Conrad J. Ruppert

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The neural cell adhesion molecule (NCAM) exists in several isoforms which are selectively expressed by different cell types and at different stages of development. In the mouse, three proteins with apparent Mr's of 180,000, 140,000 and 120,000 have been distinguished that are encoded by 4-5 different mRNAs. Here we report the full amino acid sequence of a(More)
A novel widely expressed type of myosin (fifth unconventional myosin from rat: myr 5) from rat tissues, defining a ninth class of myosins, was identified. The predicted amino acid sequence of myr 5 exhibits several features not found previously in myosins. The myosin head domain contains a unique N-terminal extension and an insertion of 120 amino acids at a(More)
Myr 1 is a widely distributed mammalian myosin I molecule related to brush border myosin 1. A second widely distributed myosin I molecule similar to myr 1 and brush border myosin I, called myr 2, has now been identified. Specific antibodies and expression of epitope-tagged molecules were used to determine the subcellular localization of myr 1 and myr 2 in(More)
We have identified, characterized and cloned a novel mammalian myosin-I motor-molecule, called myr 1 (myosin-I from rat). Myr 1 exists in three alternative splice forms: myr 1a, myr 1b, and myr 1c. These splice forms differ in their numbers of putative calmodulin/light chain binding sites. Myr 1a-c were selectively released by ATP, bound in a(More)
The proto-oncogene c-fos can be induced in cells to high transcript levels by numerous exogenous stimuli. We show here by S1 nuclease protection assay that mere mechanical disaggregation and incubation at 37 degrees C induces high levels of c-fos hnRNA and subsequently of mature mRNA in neonatal mouse cerebellar tissue. This specific increase of c-fos(More)
During post-natal cerebellar development the steady-state levels of c-myc transcripts exhibit characteristic changes. As determined by the S1 nuclease protection assay the level of c-myc transcript, which is very high in the late embryonic cerebellum, decreased to low levels shortly after birth. One week later there is a second period of c-myc mRNA(More)
In an effort to determine diversity and function of mammalian myosin I molecules, we report here the cloning and characterization of myr 3 (third unconventional myosin from rat), a novel mammalian myosin I from rat tissues that is related to myosin I molecules from protozoa. Like the protozoan myosin I molecules, myr 3 consists of a myosin head domain, a(More)
Cloned cDNA from adult mouse cerebellum composed of subsequences homologous to the L1Md consensus sequence (long interspersed repetitive element "LINE" family of the mouse) hybridizes specifically with large nuclear poly(A)+RNAs that are highly concentrated in the murine and rat cerebellum. These homogeneous L1-related transcripts were localized in the(More)
Brandon J. Van Dyk, Marcus S. Dersch, J. Riley Edwards, Conrad J. Ruppert, Jr., and 13 Christopher P. L. Barkan 14 15 Vossloh Fastening Systems America Corporation 16 233 South Wacker Drive; Suite 9730 17 Chicago, IL 60606 18 19 Rail Transportation and Engineering Center – RailTEC 20 Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering 21 University of(More)
A sustained increase in heavy axle loads and cumulative freight tonnages, coupled with increased development of highspeed passenger rail, is placing an increasing demand on railway infrastructures. Some of the most-critical areas of the infrastructure in need of further research are track components used in high-speed passenger, heavy haul and shared(More)