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Chimeric proteins were constructed to define the nuclear localization signals (NLSs) of human ribosomal protein S6. The complete cDNA sequence, different cDNA fragments and oligonucleotides of the human ribosomal proteins S6, respectively, were joined to the 5' end of the entire LacZ gene of Escherichia coli by using recombinant techniques. The hybrid genes(More)
Both the inhibitory effect of aphidicolin on the replicative alpha-polymerase and the reversibility of its action in vivo (Pedrali-Noy & Spadari, 1979, Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 88, 1194-2002) allow the synchronization of cells in culture. Aphidicolin prevents G1 cells from entering the DNA synthetic period, blocks cells in "S" phase, allows G2, M and(More)
In the course of the eukaryotic ribosomal biogenesis, both the nuclear import and export are involved. We have studied the nuclear and nucleolar localization of the human ribosomal protein S7. We examined the subcellular distribution of the S7:beta-galactosidase fusion protein in SAOS-2 cells. We have identified two evolutionarily conserved domains, both of(More)
Several procedures were used to disassemble rat liver rough microsomes (RM) into ribosomal subunits, mRNA, and ribosome-stripped membrane vesicles in order to examine the nature of the association between the mRNA of bound polysomes and the microsomal membranes. The fate of the mRNA molecules after ribosome release was determined by measuring the amount of(More)
Proteomic analyses of the nucleolus have revealed almost 700 functionally diverse proteins implicated in ribosome biogenesis, nucleolar assembly, and regulation of vital cellular processes. However, this nucleolar inventory has not unveiled a specific consensus motif necessary for nucleolar binding. The ribosomal protein family characterized by their basic(More)
Infection of BHK 21 cells by vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV) results in the intracellular synthesis of the five viral proteins which are easily detectable in polyacrylamide gels after short labeling periods with [35S]methionine. In addition, a 6th prominent radioactive protein band appears intracellularly in VSV-infected BHK cells. This additional(More)
The chemical reaction of monomeric acrylamide with primary, secondary, and tertiary amines, used as buffer components in polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis systems, was investigated in the basic pH range. Adduct formation proceeded for several minutes up to weeks, depending on the reactivity of the amino groups. A pH shift in the reaction mixture due to an(More)
The time course of defective interfering (DI) particle and B particle release from vesicular stomatitis virus-infected BHK-21 cells was studied at different multiplicities of defective and infective particles. Particle release was progressively delayed in cells infected with an increasing DI-to-B particle ratio. The delayed particle release during(More)
The respiratory pathogen Chlamydia (Chlamydophila) pneumoniae is associated with chronic diseases, including atherosclerosis and giant-cell arteritis, which are accompanied by the occurrence of these obligate intracellular bacteria in blood vessels. There, C. pneumoniae seems to be present in a persistent state. Persistence is characterized by modified(More)