Javier Coloma

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Chromosomal DNA replication is strictly regulated through a sequence of steps that involve many macromolecular protein complexes. One of these is the GINS complex, which is required for initiation and elongation phases in eukaryotic DNA replication. The GINS complex consists of four paralogous subunits. At the G1/S transition, GINS is recruited to the(More)
The GINS complex, originally discovered in Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Xenopus laevis, binds to DNA replication origins shortly before the onset of S phase and travels with the replication forks after initiation. In this study we present a detailed characterization of the human GINS (hGINS) homolog. Using new antibodies that allow the detection of(More)
Several approaches have been developed to reduce the human immune response to nonhuman antibodies. However, chimeric antibodies and humanized antibodies often have decreased binding affinity. We described a new approach for reducing the immunogenicity of chimeric antibodies while maintaining the affinity. This approach seeks to prevent the recognition of(More)
We have isolated several cDNA's complementary to gamma-glutamyltranspeptidase (GGT) mRNA by screening a rat kidney library constructed in lambda gtll with antibodies specifically reactive to the enzyme protein. The clone selected an mRNA that was translated into a 62 Kd peptide, corresponding to the GGT precursor. The longest clone isolated was 1842 bp long(More)
The effect of feeding hypolipidemic peroxisome proliferators on the induction of altered hepatic foci (AHF) in Fischer rats was studied in order to determine whether such agents can induce or promote the development of AHF. In the first study, rats were fed ciprofibrate (10 mg/kg/day) for 1 yr. AHF, neoplastic nodules, and hepatocellular carcinomas were(More)
Homing endonucleases recognize long target DNA sequences generating an accurate double-strand break that promotes gene targeting through homologous recombination. We have modified the homodimeric I-CreI endonuclease through protein engineering to target a specific DNA sequence within the human RAG1 gene. Mutations in RAG1 produce severe combined(More)
Mitochondrial fractions isolated from tumours induced with the respiratory inhibitor rotenone lack respiratory control, oxidative phosphorylation, are partially or totally insensitive to cyanide and have a near-normal content of respiratory carriers. These characteristics are more similar to those of mitochondria from atrophic mammary gland than to those of(More)
We have deglycosylated the enzyme gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase by treatment of the protein with anhydrous hydrofluoric acid at 0 degree C. After deglycosylation, the heavy and light subunits showed a molecular weight of 43 and 23 Kd respectively. Whereas the antiserum against the native enzyme recognized both proteins, the antiserum against the(More)
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