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The beta-amyloid precursor protein (beta APP) is a membrane-spanning glycoprotein that is the source of the beta-amyloid peptide (beta AP) which accumulates as senile plaques in the brains of patients with Alzheimer's disease. beta APP is normally processed such that a cleavage occurs within the beta AP, liberating secreted forms of beta APP (APPss) from(More)
The amyloid beta peptide (A beta P) is a small fragment of the much larger, broadly distributed amyloid precursor protein (APP). Abundant A beta P deposition in the brains of patients with Alzheimer's disease suggests that altered APP processing may represent a key pathogenic event. Direct protein structural analyses showed that constitutive processing in(More)
Cerebral deposition of the beta-amyloid peptide (A beta) is an invariant feature of Alzheimer's disease. Since the original isolation and characterization of A beta (ref. 1) and the subsequent cloning of its precursor protein, no direct evidence for the actual production of discrete A beta has been reported. Here we investigate whether A beta is present in(More)
Cadherins and catenins play an important role in cell-cell adhesion. Two of the catenins, beta and gamma, are members of a group of proteins that contains a repeating amino acid motif originally described for the Drosophila segment polarity gene armadillo. Another member of this group is a 120-kD protein termed p120, originally identified as a substrate of(More)
The two major protein components of bovine seminal plasma, PDC-109 and BSP I, have been purified by gel filtration, partition chromatography and reverse-phase high performance liquid chromatography from an 86% ethanol precipitate of bovine seminal plasma ejaculate. The complete 109-residue amino acid sequence of PDC-109 has been established by automated(More)
A 44 amino acid peptide with growth hormone-releasing activity has been isolated from a human tumor of the pancreas that had caused acromegaly. The primary structure of the tumor-derived peptide is H-Tyr-Ala-Asp-Ala-Ile-Phe-Thr-Asn-Ser-Tyr-Arg-Lys-Val-Leu-Gly-Gln-Leu-Ser-Ala- Arg-Lys-Leu-Leu-Gln-Asp-Ile-Met-Ser-Arg-Gln-Gln-Gly-Glu-Ser-Asn-Gln-Glu-Arg-Gly(More)
Neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (AChRs) are composed of two types of subunits: ACh-binding (termed alpha 2, alpha 3, alpha 4 ...) and structural (termed beta 2, beta 3, beta 4 ...). AChR subtypes composed of combinations of subunits of these two types encoded by several related genes are expressed in different parts of the nervous system, where(More)
The two major mitogenic polypeptides for endothelial cells have been purified to homogeneity. The complete primary structure of bovine pituitary basic fibroblast growth factor (FGF) and the amino-terminal amino acid sequence of bovine brain acidic FGF have been established by gas-phase sequence analyses. Homogeneous preparations of these polypeptides are(More)
Inhibin is a gonadal protein that specifically inhibits the secretion of pituitary follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH). Two forms of inhibin (A and B) have been purified from porcine follicular fluid and characterized as heterodimers of relative molecular mass (Mr) 32,000 (ref. 2). Each inhibin is comprised of an identical alpha-subunit of Mr 18,000 and a(More)
Ezrin is a component of the microvilli of intestinal epithelial cells and serves as a major cytoplasmic substrate for certain protein-tyrosine kinases. We have cloned and sequenced a human ezrin cDNA and report here the entire protein sequence derived from the nucleotide sequence of the cDNA as well as from partial direct protein sequencing. The deduced(More)