Eugene Hoffman

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We isolated and characterized the 5' region of the mouse c-Ki-ras gene, including a 5' untranslated exon (exon 0). These studies used genetic material from Y1 mouse adrenocortical tumor cells in which the c-Ki-ras gene is amplified and overexpressed. Our data demonstrate that transcription initiates at multiple sites, predicting size heterogeneity at the 5'(More)
To gain insight into the normal controls mediating expression of the c-Ki-ras protooncogene, we have identified DNA sequence elements within its promoter that are essential for transcriptional activity. Transient expression assays using the bacterial chloramphenicol acetyltransferase gene were used initially to localize regions directing primary promoter(More)
Enhanced expression of the cKi-ras proto-oncogene in a bone marrow-derived mouse cell line, 416B, has been shown to be associated with the integration of Friend viral DNA into the cellular gene. Here we report the results of experiments designed to clarify the molecular mechanism responsible for the cKi-ras overexpression. Based on primer extension analyses(More)
Fusion genes containing segments of the promoter region of the human LDL receptor gene and the coding sequence of the bacterial enzyme, chloramphenicol acetyltransferase (CAT), were introduced into JEG-3 human choriocarcinoma cells. Constructs containing 177 base pairs of 5'-flanking DNA (pLDLR-CAT 234) or 6500 base pairs (pLDLR-CAT 6500) promoted CAT(More)
Highly polymorphic repeated DNA sequences were detected at the end of the long arm of human chromosome 18 by a recombinant DNA probe containing 56 bp of human DNA (pERT25). This was shown by hybridization of pERT25 to DNA from a panel of human X rodent somatic cell hybrids, by dot blot hybridization to flow-sorted human chromosomes, and by in situ(More)
α-Tubulin subunits from trout (S. gairdneri) sperm tails, sea urchin (S. purpuratus) cilia, protistan alga (C. elongatum) flagella and rose (Paul's Scarlet) cytoplasm have been characterized by limited proteolytic cleavage with the enzymeStaphylococcus aureus protease and electrophoresis of the digestion products on SDS-PAGE. The resulting patterns(More)
We have been studying a transformed derivative of a mouse fibroblast line (3T3DM) that stably maintains double minute chromosomes (DMs). In this report we describe a comprehensive analysis of the structure of the DMs within this cell line, utilizing a combination of long-range mapping via pulsed-field gel electrophoresis, screening of DM-enriched genomic(More)
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