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A tight junction-enriched membrane fraction has been used as immunogen to generate a monoclonal antiserum specific for this intercellular junction. Hybridomas were screened for their ability to both react on an immunoblot and localize to the junctional complex region on frozen sections of unfixed mouse liver. A stable hybridoma line has been isolated that(More)
ZO-1, originally identified by mAb techniques, is the first protein shown to be specifically associated with the tight junction. Here we describe and compare the physical characteristics of ZO-1 from mouse liver and the Madin-Darby canine kidney (MDCK) epithelial cell line. The ZO-1 polypeptide has an apparent size of 225 kD in mouse tissues and 210 kD in(More)
The relationship of tight junction permeability to junction structure and composition was examined using two strains of Madin-Darby canine kidney (MDCK) cells (I and II) which differ greater than 30-fold in transepithelial resistance. This parameter is largely determined by paracellular, and hence junctional, permeability under most conditions. When these(More)
A bile canaliculus-derived preparation containing junctional complexes has been obtained from mouse livers using subcellular fractionation techniques. The junctional complexes include structurally intact zonulae occludentes (ZOs). Extraction of this preparation with the anionic detergent sodium deoxycholate (DOC) left junctional ribbons, the(More)
We previously identified and characterized ZO-1 as a peripheral membrane protein specifically associated with the cytoplasmic surface of tight junctions. Here we describe the identification of partial cDNA sequences encoding rat and human ZO-1 and their use to study the assembly of tight junctions in the Caco-2 human intestinal epithelial cell line. A rat(More)
Tight junction development during trophectoderm biogenesis in the mouse preimplantation embryo has been examined using monoclonal antibodies recognizing the tight junction-specific peripheral membrane protein, ZO-1. In immunoblots, mouse embryo ZO-1 had a molecular mass (225 kD) equivalent to that in mouse liver, was barely detectable in four-cell embryos(More)
The immunofluorescent distribution of ZO-1, a tight junction-associated protein, was studied in murine circumventricular organs. These regions generally express a less restrictive blood-brain barrier than is found in other areas of the CNS. In the remaining brain parenchyma, where a characteristic blood-brain barrier exists, ZO-1 was localized in discrete,(More)
The objective of this paper is to describe the successful deployment and operation of a student managed, isolated network "Sandbox" laboratory used for teaching Information Technology (IT) Security System Engineers. Laboratories for training Network Engineers have previously been deployed in IT education, frequently using a standard operating system base(More)
Information Assurance(IA) can be learned by actively being involved in the "doing" process. Students within a university setting have architected, installed and administered a security lab. The value and need for security <i>best practices</i> becomes self-evident, daily, as the security lab services the needs of information technology (IT) courses(More)
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