Corinne Yoshihara

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The level of transcripts encoding the skeletal muscle acetylcholine receptor (AChR) was determined during embryonic development in Xenopus laevis. cDNAs encoding the alpha, gamma, and delta subunits of the Xenopus AChR were isolated from Xenopus embryo cDNA libraries using Torpedo AChR cDNAs as probes. The Xenopus AChR cDNAs have greater than 60% amino acid(More)
The Amt/Mep ammonium channels are trimers in which each monomer contains a long, narrow, hydrophobic pore. Whether the substrate conducted by these pores is NH(3) or NH(4)(+) remains controversial. Substitution of leucine for the highly conserved tryptophan 148 residue at the external opening to Escherichia coli AmtB pores allowed us to address this issue.(More)
Data are presented on electrophoretic variants of 25 polypeptides found in the blood serum and erythrocytes, in 812 individuals from three Amerindian tribes, the Pano, the Baniwa, and the Kanamari. Two "private polymorphisms" were encountered, of PEPB in the Pano and CAII in the Baniwa. A single example of a different PEPB variant was encountered in the(More)
The postsynaptic membrane of vertebrate neuromuscular synapses is enriched in the four subunits of the acetylcholine receptor (AChR) and in a peripheral membrane protein of Mr = 43 x 10(3) (43K). Although AChRs are virtually restricted to the postsynaptic membrane of innervated adult muscle, developing and denervated adult muscle contain AChRs at(More)
The 43-kD protein is a peripheral membrane protein that is in approximately 1:1 stoichiometry with the acetylcholine receptor (AChR) in vertebrate muscle cells and colocalizes with it in the postsynaptic membrane. To investigate the role of the 43-kD protein in AChR clustering, we have isolated C2 muscle cell lines in which some cells overexpress the 43-kD(More)
Chlamydomonas reinhardtii strains lacking phytoene synthase, the first enzyme of carotenoid biosynthesis, are white. They lack carotenoid pigments, have very low levels of chlorophyll, and can grow only heterotrophically in the dark. Our electron and fluorescence microscopic studies showed that such a mutant strain (lts1-204) had a proliferated plastid(More)
The immediate-early (IE) promoter of human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) constitutes a primary genetic switch, which determines the progression of viral infection. Earlier reports by others have shown mitogen-activated protein kinase kinase kinase-1 (MEKK1) to be able to up-regulate HCMV-IE promoter through downstream mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK)(More)
The major Rhesus (Rh) protein of the green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, Rh1, is homologous to Rh proteins of humans. It is an integral membrane protein involved in transport of carbon dioxide. To localize a fusion of intact Rh1 to the green fluorescent protein (GFP), we used as host a white (lts1) mutant strain of C. reinhardtii, which is blocked at the(More)
The complete nucleotide sequence of the coding region of the chicken carbonic anhydrase II (CA II) gene has been determined from clones isolated from a chicken genomic library. The sequence of a nearly full length chicken CA II cDNA clone has also been obtained. The gene is approximately 17 kilobase pairs (kb) in size and codes for a protein that is(More)
A new variant of erythrocyte acid phosphatase, designated ACP1TIC-1, is characterized by a more cathodal electrophoretic mobility than any of the common polymorphic phenotypes, both in the presence and absence of tricarboxylic acids. Individuals of the ACP1TIC-1 phenotype have a level of enzyme activity (4.8 +/- 0.1 mumol/g hemoglobin per min) similar to(More)