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Voltage-sensitive sodium channels are responsible for the initiation and propagation of the action potential and therefore are important for neuronal excitability. Complementary DNA clones encoding the beta 1 subunit of the rat brain sodium channel were isolated by a combination of polymerase chain reaction and library screening techniques. The deduced(More)
Vertebrate retinal photoreceptors recover from photoexcitation-induced hydrolysis of guanosine 3', 5'-monophosphate (cyclic GMP) by resynthesizing cyclic GMP, which reopens cation channels that have been closed by light. Activation of guanylate cyclase by light-induced depletion of cytosolic calcium is a key event in this recovery process. This cyclase has(More)
Human furin catalyzes the proteolytic maturation of many proproteins in the exocytic and endocytic secretory pathways by cleavage at the C-terminal side of the consensus sequence-ArgXaaLys/ArgArg decreases -. Both the trans-Golgi network (TGN) concentration and intracellular routing of furin require sequences in its 56 amino acid cytoplasmic tail. Here, we(More)
UNLABELLED These studies investigated whether anatomical measures could separate phonologically-based reading disability (PD) from nonphonologically-based learning disabilities such as specific language impairment (SLI). In a previous study. four brain measures (cerebral asymmetry. summed planum temporale and parietale asymmetry, anterior cerebellar(More)
A major event in the keratinization of epidermis is the production of the histidine-rich protein filaggrin (26,000 mol wt) from its high molecular weight (greater than 350,000) phosphorylated precursor (profilaggrin). We have identified two nonphosphorylated intermediates (60,000 and 90,000 mol wt) in NaSCN extracts of epidermis from C57/Bl6 mice by in vivo(More)
Men outperform women on the Iowa Gambling Task (IGT; A. Bechara, H. Damasio, D. Tranel, & A. R. Damasio, 1997). In this study, the authors show that sex differences are not due to differences in general emotional arousal or the abilities to calculate or reverse responses. Imaging studies have shown that, during the IGT, men increase activity in the right(More)
In the course of determining the primary structure of rabbit skeletal muscle myosin light chain kinase (MLCK; ATP:protein phosphotransferase, EC a peptide fragment was obtained that appears to represent the calmodulin-binding domain of this enzyme. Low concentrations of the peptide inhibited calmodulin activation of MLCK (Ki congruent to 1 nM).(More)
Continuous segments of amino acid sequence information as long as 41 residues have been deduced by interpretation of matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization-generated ion signals dominated by Cn fragmentation within the ion source of a linear time-of-flight mass spectrometer utilizing delayed ion extraction. The technique has been applied successively(More)
Upon fertilization, sea urchin eggs (Stronglyocentrotus pupuratus) release a protease into the surrounding sea water. This protease is in a particulate form which can be solubilized. The soluble form was purified by affinity chromatography on columns of immobilized soybean trypsin inhibitor. The purified enzyme is similar to bovine trypsin both in molecular(More)
The complete amino acid sequence of human von Willebrand factor (vWF) is presented. Most of the sequence was determined by analysis of the S-carboxymethylated protein. Some overlaps not provided by the protein sequence analysis were obtained from the sequence predicted by the nucleotide sequence of a cDNA clone [Sadler, J.E., Shelton-Inloes, B.B., Sorace,(More)