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1. The role played by the modification of protein in determining its fate is reported by us. 2. Post-translational modifications such as acetylation, phosphorylation, sulfation, methylation, hydroxylation, ADP-ribosylation, maturation, amidation, carboxylation, adenylylation, glycosylation, ubiquitination, and prenylation are extensively reviewed. 3. Each(More)
The variant surface glycoprotein of African trypanosomes is released after overnight incubation of parasites at 4 degrees C in pH 5.5 phosphate glucose buffer and may be purified by Concanavalin A Sepharose affinity chromatography. The addition of proteinase inhibitors during the parasite incubation is necessary to prevent the proteolysis of the variant(More)
To clarify the effects of sex hormones on the expression of atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP), ovariectomized and intact female rats were subcutaneously injected with estradiol, progesterone, a mixture of them or olive oil solvent; castrated and untouched male rats were subcutaneously injected with estradiol, testosterone or olive oil, once a day for 7 days.(More)
The limited tryptic digestion patterns of the chymotryptic subfragment 1 (S1) of the two rat ventricular isomyosins V1 and V3, were compared under several conditions. Pure S1V1 was obtained from 3-week-old rats and pure S1V3 from adult rats 6 weeks after hypophysectomy. To localize the sites of trypsin susceptibility and to determine the distribution of the(More)
The IGF system is one of the most important endocrine and paracrine growth factor systems that regulate fetal and placental growth. We hypothesized that intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) in guinea pigs is mediated by the altered expression of IGFs and/or IGF binding protein (BP) mRNAs in tissues and is related to growth of specific tissues. IUGR was(More)
1. The "code-sequence" of N-glycosylation site(s), the amino acids located around O-glycosylation site(s), the sequence motifs of several kinases, the sequence motifs of--sulfation, amidation, isoprenylation, myristoylation, palmitoylation and N-acetylation, Aspartic and Asparagine hydroxylation-site, gamma-carboxyglutamate domain, phosphopantetheine(More)
In human brain extracts, most proteins of pathological interest in Alzheimer's disease are insoluble and their analysis is often performed on denatured and reduced samples by immunoblotting after electrophoresis on polyacrylamide gel in presence of sodium dodecyl sulfate. Because we needed to accurately compare the concentration of several proteins in brain(More)
The human macrophage colony stimulating factor (hM-CSF) in its monomeric form has been over-produced in BmN cells and in silkworm larvae infected with the recombinant baculovirus Bm284M-CSF. The recombinant monomeric M-CSF (rhM-CSF) exhibited the activity of 8-14 x 10(4) units/ml of cell culture medium. When the insect larvae were infected with the(More)
Peptide mapping of the three bovine and porcine neurofilament protein subunits ("L", "M" and "H") with apparent mol. wts of 70, 160 and 210 kDa were performed with CNBr, leading to the cleavage of methionyl bonds. We have obtained two characteristic large fragments with molecular weights of 85 kDa for the "M" bovine subunit and 135 kDa for the "H" subunit(More)
Multiple homeobox genes are expressed in haematopoietic cell lineages and their expression is cell-type specific. Thus we hypothesized that certain homeobox genes may play an important role in the process of haematopoiesis. To prove that issue, normal murine bone marrow cells were stimulated with appropriate Colony Stimulating Factors in the presence of(More)