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CENP-C is an evolutionarily conserved centromeric protein. We have used the chicken DT40 cell line to test the idea that CENP-C is sufficient as well as necessary for the formation of a functional centromere. We have compared the effects of disrupting the localization of CENP-C with those of inducibly overexpressing the protein. Removing CENP-C from the(More)
Mutations in the brain specific P/Q type Ca2+ channel alpha1 subunit gene, CACNA1A, have been identified in three clinically distinct disorders, viz. episodic ataxia type 2 (EA-2), familial hemiplegic migraine (FHM) and spinocerebellar ataxia 6 (SCA6). For individuals with EA-2, the mutations described thus far are presumed to result in a truncated protein(More)
In Pseudomonas sp. strain M114, the outer membrane receptor for ferric pseudobactin M114 was shown to transport ferric pseudobactins B10 and A225, in addition to its own. The gene encoding this receptor, which was previously cloned on pCUP3, was localized by Tn5 mutagenesis to a region comprising >1.6 kb of M114 DNA. A mutant (strain M114R1) lacking this(More)
Ribosome-bound peptides were prepared from rabbit reticulocytes incubated in a reaction mixture that contained all essential amino acids except tryptophan. The peptides were fractionated by Sephadex gel filtration and the N-termini of these peptides were examined. Longer uncompleted hemoglobin chains (larger than 30 amino acids) had unblocked valine at the(More)
Synthesis of the protein kinase Mos is required for progesterone-induced activation of MAP kinase, M-phase promoting factor (MPF), and meiotic maturation of Xenopus oocytes. Mos can function as a MAP kinase kinase kinase, leading to activation of MAP kinase; how Mos causes activation of MPF is not yet known. The protein kinase Raf, which acts as a MAP(More)
Lipoxin B (LXB) was prepared by incubation of (15S)-15-hydroperoxy-5,8,11-cis-13-trans-icosatetraenoic acid (15-HPETE) with human leukocytes. Comparison with a number of trihydroxyicosatetraenes prepared by total synthesis showed that biologically derived LXB is (5S,14R,15S)-5,14,15-trihydroxy-6,10,12-trans-8-cis-icosatetraenoi c acid. Two isomers of LXB(More)
Dihydrolipoamide dehydrogenase (E3; EC is the common component of the three mammalian alpha-ketoacid dehydrogenase complexes and the glycine cleavage system. To study regulation of E3 gene expression, a 12-kilobase clone from a human leukocyte genomic library was isolated, and a 1.8-kilobase fragment containing part of the first intron, the first(More)
A human liver cDNA expression library in lambda-phage gt11 was screened with monoclonal antibodies to rat liver protein-disulfide isomerase/oxidoreductase (EC, also known as glutathione-insulin transhydrogenase (GIT). The nucleotide sequence of the largest cDNA insert (hgit-1) was determined. It contained approx. 1500 basepairs,(More)
Dihydrolipoamide dehydrogenase is a common component of four multienzyme complexes which are involved in oxidation of carbohydrates, lipids and amino acids. To better understand the regulation of human DLD gene expression, we have analyzed the proximal promoter region of this gene. DNase I footprinting analysis of the promoter region (-322 to +47 bp)(More)