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Expression of the Escherichia coli StpA protein was investigated and a functional comparison undertaken with the structurally analogous nucleoid protein H-NS. Analysis of stpA and hns expression indicated that although stpA transcript levels are much lower than those of hns, the two gene products are capable of both negative autogenous control and(More)
We previously showed that the in vitro transcription of a negatively supercoiled plasmid containing the murine IgA switch region caused the formation of fewer supercoiled conformers of the plasmid due to the presence of a stable RNA.DNA hybrid. Here, we demonstrate that the RNA.DNA hybrid is approximately 140 nucleotides, and it forms regardless of the(More)
A deletion DNA rearrangement is associated with immunoglobulin class switching from IgM to IgG, IgA or IgE This recombination occurs in immunoglobulin switch regions, which are complex, highly repetitive regions of DNA. As switch regions become transcriptionally active just before switch recombination, analysis of the behaviour of these sequences during(More)
We report the detection of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) receptors by the technique of receptor blotting in fibroblasts from a patient with homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (FHC) previously classified as "receptor negative." Solubilized receptors were electrophoresed, transferred to nitrocellulose paper, treated with LDL followed by radiolabeled(More)
Adult female rats fed laboratory chow of low cholesterol content were trained by swimming for 77 days. Plasma cholesterol concentration decreased 38% compared to sedentary controls. Whole body cholesterol metabolism was studied by injection of [14C]cholesterol tracer and determination of the plasma cholesterol-specific activity during the last 49 days of(More)
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