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The major determinant in the transcriptional control of class I genes of the major histocompatibility complex is an enhancer sequence located around -170 from the transcription start site, which binds a factor named KBF1. We have isolated a complementary cDNA coding for KBF1 and identified the DNA binding and dimerization domain of the protein. Because KBF1(More)
We recently reported that the apparently non-DNA-binding 65 kd subunit (p65) of the NF-kappa B transcription factor can modulate the DNA-binding specificity of the 50 kd subunit (p50) of NF-kappa B. In this study we provide an explanation for this property of p65. In electrophoretic mobility shift assays and upon UV cross-linking to DNA, gel-purified p65 is(More)
An important regulatory element for expression of the MHC class I gene H-2Kb is a palindromic 11-bp enhancer sequence, 5'-GGGGATTCCCC-3', which was shown to interact with the constitutive factor(s) KBF1/H2TF1 and the inducible nuclear factor NF-kappa B, a multisubunit transcription activator. Recent data from molecular cloning and biochemical analyses of(More)
A recombinant baculovirus expressing glycoprotein H (gpUL75) of human cytomegalovirus was used to examine the humoral immune response in naturally infected individuals. Recombinant baculovirus infected insect cells produced two forms of gH with molecular masses of 78-82 kDa and 94 kDa. The 94 kDa polypeptide was modified by high mannose oligosaccharide(More)
The a mating type locus of Ustilago maydis contains the structural genes for a pheromone-based cell recognition system that governs fusion of haploid cells. Binding of pheromone to its cognate receptor includes mating competence in haploid cells and stimulates filamentous growth of the dikaryon. We have analyzed transcription of genes located in the a locus(More)
Expression of the Q5k gene was examined by northern blot analysis and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) in the AKR mouse and various cell lines, each of the H-2k haplotype. Our results show that Q5k mRNA is present during the whole postimplantational development of the AKR embryo/fetus (gestation day 6 to 15). In the juvenile mouse (week 2 to 4) transcription(More)
A recent study has shown that the dimeric form of the 50-kD DNA-binding subunit of the NF-kappa B transcription factor is commonly associated with two molecules of a 65-kD protein (p65) and that p65 appears to be required for inactivation of the p50 dimer by the inhibitory subunit I kappa B. Here, we provide evidence that p65 serves as a receptor for I(More)
The main oxidizing free radicals (FR) are oxygen-derived metabolites (superoxide anion O2-, hydrogen peroxide H2O2, hydroxyl radical OH (zero)), hypochloric acid, chloramines, nitrogen dioxide, ozone and lipid peroxides. They are produced continually by living organisms, either in the intracellular compartment by the mitochondrial respiratory chain and(More)
Bacterial fusion proteins, constructed from overlapping fragments of the open reading frame coding for gp86 of human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) strain AD169, were used to localize antigenic regions recognized by antibodies from human convalescent sera. A major domain for binding of conformation-independent antibodies was localized on fusion protein AP86,(More)
The a mating type locus of Ustilago maydis contains the structural genes for a pheromone-based cell recognition system that governs fusion of haploid cells. The locus exists in two alleles, termed a1 and a2. We have completed the analysis of the nucleotide sequences unique to a1 and a2. Within these dissimilar regions we find two short patches of DNA(More)