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In systemic lupus erythematosus, antibodies against double-stranded DNA are a major contributor to renal disease. We have previously demonstrated that the pentapeptide Asp/Glu-Trp-Asp/Glu-Tyr-Ser/Gly is a molecular mimic of double-stranded DNA. This sequence is also present in the extracellular domain of murine and human NMDA (N-methyl-D-aspartate) receptor(More)
From a panel of monoclonal antibodies raised against fractions of rat liver nuclear envelopes (NEs), we have identified an antibody, RL30, which reacts with novel nuclear pore complex (NPC) antigens that are not O-glycosylated. By immunofluorescence staining of cultured cells, RL30 reacts exclusively with the NE in a punctate pattern that largely coincides(More)
ZPR1 is a zinc finger protein that binds to the cytoplasmic tyrosine kinase domain of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR). Deletion analysis demonstrated that this binding interaction is mediated by the zinc fingers of ZPR1 and subdomains X and XI of the EGFR tyrosine kinase. Treatment of mammalian cells with EGF caused decreased binding of ZPR1 to(More)
We have identified and partially characterized the autoantibodies in sera of 60 patients with chronic fatigue syndrome. Approximately 52% of the sera were found to react with nuclear envelope antigens. The combination of nuclear rim staining observed in immunofluorescence microscopy and immunoblot analysis of highly purified nuclear envelope proteins(More)
Galectin-3 is a member of a newly named family of beta-galactoside-binding animal lectins, which has been described with a number of possible important biological functions, including the regulation of cell growth and association with tumor transformation. This protein has a wide tissue distribution but is notably not expressed by normal lymphocytes. We(More)
We have previously developed a novel technique for isolation of cDNAs encoding M phase phosphoproteins (MPPs). In the work described herein, we further characterize MPP10, one of 10 novel proteins that we identified, with regard to its potential nucleolar function. We show that by cell fractionation, almost all MPP10 was found in isolated nucleoli. By(More)
The zinc finger protein ZPR1 translocates from the cytoplasm to the nucleus after treatment of cells with mitogens. The function of nuclear ZPR1 has not been defined. Here we demonstrate that ZPR1 accumulates in the nucleolus of proliferating cells. The role of ZPR1 was examined using a gene disruption strategy. Cells lacking ZPR1 are not viable.(More)
We have analyzed sera from 55 patients, most with rheumatic diseases, that all react with the nuclear envelope of human cells in immunofluorescence microscopy. The molecular targets of these autoantibodies were characterized by immunoblot analysis of fractions derived from rat liver nuclear envelopes. While numerous sera were found to react with previously(More)
Lipoid proteinosis (Urbach-Wiethe disease) is a rare, recessively inherited disorder that is characterized by the deposition of hyaline-like material in the skin, oral cavity, and other tissues. It usually appears in infancy with hoarseness. We report a case of lipoid proteinosis in a 10-year-old boy that demonstrates the characteristic clinical,(More)
IgG antibodies to nuclear lamin proteins have been found in serum samples from 31 patients using immunofluorescence on HEp-2 cells, Western blotting, and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, performed against a nuclear lamina preparation from Ehrlich ascites tumor cells. Antilamin antibodies were most prevalent among patients with nonerosive, seronegative(More)