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Schwann cells from neonatal rat sciatic nerve can be maintained and grown in culture in the absence of neurons. We are interested in substantially expanding such cultures for use in the study of Schwann cells, their growth responses, and their interactions with neurons. However, it was important to determine if expanded cell populations retained their(More)
Cell-cell interactions are of critical importance during neural development, particularly since the migration of neural cells and the establishment of functional interactions between growing axons and their target cells has been suggested to depend upon cell recognition processes. Neurone-neurone adhesion has been well studied in vitro, and is mediated in(More)
A variety of eukaryotic viral and cellular proteins possesses an NH2-terminal N-myristoylglycine residue important for their biological functions. Recent studies of the primary structural requirements for peptide substrates of the enzyme responsible for this modification in yeast demonstrated that residues 1, 2, and 5 play a critical role in enzyme: ligand(More)
The levels of glycolytic intermediates, selected amino acids, and citric acid cycle intermediates have been measured in Escherichia coti in logarithmic growth on a variety of carbon and nitrogen sources, and also after rapid addition of nitrients to cultures. The results have been used to assess the regulatory role of various metabolites in E. coli.(More)
Previous studies have reported that the cell-binding region of the neural cell adhesion molecule (N-CAM) resides in a 65,000-D amino-terminal fragment designated Frl (Cunningham, B. A., S. Hoffman, U. Rutishauser, J. J. Hemperly, and G. M. Edelman, 1983, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 80:3116-3120). We have reported the presence of two functional domains in(More)
Incubation of Saccharomyces cerevisiae strain JR153 with either [3H]myristate or [3H]palmitate demonstrates the synthesis of proteins that contain covalently bound fatty acids. A unique set of proteins is labeled by each fatty acid. Detailed analysis of a 20-kDa protein labeled with myristic acid demonstrates that myristate is linked to the amino-terminal(More)
Cell-substratum adhesion in the embryonic chicken nervous system has been shown to be mediated in part by a 170,000-mol-wt polypeptide that is a component of adherons. Attachment of retinal cells to the 170,000-mol-wt protein is inhibited by the C1H3 monoclonal antibody and by heparan sulfate (Cole, G. J., D. Schubert, and L. Glaser, 1985, J. Cell Biol.,(More)
Using synthetic octapeptides, we examined the amino-terminal sequence requirements for substrate recognition by myristoyl-CoA:protein N-myristoyl transferase (NMT). NMT is absolutely specific for peptides with amino-terminal Gly residues. Peptides with Asn, Gln, Ser, Val, or Leu penultimate to the amino-terminal Gly were substrates, whereas peptides with(More)