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We report the cloning and sequencing of cDNA encoding a chicken filamin protein. The 2,567 amino acid protein contains an NH2-terminal 267 amino acid actin-binding domain followed by a series of 24 repeating units that are each approximately 95 amino acids in length. The overall primary structure of filamin closely resembles that of human actin-binding(More)
Vascular endothelial dysfunction is now recognized as a common phenomenon in an array of cardiovascular disorders. Production of nitric oxide via the endothelial isoform of nitric oxide synthase [eNOS (previously termed NOS3 or ecNOS)] is vital for a healthy endothelium; several polymorphic variations of the gene encoding eNOS (NOS3) are now known and have(More)
Ferritin is a ubiquitous and highly conserved protein which plays a major role in iron homeostasis. We have identified and sequenced a full-length cDNA for murine ferritin heavy chain. The isolated cDNA is 819 nucleotides in length. It includes 546 nucleotides which encode a protein of 182 amino acids, a 5' noncoding sequence of 120 nucleotides, and a(More)
Germline von Hippel-Lindau tumour suppressor gene (VHL) mutations cause renal cell carcinomas, haemangioblastomas and phaeochromocytomas in humans. Mutations in VHL also occur in sporadic renal cell carcinomas. The protein encoded by VHL, VHL, is part of the ubiquitin ligase that downregulates the heterodimeric transcription factor Hif under well-oxygenated(More)
Compensatory mutations contribute to the appearance of the oseltamivir resistance substitution H274Y in the neuraminidase (NA) gene of H1N1 influenza viruses. Here, we describe a high-throughput screening method utilizing error-prone PCR and next-generation sequencing to comprehensively screen NA genes for H274Y compensatory mutations. We found four(More)
In this report we demonstrate that the human cerebellum contains neuronal nitric oxide synthase (nNOS) mRNAs with two distinct 5'-untranslated regions that are encoded through use of closely linked but separate promoters. nNOS cDNA clones were shown to contain different 5' terminal exons spliced to a common exon 2. Genomic cloning and sequence analysis(More)
Pax3 is an essential myogenic regulator of fetal and embryonic development, but its role in postnatal myogenesis remains a topic of debate. We show that constitutive expression of Pax3 in postnatal, juvenile mouse skeletal muscle stem cells, a subset of the heterogeneous satellite cell pool highly enriched for myogenic activity, potently induces(More)