Clayton A Wright

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Chicken erythrocyte sequence-specific nuclear DNA-binding proteins, which bind to the 5'-flanking DNAseI hypersensitive sites of the erythrocyte chromosomal beta A- and beta H-globin genes, have been fractionated by HPLC gel filtration. Three beta A-globin gene DNA binding activities (to sites A, B and B' (10-12)) were separated. The erythroid precursor(More)
JC virus (JCV) is the aetiological agent of progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML), a fatal, demyelinating disease of the brain affecting people with AIDS. Although immunosuppression is involved in infection of the brain by JCV, a direct influence of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) has also been established. The Tat protein of HIV-1(More)
Polyomavirus JC (JCV) is the aetiological agent of progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML), a frequently fatal infection of the brain afflicting nearly 4% of AIDS patients in the USA. Human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) Tat, acting together with cellular proteins at the JCV non-coding control region (NCCR), can stimulate JCV DNA(More)
Monomer nucleosomes released from nuclei during brief micrococcal nuclease digestions are enriched in transcribed sequences (Bloom and Anderson, 1978). These nucleosomes are depleted in H1 and enriched in three high mobility group proteins HMG14, HMG17 and another HMG-like protein. Analysis of such nucleosomes by polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis reveal(More)
Two methods have recently been described for the isolation of monomer nucleosomes enriched in transcribed sequences which depend on their solubility in 0.1 M NaCl (Levy, W.B. and Dixon (1978), Nucleic Acid Res., 5, 4155-4163) or solutions containing divalent metal ions (Bloom, K.S. and Anderson, J.N. (1978), Cell, 15, 141-150). Using these procedures the(More)
The interaction of nuclear sequence-specific DNA-binding proteins from definitive chicken erythrocytes, thymus and proliferating transformed erythroid precursor (HD3) cells with the 700-base-pair (700-bp) DNA 5'-flanking region of the chicken c-myc gene was investigated by in vitro footprint analysis. The major HD3 protein-binding activity binds to a site(More)
DNA sequence-specific binding proteins eluted from chicken erythrocyte and thymus nuclei, and fractionated as described by Emerson and Felsenfeld (19), have been investigated by filter binding and footprint analyses. The erythrocyte nuclear protein fraction specifically binds to at least two sites within the 5' flanking chromatin hypersensitive site of the(More)
The procedure developed by Lawson and Cole (Biochemistry, 1979, 18 2161-2166) for removing lysine-rich histones from nuclei at low pH also quantitatively extracts proteins HMG14 and 17. The effect of this low pH extraction on the DNAseI-sensitive structures of active genes in avian red blood cells has been investigated. No major perturbation of a(More)
Nucleosomes released from oviduct nuclei during brief micrococcal nuclease digestions are enriched in transcribed sequences (bloom K.S. and Anderson, J.N. (1978) Cell, 15, 141-150). Such nucleosomes released into this 1Sf supernatant fraction are enriched in proteins HMG14, 17 and a third lower molecular weight protein which we show in this paper to be(More)
The low-molecular-mass high-mobility-group (HMG) proteins from young rat thymus nuclei were fractionated by high-performance liquid chromatography. Two proteins analogous to calf HMG14 and HMG17 were found together with a third major component HMGI similar to that found in HeLa cells [Lund et al. (1983) FEBS Lett. 152, 163-167]. HMGI has as amino acid(More)