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We have previously reported the presence of a 28-kDa protein in human mammary adenocarcinoma MCF-7 cells, whose phosphorylation by phorbol ester 12-O-tetradecanoylphorbol-13-acetate (TPA) and permeant diacylglycerol 1,2-dioctanoyl-sn-glycerol was correlated to growth arrest induced by the protein kinase C (PKC) activators. We now investigate the possible(More)
The IS911 bacterial transposable element has been analyzed for its mechanism of transposition and for the way it controls the expression of its genes by programmed -1 translational frameshifting. In the present study the prevalence of IS911 has been determined in the Enterobacteriaceae family and in other Gram-negative bacilli. Three variants, found in(More)
Nearly all members of a widespread family of bacterial transposable elements related to insertion sequence 3 (IS3), therefore called the IS3 family, very likely use programmed -1 ribosomal frameshifting to produce their transposase, a protein required for mobility. Comparative analysis of the potential frameshift signals in this family suggested that most(More)
The IS911 bacterial transposable element uses -1 programmed translational frameshifting to generate the protein required for its mobility: translation initiated in one gene (orfA) shifts to the -1 frame and continues in a second overlapping gene (orfB), thus generating the OrfAB transposase. The A-AAA-AAG frameshift site of IS911 is flanked by two(More)
Programmed ribosomal -1 frameshifting is a non-standard decoding process occurring when ribosomes encounter a signal embedded in the mRNA of certain eukaryotic and prokaryotic genes. This signal has a mandatory component, the frameshift motif: it is either a Z_ZZN tetramer or a X_XXZ_ZZN heptamer (where ZZZ and XXX are three identical nucleotides) allowing(More)
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