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In the amphibian oocyte, most of the non-chromatin-bound histones are not free but form complexes with specific karyophilic proteins, the most prominent being nucleoplasmin and 'protein N1/N2'. Using antibodies against polypeptide N1 and N2 (Mr approximately 105,000 and approximately 110,000) we have isolated, from a Xenopus laevis ovary lambda gt11(More)
Neutrophils contain a soluble guanine-nucleotidebinding protein, made up of two components with molecular masses of 23 and 26 kDa, that mediates stimulation of phospholipase C-beta2 (PLCbeta2). We have identified the two components of the stimulatory heterodimer by amino acid sequencing as a Rho GTPase and the Rho guanine nucleotide dissociation inhibitor(More)
The APO-1 antigen as defined by the mouse monoclonal antibody anti-APO-1 was previously found to be expressed on the cell surface of activated human T and B lymphocytes and a variety of malignant human lymphoid cell lines. Cross-linking of the APO-1 antigen by anti-APO-1 induced programmed cell death, apoptosis, of APO-1 positive cells. To characterize the(More)
Chicken erythrocyte nuclei were incubated with DNA intercalating agents in order to isolate from chromatin specific DNA-binding proteins whose binding specificity may be determined by DNA secondary and/or tertiary structure. The intercalating agents ethidium bromide (EtBr) and propidium iodide induce the specific release of high mobility group proteins HMG(More)
Several autoimmune sera from patients with Raynaud phenomenon decorated mammalian kinetochores and bound to a 47-kDa protein on immunoblots of nuclear lysates. Antibody affinity-purified from immunoblots of the 47-kDa band recognized kinetochores, but due to crossreaction with an 18-kDa protein, localization remains elusive. We used one of these sera to(More)
The stimulation of cell proliferation by insulin like growth factor IGF-1 has previously been shown to depend on activation of voltage gated K(+) channels. The signaling involved in activation of voltage gated K(+) channel Kv1.3 includes the phosphatidylinositol-3 (PI3) protein kinase, 3-phosphoinositide dependent protein kinase PDK1 and the serum and(More)
Cytokeratins are constituent proteins of intermediate filaments (IFs) that form heterotypic tetrameric IF subunits containing two polypeptide chains of each of the two cytokeratin subfamilies, i.e. the acidic (type I) and the basic (type II). To locate the molecular domains involved in the formation of these heterotypic complexes, we have developed a(More)
Reverse transcriptase (RT)-associated ribonuclease H (RNase H) can cleave both the RNA template of DNA/RNA hybrids as well as double-stranded (ds) RNA. This report shows that human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-RT can also cleave the template strand of dsDNA when Mg2+ is replaced by Fe2+ in the RNase H active site of HIV-RT. The cleavage mechanisms as well(More)
A simple and efficient procedure for the construction of secreted fusion proteins inEscherichia coli is described that uses a new minitransposon, termed TnhlyAs, carrying the secretion signal (HlyAs) ofE. coli hemolysin (HlyA). This transposon permits the generation of random gene fusions encoding proteins that carry the HlyAs at their C-termini. For the(More)
Digital maps can provide essential information for many advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) dedicated to both safety and comfort applications. As the level of detail and global accuracy of state-of-the-art digital maps are not sufficient for a multitude of applications, we present methods and models for the generation of high precision maps. The(More)