Dr. Hans Henning

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In studies on antinucleolar antibodies in sera from 24 patients with scleroderma, an autoimmune disease, one serum, designated "anti-To", contained antibodies against a nucleolar 7-2 ribonucleoprotein and a novel cytoplasmic 8-2 ribonucleoprotein. The 7-2 and 8-2 RNAs are distinct RNAs with a pppG terminus. They are partially conserved between rat and human(More)
The human p120 nucleolar protein is a cell cycle-related protein that peaks during the S phase and has been shown to be associated with a beaded fibrillar structure. To study domains responsible for the nucleolar localization of protein p120, initially deletion mutants were made that defined sequences containing the localization signals; then, fusion genes(More)
Gu/RNA helicase II (Gu/RH-II) is the first reported mammalian nucleolar RNA helicase that is a member of the D-E-A-D (Asp-Glu-Ala-Asp) box family of proteins. It has an ATP-dependent RNA unwinding (helicase) activity and a separate RNA folding activity (introduction of intramolecular secondary structure into single-stranded RNA). To determine which proteins(More)
Human proliferation-associated protein p120 has previously been shown to localize to the nucleolus, and several functional domains of p120 have been elucidated. By using a nitrocellulose filter binding assay and a Northwestern blotting procedure this study shows that recombinant p120 binds to an rRNA fragment in vitro with a dissociation constant of 4 nM.(More)
The human nucleolar p120 protein is a proliferation-associated antigen which is expressed in G1 and peaks during the early S phase of the cell cycle. Overexpression of the human p120 protein caused the transformation of NIH 3T3 cells and expression of an antisense p120 construct inhibited the growth of NIH 3T3 cells (Perlaky et al., Cancer Res., 52:428-436,(More)
Watermelon stomach is characterized by prominent stripes of ectatic vascular tissue in the stomach similar to stripes on a watermelon; in patients with this disorder chronic gastrointestinal bleeding occurs and approximately half of these patients have associated autoimmune disorders. In the serum of one patient, an antinucleolar antibody titer of 1:25 600(More)
Whereas the genes coding for trimethyl guanosine-capped snRNAs are transcribed by RNA polymerase II, the U6 RNA genes are transcribed by RNA polymerase III. In this study, we have analyzed the cis-regulatory elements involved in the transcription of a mouse U6 snRNA gene in vitro and in frog oocytes. Transcriptional analysis of mutant U6 gene constructs(More)
8 S RNA of Novikoff hepatoma was characterized by fingerprinting, sequencing gels, and by hybridization to rat ribosomal DNA clones. The data obtained show that 8 S RNA is 273 or 274 nucleotides long; ribosomal 5.8 S RNA is its 5'-terminal 156 nucleotides. All the post-transcriptional modifications found in 5.8 S rRNA were also found in 8 S RNA; no other(More)
RNA helicases are enzymes important in RNA synthesis, processing, transport, and turnover. Human nucleolar RNA helicase II/Gu protein (RH II/Gu) was expressed in a baculovirus system. The purified recombinant RH II/Gu protein has RNA helicase activity on a 5' tailed ds RNA substrate in vitro. We found that Adriamycin, a widely used anticancer drug,(More)