Esther Neufeld

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Caenorhabditis elegans mtf-1 encodes matefin, which has a predicted SUN domain, a coiled-coil region, an anti-erbB-2 IgG domain, and two hydrophobic regions. We show that matefin is a nuclear membrane protein that colocalizes in vivo with Ce-lamin, the single nuclear lamin protein in C. elegans, and binds Ce-lamin in vitro but does not require Ce-lamin for(More)
The mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) of 332 individuals from Israel, including 270 Jews (originating from 7 communities) and 62 Arabs, was analyzed. Each mtDNA haplotype was determined by the fragment patterns of restriction enzymes HpaI, BamHI, HaeII, MspI (HpaII), and AvaII. The variability of the total sample and of each community was high. Of 40 different(More)
Barrier to autointegration factor (BAF) binds double-stranded DNA, selected histones, transcription regulators, lamins, and LAP2-emerin-MAN1 (LEM) domain proteins. During early Caenorhabditis elegans embryogenesis, BAF-1 is required to organize chromatin, capture segregated chromosomes within the nascent nuclear envelope, and assemble lamin and LEM domain(More)
Lehrach and his coworkers have isolated a series of DNA probes that specifically hybridize with different regions of mouse chromosome 17 within the t complex. The probes display restriction fragment length polymorphisms, RFLPs, which are specific for the t haplotypes in all laboratory mouse strains tested thus far. Some of these probes have been used to(More)
Two DNA probes, D17Tu1 and D17Tu2, were isolated from a genomic DNA library containing only two mouse chromosomes, one of which is chromosome 17, carrying the major histocompatibility complex (H-2), as well as the t complex genes. The D17Tu1 probe was mapped to the centromeric region of chromosome 17 and the D17Tu2 probe to the S region of the H-2 complex.(More)
The t-haplotype, a variant of the proximal part of the mouse chromosome 17, is composed of at least four inversions and is inherited as a single genetic unit. The haplotype causes embryonic mortality or male sterility when homozygous. Genes within the complex are responsible for distortion of Mendelian transmission ratio in males. Thus, the t-haplotype in(More)
The suppression of crossing-over and the consequent linkage disequilibrium of genetic markers within the t complex of the house mouse is caused by two large and two short inversions. The inversions encompass a region that is some 15 centiMorgans (cM) long in the homologous wild-type chromosome. The limits of the proximal inversions are reasonably(More)
The sex chromosomes of the partly sympatric species of gerbils Gerbillus pyramidum and G. gerbillus (Mammalia: Gerbillinae) were investigated by a variety of light- and electron-microscope methods, including DNA replication banding and synaptonemal complex (SC) techniques. The sex-chromosome mechanism of G. pyramidum is of the maleXY:femaleXX type, whereas(More)
To identify the H-2 haplotypes of strains DBR7, B10.NZW, NFS, BQ2, STU, TO1, and TO2, we tested their lymphocytes against a battery ofpolyclonal or monoclonal antibodies defining known class I and class II alleles (Table 1). To determine the presence of an antigen on the typed cells, we used the microcytotoxicity assay of Amos and his colleagues (1969)With(More)
Comparison of the rate of synonymous and nonsynonymous nucleotide substitutions suggests that certain regions of the functional H-2 genes, which are part of the mouse major histocompatibility complex (Mhc), are under strong positive selection pressure. Thus far, however, little evidence has been provided for the existence of such pressure in natural mouse(More)