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The isotonic shortening of glycerol-extracted preparations of molluscan catch muscles is inhibited at pH's and ionic strengths at which extracted paramyosin crystallizes. The isometric tension development is hardly altered under the same conditions. Consequently, the "catch mechanism" is explained on the basis of the crystallization of paramyosin.
Maintaining blood-brain barrier integrity and minimizing neuronal injury are critical components of any therapeutic intervention following ischemic stroke. However, a low level of vitamin D hormone is a risk factor for many vascular diseases including stroke. The neuroprotective effects of 1,25(OH)2D3 (vitamin D) after ischemic stroke have been studied, but… (More)
A rabbit poxvirus genomic library contained within the expression vector lambda gt11 was screened with polyclonal antiserum prepared against vaccinia virus nucleic acid-dependent nucleoside triphosphatase (NTPase)-I enzyme. Five positive phage clones containing from 0.72- to 2.5-kilobase-pair (kbp) inserts expressed a beta-galactosidase fusion protein that… (More)
The role of vaccinia virus nucleoside triphosphate phosphohydrolase I (NPH-I) in determining the resistance of this virus to alpha-interferon (IFN) was analyzed by using a well-defined temperature-sensitive mutant (ts36) in the NPH-I gene. Detailed analysis of viral proteins and mRNAs produced in cultured cells treated with or without IFN-alpha showed a… (More)
The biological function of the nucleoside triphosphate phosphohydrolase I (NTPase I) enzyme of vaccinia virus is not yet known. In this investigation we have identified the genetic lesion of two temperature-sensitive mutants of vaccinia virus, ts50 and ts36, as single point mutations contained within the 5'615 nucleotides of the NTPase I gene (ts50, G to A… (More)
The 37,000 bp double-stranded DNA genome of bacteriophage Mu behaves as a plaque-forming transposable element of Escherichia coli. We have defined the cis-acting DNA sequences required in vivo for transposition and packaging of the viral genome by monitoring the transposition and maturation of Mu DNA-containing pSC101 and pBR322 plasmids with an induced… (More)