B W Lubit

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We used an antibody prepared against Aplysia (mollusc) body-wall actin that specifically reacts with certain forms of cytoplasmic actin in mammalian cells to probe for the presence of actin at the neuromuscular junction. Immunocytochemical studies showed that actin or an actinlike molecule is concentrated at neuromuscular junctions of normal and denervated(More)
We elicited antibodies in rabbits to actin purified from body wall muscle of the marine mollusc, Aplysia californica. We found that this antiactin has an unusual specificity: in addition to reacting with the immunogen, it recognizes cytoplasmic vertebrate actins but not myofibrillar actin. Radioimmunoassay showed little or no cross-reaction with actin(More)
Although actin is thought to participate in several types of cell motility other than muscle contraction, no direct evidence has linked it to the force-generating mechanism for fast axonal transport. We have obtained evidence for the involvement of actin by microinjecting, into the serotonergic giant cerebral neuron of Aplysia, two preparations that have(More)
Previous immunocytochemical studies in which an antibody specific for mammalian cytoplasmic actin was used showed that a high concentration of cytoplasmic actin exists at neuromuscular junctions of rat muscle fibers such that the distribution of actin corresponded exactly to that of the acetylcholine receptors. Although clusters of acetylcholine receptors(More)
Human metaphase chromosomes, fixed in methanol-acetic acid, were ultraviolet irradiated to produce single-stranded regions of chromosomal DNA and treated with anti-5-methylcytidine. Using an immunoperoxidase procedure, regions of antibody binding were readily visualized by light microscopy in the centromeric heterochromatin regions of chromosomes 1, 9, 16,(More)
Previous immunochemical and immunocytochemical studies have shown that an antibody to actin prepared from body wall muscle of the marine mollusc Aplysia californica is specific for vertebrate cytoplasmic actins. The ability of this anti-actin to distinguish between different forms of actin most likely reflects the recognition of amino acid sequences unique(More)
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