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Cruciform DNA has been implicated in the initiation of DNA replication. Recently, we identified and purified from human (HeLa) cells a protein, CBP, with binding specificity for cruciform DNA. We have reported previously that the CBP activity sediments at approximately 66 kDa in a glycerol gradient. Here, photochemical cross-linking studies and Southwestern(More)
BiP, a resident endoplasmic reticulum member of the HSP70 family of molecular chaperones, associates transiently with a wide variety of newly synthesized exocytotic proteins. In addition to immunoglobulin heavy and light chains, the first natural substrates identified for BiP, a number of viral polypeptides including the human immunodeficiency virus type 1(More)
We have generated a panel of deletion mutants of ors8 (483 bp), a mammalian autonomously replicating DNA sequence, previously isolated by extrusion of nascent monkey (CV-1) DNA from replication bubbles active at the onset of S phase. The deletion mutants were tested for replication function by the DpnI resistance assay, in vivo, after transfection into HeLa(More)
Plasmids containing the origin of bidirectional replication (ori beta) of the Chinese hamster dihydrofolate reductase-encoding gene (DHFR) were tested for autonomous replication in vivo and in vitro. The results show that plasmids pX24 and pneoS13, that contain a 4.8- and a 11.5-kb fragment, respectively, spanning the ori beta region, are able to replicate(More)
Cellular senescence, the limited ability of cultured normal cells to divide, can result from cellular damage triggered through oncogene activation (premature senescence) or the loss of telomeres following successive rounds of DNA replication (replicative senescence). Although both processes require a functional p53 signaling pathway, relevant downstream p53(More)
Yippee-like 3 (YPEL3) was reported in 2004 as one of five family members of the Yippee protein with conservation in species down to slime molds. While reports of other YPEL family members have surfaced our laboratory was the first to report that YPEL3 is induced by the p53 tumor suppressor. Furthermore we demonstrated that YPEL3 is growth suppressive,(More)
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