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Two cytoplasmic variants of the alpha 6 integrin, alpha 6A and alpha 6B, have been identified previously (Hogervorst, F., I. Kuikman, A. G. van Kessel, and A. Sonnenberg. 1991. Eur. J. Biochem. 199:425-433; Cooper, H. M., R. N. Tamura, and V. Quaranta. 1991. J. Cell Biol. 115:843-850). Using synthetic peptides, containing sequences of their cytoplasmic(More)
The development of the mouse mammary gland was studied immunohistochemically using monoclonal antibodies against cell surface and basement membrane proteins and a polyclonal antibody against keratin. We have identified three basic cell types: basal, myoepithelial, and epithelial cells. The epithelial cells can be subdivided into three immunologically(More)
The int-1 mammary oncogene is frequently activated by proviral insertion in mouse mammary tumors. To characterize the target cell for the oncogenic action of int-1, we have isolated permanent cell lines with distinct morphologies and differentiation characteristics, starting from a tumor with a rearranged int-1 gene. Polygonal cells had retained many(More)
The alpha 6/beta 4 complex is a member of the integrin family of adhesion receptors. It is found on a variety of epithelial cell types, but is most strongly expressed on stratified squamous epithelia. Fluorescent antibody staining of human epidermis suggests that the beta 4 subunit is strongly localized to the basal region showing a similar distribution to(More)
Integrin alpha 6 beta 4 is expressed in human peripheral nerves, but not in the central nervous system. This integrin heterodimer has previously been found in perineural fibroblast-like cells and in Schwann cells (SCs), which both assemble a basement membrane but do not form hemidesmosomes. We show here that in SCs, which had formed a myelin sheath, alpha 6(More)
The alpha subunits of the laminin-binding integrins alpha 3 beta 1, alpha 6 beta 1, and alpha 7 beta 1 have homologous sequences and are similar in structure. Two cytoplasmic variants, A and B, have been identified for each of these alpha subunits, although the alpha 3B splice variant has been detected only at the mRNA level. We prepared a panel of mouse(More)
We have isolated clonal cell lines from a transplanted adenocarcinoma induced by the RIII strain of mouse mammary tumor virus in a BALB/c mouse. Three major morphological cell types of these lines are developmentally linked; polygonal cells give rise to cuboidal and then to elongated cells. All cell lines expressed markers that are characteristic of mammary(More)
Thirty-six feline mammary tumors were examined by the electron microscope, and by the indirect immunofluorescence (IFA) test with anti-FeLV and anti-RD-114 serum. In 11 (30.6%) tumors intracisternal A-particles (IAP) were found. One of these tumors contained a few particles with an electron-dense nucleoid in the cisternae of the endoplasmic reticulum. In 7(More)
The indirect immunoferritin technique (IFT) that enables us to distinguish clearly whether an antibody reacts with a virus particle or only with the cell membrane, was used to study 25 cat sera and one rabbit anti-feline leukaemia virus (FeLV) serum using FL-74 cells as target. (1) All sera contained antibodies against FeLV even though 11 of the cats were(More)