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Two distinct but related groups of cDNA clones, CKbeta4GT-I and CKbeta4GT-II, have been isolated by screening a chicken hepatoma cDNA library with a bovine beta1,4-galactosyltransferase (beta4GT) cDNA clone. CKbeta4GT-I is predicted to encode a type II transmembrane glycoprotein of 41 kDa with one consensus site for N-linked glycosylation. CKbeta4GT-II is(More)
Past studies from this laboratory have suggested that mouse sperm binding to the egg zona pellucida is mediated by a sperm galactosyltransferase (GalTase), which recognizes and binds to terminal N-acetylglucosamine (GlcNAc) residues in the zona pellucida (Shur, B. D., and N. G. Hall, 1982, J. Cell Biol. 95:567-573; 95:574-579). We now present evidence that(More)
Cell surface beta-1,4 galactosyltransferase (GalTase) is shown to mediate intercellular adhesions between embryonal carcinoma (EC) cells and specifically during late morula compaction in the preimplantation mouse embryo. Monospecific anti-GalTase IgG raised against affinity-purified bovine beta-1,4 GalTase recognizes F9 EC cell GalTase as judged by(More)
From a systematic search of the UniGene and dbEST databanks , using human β4-galactosyltransferase (β4GalT-I), which is recognized to function in lactose biosynthesis, as the query sequence, we have identified five additional gene family members denoted as β4GalT-II,-III,-IV,-V, and-VI. Complementary DNA clones containing the complete coding regions for(More)
We have isolated, by immunological screening of a lambda gt11 expression library, a cDNA clone that represents the complete coding sequence for bovine alpha 1----3-galactosyltransferase. The coding sequence predicts a membrane-bound protein with three distinct structural features: a large, potentially glycosylated COOH-terminal domain (346 amino acids), a(More)
We have isolated and partially characterized a major intranuclear matrix polypeptide from rat liver. This polypeptide, which is reversibly stabilized into the intranuclear matrix under conditions which promote intermolecular disulfide bond formation, has a Mr of 62,000 and pI of 6.8-7.2 as determined by two-dimensional IEF/SDS-PAGE. A chicken polyclonal(More)
Nuclear bodies occurring during the 2-cell stage of bovine embryos (obtained either by in vitro fertilisation of in vitro matured ovarian oocytes, or collection after fertilisation and cleavage in vivo) were studied using ultrastructural cytochemistry and immunocytochemistry to determine whether their occurrence may be linked with the onset of embryonic(More)
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