Lilias Bendell

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The present report describes the structure and expression of the calcitonin gene in Fugu rubripes. It is composed of 4 exons and 3 introns. Splicing of exons 1, 2 and 3 generates the calcitonin pre-proprotein, while splicing of exons 1, 2 and 4 generates calcitonin gene-related protein (CGRP). Exons 1 and 2 encoding the signal sequence and the N-terminal(More)
The cDNA for the calcium-sensing receptor (CaSR) gene has been cloned from the marine teleost Sparus aurata, the sea bream. The isolated clones were 3.3 kb long with an open reading frame of 2820 bp, a 5' UTR of 240 bp, and 3' UTR of 248 bp. The gene codes for a mature peptide of 940 amino acids which has three principal domains; the extracellular region is(More)
Olfactory sensitivity to changes in environmental Ca(2+) has been demonstrated in two teleost species; a salmonid (Oncorhynchus nerka) and a marine/estuarine perciform (Sparus aurata). To assess whether this phenomenon is restricted to species that normally experience large fluctuations in external ion concentrations (e.g. moving from sea water to fresh(More)
This paper reports cloning of the cDNA for sea bream (Sparus aurata) parathyroid hormone-related protein (PTHrP). The gene codes for a 125-amino acid mature protein with a 35-residue prepeptide. The total gene sequence is 1.8 kb with approximately 75% noncoding. The N-terminus of the protein resembles mammalian and chicken PTHrP peptides with 12 of the(More)
DNA replication from the Epstein-Barr virus latent origin of replication, oriP, is activated by Epstein-Barr nuclear antigen 1 (EBNA1). This activation involves the binding of EBNA1 dimers to multiple sites present in the two noncontiguous functional elements of oriP, the dyad symmetry element (DS) from which replication initiates, and the family of repeats(More)
Epstein-Barr nuclear antigen 1 (EBNA1) activates DNA replication from the Epstein-Barr virus latent origin, oriP. This activation involves the direct interaction of EBNA1 dimers with multiple sites within the two noncontiguous functional elements of the origin, the family of repeats (FR) element and the dyad symmetry (DS) element. The efficient interaction(More)
The caudal neurosecretory system of the flounder (Platichthys flesus) has been examined by immunocytochemistry and in situ hybridization for the expression of parathyroid hormone-related protein (PTHrP) and calcium-sensing receptors (CaSR). The N-terminus nucleotide and deduced amino acid sequences of flounder PTHrP were determined and used to prepare(More)
Arginine is an important amino acid but has been barely studied in plants. The little research that has been done indicates that the pathways of synthesis are similar to those found in animals and procaryotes. However little is known about the cellular and tissue localization of the amino acid in plants. The research reported in this paper was designed to(More)
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