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Human genomic DNA fragments containing catechol O-methyltransferase (COMT) sequences were isolated and the exon-intron structure analysed by sequencing, PCR and comparing to the human COMT cDNA sequences. The gene contains six exons, of which exons 1 and 2 are noncoding. MB-ATG and S-ATG codons, responsible for the initiation of translation of the(More)
The intracellular localization of soluble and membrane-bound isoforms of rat and human catechol O-methyltransferase (COMT) was studied by expressing the recombinant COMT proteins either separately or together in mammalian cell lines (HeLa and COS-7 cells) and in rat primary neurons. The distribution of soluble and membrane-bound COMT enzyme was visualized(More)
The enzyme catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) catalyzes the inactivation of catechol-containing molecules by methylation. The cDNAs for the rat and human COMT have recently been cloned and recombinant proteins expressed in prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells. We describe here the structure of the rat COMT gene and its 5'-flanking sequences. The gene spans at(More)
In the rat, the catechol O-methyltransferase (COMT) gene has been found to contain two promoters, P1 and P2. This organization enables the gene to produce a soluble (S-COMT) and a membrane-associated (MB-COMT) protein by using two in-frame ATG initiation codons (S- and MB-ATG). The P1 promoter expresses a 1.6 kb transcript (S-mRNA) which codes for the(More)
Eriophorum vaginatum and E. angustifolium are dominant arctic sedges of the well-drained tussock tundra and the permanently flooded wet-sedge tundra, respectively. We determined diurnal courses of gas exchange and water relations of the two species in their natural habitat and compared their responses to changes in light, air temperature, and humidity. Mean(More)
Factors affecting in-line near infrared (NIR) moisture measurement with a four-wavelength sensor were evaluated (choice of binder used in granulation liquid and the increase in particle size). An entire NIR spectrum is not necessary for the measurement of water, and often the use of only a few NIR wavelengths around the water band enables reliable and(More)
We have used oligonucleotides modified with biotin in the 5'-end as primers in the polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-amplification. This results in the synthesis of 5'-biotinylated DNA molecules, which are detected by hybridization to a labelled probe in solution. The formed hybrids are collected on an avidin-matrix by mediation of the biotin residue of the(More)
A system for fluidized bed granulator automation with in-line multichannel near infrared (NIR) moisture measurement and a unique air flow rate measurement design was assembled, and the information gained was investigated. The multivariate process data collected was analyzed using principal component analysis (PCA). The test materials (theophylline and(More)