Hella Huikeshoven

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CRP1, a Drosophila nuclear protein that can catalyze decondensation of demembranated Xenopus sperm chromatin was cloned and its primary structure was deduced from cDNA sequence. Alignment of deduced amino acid sequence with published sequences of other proteins revealed strong homologies to Xenopus nucleoplasmin and NO38. CRP1 is encoded by one or several(More)
The cdc45 protein was originally identified in Saccharomyces cerevisiae and shown to be essential for initiation of eukaryotic DNA replication. Subsequent isolation and characterisation of the corresponding genes from fission yeast, Xenopus and mammals also support a replication role for the protein in these species. They further suggest that during the(More)
We originally isolated the Df31 protein from Drosophila embryo extracts as a factor which could decondense Xenopus sperm, by removing the sperm specific proteins and interacting with histones to facilitate their loading onto DNA. We now believe that this protein has a more general function in cellular DNA metabolism. The Df31 gene encodes a very hydrophilic(More)
The pattern of adult sensilla in Drosophila is established by the dosage-sensitive interaction of two antagonistic groups of genes. Sensilla development is promoted by members of the achaete-scute complex and the daughterless gene whereas it is suppressed by whereas extramacrochaete (emc) and hairy. All these genes encode helix-loop-helix proteins. The(More)
Hsp90 is gaining increasing importance as a protein involved in controlling the normal functioning of the cell. To do this it apparently interacts with a battery of co-chaperone proteins that are involved in both substrate recognition and the progression of the Hsp90 catalytic pathway. In this report we have identified the Drosophila Dpit47 protein (DNA(More)
We have cloned the gene for the large subunit of the DNA primase from Drosophila melanogaster, and mapped it to position 77b on chromosome 3. The central region of the protein shows high similarity with homologues from other species, but the N- and C-termini diverge. The protein is enriched in replicating tissues, and consistent with this the region(More)
The Drosophila importin-alpha3 gene was isolated through its interaction with the large subunit of the DNA polymerase alpha in a two-hybrid screen. The predicted protein sequence of Importin-alpha3 is 65-66% identical to those of the human and mouse importin-alpha3 and alpha4 and 42.7% identical to that of Importin-alpha2 (Oho31/Pendulin), the previously(More)
Enzyme-linked immunosorbent asays (ELISAs) are described for determining levels of dapsone and pyrimethamine in urine. Both assays have a sensitivity of about 20 mug/l and are reproducible, but each produces some false positives. The problem of false positive reactions was partially obviated by requiring positive results in both assays. In a pilot study(More)