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The differentiation of precursor cells into neurons or astrocytes in the developing brain has been thought to be regulated in part by growth factors. We show here that neural precursors isolated from the developing forebrain of mice that are deficient in the gene for the low-affinity leukemia inhibitory factor receptor (LIFR-/-) fail to generate astrocytes(More)
Studies of mucins suggest that the structural effects of O-glycans are restricted to steric interactions between peptide-linked GalNAc residues and adjacent polypeptide residues. It has been proposed, however, that differential O-glycan sialylation alters the structure of the stalk-like region of the T cell co-receptor, CD8, and that this, in turn,(More)
The cDNA sequence encoding the human complement-associated protein, SP-40,40, is reported. The two chains of SP-40,40 are coded in a single open reading frame on the same mRNA molecule, indicating the existence of a biosynthetic precursor protein which matures post-synthetically by the proteolysis of at least one peptide bond. The precursor is preceded by a(More)
Comparison of NH2-terminal protein sequence from the rat OX-44 antigen with the sequence of the human CD37 antigen deduced from a cDNA clone shows that these antigens are species homologues. The CD37 sequence is 244 amino acids in length and lacks a conventional leader sequence. The molecule is likely to have an NH2-terminal cytoplasmic domain followed by(More)
The T4 antigens of mouse and sheep have been purified to homogeneity and partially sequenced using protein and peptide microsequencing techniques. Both mouse and sheep antigens bear distinct homology to human T4, having an amino-terminal segment that is homologous to the K-chain variable region (VK). A surprisingly high degree of sequence divergence was(More)
Here we report the use of automated Edman degradation of covalently linked glycopeptides to identify positively the sites of O- and N-glycosylation. The O-glycosidic linkage of carbohydrate to the hydroxy amino acids Ser and Thr is a major form of post-translational modification. However, unlike Asn-linked glycosylation, which is identified by the consensus(More)
Mature T lymphocytes arise from intrathymic T-cell precursors, which in turn are derived from a multipotent stem cell in the bone marrow. Unlike bone marrow stem cells, the differentiation potential of the earliest intrathymic precursor cells is strongly biased toward the lymphoid lineage. The major difference in cell surface phenotype between early thymic(More)
The Fc receptor (Fc gamma R) of the murine macrophage cell line, J774, was purified by immunoaffinity chromatography then subjected to sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis and amino-terminal sequencing. FcR material judged to be pure by these criteria was digested with a number of enzymes to identify the cysteine residues engaged in(More)