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In the endoplasmic reticulum (ER), newly synthesized subunits of the T-cell antigen receptor (TCR), membrane-bound immunoglobulin (mIg), and major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class I antigens must fold correctly and assemble completely into multimeric protein complexes prior to transport to the cell surface. Although folding and assembly may occur(More)
Cell division in the fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe yields two equal-sized daughter cells. Medial fission is achieved by deposition of a primary septum flanked by two secondary septa within the dividing cell. During the final step of cell division, cell separation, the primary septum is hydrolyzed by an endo-(1,3)-beta-glucanase, Eng1p. We reasoned(More)
The HLA-Cw1 and -Cw2 genes were identified in a genomic library and their products characterized by biochemical methods. The HLA-Cw and -Cw2 genes, upon transfection in mouse L cells, give rise to class I antigen heavy chains that associate with neither mouse nor human beta-2 microglobulin. They are indistinguishable in isoelectric point from polypeptides(More)
The human genomic clone pb2m13 contains a functional beta 2-microglobulin (B2m) gene, which upon transfection is readily expressed in murine fibroblasts. Here we report the nucleotide sequence of the human beta 2m gene and of a nearly full length cDNA clone. A comparison with the murine beta 2m gene reveals that exon/intron boundaries are absolutely(More)
A cDNA clone encoding the human endoplasmic reticulum (ER) resident protein IP90 was isolated and sequenced. It predicts a transmembrane protein with a large ER luminal region showing sequence similarity to calreticulin and a short cytoplasmic domain containing a COOH-terminal RKPRRE sequence that may be relevant to its retention in the ER. It is 95%(More)
The cell wall protects fungi against lysis and determines their cell shape. Alpha-glucan is a major carbohydrate component of the fungal cell wall, but its function is unknown and its synthase has remained elusive. Here, we describe a fission yeast gene, ags1(+), which encodes a putative alpha-glucan synthase. In contrast to the structure of other(More)
A subpopulation of peripheral blood T lymphocytes express a novel non-a, non-0 T cell receptor (TCR) heterodimer that is associated with the CD3 complex. This heterodimer is composed of TCRy and TCRS polypeptides which are distinct from each other on the basis of immunochemical criteria (1-3) and by peptide mapping (4), and are encoded by different genes.(More)
The genes encoding HLA-B27K and HLA-B27W were transfected into murine recipient cells. A monoclonal antibody HC-10, directed against free B-locus heavy chain, was the only reagent capable of efficiently detecting the HLA-B27 heavy chains in detergent lysates. These heavy chains were devoid of sialic acid. Trace amounts of HLA-B27 could be isolated with the(More)
In man a number of diseases are associated with certain alleles of MHC antigens. The most pronounced example is ankylosing spondylitis, which is strongly associated with HLA-B27. As a first step towards a model system to study the basis of this association, transgenic mice were generated that showed cell surface expression of the HLA-B27 antigen(More)
The T cell receptor (TCR) delta protein is expressed as part of a heterodimer with TCR gamma, in association with the CD3 polypeptides on a subset of functional peripheral blood T lymphocytes, thymocytes, and certain leukemic T cell lines. A monoclonal antibody directed against TCR delta was produced that binds specifically to the surface of several TCR(More)