GT, Nance MR, Nichols J, Edwald E, Chan J, Ko MC, Woods JH, Tesmer JJ, Sunahara RK. PMID: 21890748.
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    39. The ability of bacterial cocaine esterase to hydrolyze cocaine metabolites and their simultaneous quantification using high-performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry. Mol Pharmacol. 2011 Dec; 80(6):1119-27. Brim RL, Noon KR, Collins GT, Nichols J, Narasimhan D, Sunahara RK, Woods JH. PMID: 21885621.
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    40. Crystal structure of the ß2 adrenergic receptor-Gs protein complex. Nature. 2011 Jul 19; 477(7366):549-55. Rasmussen SG, DeVree BT, Zou Y, Kruse AC, Chung KY, Kobilka TS, Thian FS, Chae PS, Pardon E, Calinski D, Mathiesen JM, Shah ST, Lyons JA, Caffrey M, Gellman SH, Steyaert J, Skiniotis G, Weis WI, Sunahara RK, Kobilka BK. PMID: 21772288.
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    41. Evaluation of the hydrolytic activity of a long-acting mutant bacterial cocaine in the presence of commonly co-administered drugs. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2011 Dec 15; 119(3):224-8. Brim RL, Noon KR, Nichols J, Narasimhan D, Woods JH, Sunahara RK. PMID: 21775073.
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    42. Effects of a long-acting mutant bacterial cocaine esterase on acute cocaine toxicity in rats. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2011 Nov 01; 118(2-3):158-65. Collins GT, Zaks ME, Cunningham AR, St Clair C, Nichols J, Narasimhan D, Ko MC, Sunahara RK, Woods JH. PMID: 21481548.
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    43. Amelioration of the cardiovascular effects of cocaine in rhesus monkeys by a long-acting mutant form of cocaine esterase. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2011 Apr; 36(5):1047-59. Collins GT, Carey KA, Narasimhan D, Nichols J, Berlin AA, Lukacs NW, Sunahara RK, Woods JH, Ko MC. PMID: 21289605.
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    44. Structure of a nanobody-stabilized active state of the ß(2) adrenoceptor. Nature. 2011 Jan 13; 469(7329):175-80. Rasmussen SG, Choi HJ, Fung JJ, Pardon E, Casarosa P, Chae PS, Devree BT, Rosenbaum DM, Thian FS, Kobilka TS, Schnapp A, Konetzki I, Sunahara RK, Gellman SH, Pautsch A, Steyaert J, Weis WI, Kobilka BK. PMID: 21228869.
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    45. Structure and function of an irreversible agonist-ß(2) adrenoceptor complex. Nature. 2011 Jan 13; 469(7329):236-40. Rosenbaum DM, Zhang C, Lyons JA, Holl R, Aragao D, Arlow DH, Rasmussen SG, Choi HJ, Devree BT, Sunahara RK, Chae PS, Gellman SH, Dror RO, Shaw DE, Weis WI, Caffrey M, Gmeiner P, Kobilka BK. PMID: 21228876.
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    46. Reconstitution of G protein-coupled receptors into a model bilayer system: reconstituted high-density lipoprotein particles. Methods Mol Biol. 2011; 756:167-82. Vélez-Ruiz GA, Sunahara RK. PMID: 21870225.
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    47. Structural analysis of thermostabilizing mutations of cocaine esterase. Protein Eng Des Sel. 2010 Jul; 23(7):537-47. Narasimhan D, Nance MR, Gao D, Ko MC, Macdonald J, Tamburi P, Yoon D, Landry DM, Woods JH, Zhan CG, Tesmer JJ, Sunahara RK. PMID: 20436035.
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    48. A thermally stable form of bacterial cocaine esterase: a potential therapeutic agent for treatment of cocaine abuse. Mol Pharmacol. 2010 Apr; 77(4):593-600. Brim RL, Nance MR, Youngstrom DW, Narasimhan D, Zhan CG, Tesmer JJ, Sunahara RK, Woods JH. PMID: 20086035.
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    49. PEGylation of bacterial cocaine esterase for protection against protease digestion and immunogenicity. J Control Release. 2010 Mar 03; 142(2):174-9. Park JB, Kwon YM, Lee TY, Brim R, Ko MC, Sunahara RK, Woods JH, Yang VC. PMID: 19857534.
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    50. Prevention and reversal by cocaine esterase of cocaine-induced cardiovascular effects in rats. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2010 Jan 15; 106(2-3):219-29. Wood SK, Narasimhan D, Cooper Z, Sunahara RK, Woods JH. PMID: 19800183.
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    51. Ligand-regulated oligomerization of beta(2)-adrenoceptors in a model lipid bilayer. EMBO J. 2009 Nov 04; 28(21):3315-28. Fung JJ, Deupi X, Pardo L, Yao XJ, Velez-Ruiz GA, Devree BT, Sunahara RK, Kobilka BK. PMID: 19763081.
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    52. Cocaine esterase prevents cocaine-induced toxicity and the ongoing intravenous self-administration of cocaine in rats. J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 2009 Nov; 331(2):445-55. Collins GT, Brim RL, Narasimhan D, Ko MC, Sunahara RK, Zhan CG, Woods JH. PMID: 19710369.
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    53. Purification and functional reconstitution of monomeric mu-opioid receptors: allosteric modulation of agonist binding by Gi2. J Biol Chem. 2009 Sep 25; 284(39):26732-41. Kuszak AJ, Pitchiaya S, Anand JP, Mosberg HI, Walter NG, Sunahara RK. PMID: 19542234.
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    54. The effect of ligand efficacy on the formation and stability of a GPCR-G protein complex. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2009 Jun 09; 106(23):9501-6. Yao XJ, Vélez Ruiz G, Whorton MR, Rasmussen SG, DeVree BT, Deupi X, Sunahara RK, Kobilka B. PMID: 19470481.
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    55. Effects of cocaine esterase following its repeated administration with cocaine in mice. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2009 May 01; 101(3):202-9. Ko MC, Narasimhan D, Berlin AA, Lukacs NW, Sunahara RK, Woods JH. PMID: 19217723.
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    56. Proerectile effects of dopamine D2-like agonists are mediated by the D3 receptor in rats and mice. J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 2009 Apr; 329(1):210-7. Collins GT, Truccone A, Haji-Abdi F, Newman AH, Grundt P, Rice KC, Husbands SM, Greedy BM, Enguehard-Gueiffier C, Gueiffier A, Chen J, Wang S, Katz JL, Grandy DK, Sunahara RK, Woods JH. PMID: 19136638.
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    57. A bacterial cocaine esterase protects against cocaine-induced epileptogenic activity and lethality. Ann Emerg Med. 2009 Sep; 54(3):409-20. Jutkiewicz EM, Baladi MG, Cooper ZD, Narasimhan D, Sunahara RK, Woods JH. PMID: 19013687.
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    58. Thermostable variants of cocaine esterase for long-time protection against cocaine toxicity. Mol Pharmacol. 2009 Feb; 75(2):318-23. Gao D, Narasimhan DL, Macdonald J, Brim R, Ko MC, Landry DW, Woods JH, Sunahara RK, Zhan CG. PMID: 18987161.
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    59. Efficient coupling of transducin to monomeric rhodopsin in a phospholipid bilayer. J Biol Chem. 2008 Feb 15; 283(7):4387-94. Whorton MR, Jastrzebska B, Park PS, Fotiadis D, Engel A, Palczewski K, Sunahara RK. PMID: 18033822.
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    60. Detection of g protein coupled receptor mediated adenylyl cyclase activity by capillary electrophoresis using fluorescently labeled ATP. Anal Chem. 2007 Oct 01; 79(19):7534-9. Cunliffe JM, Sunahara RK, Kennedy RT. PMID: 17718540.
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    61. A CE assay for the detection of agonist-stimulated adenylyl cyclase activity. Electrophoresis. 2007 Jun; 28(12):1913-20. Cunliffe JM, Whorton MR, Sunahara RK, Kennedy RT. PMID: 17480040.
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    62. Fluorescence-based adenylyl cyclase assay adaptable to high throughput screening. Comb Chem High Throughput Screen. 2007 May; 10(4):289-98. Vadakkadathmeethal K, Cunliffe JM, Swift J, Kennedy RT, Neubig RR, Sunahara RK. PMID: 17506713.
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    63. A monomeric G protein-coupled receptor isolated in a high-density lipoprotein particle efficiently activates its G protein. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2007 May 01; 104(18):7682-7. Whorton MR, Bokoch MP, Rasmussen SG, Huang B, Zare RN, Kobilka B, Sunahara RK. PMID: 17452637.
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    64. Under the microscope: single molecule symposium at the University of Michigan, 2006. Biopolymers. 2007 Feb 05; 85(2):106-14. Walter NG, Meiners JC, Meyhofer E, Neubig RR, Sunahara RK, Perkins NC, Steel DG, Swanson JA. PMID: 17080420.
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    68. Identification of small-molecule inhibitors of RGS4 using a high-throughput flow cytometry protein interaction assay. Mol Pharmacol. 2007 Jan; 71(1):169-75. Roman DL, Talbot JN, Roof RA, Sunahara RK, Traynor JR, Neubig RR. PMID: 17012620.
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    69. Rapid and robust protection against cocaine-induced lethality in rats by the bacterial cocaine esterase. Mol Pharmacol. 2006 Dec; 70(6):1885-91. Cooper ZD, Narasimhan D, Sunahara RK, Mierzejewski P, Jutkiewicz EM, Larsen NA, Wilson IA, Landry DW, Woods JH. PMID: 16968810.
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    72. ARF6 activation by Galpha q signaling: Galpha q forms molecular complexes with ARNO and ARF6. Cell Signal. 2006 Nov; 18(11):1988-94. Giguère P, Rochdi MD, Laroche G, Dupré E, Whorton MR, Sunahara RK, Claing A, Dupuis G, Parent JL. PMID: 16650966.
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    73. Regulation of cytochrome P450 2E1 by heat shock protein 90-dependent stabilization and CHIP-dependent proteasomal degradation. Biochemistry. 2005 Dec 13; 44(49):16333-40. Morishima Y, Peng HM, Lin HL, Hollenberg PF, Sunahara RK, Osawa Y, Pratt WB. PMID: 16331994.
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    75. Human paraoxonases (PON1, PON2, and PON3) are lactonases with overlapping and distinct substrate specificities. J Lipid Res. 2005 Jun; 46(6):1239-47. Draganov DI, Teiber JF, Speelman A, Osawa Y, Sunahara R, La Du BN. PMID: 15772423.
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    77. Real-time detection of basal and stimulated G protein GTPase activity using fluorescent GTP analogues. J Biol Chem. 2005 Mar 04; 280(9):7712-9. Jameson EE, Roof RA, Whorton MR, Mosberg HI, Sunahara RK, Neubig RR, Kennedy RT. PMID: 15613467.
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    81. The hsp90 cochaperone p23 is the limiting component of the multiprotein hsp90/hsp70-based chaperone system in vivo where it acts to stabilize the client protein: hsp90 complex. J Biol Chem. 2003 Dec 05; 278(49):48754-63. Morishima Y, Kanelakis KC, Murphy PJ, Lowe ER, Jenkins GJ, Osawa Y, Sunahara RK, Pratt WB. PMID: 14507910.
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    83. Isoforms of mammalian adenylyl cyclase: multiplicities of signaling. Mol Interv. 2002 Jun; 2(3):168-84. Sunahara RK, Taussig R. PMID: 14993377.
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    85. Expression, purification, and assay of cytosolic (catalytic) domains of membrane-bound mammalian adenylyl cyclases. Methods Enzymol. 2002; 345:127-40. Hatley ME, Gilman AG, Sunahara RK. PMID: 11665600.
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    86. Crystallization of complex between soluble domains of adenylyl cyclase and activated Gs alpha. Methods Enzymol. 2002; 345:198-206. Tesmer JJ, Sunahara RK, Fancy DA, Gilman AG, Sprang SR. PMID: 11665605.
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    87. Cloning and mitochondrial localization of full-length D-AKAP2, a protein kinase A anchoring protein. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2001 Mar 13; 98(6):3220-5. Wang L, Sunahara RK, Krumins A, Perkins G, Crochiere ML, Mackey M, Bell S, Ellisman MH, Taylor SS. PMID: 11248059.
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    90. Two-metal-Ion catalysis in adenylyl cyclase. Science. 1999 Jul 30; 285(5428):756-60. Tesmer JJ, Sunahara RK, Johnson RA, Gosselin G, Gilman AG, Sprang SR. PMID: 10427002.
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    94. Cellular expression of adenosine A2A receptor messenger RNA in the rat central nervous system with special reference to dopamine innervated areas. Neuroscience. 1997 Oct; 80(4):1171-85. Svenningsson P, Le Moine C, Kull B, Sunahara R, Bloch B, Fredholm BB. PMID: 9284069.
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    96. cAMP induces heme oxygenase-1 gene expression and carbon monoxide production in vascular smooth muscle. Am J Physiol. 1997 Jul; 273(1 Pt 2):H317-23. Durante W, Christodoulides N, Cheng K, Peyton KJ, Sunahara RK, Schafer AI. PMID: 9249506.
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    99. Cloning and expression of a human somatostatin-14-selective receptor variant (somatostatin receptor 4) located on chromosome 20. Mol Pharmacol. 1993 Jun; 43(6):894-901. Demchyshyn LL, Srikant CB, Sunahara RK, Kent G, Seeman P, Van Tol HH, Panetta R, Patel YC, Niznik HB. PMID: 8100352.
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    100. Exclusion of close linkage of Tourette's syndrome to D1 dopamine receptor. Am J Psychiatry. 1993 Mar; 150(3):449-53. Gelernter J, Kennedy JL, Grandy DK, Zhou QY, Civelli O, Pauls DL, Pakstis A, Kurlan R, Sunahara RK, Niznik HB. PMID: 8434661.
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    101. Schizophrenia: dopamine D1 receptor sequence is normal, but has DNA polymorphisms. Neuropsychopharmacology. 1993 Feb; 8(2):131-5. Ohara K, Ulpian C, Seeman P, Sunahara RK, Van Tol HH, Niznik HB. PMID: 8471124.
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    102. Serotonin receptor cDNA cloned from Lymnaea stagnalis. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1993 Jan 01; 90(1):11-5. Sugamori KS, Sunahara RK, Guan HC, Bulloch AG, Tensen CP, Seeman P, Niznik HB, Van Tol HH. PMID: 8093556.
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    103. The cloned dopamine D2 receptor reveals different densities for dopamine receptor antagonist ligands. Implications for human brain positron emission tomography. Eur J Pharmacol. 1992 Oct 01; 227(2):139-46. Seeman P, Guan HC, Civelli O, Van Tol HH, Sunahara RK, Niznik HB. PMID: 1358662.
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    104. A human serotonin 1D receptor variant (5HT1D beta) encoded by an intronless gene on chromosome 6. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1992 Jun 15; 89(12):5522-6. Demchyshyn L, Sunahara RK, Miller K, Teitler M, Hoffman BJ, Kennedy JL, Seeman P, Van Tol HH, Niznik HB. PMID: 1351684.
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    105. Visualization of dopamine D1, D2 and D3 receptor mRNAs in human and rat brain. Neurochem Int. 1992 Mar; 20 Suppl:33S-43S. Mengod G, Villaró MT, Landwehrmeyer GB, Martinez-Mir MI, Niznik HB, Sunahara RK, Seeman P, O'Dowd BF, Probst A, Palacios JM. PMID: 1365451.
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    106. Transcription of a human dopamine D5 pseudogene. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 1991 Nov 27; 181(1):16-21. Nguyen T, Sunahara R, Marchese A, Van Tol HH, Seeman P, O'Dowd BF. PMID: 1958184.
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    107. Neuronal cytochrome P450IID1 (debrisoquine/sparteine-type): potent inhibition of activity by (-)-cocaine and nucleotide sequence identity to human hepatic P450 gene CYP2D6. Mol Pharmacol. 1991 Jul; 40(1):63-8. Tyndale RF, Sunahara R, Inaba T, Kalow W, Gonzalez FJ, Niznik HB. PMID: 1857341.
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    108. Cloning of the gene for a human dopamine D5 receptor with higher affinity for dopamine than D1. Nature. 1991 Apr 18; 350(6319):614-9. Sunahara RK, Guan HC, O'Dowd BF, Seeman P, Laurier LG, Ng G, George SR, Torchia J, Van Tol HH, Niznik HB. PMID: 1826762.
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    109. Cloning of the gene for a human dopamine D4 receptor with high affinity for the antipsychotic clozapine. Nature. 1991 Apr 18; 350(6319):610-4. Van Tol HH, Bunzow JR, Guan HC, Sunahara RK, Seeman P, Niznik HB, Civelli O. PMID: 1840645.
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    110. D1 and D2 dopamine receptor mRNA in rat brain. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1991 Mar 01; 88(5):1859-63. Weiner DM, Levey AI, Sunahara RK, Niznik HB, O'Dowd BF, Seeman P, Brann MR. PMID: 1825729.
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    111. Human dopamine D1 receptor encoded by an intronless gene on chromosome 5. Nature. 1990 Sep 06; 347(6288):80-3. Sunahara RK, Niznik HB, Weiner DM, Stormann TM, Brann MR, Kennedy JL, Gelernter JE, Rozmahel R, Yang YL, Israel Y. PMID: 1975640.
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    112. Identification, characterization, and photoaffinity labeling of the dihydropyridine receptor associated with the L-type calcium channel from bovine adrenal medulla. Mol Pharmacol. 1990 Feb; 37(2):173-81. Murphy BJ, Rogers CA, Sunahara RK, Lemaire S, Tuana BS. PMID: 2154669.
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