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Following infection of dissociated embryonic day 13 rat medullary raphe cells with a retrovirus encoding the temperature-sensitive mutant of SV40 large T-antigen (T-ag), a neuronal cell line, RN46A, was cloned by serial dilution. At 33 degrees C, RN46A cells express nuclear T-ag immunoreactivity and divide with a doubling time of 9 hr. Undifferentiated(More)
A collection of antibodies specific to different intermediate filament proteins were applied to frozen sections of adult rat brains. The relative distribution of these proteins was then studied using double label immunofluorescence microscopy. Antibodies specific to each of the neurofilament "triplet" proteins (of approximate molecular weight 68 K, 145 K(More)
Axonal transport studies and biochemical fractionation have led to the concept that the three 'triplet' proteins [approximate molecular weights 200,000 (200K), 145,000 (145K) and 68,000 (68K)] are the essential components of mammalian neurofilaments. Using a correlated biochemical and immunological approach, we have now shown that the 200K protein is under(More)
We compared the intermediate filament expression of the various cell types in the fully differentiated neural retina from rat, mouse, rabbit, guinea pig, cow, pig, and cat. Many cell types had an intermediate filament complement conserved across species boundaries, such as Müller cells and retinal ganglion cells. In some species (rabbit, guinea pig, and(More)
We have extended our analysis of human tumors using antibodies specific for each of the five types of intermediate filaments to neuroblastoma, ganglioneuroblastoma, pheochromocytoma, ependymoblastoma, and alveolar soft part sarcoma. Tumor cells in the three cases of neuroblastoma, as well as in the single case of alveolar soft part sarcoma, did not react(More)
The work of the Sternbergers and their colleagues has shown that monoclonal antibodies reactive with neurofilament subunit proteins may be sensitive to the state of phosphorylation of these proteins. We therefore examined the ability of our previously described panel of monoclonal and polyclonal neurofilament antibodies to bind to normal and to(More)
Rat retina structure was studied between embryonic day 14 and adult with antibodies specific for vimentin, glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFA) and the proteins of the neurofilament triplet. Vimentin could be detected in radial processes throughout the retina at all stages studied. These processes are believed to correspond, in the developing retina, to(More)