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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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
1. The Chemical modifications of amino acids and their derivatives are mainly due to different post-translational enzymatic reactions. 2. The enzymatic reactions resulting in amino acids such as acetylation-, formylation, methylation-phosphorylation-, sulfation-, hydroxylation, ADP ribosylation-, carboxylation-, amidation-, adenylylation-, glycosylation-,(More)
Inter-alpha-trypsin inhibitor (ITI) is a complex protein made up of a light chain so-called bikunin and two heavy chains (apparent Mr values 96000 and 86000 in SDS/PAGE in non-reducing conditions). By sequence analysis, we clearly identified those two components as H1 and H2, respectively. We demonstrate that alkaline treatment (50mM NaOH during 5 min at(More)