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Homeobox-containing genes are thought to be involved in regulating pattern formation in a variety of tissues during embryogenesis. We have examined the expression of the homeobox-related genes Msx-1 and Msx-2 during the development of the chick mandibular arch. Northern blot hybridization indicates that transcripts for both Msx-1 (1.6 Kb) and Msx-2 (3 Kb)(More)
Alpha-synuclein (alpha-synuclein) is a member of a family of cytoplasmic proteins found predominantly and abundantly in the brain, and concentrated in pre-synaptic nerve terminals, near vesicles. We hypothesized that an antibody to alpha-synuclein could be a useful marker of neuronal differentiation in central nervous system (CNS) tumors. Twenty tumors(More)
Human placental lactogen (hPL) and human growth hormone (hGH) are members of a multigene family that share amino acid sequence homology and similarity in gene structure and nucleotide sequence, but differ in both function and expression. To determine the sequence requirements for tissue specific expression recombinant plasmids containing the members of the(More)
To determine the structure of Amb a I (previously called antigen E), the major allergen from short ragweed, cDNA from pollen was cloned into lambda gt11 and lambda gt10. One of the three distinct clones isolated from the lambda gt11 library by screening with anti-denatured Amb a I antibodies was used to screen both libraries for other Amb a I sequences.(More)
Two of the major allergens in the pollen of short ragweed are Amb a I and Amb a II (formerly antigen E and antigen K, respectively). The genes for Amb a I and Amb a II have recently been cloned, and it was shown that Amb a I is a family of proteins with at least three distinct polymorphic family members. This study addresses the number of individual Amb a I(More)
Using bioinformatics approaches, 34 potential multidrug resistance (MDR) transporter sequences representing 4 different transporter families were identified in the unannotated Enterococcus faecalis database (TIGR). A functional genomics campaign generating single-gene insertional disruptions revealed several genes whose absence confers significant(More)
House dust mites are widely recognized as major factors involved in the triggering of allergic diseases such as asthma. It is now apparent that the group III allergens of the Dermatophagoides mite species may play a significant role in a number of house dust mite allergic cases. Natural Der p III was isolated by gel filtration of salt precipitated(More)
Microorganisms express multidrug resistance pumps (MDRs) that can confound antibiotic discovery. We propose the use of mutants deficient in MDRs to overcome this problem. Sensitivity to quinolones and to amphipathic cations (norfloxacin, benzalkonium chloride, cetrimide, pentamidine, etc.) was increased 5- to 30-fold in a Staphylococcus aureus mutant with a(More)
T cells control the majority of antigen-specific immune responses. Therefore, influencing the activation of the T-cell response in order to modify immune responsiveness is an obvious therapeutic goal. We have used a mouse model of response to Fel d I, the major cat protein allergen in humans, to explore the ability of peptides derived from Fel d I to(More)
The nucleotide sequence of a cDNA (designated IPC1/5) encoding a cystatin (Cyt) proteinase-inhibitor homologue from short ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia) pollen was determined and compared to other plant and animal Cyt. The absence of disulfide bonds in the predicted translation product of the IPC1/5 sequence suggests that it most resembles family-I(More)