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The Drosophila Delta (Dl) gene is essential for cell-cell communication regulating the determination of various cell fates during development. Dl encodes a transmembrane protein, which contains tandem arrays of epidermal-growth-factor-like repeats in the extracellular domain and directly interacts with Notch, another transmembrane protein with similar(More)
Several mouse genes designated 'Pax genes' contain a highly conserved DNA sequence homologous to the paired box of Drosophila. Here we describe the isolation of Pax8, a novel paired box containing clone from an 8.5 day p.c. mouse embryo cDNA library. An open reading frame of 457 amino acids (aa) contains the 128 aa paired domain near the amino terminus.(More)
A murine multigene family has been identified that shares a conserved sequence motif, the paired box, with developmental control and tissue-specific genes of Drosophila. To date five murine paired box-containing genes (Pax genes) have been described and one, Pax-1, has been associated with the developmental mutant phenotype undulated. Here we describe the(More)
The neurological syndrome caused by Plasmodium berghei ANKA in rodents partially mimics the human disease. Several rodent models of cerebral malaria (CM) exist for the study of the mechanisms that cause the disease. However, since common laboratory mouse strains have limited gene pools, the role of their phenotypic variations causing CM is restricted. This(More)
The DDK inbred strain of mouse has a striking particularity: when DDK females are crossed to males of other strains they exhibit a reduced fertility, whereas the reciprocal crosses (non-DDK females x DDK males) are fertile (Wakasugi et al. 1967; Wakasugi 1973). The low fertility results from an early embryonic lethality, the F1 embryos dying near the late(More)
Recombinant plasmids containing cDNA sequences complementary to the two mouse striated-muscle actin messenger RNAs (pAF81, pAM91) and to a non-muscle actin mRNA (pAL41) have been used to examine the number and organization of actin-related sequences in the mouse genome. A large number (greater than 20) of actin-related sequences are detected on Southern(More)
A mouse gene, Cdx-1, was isolated from an embryonic cDNA library using a Drosophila caudal gene probe. The deduced amino acid sequence of Cdx-1 contains conserved sequence domains along the entire gene, as well as a highly conserved caudal-type homeo box. A structural comparison suggests a common ancestral origin of mouse Cdx-1 and Drosophila caudal. The(More)
One hundred and seventy-four rat loci which contain short tandem repeat sequences were extracted from the GenBank or EMBL data bases and used to define primers for amplification by the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) of the microsatellite regions, creating PCR-formatted sequence-tagged microsatellite sites (STMSs). One hundred and thirty-four STMSs for 118(More)
The lipocalin superfamily encompasses a large set of quite distantly related proteins that act as carriers for small, lipophilic molecules. The lipocalin genes coding for orosomucoid, the alpha 1-microglobulin/bikunin precursor, and the major urinary protein map to MMU4, while their human counterparts map to the homologous HSA9q34 area where three other(More)
Inbred strains of mice differ greatly in their susceptibility to the demyelinating disease caused by Theiler's Murine Encephalomyelitis Virus. In this murine disease, which is an animal model for the study of multiple sclerosis, demyelination depends on the persistent infection of the central nervous system. Previous studies identified a locus in the H-2D(More)