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In situ hybridization techniques have been developed that quantitate the relative levels of specific mRNAs in individual cell types of a heterogeneous tissue, the mammalian brain. Here, we discuss those special procedures and precautions necessary for hybridizing radiolabeled probes to developing and adult brain mRNAs. The probes discussed include(More)
Recent studies have suggested that cholesterol, an important determinant of the physical state of biological membranes, plays a significant role in the development of Alzheimer's disease. We have employed in situ scanning probe microscopy, fluorescence anisotropy, and electron microscopy to investigate how cholesterol levels within total brain lipid(More)
Although MDM2 plays a major role in regulating the stability of the p53 tumor suppressor protein, other poorly understood MDM2-independent pathways also exist. Human adenoviruses have evolved strategies to regulate p53 function and stability to permit efficient viral replication. One mechanism involves adenovirus E1B55K and E4orf6 proteins, which(More)
Dibutyryl cyclic AMP and butyrate inhibited growth of S-20 (cholinergic) and NIE-115 (adrenergic) neuroblastoma clones. Both these drugs resulted in a parallel increase of choline acetyltransferase and ATP-citrate lyase activities in S-20 neuroblastoma cells. On the other hand, the increase in tyrosine hydroxylase activity in NIE-115 caused by these drugs(More)
Complexes containing adenovirus E4orf6 and E1B55K proteins play critical roles in productive infection. Both proteins interact directly with the cellular tumor suppressor p53, and in combination they promote its rapid degradation. To examine the mechanism of this process, degradation of exogenously expressed p53 was analyzed in p53-null human cells infected(More)
1. Spermine and spermidine were the main polyamines detectable in Bacillus stearothermophilus. 2. When grown at 65 degrees B. stearothermophilus contained lower concentrations of polyamines per mg. of RNA than when grown at 45 degrees or at 55 degrees . 3. Ribosomes isolated from B. stearothermophilus in 0.01m-tris-hydrochloric acid buffer(More)