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The nucleotide sequence of an almost double-stranded cDNA copy [Cochet, M., Perrin, F., Gannon, F., Krust, A., Chambon, P., McKnight, G. S., Lee, D. C., Mayo, K. E., and Palmiter, R. D. (1979) Nucleic Acids Res. 6, 2435-2452] of chicken ovotransferrin (conalbumin) mRNA has been determined. Taking into account the previously reported 5'-end sequence [Cochet,(More)
Two simian virus 40 transcriptional promoter elements, the 72-base pair (bp) repeat and the 21-bp repeat region, induce chromatin structures of increased DNase I sensitivity when transposed elsewhere in the viral genome. The induction of a sufficiently long stretch of DNase I-sensitive chromatin leads to the appearance of a visible nucleosome-free region.
An engineered mutant of Saccharomyces cerevisiae affected in biotin biosynthesis has been isolated. This mutant allowed the characterization of a bio cluster (BIO3-4-5). We demonstrate that BIO3 (YNR058w) and BIO4 (YNR057c) encode, respectively, a 7, 8-diaminopelargonic acid aminotransferase and a dethiobiotin synthase, involved in the biotin biosynthesis(More)
Cinnamate 4-hydroxylase [CA4H; trans-cinnamate,NADPH:oxygen oxidoreductase (4-hydroxylating), EC 1.14.13.11] is a cytochrome P450 that catalyzes the first oxygenation step of the general phenylpropanoid metabolism in higher plants. The compounds formed are essential for lignification and defense against predators and pathogens. We recently reported the(More)
A Saccharomyces cerevisiae mutant affected in the last step of the biotin biosynthesis pathway was isolated by using a transposon mutagenesis method. The gene BIO2, encoding a biotin synthase, is shown to be interrupted in this mutant. Heterologous complementation experiment allowed the cloning and the characterization of a novel bio gene: bio2, encoding(More)
Poly(A)+ RNA isolated from the human breast cancer cell line MCF-7 was fractionated by sucrose gradient centrifugation and fractions enriched in estrogen receptor (ER) mRNA were used to prepare randomly primed cDNA libraries in the lambda gt10 and lambda gt11 vectors. Clones corresponding to ER sequence were isolated from both libraries after screening with(More)
We have shown previously that an increase in the level of accumulated pS2 mRNA is first detectable in MCF-7 cells after 3 hr of estradiol treatment. Using in vitro nuclear run-on transcription with nuclei prepared from MCF-7 cells grown in the presence of estradiol or in estradiol-stripped medium, we demonstrate here that expression of the pS2 gene is(More)
We present the complete sequence of an mRNA which is induced by estrogen in the human breast cancer cell line MCF-7 [pS2 mRNA, Masiakowski et al., Nucleic Acids Res. 10, 7895-7903 (1982)]. Primer extension and cloning of double-stranded cDNA (ds-cDNA) into a vector designed to make full-length cDNA were used to determine the sequence of the fifteen(More)
Villin is a calcium-regulated actin-binding protein that caps, severs, and bundles actin filaments in vitro. This 92,500-D protein is a major constituent of the actin bundles within the microvilli of the brush border surface of intestinal and kidney proximal tubule cells. Villin is a very early marker of cells involved in absorption and its expression is(More)
The one-hybrid system with an inverted CCAAT box as the DNA target sequence was used to identify proteins acting on key DNA sequences of the promoter of the topoisomerase IIalpha gene. Screening of cDNA libraries from the leukemia Jurkat cell line and from the adult human thymus resulted in the isolation of a novel protein of 793 amino acids (89,758 Da).(More)