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In developing Rana catesbeiana tadpoles, the timing of the thyroid hormone (TH)-dependent metamorphic responses varies markedly among tissues. Yet at any one time these tissues are exposed to the same plasma concentration of TH, suggesting that TH action is regulated in part at the level of the peripheral tissues. A major factor in TH action is the(More)
Three types of iodothyronine deiodinase have been identified in vertebrate tissues. cDNAs for the types I and III have been cloned and shown to contain an inframe TGA that codes for selenocysteine at the active site of the enzyme. We now report the cloning of a cDNA for a type II deiodinase using a reverse transcription/polymerase chain reaction strategy(More)
We have recently reported that the Xenopus laevis complementary DNA (cDNA), XL-15, encodes a selenoprotein that is a 5-deiodinase (5D). XL-15 represents a gene that is up-regulated by thyroid hormone in this species. We now report the isolation from a Rana catesbeiana (RC) cDNA library of a cDNA for the RC 5D (RC5D). RC5D a 1534-base pair cDNA that exhibits(More)
From studies with their cDNAs, the types 1 and 3 deiodinases (D1 and D3) have been shown unequivocally to be selenoproteins. Studies with recently cloned cDNAs for the mammalian type 2 deiodinase (D2) indicate that they also code for selenoproteins. However, these D2 cDNAs are not full length and they do not contain an essential selenocysteine insertion(More)
ABSTRACT Species-specific detection of Diaporthe phaseolorum and Phomopsis longicolla from soybean seeds was accomplished using polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP) and TaqMan chemistry. To use these detection systems, fungal DNA was released from soybean seed coats using an ultrasonic processor to break the cells.(More)
The interaction of an animal with its environment during a critical period in early postnatal life has lifelong effects on the structure and function of sensory and motor systems. To gain insight into the molecular mechanisms of experience-dependent development, we challenged young rats to adapt to a new environment that engenders novel motor behavior. Rats(More)
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