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With a stepwise degradation and terminal labeling procedure the 3'-terminal sequence of E. coli 16S ribosomal RNA is shown to be Pyd-A-C-C-U-C-C-U-U-A(OH). It is suggested that this region of the RNA is able to interact with mRNA and that the 3'-terminal U-U-A(OH) is involved in the termination of protein synthesis through base-pairing with terminator(More)
The mechanism by which the estrogen receptor and other steroid hormone receptors regulate gene expression in eukaryotic cells is not well understood. In this study, a complementary DNA clone containing the entire translated portion of the messenger RNA for the estrogen receptor from MCF-7 human breast cancer cells was sequenced and then expressed in Chinese(More)
Neuropeptide Y (NPY) is one of the most abundant neuropeptides in the mammalian nervous system and exhibits a diverse range of important physiological activities, including effects on psychomotor activity, food intake, regulation of central endocrine secretion, and potent vasoactive effects on the cardiovascular system. Two major subtypes of NPY receptor(More)
In earlier studies we identified in a human genomic library a gene (human relaxin gene H1) coding for a relaxin-related peptide. We now have evidence that the human genome possesses an additional relaxin-related gene (designated human relaxin gene H2) which appears to be selectively expressed in the ovary during pregnancy. Nucleotide sequence analysis(More)
Complementary DNA clones encoding the human vitamin D receptor have been isolated from human intestine and T47D cell cDNA libraries. The nucleotide sequence of the 4605-base pair (bp) cDNA includes a noncoding leader sequence of 115 bp, a 1281-bp open reading frame, and 3209 bp of 3' noncoding sequence. Two polyadenylylation signals, AATAAA, are present 25(More)
A novel receptor cDNA was isolated from a human hippocampal cDNA library. The encoded polypeptide contains structural features consistent with its classification as a G protein-coupled receptor and shares 45% homology with the human A1 and A2a adenosine receptors. Chinese hamster ovary K1 cells expressing this receptor showed marked stimulation of adenylate(More)
Expression of the neuropeptide galanin is markedly upregulated within the adult dorsal root ganglion (DRG) after peripheral nerve injury. We demonstrated previously that the rate of peripheral nerve regeneration is reduced in galanin knock-out mice, with similar deficits observed in neurite outgrowth from cultured mutant DRG neurons. Here, we show that the(More)