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Xenopus XB/U-cadherin forms functional complexes with mouse alpha- and beta-catenins and p120(cas) when expressed in murine L-TK- fibroblasts. These cells were stably transfected with cDNAs encoding different cytoplasmic XB/U-cadherin mutants, each partially deleted in the different parts of the 38 most carboxyl-terminal amino acids. The binding of(More)
Large numbers of inbred laboratory rat strains have been developed for a range of complex disease phenotypes. To gain insights into the evolutionary pressures underlying selection for these phenotypes, we sequenced the genomes of 27 rat strains, including 11 models of hypertension, diabetes, and insulin resistance, along with their respective control(More)
Cadherins are discussed not in terms of their adhesive function but rather as morphoregulatory proteins. Changes in gene expression following cadherin transfection of cells in culture or by overexpression in embryos have, until now, not been reported. We established a protocol for stable transfection of Xenopus XTC cells and generated cells bearing high(More)
Virions produced from cells transformed by A-MuLV contain a 30S, 5.6 kb RNA that can be translated in a cell-free system to form the characteristic A-MuLV protein. This RNA was mapped by heteroduplex methods using DNA probes from M-MuLV, the presumed parent of A-MuLV. The overall organization of the RNA was determined by using full-length M-MuLV reverse(More)
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