Learn More
A specific immune serum against frog rhodopsin has been developed in rabbits. The specificity of the antirhodopsin serum was established using the indirect Coon's antibody technique. Absorption of the serum with electrophoretically purified rhodopsin abolished its ability to stain sections of retina or isolated retinal receptor disk membranes. Using(More)
The early growth response gene (Egr-1) codes for a zinc finger transcription factor that has important roles in the regulation of cell growth, differentiation, and survival. Aberrant Egr-1 expression is implicated in carcinogenesis, inflammation, atherosclerosis, and ischemic injury. We reported previously that normal fibroblasts stimulated by transforming(More)
The affinity of saxitoxin binding to cardiac sarcolemmal and cytosolic fractions was examined across species. In amphibia (frog) the plasma membrane site demonstrated a high affinity (Kd approx. 5 X 10(-9) M) but the majority of the total sites in the homogenate appeared to be high affinity soluble sites (Kd approx. 2 X 10(-9) M). Chicken and turtle cardiac(More)
Cytosolic fractions of frog heart homogenates contain large amounts of a soluble, large molecular weight protein that binds the specific neurotoxin saxitoxin with the same high affinity as does the plasma membrane. Another neurotoxin, tetrodotoxin, which ordinarily is competitive with saxitoxin, does not displace saxitoxin from the cytosolic sites or from(More)
  • 1