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Complementary DNA encoding the IgG1 induction factor, the first lymphokine directed to B lymphocytes, from a murine T-cell line has been cloned using a new strategy. The putative primary amino-acid sequence was deduced from the nucleotide sequence determined. The lymphokine synthesized by the direction of this cloned cDNA has many other functions, such as(More)
Early-life stress has long-lasting effects on neuroendocrine and behaviour in adulthood. Maternal separation (MS) is used as a model of early-life stress and daily repeated MS (RMS) for 3 h during the first two postnatal weeks is widely used in rodent studies. However, it is not fully understood whether early-life animals desensitise/habituate to repeated(More)
In order to evaluate the changes in uterine oxytocin receptor-specific mRNA during pregnancy, receptor expression in Xenopus oocytes are examined electrophysiologically following microinjection of mRNA from human uterus. In voltage-clamped oocytes injected with term myometrial mRNA, oxytocin elicited an inward current response. The amplitude of the(More)
To determine the structure of the mouse oxytocin receptor (OTR) gene, we have screened a mouse genomic library and confirmed cDNA sequence with rapid amplification of cDNA ends. Southern blot using human OTR cDNA probes indicated that the mouse genome has a single copy of the gene. The predicted amino acid sequence is 91% identical to human OTR. The gene(More)
Proliferation and maturation of antigen-stimulated B cells are regulated by several soluble factors derived from macrophages and T cells. These soluble factors are functionally divided into two groups: B-cell growth factor (BCGF), thought to be involved in B-cell proliferation; and B-cell differentiation factor (BCDF), responsible for maturation of(More)
The efficiency of germ cell transplantation, the procedure of transferring germ cells from a donor male into the testes of recipient males, can be greatly increased by reduction of endogenous germ cells in recipient animals. To develop effective methods for suppression of endogenous spermatogenesis in potential pig and goat recipients, we either(More)
Dogs, with their breed-determined limited genetic background, are great models of human disease including cancer. Canine B-cell lymphoma and hemangiosarcoma are both malignancies of the hematologic system that are clinically and histologically similar to human B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma and angiosarcoma, respectively. Golden retrievers in the US show(More)
The auditory brainstem response (ABR) was studied in an infant with Gaucher's disease. The infant was normal until the age of three months. His illness began with stridor, strabismus, inguinal hernia and failure to thrive. Thereafter, muscular rigidity with opisthotonus, ocular palsies, difficulty in swallowing and respiratory failure due to central origin(More)
Dogs, with their breed-determined limited genetic background, are great models of human disease including cancer. Canine B-cell lymphoma and hemangiosarcoma are both malig-nancies of the hematologic system that are clinically and histologically similar to human B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma and angiosarcoma, respectively. Golden retrievers in the US show(More)