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It was previously shown that an antigen preparation termed 9B obtained from Schistosoma mansoni cercarial extracts partially (34%) protects mice from challenge infection with cercariae (R. Tarrab-Hazdai et al., J. Immunol. 135, 2772, 1985). To characterize some of the proteins which comprise this preparation, rabbit antibodies to the 9B antigen preparation(More)
The activation of the cellular oncogene c-mos in mouse plasmacytoma XRPC24 was found to result from the insertion of a 4.7-kilobase-pair cellular DNA element, within the c-mos coding region. The element terminates on both sides with a direct repeat of around 335 nucleotides. The repeat as well as internal sequences of the element show strong homology to(More)
1. The zero-trans and equilibrium exchange efflux and the infinite-trans uptake of galactose in human erythrocytes were measured as a function of galactose concentration at 20 %. 2. The zero-trans procedure with cells loaded with 285 mM galactose revealed a low affinity site for galactose transport at the inner face of the membrane having a maximal velocity(More)
The 14-3-3 protein is a key player in signal transduction processes in various species. We have previously cloned and expressed the 14-3-3 of Schistosoma mansoni. Using the purified protein we have now raised antibodies against it. A highly specific, affinity-purified antibody preparation was employed for the localization of the 14-3-3 protein in the(More)
Genes expressed in a stage-specific manner may help us understand the molecular events controlling the complex life cycle of schistosomes. cDNA and genomic clones encoding a calcium-binding protein (CaBP) were obtained from cercariae and their sequence determined. The encoded protein (69 amino acids long) shows clear resemblance to the domain structure and(More)
An emergency response was triggered by recovery of wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) of the South Asia (SOAS) lineage from sewage in southern Israel in April 2013 during routine environmental surveillance. Public health risk assessment necessitated intensification of environmental surveillance in order to facilitate countrywide monitoring of WPV1-SOAS(More)
We isolated and determined the sequences of two human germ-line heavy chain variable region (VH) genes and compared them with mouse VH genes. The results show that the human VHI subgroup is evolutionarily related to the mouse VHII subgroup. Evolutionary preservation of homologies in VH genes of the same subgroup includes not only the coding region but also(More)
The organization and evolution of immunoglobulin variable region genes was studied by comparing human and mouse heavy chain variable region (VH) genes. We show that a VH gene subgroup constitutes a physically linked multigene family separated from another VH subgroup. We mapped the VHIII gene subgroup to be 3' to the VHII gene subgroup based on deletion of(More)
The sequences of four embryonic mouse immunoglobulin VH genes have been compared. All genes end at codon 98 and code for a hydrophobic signal peptide of 19 residues interrupted at codon -4 by an intron of 83 base pairs. Substitutions occur in all gene segments but at a significantly higher frequency in the hypervariable regions. The data suggest an(More)