J B Scheerer

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A simple and sensitive fluorometric method has been described for the differential determination of the activity of lysosomal alpha-galactosidase A and alpha-galactosidase B. The procedure employs 4-methylumbelliferyl-alpha-D-galactopyranoside as substrate and N-acetylgalactosamine as an inhibitor of alpha-galactosidase B, but not of alpha-galactosidase A(More)
The mutagen-sensitive CHO line irs1SF was previously isolated on the basis of hypersensitivity to ionizing radiation and was found to be chromosomally unstable as well as cross-sensitive to diverse kinds of DNA-damaging agents. The analysis of somatic cell hybrids formed between irs1SF and human lymphocytes implicated a human gene (defined as XRCC3; x-ray(More)
We have developed a system that permits analysis of targeted homologous recombination at an endogenous, chromosomal gene locus in cultured mammalian cells. Using a hemizygous, adenine phosphoribosyltransferase (APRT)-deficient, Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cell mutant as a transfection recipient, we have demonstrated correction of a nonrevertible deletion(More)
5E6 is a cell surface molecule expressed on a subpopulation of murine natural killer (NK) cells that are involved in the specific rejection of H-2d or H-2f (hemopoietic histocompatibility determinant 2) bone marrow cell grafts. Here, we isolated and cloned the gene encoding 5E6 and determined the nucleotide sequence of the cDNA. 5E6 is nearly identical to(More)
Using simple linear fragments of the Chinese hamster adenine phosphoribosyltransferase (APRT) gene as targeting vectors, we have investigated the homology dependence of targeted recombination at the endogenous APRT locus in Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells. We have examined the effects of varying either the overall length of targeting sequence homology or(More)
We demonstrate the feasibility of targeted gene replacement at an endogenous, chromosomal gene locus in cultured mammalian cells, employing a two-step strategy similar to an approach routinely used for genetic manipulation in yeast. Utilizing an APRT+ recombinant generated by targeted integration of plasmid sequences (including a functional copy of the gpt(More)
The endocytosis of alpha-galactosidase A was studied in cultured fibroblasts from patients with Fabry disease. Alpha-galactosidase A was purified from human placenta by chromatography on concanavalin A-Sepharose, DEAE-cellulose, and N-epsilon-aminocaproyl-alpha-D-galactosylamine-Sepharose. Separation of the high-uptake form of the enzyme from the low-uptake(More)
In this study, we have examined the effects of targeting vector configuration and site of vector linearization on the frequency of targeted recombination at the endogenous CHO APRT locus, and have analyzed the types and class distributions of APRT+ recombinants obtained in APRT targeting experiments employing uncut circular, insertion-type (ends-in), and(More)
We used a direct polymerase chain reaction (PCR) method for quantification of HPRT exons 2 + 3 deletions and t(14;18) translocations as a measure of illegitimate V(D)J recombination. We determined the baseline frequencies of these two mutations in mononuclear leukocyte DNA from the umbilical cord blood of newborns and from the peripheral blood of adults. In(More)
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