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A gene library from the methanol utilizing yeast Hansenula polymorpha, constructed in a lambda Charon4A vector, was used to clone the gene encoding a key methanol assimilating enzyme, dihydroxyacetone synthase (DHAS) by differential plaque hybridization. The nucleotide sequence of the 2106 bp structural gene and the 5' and 3' non-coding regions was(More)
The structural gene and the regulatory DNA sequence of the yeast Hansenula polymorpha methanol oxidase have been isolated. According to the nucleotide sequence data obtained, the structural gene encodes a 664 amino acids long protein, contains no intervening sequences, and the 5'- and 3'-non-coding region contains several sequences implicated in(More)
The methylotrophic yeasts have been the subject of intensive studies, because of their highly regulated methanol metabolism and the biogenesis of peroxisomes. We investigated the 5' regulatory region of the MOX gene from the yeast, Hansenula polymorpha, encoding the peroxisomal methanol oxidase, the key enzyme of methanol metabolism. This tightly regulated(More)
The hepatitis C virus (HCV) nonstructural protein 3 (NS3) domain has been predicted from sequence comparisons to represent a trypsin-like serine protease. By expressing wild-type and mutant HCV-1 cDNAs in transfected mammalian cells, we have identified putative nonstructural proteins 3 (72 kDa), 4 (10 kDa and 27 kDa) and 5 (58 kDa) and have shown that their(More)
We have expressed the full-length coding region and selected domains of the hepatitis C virus (HCV) cDNA in mammalian cells by transfection. Using HCV antibody-positive human sera and monospecific antibodies the proteins encoded by the putative structural and non-structural regions of the open reading frame of HCV were identified as core (p22), E1(More)
We studied the sensitivity and specificity of two rabbit-derived antibodies (W2 and W3) raised against two synthetic peptides of the HDAg: the C-terminus of the p24 protein (W2) and the C-terminus of the p27 protein (W3) (Chiron Co., Emeryville, CA, U.S.A.). The results were compared with those obtained with a human polyclonal anti-HD (W1). We have tested(More)
Live rVVs expressing either p24 delta or p27 delta were produced and used to immunize woodchuck hepadnavirus carriers. Upon challenge with infectious HDV, circulating HDV RNA levels appeared to be similar in both controls and vaccinees. Although extended follow-up studies of these animals is necessary before making firm conclusions, including an analysis of(More)
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