Kunitake Higo

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30S ribosomal proteins from Bacillus stearothermophilus (B. proteins) have been fractionated and characterized with respect to their ability to replace various E. coli 30S proteins (E. proteins) in the E. coli 30S ribosome reconstitution system. The functional counterparts of all the E. proteins, except S1, S6, S9, and S13, have been tested. In all cases,(More)
A gene encoding a calcium-dependent seed-specific protein kinase (SPK) is abundantly expressed in developing rice seeds (Kawasaki, T et al. Gene (1993) 129, 183-189). Rice genomic clones encoding SPK were isolated using the entire cDNA fragment as a probe. Physical mapping of these genomic clones indicated that the genomic region corresponding to the entire(More)
50S ribosomal subunits from Bacillus stearothermophilus can be reconstituted from their dissociated components, namely a 5S RNA-free protein fraction, a 5S RNA-free 23S ribosomal RNA fraction, and purified 5S RNA. The biological activity of reconstituted particles in polypeptide synthesis is dependent on the presence of 5S RNA. In the absence of 5S RNA,(More)
CD28 surface receptors provide co-stimulatory signals that are required for full T cell activation. The CD28 cytoplasmic region has one YMNM and two PXXP motifs as a functional motif. Upon CD28 ligation, Grb2, Gads, and the p85 subunit of PI3 kinase are recruited to the CD28 cytoplasmic region. Here, the interactions between these adaptor proteins and CD28(More)
Amino-terminal sequences of five purified Escherichia coli 30S ribosomal proteins (S4, S9, S10, S16, and S20) were compared with those of their functionally corresponding Bacillus stearothermophilus ribosomal proteins identified previously by the reconstitution technique. An automatic Edman degradation method was used for sequence determinations. The(More)
Src homology 2 (SH2) domains play a critical role in cellular signal transduction. They bind to peptides containing phosphotyrosine (pY) with various specificities that depend on the flanking amino-acid residues. The SH2 domain of growth-factor receptor-bound protein 2 (Grb2) specifically recognizes pY-X-N-X, whereas the SH2 domains in phosphatidylinositol(More)
The amino therminal sequence of 30 S ribosomal protein S19 from Bacillus stearothermophilus has been determined. Comparison with the corresponding ribosomal protein from Escherichia coli reveals substantial sequence homology in the first thirty residues and provides further evidence for conservation of genetic information which specifies the primary(More)
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