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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 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)
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)
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)
An efficient method for measuring polychlorinated biphenyl-mediated induction of cytochrome P4501A, using the ethoxyresorufin-O-deethylase (EROD) assay, and total porphyrins in chicken embryo hepatocyte cultures is described. Hepatocytes were cultured in 48-well plates, assays were carried out within the wells, and concentrations of the product of the EROD(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)
DNA fragmentation was investigated in MCF7 and the MCF7TAX19 paclitaxel-resistant subline exposed to paclitaxel for 24 h. No nucleosome-sized DNA fragmentation was observed by DNA agarose gel electrophoresis in both cell lines. However, DNA fragmentation was detected by flow cytometry sub-G1 peak analysis in both cell lines immediately after paclitaxel(More)
Various physico-chemical parameters have been studied in order to improve the production of hepatitis B virus pre-S2 antigen (middle surface antigen) by the methylotrophic yeastHansenula polymorpha. Antigen production was done in two steps: first, production of cells on glycerol (Phase 1), followed by induction of antigen expression with methanol (Phase 2).(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)