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Telomerase is a ribonucleoprotein (RNP) reverse transcriptase whose essential RNA subunit (TER) functions as a template for telomere repeat synthesis. Here we report the identification of two divergent TER moieties in the flowering plant Arabidopsis thaliana. Although both TER1 and TER2 copurify with telomerase activity and serve as templates for telomerase(More)
The growth-promoting activity of GH, the principal hormonal determinant of body size, is mediated by insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I). Most of the IGF-I in plasma circulates in a 150-kDa complex that contains IGF-binding protein-3 (IGFBP-3) and an acid-labile subunit (ALS). The 150-kDa complex serves as a reservoir of IGF-I and determines its(More)
The biological effects of the insulin-like growth factors, IGF-I and IGF-II, on their receptors are modulated by IGF-binding proteins. Recently, we isolated a cDNA clone for one member of the family of IGF-binding proteins, BP-3A, a 30 kilodalton (kDa) protein synthesized by the BRL-3A rat liver cell line. BP-3A is related to but distinct from two other(More)
The insulin-like growth factor-binding proteins (IGFBPs) are a family of six proteins that modulate the biological activity of IGF-I and IGF-II and determine their bioavailability to tissues. One of the IGFBPs, IGFBP-1, is distinctive in the dynamic response of its levels in human plasma to metabolic changes. Parallel changes occur in IGFBP-1 mRNA and(More)
Image hiding techniques embed a secret image into a cover image. The fusion of the two, called a stego- image, fools grabbers who would not be conscious of the differences between the cover image and. the stego- image. A secret image can be transferred safely using this technique. In general, we would disarrange each pixel in the secret image and adjust all(More)
Insulin-like growth factor-binding protein-1 (IGFBP-1) can inhibit or potentiate IGF action. The biological activity of IGFBP-1 is determined by many factors, including its abundance in tissues and plasma, posttranslational modifications, and localization. IGFBP-1 levels in human plasma are highly regulated. They are increased after acute fasting and in(More)
The relative contributions of type I and type II insulinlike growth factor (IGF) receptors and IGF carrier proteins to the binding of IGF-I tracer to cultured human fibroblasts were determined in competitive binding experiments that used unlabeled insulin and synthetic insulin-IGF-I hybrid molecules containing the A chain of insulin and the B domain of(More)