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We identified type II P-450(15)alpha as mouse coumarin 7-hydroxylase (P-450coh). Unlike type I P-450(15)alpha, the other member within the mouse steroid 15 alpha-hydroxylase gene family, type II catalyzed little steroid 15 alpha-hydroxylase activity, yet structurally there were only 11 substitutions between type I and type II P-450(15)alphaS within their(More)
A mutation that produces an absolute deficiency of normal beta-major globin polypeptides has been recovered from a DBA/2J male mouse. Most mice homozygous for the deficiency survived to adulthood and reproduced but were smaller at birth than their littermates and demonstrated a hypochromic, microcytic anemia with severe anisocytosis, poikilocytosis, and(More)
Histone H3 phosphorylation has been linked to various environmental stress responses and specific chromatin structure. The role of H3 phosphorylation in the osmotic stress response was investigated on the mouse mammary tumor virus (MMTV) promoter in different chromatin configurations. Hormone-dependent transcription from the MMTV promoter is repressed by(More)
The structures of genes 15 alpha OH-1 and 15 alpha OH-2, within the mouse steroid 15 alpha-hydroxylase (P-450(15) alpha) family were determined. Genes 15 alpha OH-1 and -2 encoded mouse Type I and II P-450(15) alpha, respectively (Squires, E.J., and Negishi, M. (1988) J. Biol. Chem. 263, 4166-4171). The two genes, which spanned approximately 8 kilobase(More)
A cDNA library was constructed from 129/J female mouse liver poly(A)+ RNA immunoenriched for testosterone 15 alpha-hydroxylase (P-450(15)alpha) in the expression vector pUC9. Fifteen clones coding for P-450(15)alpha were identified by duplicate colony hybridization to nick-translated cDNAs synthesized from immunoenriched or depleted poly(A)+ RNA.(More)
Dopamine-containing neurons have been shown to make direct contact with enkephalin-like im-munoreactive neurons in the striatum of rat brain (Kubota et al., 1986). Chronic blockade of dopaminergic neurotransmission with the neuro-leptic drug haloperidol has been reported to increase the striatal concentration of methionine-enkephalin and proenkephalin mRNA(More)
Senescent cells fail to respond to serum-induced signals for DNA synthesis. Because a central role for the p34cdc2 protein kinase is postulated in control of the cell cycle, we examined the status of this kinase in senescent cells and other growth-arrested cells. In growing human and Syrian hamster fibroblasts, three 35S-labeled proteins of 34-36 kDa were(More)
Transgenic mice containing the bacteriophage phi X174 am3 as a chromosomally integrated and recoverable marker for in vivo mutation have been produced to measure spontaneous and induced substitutions at an A:T base pair among single copies. phi X174 was chosen for its small size (5 kb), unique sequence, and the opportunity to take advantage of previously(More)
The lateral dorsal tegmental nucleus (LDT) provides ascending cholinergic projections to forebrain structures such as prefrontal cortex, septum, habenula, and thalamus, but relatively little is known of the physiology of LDT neurons. Intracellular recordings from LDT neurons in guinea pig brain slices found that most neurons fired action potentials either(More)