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Drosophila melanogaster is a proven model system for many aspects of human biology. Here we present a two-hybrid-based protein-interaction map of the fly proteome. A total of 10,623 predicted transcripts were isolated and screened against standard and normalized complementary DNA libraries to produce a draft map of 7048 proteins and 20,405 interactions. A(More)
To test the role of nucleotide-binding fold (NBF) 2 and its interaction with the regulatory (R) domain in the function of the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) channel, we used three deletion mutants of CFTR: DeltaR(708-835), DeltaNBF2(1185-1349) and DeltaR-DeltaNBF2. In lipid bilayers, DeltaNBF2 channel activity is ATP- and(More)
The cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) is a cAMP-dependent protein kinase (PKA)- and ATP-regulated chloride channel, whose gating process involves intra- or intermolecular interactions among the cytosolic domains of the CFTR protein. Tandem linkage of two CFTR molecules produces a functional chloride channel with properties that are(More)
We report here distinct rectification of the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) chloride channel reconstituted in lipid bilayer membranes. Under the symmetrical ionic condition of 200 mM KCl (with 1 mM MgCl2 in cis intracellular and 0 MgCl2 in trans extracellular solutions, pH in both solutions buffered at 7.4 with 10 mM HEPES), the(More)
With 42,000 cases reported annually in the United States and an approximate 10% mortality rate, [1] pediatric septic shock is a major health problem that is often difficult to treat effectively. Several studies have shown that children experiencing pediatric septic shock often have critically low levels of serum zinc (Zn), suggesting supplementation of Zn(More)
Exogenously expressed unphosphorylated sub-domains of the R domain block CFTR Cl- channels in the planar lipid bilayer, though the block differs from block with full length R domain. Full length R domain peptide (aa 588-855) blocks CFTR Cl- channels quickly, completely and permanently. Two sub-domains, RD1RD2 (aa 588-805) and RD2TM (aa 672-855), also(More)
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