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A cDNA encoding the bovine melanocortin receptor 4 (MC4R) was cloned and sequenced. Comparing human, pig and rat homologues showed a 87, 85 and 89% identity on the DNA level, respectively, and over 90% on the protein level. The bovine MC4R gene was mapped to BTU 24 by radiation hybrid mapping. Two nucleotide changes were identified by single stranded(More)
The yeast Yarrowia lipolytica secretes high amounts of various organic acids, like citric (CA) and isocitric (ICA) acids, triggered by growth limitation caused by different factors and an excess of carbon source. Depending on the carbon source used, Y. lipolytica strains produce a mixture of CA and ICA in a characteristic ratio. To examine whether the(More)
We report here the characterisation of porcine PPARGC1A. Primers based on human PPARGC1A were used to isolate two porcine BAC clones. Porcine coding sequences of PPARGC1A were sequenced together with the splice site regions and the 5' and 3' regions. Using direct sequencing nine SNPs were found. Allele frequencies were determined in unrelated animals of(More)
We report here the localisation of BAIAP1 (13q24), HTR1F (13q45), PTPRG (13q23) and UBE1C (13q24) by fluorescence in situ hybridisation (FISH), and BAIAP1 (Swr2114; 21 cR; LOD = 11.03), GATA2 (Sw2448; 37 cR; LOD = 8.26), IL5RA (Swr2114; 64 cR; LOD = 3.85), LMCD1 (Sw2450; 61 cR; LOD = 4.73), MME (CP; 50 cR; LOD = 7.75), RYK (Swc22; 12 cR; LOD = 18.62) and(More)
A porcine bacterial artificial chromosome (BAC) clone, containing the melanocortin 2 receptor gene (MC2R) was isolated. The complete coding sequence of the MC2R gene, contained in 1 exon, was determined. Polymerase chain reaction-single stranded conformational polymorphism (PCR-SSCP) was performed on a 241-bp coding fragment. An AluI polymorphism, detecting(More)
We present several novel P1/P1' substituents that can replace the characteristic benzyl P1/P1' moiety of the cyclic urea based HIV protease inhibitor series. These substituents typically provide 5-10-fold improvements in binding affinity compared to the unsubstituted benzyl analogs. The best substituent was the 3,4-(ethylenedioxy)benzyl group. Proper(More)
A series of novel P1/P1'-substituted cyclic urea-based HIV-1 protease inhibitors was prepared. Three different synthetic schemes were used to assemble these compounds. The first approach uses amino acid-based starting materials and was originally used to prepare DMP 323. The other two approaches use L-tartaric acid or L-mannitol as the starting material.(More)
Polymorphisms described in literature for several candidate genes affecting meat and carcass quality traits were analysed in pigs of pure breeds and hybrid lines used in Belgium. Associations with phenotypic traits were also examined when possible. A total of 92 pigs were screened for a HincII polymorphism in the calpain, large polypeptide L3 (CAPN3) gene,(More)
A series of 3-aryl-1-(arylsulfonyl)-1,4,5,6-tetrahydropyridazine allosteric modulators of the GABAA receptor was synthesized, and biological activity was examined in vitro and in vivo. Beginning with 1a, stepwise modification of the substituents and conservation of the scaffold yielded a chemical series in which the modulatory activity was enhanced by the(More)