Diane R. Kiino

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In the present studies we have explored the relation between ouabain binding and the inhibition of potassium influx in intact human erythrocytes. The rate at which bound ouabain molecules dissociate from the erythrocyte membrane is not altered by complete replacement of choline with sodium or by partial replacement with potassium. These findings indicate(More)
We investigated the effects of insulin and 17 beta-estradiol in PRL-producing rat pituitary tumor cells (GH cells) in culture. Incubation with 1.8 X 10(-7) M insulin and 1 X 10(-9) M estradiol always increased intracellular PRL significantly to a mean of 290% of control levels. Insulin or estradiol alone caused smaller increases in intracellular PRL that(More)
GH4C1 cells (CH cells) are a clonal strain of rat pituitary tumor cells which secrete prolactin. We measured intracellular prolactin at different stages of the cell cycle using flow microfluorometry. Prolactin was stained by an indirect immunocytochemical technique using fluorescein isothiocyanate (FITC)-conjugated antiserum, and DNA was stained(More)
The 42-1 lamB-lacZ gene fusion confers a conditionally lethal, export-dependent phenotype known as maltose sensitivity. A maltose-resistant mutant showing decreased beta-galactosidase activity of the hybrid protein, designated prlF1 (protein localization), was unlinked to the lamB-lacZ fusion. This mutation mapped at 70 min on the Escherichia coli linkage(More)
We isolated six mutants of Escherichia coli K-12 that were defective in bacteriophage N4 adsorption. We mapped the mutations to four loci designated nfrA through nfrD (N four resistance). nfrA and nfrB were tightly linked to each other and were mapped to min 12 of the E. coli linkage map. nfrC was mapped to min 85, and nfrD was mapped between min 44 and 58.(More)
In turkey erythrocytes bidirectional fluxes of sodium and potassium develop a time-dependent refractoriness to stimulation by endogenous cyclic adenosine 3':5'-monophosphate (cyclic AMP). The refractoriness of potassium influx and potassium outflux (both of which require extracellular sodium and potassium for stimulation by cyclic AMP) depends on the(More)
We have cloned and determined the nucleotide sequence of the prlF gene. An open reading frame predicting a 111-amino-acid protein (Mr 12,351) with an acidic carboxy terminus was identified. The DNA sequence preceding this open reading frame revealed a putative promoter and a ribosome-binding site. The nucleotide sequence of the prlF1 mutation revealed a(More)
At least four genes are required for irreversible adsorption of bacteriophage N4. nfrA and nfrB have been characterized previously and encode an outer membrane protein and inner membrane protein, respectively. The nfrC gene product is characterized in detail in this study. We have mapped the nfrD locus to min 52 on the Escherichia coli linkage map. Maxicell(More)
In turkey erythrocytes, potassium influx can be inhibited by several cations whose order of effectiveness is Rb greater than Cs greater than Li greater than Mg = Ca = Ba. Extracellular sodium does not alter potassium influx. Sodium influx is not altered by any of these monovalent cations but magnesium, calcium, or barium reduced sodium influx by 30 to 40%.(More)