Adrian Spiegel

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The sequence of the mRNAs which encode the alpha-subunits of the signal-transducing G-proteins Gs, Go and two forms of Gi (termed Gi1 and Gi2) have recently been reported. Based on rat sequences we prepared oligodeoxynucleotide probes for measurement of these mRNAs in rat brain and peripheral tissues. The relative abundance of these mRNA species in brain(More)
The development and maintenance of myelinated nerves in the PNS requires constant and reciprocal communication between Schwann cells and their associated axons. However, little is known about the nature of the cell-surface molecules that mediate axon-glial interactions at the onset of myelination and during maintenance of the myelin sheath in the adult.(More)
Antibodies for several molecules that function in the visual process were used to localize these molecules in primate rod and cone cells. These antibodies (monoclonal or polyclonal) were prepared against Interphotoreceptor Retinoid-binding Protein (IRBP), S-antigen (S-Ag), opsin, alpha-transducin and also against cyclic GMP (cGMP). Lowicryl-embedded tissues(More)
Opsin, the alpha-subunit of transducin, S-antigen, interphotoreceptor retinoid-binding protein (IRBP) and cathepsin D were assessed in autopsy eyes from patients with retinitis pigmentosa (RP) and normal autopsy eyes. Immunochemical methods were used to determine the presence of these proteins on Western blots of retinal homogenates from five RP donors and(More)
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