L Legault-Démare

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A very active in vitro protein-synthesizing system has been developed from Bacillus subtilis. High activity in the extracts is dependent upon precautions taken to reduce proteolytic activity. Endogenous, exogenous natural and synthetic messenger ribonucleic acids (RNAs) are translated by the system. The activity of the B. subtilis system has been compared(More)
In vertebrates, the glycolytic enzyme enolase (EC 4.2.1.11) is present as homodimers and heterodimers formed from three distinct subunits of identical molecular weight, alpha, beta, and gamma. We report the cloning and sequencing of a cDNA encoding the beta subunit of murine muscle-specific enolase. The corresponding amino acid sequence shows greater than(More)
Extracts of sporulating cells were found to be defective in vitro translation of phage SP01 ribonucleic acid (RNA) and vegetative Bacillus subtilis RNA. The activity of washed ribosomes from sporulating cells was very similar to that of washed ribosomes from vegetative cells in translating polyuridylic acid, SP01 RNA, and vegetative RNA. The S-150 fraction(More)
The relative amounts of the different enolase isozymes present in neuroblastoma cells change during differentiation. When differentiation is induced by low serum in the presence of DMSO (dimethyl sulfoxide), there is a 50% decrease in the concentration of enolase activity associated with the form alpha alpha, and an increase in the activity associated with(More)
Nonneuronal alpha alpha- and neuron-specific alpha gamma- and gamma gamma-enolase activities were measured in the mouse brain during development. The corresponding mRNA sequences were quantified directly by hybridization with cDNA probes. The variations in alpha- and gamma-monomer levels inferred from the enzymatic activities were very similar to those of(More)
We have compared the rodent developmental pattern of the 14-3-2 antigen estimated by a microcomplement fixation technique with that of the cerebral enolases. Chromatographic separation of enolase isozymes on microcolumns demonstrates that the embryonic neuron specific enolase is firstly and mostly represented by the ?? isozyme. The most important increase(More)
An analysis of enolase expression during differentiation of neuroblastoma clones in homogeneous culture is presented. The enolases expressed in these neuroblast-like cells are identical to those of mouse brain with respect to the examined properties. Our biochemical investigation has premitted us to demonstrate formally that neuroblastoma cells undergo a(More)
cDNA clones corresponding to subunits of neuron-specific (gamma gamma and alpha gamma) and non-neuronal (alpha alpha) enolase isozymes were characterized from two mouse brain cDNA libraries. Our hybridization data revealed a partial homology of the coding sequences of mouse alpha, mouse gamma and rat gamma mRNAs. The noncoding sequences, however, appear to(More)