Bartholomew M. Sefton

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The largest subunit of RNA polymerase II contains a unique C-terminal domain (CTD) consisting of tandem repeats of the consensus heptapeptide sequence Tyr1-Ser2-Pro3-Thr4-Ser5-Pro6-Ser7. Two forms of the largest subunit can be separated by SDS-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis. The faster migrating form termed IIA contains little or no phosphate on the(More)
The protein kinase activity associated with pp60src, the transforming protein of Rous sarcoma virus, was found to phosphorylate tyrosine when assayed in an immunoprecipitate. Despite the fact that a protein kinase with this activity has not been described before, several observations suggest that pp60src also phosphorylates tyrosine in vivo. First, chicken(More)
Vinculin, a protein associated with the cytoplasmic face of the focal adhesion plaques which anchor actin-containing microfilaments to the plasma membrane and attach a cell to the substratum, contains 8-fold more phosphotyrosine in cells transformed by Rous sarcoma virus than in uninfected cells. Because the transforming protein of RSV, p60src, is a protein(More)
The CD4 lymphocyte surface glycoprotein and the lck tyrosine protein kinase p56lck are found as a complex in T lymphocytes. We have defined the domains in both proteins that are responsible for this interaction by coexpressing hybrid and deleted forms of the two proteins in HeLa cells. We have found that the unique 32 amino-terminal residues of p56lck and(More)
Immobilon, a membrane of polyvinylidene difluoride to which gel-fractionated proteins can be transferred electrophoretically, was found to be an excellent matrix for the analysis of the phosphoamino acid content of phosphoproteins. Hydrolysis of 32P-labeled proteins bound to Immobilon with 5.7 N HCl resulted in the release of 90% of the 32P in the form of(More)
The protein-tyrosine phosphatase SHP-1 has been shown to be a negative regulator of multiple signaling pathways in hematopoietic cells. In this study, we demonstrate that SHP-1 dephosphorylates the lymphoid-specific Src family kinase Lck at Tyr-394 when both are transiently co-expressed in nonlymphoid cells. We also demonstrate that a GST-SHP-1 fusion(More)
When Dictyostelium cells that have initiated their developmental program upon starvation are returned to growth medium, there is a rapid and transient de novo tyrosine phosphorylation of a 43-kilodalton protein. This protein was found to be actin. Most of the phosphorylation occurred in a single, minor acidic isoform of actin. Developing cells that had been(More)
We have found that the transfer of gel-fractionated proteins to membranes facilitates phosphopeptide mapping. Nitrocellulose proves to be an excellent matrix for both cyanogen bromide cleavage and proteolytic digestion. Digestion of p56lck bound to a nitrocellulose membrane with cyanogen bromide or trypsin generated patterns of phosphopeptides(More)
CD45 is a family of high molecular weight leukocyte cell surface glycoproteins. Recently, two related subregions of the cytoplasmic domain of CD45 have been shown to have 30-40% amino acid identity with a human placental protein phosphotyrosine phosphatase, and CD45 isolated from human spleen was found to exhibit intrinsic protein phosphotyrosine(More)