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The gene encoding factor C (facC), an extracellular signal protein involved in cellular differentiation, was cloned from Streptomyces griseus 45H, and the complete nucleotide sequence was determined. The deduced amino acid sequence was confirmed by HPLC/electrospray ionization-mass spectrometry analysis. The full-length protein consists of 324 amino acids(More)
Idiopathic scoliosis (IS) is a deformity of the spine whose aetiology is unknown despite of extensive clinical and basic research work. The significance of this disease lies in the consequences of a spine deformity (deformation of the chest, compromise of the cardio-pulmonar function, compression of the neurological elements, severe somatic and(More)
Factor C, an extracellular signal protein of cellular differentiation, was studied and significant homology was found to several zinc finger-type regulatory proteins. The complete amino acid sequence, deduced from the gene, that encodes the protein, did not support the hypothesis that this protein might be a zinc finger-type regulatory protein. However, a(More)
Endogenous Mn2+ and Mg2+ activated RNA polymerase activity was measured in isolated cell nuclei of brain from rats of different age-groups. It was established that the activity of the nucleoplasmic RNA polymerase is maintained at the level of young animals up to an age of 16 months but is decreased after 24 months. The nucleolar RNA polymerase activity(More)
The membrane hypothesis of aging (Zs.-Nagy, I., 1978, J. Theor. Biol. 75, 189-195) attributes the primary role in cellular aging to an age-dependent decrease of the passive potassium permeability of the cell membrane which is due most probably to free-radical damage of the membrane components. As a consequence, the intracellular and intranuclear ionic(More)
Rabbit antisera and monoclonal antibodies were raised against factor C, a regulatory protein of Streptomyces griseus. ELISA and immunoblotting techniques suitable to determine and characterize factor C antigen in bacterial specimens were developed. Factor C antigen was detected in all the 23 Streptomyces strains and variants examined thus far and in one(More)
  • F Szeszák
  • 1976
The phosphorylation and dephosphorylation reactions of the proteins of isolated rat liver nuclei were examined in the presence of ATP. It was shown that the plateau value of the phosphorus incorporation at high concentrations of ATP is the result of an equilibrium of phosphorylation and dephosphorylation. The data of 32P-labelling experiments and those of(More)