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We have taken advantage of an enhancer trap event in a line of transgenic mice to identify a unique developmentally regulated endothelial cell locus (Del1). The protein encoded in this locus contains three EGF-like repeats homologous to those in Notch and related proteins, including an EGF-like repeat that contains an RGD motif, and two discoidin I-like(More)
cDNAs encoding a mouse gene closely related to human bone morphogenetic protein-1 (BMP-1) have been isolated from an 8.5-day p.c. embryo cDNA library. Analysis of the predicted amino acid sequence shows that the protein contains a putative zinc-binding astacin metalloendopeptidase domain, five Clr/s domains, and two potential Ca(2+)-binding EGF-like(More)
A strain of Bacillus species which produced an enzyme named glutaryl 7-ACA acylase which converts 7 beta-(4-carboxybutanamido)cephalosporanic acid (glutaryl 7-ACA) to 7-amino cephalosporanic acid (7-ACA) was isolated from soil. The gene for the glutaryl 7-ACA acylase was cloned with pHSG298 in Escherichia coli JM109, and the nucleotide sequence was(More)
Genomic science and structural biology meet in the relationship between the sequence and the structure of nucleic acids. The structure that supports each function is preserved in the process of evolution as specific sequences. Particularly, the same sequence which appears in a different place such as a palindromic or repetitive sequence has biophysical(More)
We evaluated antidiabetic effects of 3-(2,4-dichlorobenzyl)-2-methyl-N-(pentylsulfonyl)-3 H-benzimidazole-5-carboxamide (FK614), a benzimidazole derivative without a thiazolidinedione structure, which was obtained using C57BL/KsJ-db/db mice (db/db mice). In db/db mice, the potency of FK614 for hypoglycemic effect was comparable to that of rosiglitazone and(More)
A novel estrogen receptor-related protein (ERR) gamma splice variant cDNA (ERRgamma3) was found in human full-length cDNA libraries. ERRgamma3 cDNA consists of 3362 base pairs and has an open reading frame of 1188bp. The predicted peptide sequence of ERRgamma3 differs from both ERRgamma1 and ERRgamma2 in missing 39 amino acid residues corresponding to the(More)
The nuclear receptor PPAR (peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor) has three subtypes named alpha, delta(beta), and gamma that may act as receptors for a range of compounds including antihyperglycaemic drugs, insulin sensitizers, and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Although profiling of the subtype selectivity of the compounds for PPAR(More)
We have used cDNA encoding D-amino acid oxidase, and genomic DNA encoding cephalosporin acylase from Fusarium solani and Pseudomonas diminuta, respectively, to construct a novel hybrid 7-aminocephalosporanic acid (7ACA) biosynthetic operon under the control of regulatory elements from the alkaline protease gene of Acremonium chrysogenum. Transformants of A.(More)
Complementary DNA encoding Ac. chrysogenum alkaline protease (Alp) was isolated from the Ac. chrysogenum ATCC11550 cDNA library by express-blot assay. The genomic DNAs encoding Ac. chrysogenum Alp were isolated from the Ac. chrysogenum genomic DNA library using the cloned cDNA as a probe. The 3150 nucleotides of the gene were sequenced. The prepro-Alp(More)
Two novel cDNAs encoding RXR alpha splice variants (RXR alpha 2 and RXR alpha 3) were identified among human full-length cDNA libraries. RXR alpha 2 and RXR alpha 3 cDNAs possess open reading frames, leading to production of proteins lacking the N-terminal 27 and 97 amino acid residues of the RXR alpha 1 product, respectively. RXR alpha 2 and RXR alpha 3(More)