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A temperature shift from 40 to 28 degrees C rapidly induced expression of a specific immobilization antigen at the cell surface in Tetrahymena thermophila. This transformation was inhibited by actinomycin D and cycloheximide but not by colchicine or cytochalasin B. The major surface antigen expressed at 28 degrees C in cells homozygous for the SerH3 allele(More)
Cord blood from 16 premature infants and 10 full-term infants, and blood from 10 healthy adults, was incubated for 30 minutes with tritiated thymidine, after which an autoradiographic study was made of spontaneously labeling cells. Apart from a varying number of erythroblasts, myelocytes, and an occasional blast cell, two main types of spontaneously(More)
In this study the characteristics of the synthesis of DNA and RNA in the nuclei of Loxodes were investigated. Loxodes striatus is a primitive ciliate with 2 pairs of structurally differentiated diploid nuclei, the macro- and micronuclei. The macronuclei and differentiated morphologically into a clearly recoginzable central core and an outer zone. To(More)
The four immobilization antigens controlled by the SerH locus in Tetrahymena thermophila have been isolated and partially characterized (Doerder, F.P. & Berkowitz, M.S. 1986. Purification and partial characterization of the H immobilization antigens of Tetrahymena thermophila. J. Protozool., 33:204-208). We show here, using immunoprecipitation and(More)
By using an antibody to a specific mucus polypeptide (34 kDa) to study whole cell extracts of both a secretory mutant (SB281) and wild type (wt) Tetrahymena, we demonstrate that a 57-kDa polypeptide is a probable precursor to the 34-kDa secretory polypeptide. We postulate that the precursor accumulates in the mutant cells because it cannot be cleaved. This(More)
Brain inflammation is sustained by chronic activation of microglia and the over-production of pro-inflammatory cytokines and nitric oxide (NO), which in turn can be highly neurotoxic. Microglial activation can be regulated by neuropeptides such as bradykinin (BK) and other members of the kinin family. Kinins are well known inflammatory regulators outside(More)