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The juxtamembrane (JM) regions of several receptor tyrosine kinases are involved in autoinhibitory interactions that maintain the low basal activity of the receptors; mutations can give rise to constitutive kinase activity and signaling. In this report, we show that the JM region of the human insulin-like growth factor I receptor (IGF1R) plays a role in(More)
A colorimetric assay for reverse transcriptase (RT) of the human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) was developed using a double labelled (biotin and digoxigenin) deoxyuridine triphosphate mixture instead of tritiated thymidine triphosphate. After the RT reaction, the newly polymerized strand from oligodeoxythymidylic acid (oligo-dT) contained both(More)
Ack1 is a nonreceptor tyrosine kinase that participates in tumorigenesis, cell survival, and migration. Relatively little is known about the mechanisms that regulate Ack1 activity. Recently, four somatic missense mutations of Ack1 were identified in cancer tissue samples, but the effects on Ack1 activity, and function have not been described. These(More)
The insulin-like growth factor-1 receptor (IGF1R) is a receptor tyrosine kinase (RTK) that has a critical role in mitogenic signalling during embryogenesis and an antiapoptotic role in the survival and progression of many human tumours. Here, we present the crystal structure of the tyrosine kinase domain of IGF1R (IGF1RK), in its unphosphorylated state, in(More)
Insulin receptor (IR) and insulin-like growth factor I receptor (IGF-IR) are closely related receptor tyrosine kinases. Despite their high degree of homology, recent evidence suggests that the two receptors have distinct biological roles. In several recent studies, the cytoplasmic tyrosine kinase domains of the two receptors have been shown to possess(More)
An assay for detection of the reverse transcriptase (RT) of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) was developed using poly A linked to microtiter plate with colorimetric detection of incorporated biotin deoxyuridine triphosphate (biotin-dUTP). During the RT reaction, biotin-dUTP was incorporated into oligodeoxythymidylic acid (oligo-dT) which had been(More)
A chemiluminescent assay for reverse transcriptase (RT) of the human immunodeficiency virus 1 was developed using biotin-labeled oligodeoxythymidylic acid (biotin oligo-dT) and digoxigenin-deoxyuridine triphosphate instead of tritiated thymidine triphosphate. After the RT reaction, the newly polymerized strand from biotin oligo-dT contained digoxigenin(More)
The insulin-like growth factor I receptor (IGF1R) is overexpressed in several forms of human cancer, and it has emerged as an important target for anticancer drug design. Cancer genome sequencing efforts have recently identified three somatic mutations in IGF1R: A1374V, a deletion of S1278 in the C-terminal tail region of the receptor, and M1255I in the(More)
A colorimetric assay for detection of reverse transcriptase (RT) of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) was developed using oligodeoxythymidylic acid (oligo-dT)-linked magnetic beads and digoxigenin-deoxyuridine triphosphate (dig-dUTP). During the RT reaction, dig-dUTP was incorporated into oligo-dT which had been hybridized to polyadenylic acid [poly(More)
Choanoflagellates are considered to be the closest living unicellular relatives of metazoans. The genome of the choanoflagellate Monosiga brevicollis contains a surprisingly high number and diversity of tyrosine kinases, tyrosine phosphatases, and phosphotyrosine-binding domains. Many of the tyrosine kinases possess combinations of domains that have not(More)