Daniel S. Gonzalez

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The catfish nonspecific cytotoxic cell receptor protein (NCCRP-1) provides an important function in target cell recognition and activation of cytotoxicity. This report identifies and characterizes a zebrafish orthologue of the catfish NCCRP-1. The zebrafish NCCRP-1 cDNA contains an open reading frame that encodes a predicted protein of 237 amino acids with(More)
We have isolated a full-length cDNA clone encoding a human alpha1, 2-mannosidase that catalyzes the first mannose trimming step in the processing of mammalian Asn-linked oligosaccharides. This enzyme has been proposed to regulate the timing of quality control glycoprotein degradation in the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) of eukaryotic cells. Human expressed(More)
alpha-Mannosidase enzymes comprise a class of gylcoside hydrolases involved in the maturation and degradaton of glycoprotein-linked oligosaccharides. Various alpha-mannosidase enzymatic activities are encoded by an ancient and ubiquitous gene superfamily. A comparative sequence analysis was employed here to characterize the evolutionary relationships and(More)
The mammary gland is a unique biosynthetic tissue that produces a variety of species-specific glycoconjugates, but the factors regulating the production of specific glycoconjugates are not well understood. To explore the underlying regulation, a fusion gene containing a cDNA encoding the human alpha 1,2-fucosyltransferase (alpha 1,2FT), which generates the(More)
Motivation: Class I α-mannosidases comprise a homologous and functionally diverse family of glycoside hydrolases. Phylogenetic analysis based on an amino acid sequence alignment of the catalytic domain of class I α-mannosidases reveals four well-supported phylogenetic groups within this family. These groups include a number of paralogous members generated(More)
MOTIVATION Class I alpha-mannosidases comprise a homologous and functionally diverse family of glycoside hydrolases. Phylogenetic analysis based on an amino acid sequence alignment of the catalytic domain of class I alpha-mannosidases reveals four well-supported phylogenetic groups within this family. These groups include a number of paralogous members(More)
Non-linear production functions are common in economic theory and in real life, especially in cases with increasing and diminishing returns to scale but there are also contexts where an increase in one input implies a decrease in one output. The aim of this paper is to test how non-linearity affect estimations of technical efficiency obtained by ordinary(More)
A genomic clone encoding the mouse lysosomal alpha-mannosidases was isolated and the gene was found to be encoded by 24 exons spanning approximately 14.5 kb of genomic DNA. The intron-exon boundaries were conserved between the mouse, human, and bovine lysosomal alpha-mannosidase genes as well as being partially conserved in several other species. In order(More)
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