M. Wintzerith

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We have previously reported that sequences located upstream from the TATA box of the Adenovirus-2 major late promoter (Ad2MLP), between -34 and -97, are necessary for efficient transcription in vivo and in vitro (1). We have utilized an in vitro competition assay to demonstrate that the upstream element requirement involves the binding of a specific(More)
Four cDNAs encoding human polypeptides hRPB7.0, hRPB7.6, hRPB17, and hRPB14.4 (referred to as Hs10 alpha, Hs10 beta, Hs8, and Hs6, respectively), homologous to the ABC10 alpha, ABC10 beta, ABC14.5, and ABC23 RNA polymerase subunits (referred to as Sc10 alpha, Sc10 beta, Sc8, and Sc6, respectively) of Saccharomyces cerevisiae, were cloned and characterized(More)
A systematic mutagenesis of the SV40 enhancer indicates that it spans approximately 100 bp and is composed of at least two distinct DNA domains which exhibit very little enhancing activity on their own. Their association results in a 400-fold enhancement of transcription, virtually irrespective of their relative orientation and, to some extent, of the(More)
Transcription for a hybrid SV40 promoter-beta globin coding sequence recombinant initiates from both early-early (EE) and late-early (LE) SV40 start sites (EES and LES) in the absence of DNA replication. The 72-bp repeat is essential to potentiate the elements of the two overlapping EE and LE promoters (EEP and LEP). Two current models, which can account(More)
A study was made to compare alterations in the cerebral contents of nucleic acids and protein of several mouse strains affected by different neurological mutations: jimpy, msd, quaking, reeler, weaver, and dwarf. In normal and affected jimpy and msd mice the brain components analyzed were very similar. On the other hand, the cerebral hemispheres of quaking(More)
The cDNA of the second largest subunit of RNA polymerase II (or B) from HeLa cells has been cloned and sequenced. A predicted amino acid sequence of 1174 residues (calculated molecular mass of 133,896 Da) was derived from the longest open reading frame and compared to the sequences of homologous subunits of polymerases of eukaryotic, archaeal and bacterial(More)
HeLa cell nuclear extracts and wild-type or mutated simian virus 40 enhancer DNA were used in DNase I footprinting experiments to study the interaction of putative trans-acting factors with the multiple enhancer motifs. We show that these nuclear extracts contain proteins that bind to these motifs. Because point mutations which are detrimental to the(More)