Douglas W. Eib

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Through the use of a screening strategy designed to isolate novel cDNAs encoding proteins concerned with pituitary secretion in Xenopus laevis, we discovered clone X7365, which encodes a transmembrane protein with a signal peptide, two follistatin modules, a unique epidermal growth factor domain, and a short cytoplasmic region. RNA expression analyses(More)
The subtilisin-like prohormone convertase PC2 and the polypeptide 7B2 (an intracellularly cleaved protein of unknown function) are both selectively present in the regulated secretory pathway of neurons and endocrine cells. Here we demonstrate that intact recombinant 7B2 is a potent inhibitor of PC2 and prevents proPC2 cleavage in vitro, whereas the 7B2(More)
A novel transmembrane protein (designated X7365) containing two follistatin modules and an epidermal growth factor (EGF) domain has been described in the hypothalamic-pituitary axis of Xenopus laevis. We have now cloned the highly conserved mouse orthologue (M7365), and its mRNA was detected in many mesodermal and (neuro)ectodermal tissues in 8.5-day-old(More)
Plasmids expressing partial-length sense or antisense protein 4.1 RNA were microinjected into fertilized Xenopus eggs. Nuclease protection assays reveal that antisense protein 4.1 RNA lead to the specific loss of endogenous protein 4.1 transcripts after midblastula transition, with no effect on the levels of three unrelated transcripts. As a control, we(More)
The solution structure of the DNA-binding domain (DBD) of the human retinoic acid receptor-beta (hRAR-beta) has been determined by nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy and distance geometry (DG). The assignments of 1H and 15N resonances were carried out by the use of 1H homonuclear and 15N-1H heteronuclear two- and three-dimensional NMR(More)
We have isolated and sequenced cDNA clones encoding the poly(A)-binding protein of Xenopus laevis oocytes. Polyclonal antiserum was raised against a fusion protein encoding 185 amino acids of the Xenopus poly(A)-binding protein. This antiserum localizes the poly(A)-binding protein to subcellular sites associated with protein synthesis; in the retina,(More)
Tomoregulin-1 (TMEFF1) was first identified as a gene implicated in pituitary secretion in Xenopus laevis. The predicted structure of TMEFF1 is that of a transmembrane protein with a highly conserved cytoplasmic tail, two follistatin domains and one modified EGF domain in its extracellular region. We report the cloning of the newt orthologue, and show that(More)
An 80 amino acid polypeptide corresponding to the DNA-binding domain (DBD) of the human retinoic acid receptor beta (hRAR-beta) has been studied by 1H homonuclear and 15N-1H heteronuclear two- and three-dimensional (2D and 3D) NMR spectroscopy. The polypeptide has two putative zinc fingers homologous to those of the receptors for steroid and thyroid(More)
The three-dimensional structure of the DNA-binding domain of the human retinoic acid receptor-beta (hRAR-beta) has been determined by nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy in conjunction with distance geometry, restrained molecular dynamics and iterative relaxation matrix calculations. A total of 1244 distance restraints were obtained from NOE(More)