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We have purified a protease with characteristics of TNFalpha convertase from bovine spleen membranes. Peptide sequencing of the purified protein identified it as ADAM 10 (Genbank accession no. Z21961). This metalloprotease cleaves a recombinant proTNFalpha substrate to mature TNFalpha, and can cleave a synthetic peptide substrate to yield the mature(More)
Human platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) was expressed in Escherichia coli from a high-level cytoplasmic expression vector. A cDNA fragment encoding the mature form of the human PDGF B chain (hPDGF-B) was cloned into a plasmid under transcriptional control of the inducible E. coli Tac promoter. Expression of hPDGF-B from the final construct, pTacBIq, is(More)
We report the cloning, expression, and purification of the rat sterol carrier proteins SCPX and SCP2. The cDNA's encoding rat SCPX and SCP2 were isolated from a lambda gt11 rat liver cDNA library. To maximize expression and to facilitate the purification of the recombinant proteins, the SCPX and SCP2 proteins were expressed as carboxy-terminal fusion(More)
The adenovirus E1A 243R protein immortalizes primary cells in culture and induces part of the phenotypes required for transformation. It has also been shown to interact with a number of cellular polypeptides, including the product of the retinoblastoma gene. To understand more fully the molecular activities of the E1A 243R protein in association with these(More)
The adenovirus 2 E1A gene encodes a multifunctional protein of 289 amino acids that can immortalize primary rodent cells and transcriptionally activate a number of viral and cellular genes. To facilitate an understanding of the molecular basis for the various actions of E1A, we have redesigned our bacterial expression vector (Ko, J.-L., and Harter, M. L.(More)
The heat-shock response of Euglena gracilis was studied by pulse-labeling cells with [35S]sulfate at both the normal growth temperature (21 degrees C) and an elevated temperature (36 degrees C). Analysis of the labeled proteins by polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis indicated that the rate of synthesis of at least 3 major and 15 minor polypeptides increased(More)
A polyclonal antibody to sigma 32, the heat shock sigma factor, has been used to show the presence of low levels of sigma 32 in Escherichia coli RNA polymerase preparations (E sigma 70), which explains the observed in vitro activity of E sigma 70 towards heat shock genes. The sigma 32 antibody cross-reacts with DnaK, and DnaK has been found associated with(More)
The interaction of adenovirus-2 (Ad2) early region IA (EIA) protein (encoded by the 13S mRNA) with DNA was examined using EIA protein synthesized in Escherichia coli extracts directed by a plasmid containing the cloned EIA gene. Without any purification, this protein when chromatographed over calf thymus DNA immobilized on cellulose, showed at least two(More)
The primary product of the adenovirus E1A gene is a protein that is sufficient for controlling host-cell proliferation and immortalizing primary rodent cells. The mechanism by which the protein induces these cellular effects is poorly understood, but might be linked to its ability to regulate RNA transcription from a number of viral and cellular genes. The(More)
A 71-kDa protein (P71) with properties similar to those of the Escherichia coli heat shock protein DnaK has been found in extracts of HeLa cells. P71 was copurified by ATP-agarose affinity chromatography with three additional proteins of the Hsp70 family. Of these proteins, only P71 crossreacted strongly with antiserum raised against purified DnaK, and both(More)