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We previously reported the cloning and sequencing of a 1.5-kilobase cDNA which encoded a portion of the chondroitin sulfate domain from the chick cartilage proteoglycan core protein and the localization of a species-specific monoclonal antibody epitope. Using polymerase chain reaction amplification and primer extension, cDNA clones which code for the entire(More)
A large chondroitin sulfate proteoglycan (CSPG) identified in embryonic chick brain, and synthesized exclusively by neurons in a developmentally expressed pattern that coincides with migration and establishment of neuronal nuclei, reacts with a monoclonal antibody (S103L) developed against the cartilage-specific CSPG, aggrecan. The relationship of the brain(More)
Biosynthesis of the activated sulfate donor, adenosine 3'-phosphate 5'-phosphosulfate, involves the sequential action of two enzyme activities: ATP sulfurylase, which catalyzes the formation of adenosine 5'-phosphosulfate (APS) from ATP and free sulfate, and APS kinase, which subsequently phosphorylates APS to produce adenosine 3'-phosphate(More)
We have established the presence of at least two large chondroitin sulfate proteoglycans in the developing chick brain, one that reacts exclusively with HNK-1, a carbohydrate epitope found on several neural specific molecules, and one that reacts with S103L, a defined peptide epitope in the CS-2 domain of the cartilage-specific chondroitin sulfate(More)
Using the monoclonal antibody S103L, which reacts specifically with an epitope in the chondroitin sulfate-rich domain of the chick cartilage chondroitin sulfate proteoglycan (CSPG) core protein, we have identified the predominant CSPG expressed by notochord. This large notochord CSPG is first detected immunohistochemically as early as stage 16, long before(More)
Excitatory effects of adenosine in the rat hippocampus were studied by intracellular recording from CA1 pyramidal cells in vitro. Application of 100 microM adenosine induced a rapid hyperpolarization and a decrease in input resistance, and depressed the excitatory postsynaptic potentials (EPSPs) evoked by stimulation of Schaffer collaterals in all neurons(More)
The N terminus-truncated splicing variant of TAp63 is known as DeltaNp63. DeltaNp63 lacks transactivation function and is thought to antagonize the transcriptional regulation of the p53 and TAp63 target genes. Overexpression of DeltaNp63 has been observed in a number of human cancers, suggesting a role in carcinogenesis. In the present study we present data(More)
The present study was done to determine the possible effects of endogenous adenosine, present in the extracellular fluid of the hippocampal slice, on pyramidal cells in the CA1 region using intracellular recording techniques. Administration of 5 microM of the adenosine receptor antagonist, 8-sulfophenyltheophylline (n=11), induced a depolarization(More)
Extensive studies on the mammalian sulfate-activating enzymes and PAPS translocase have enhanced our understanding of the overall pathway of sulfate activation and utilization. Isolation of the PAPS-synthesizing activities from rat chondrosarcoma and preparation of stable non-hydrolyzable analogs of APS and PAPS have facilitated the kinetic characterization(More)
Overexpression of DeltaNp63 has been observed in a number of human cancers, suggesting a role for DeltaNp63 in carcinogenesis. In the present study, we show that inhibition of glycogen synthase kinase-3beta (GSK-3beta) by lithium chloride (LiCl) elicited a stimulatory effect on DeltaNp63 promoter activity in HEK 293T cells. Exposure to LiCl induced(More)