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A mutation in the tub gene leads to maturity-onset obesity, insulin resistance, and progressive retinal and cochlear degeneration in mice. tub is a member of a growing family of genes that encode proteins of unknown function that are remarkably conserved across species. The absence of obvious transmembrane domain(s) or signal sequence peptide motif(s)(More)
The crystal structure of the tandem SH2 domains of human ZAP-70 in complex with a peptide derived from the zeta-subunit of the T-cell receptor reveals an unanticipated interaction between the two domains. A coiled coil of alpha-helices connects the two SH2 domains, producing an interface that constitutes one of the two critical phosphotyrosine binding(More)
SET and MYND domain-containing protein 2 (SMYD2) is a protein lysine methyltransferase that catalyzes the transfer of methyl groups from S-adenosylmethionine (AdoMet) to acceptor lysine residues on histones and other proteins. To understand the kinetic mechanism and the function of individual domains, human SMYD2 was overexpressed, purified, and(More)
We have purified a minor extracellular serine protease from a strain of Bacillus subtilis bearing null mutations in five extracellular protease genes: apr, npr, epr, bpr, and mpr (A. Sloma, C. Rudolph, G. Rufo, Jr., B. Sullivan, K. Theriault, D. Ally, and J. Pero, J. Bacteriol. 172:1024-1029, 1990). During purification, this novel protease (Vpr) was found(More)
The gene for a novel extracellular metalloprotease was cloned, and its nucleotide sequence was determined. The gene (mpr) encodes a primary product of 313 amino acids that has little similarity to other known Bacillus proteases. The amino acid sequence of the mature protease was preceded by a signal sequence of approximately 34 amino acids and a pro(More)
BACKGROUND Pollen of grasses, such as Bermuda grass (Cynodon dactylon), represent a major cause of type I allergy. OBJECTIVE In this report we attempted to clone and express a biologically active form of recombinant Cyn d 1, the major allergen of Bermuda grass pollen, in the yeast Pichia pastoris. METHODS Clones encoding Cyn d 1 were isolated by(More)
We have purified a minor extracellular serine protease from Bacillus subtilis. Characterization of this enzyme indicated that it was most likely the previously reported enzyme bacillopeptidase F. The amino-terminal sequence of the purified protein was determined, and a "guess-mer" oligonucleotide hybridization probe was constructed on the basis of that(More)
This paper addresses the question of whether abnormalities in ferritin expression in the iron storage disease hemochromatosis (HC) involve major deletions or alterations in regions containing the two ferritin H genes that lie near the disease locus on chromosome 6p. We present evidence from analyses of Southern blots that neither gene is deleted in(More)
We have found by analyses of human-hamster hybrid cells that two human ferritin H genes lie near the locus of the iron storage disease idiopathic hemochromatosis on chromosome 6p. One of these genes was isolated and shown to be a processed pseudogene. Comparison of its sequence with those of other ferritin H pseudogenes indicates that they may be derived(More)
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