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A cDNA clone encoding the human prostaglandin (PG) E2 receptor EP2 subtype has been isolated from a human lung cDNA library. The 1.9-kilobase pair cDNA, hEP2, encodes for a 488-amino acid protein with a predicted molecular mass of 53,115 and has the seven putative transmembrane domains characteristic of G protein-coupled receptors. The specific binding of(More)
A 2.7-kilobase fragment of DNA from Oerskovia xanthineolytica containing the gene for a beta-1,3-glucanase has been isolated and its complete nucleotide sequence determined. The sequence was found to contain two large open reading frames. Purification of the mature native enzyme and subsequent amino-terminal sequencing defined the glucanase gene in one(More)
The kallikrein-kinin system, activated during inflammatory conditions and the regulation of specific cardiovascular and renal functions, includes two G protein-coupled receptors for bradykinin (BK)-related peptides. The B(1) receptor (B(1)R) subtype is not believed to undergo agonist-induced phosphorylation and endocytosis. A conjugate made of the rabbit(More)
The phosphorylation of proteins at tyrosine residues is critical in cellular signal transduction, neoplastic transformation and control of the mitotic cycle. These mechanisms are regulated by the activities of both protein-tyrosine kinases (PTKs) and protein-tyrosine phosphatases (PTPases). As in the PTKs, there are two classes of PTPases: membrane(More)
A 2.1-kb cDNA probe encoding the human SH2-domain containing protein-tyrosine phosphatase SH-PTP2 (PTPN11) was hybridized to human metaphase chromosomes in three independent experiments. In each instance, hybridization was maximal to chromosome 12q24.1-q24.3. The presence of SH-PTP2 cDNA crosshybridizing sequences located on a number of other chromosomes(More)
The methylotrophic yeast, Hansenula polymorpha, has been developed as a host system for the synthesis of heterologous proteins. The middle surface antigen of hepatitis B virus (preS2-HBsAg) has been synthesized under the control of a methanol-regulated promoter derived from the methanol oxidase-encoding gene. The synthesized preS2-HBsAg protein was found to(More)
Human cyclooxygenase-2 (hCox-2) is a key enzyme in the biosynthesis of prostaglandins and the target of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Recombinant hCox-2 overexpressed in a vaccinia virus (VV)-COS-7 system comprises two glycoforms. Removal of the N-glycosylation consensus sequence at Asn580 (N580Q and S582A mutants) resulted in the expression of(More)
Concentration-dependent induction of cytochrome P4501A (CYP1A) and intracellular porphyrin accumulation were observed following treatment of chicken embryo hepatocyte (CEH) cultures with 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD), 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzofuran (TCDF), 3,3',4,4'-tetrachlorobiphenyl (PCB 77, IUPAC nomenclature),(More)
Functional cDNA clones coding for three isoforms of the human prostaglandin E receptor EP3 subtype have been isolated from kidney and uterus cDNA libraries. The three isoforms, designated hEP3-I, hEP3-II and hEP3-III, have open reading frames corresponding to 390, 388 and 365 amino acids, respectively. They differ only in the length and amino acid(More)