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A screen for protein tyrosine phosphatases (PTPs) expressed in the chick inner ear yielded a high proportion of clones encoding an avian ortholog of protein tyrosine phosphatase receptor Q (Ptprq), a receptor-like PTP. Ptprq was first identified as a transcript upregulated in rat kidney in response to glomerular nephritis and has recently been shown to be(More)
The binding characteristics of corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF) type 1 (CRF(1)) and type 2 (CRF(2)) receptors from human (hCRF(1) and hCRF(2alpha)) and Xenopus (xCRF(1) and xCRF(2)) were compared using four different (125)I-labeled CRF analogs, the agonists (125)I-CRF and (125)I-sauvagine, and the antagonists (125)I-astressin ((125)I-AST) and(More)
The mesangial cell provides structural support to the kidney glomerulus. A polymerase chain reaction-based cDNA display approach identified a novel protein-tyrosine phosphatase, rPTP-GMC1, whose transcript expression is transiently and dramatically up-regulated during the period of mesangial cell migration and proliferation that follows mesangial cell(More)
Selection for the ability of Saccharomyces cerevisiae cells to take up histidinol, the biosynthetic precursor to histidine, results in dominant mutations at HOL1. The DNA sequence of HOL1 was determined, and it predicts a 65-kDa protein related to the major facilitator family (drug resistance subfamily) of putative transport proteins. Two classes of(More)
Protein tyrosine phosphatase RQ (PTPRQ) was initially identified as a protein tyrosine phosphatase (PTPase)-like protein that is upregulated in a model of renal injury. Here we present evidence that, like PTEN, the biologically important enzymatic activity of PTPRQ is as a phosphatidylinositol phosphatase (PIPase). The PIPase specificity of PTPRQ is broader(More)
Two Saccharomyces cerevisiae genes previously unknown to be required for DNA synthesis have been identified by screening a collection of temperature-sensitive mutants. The effects of mutations in DNA43 and DNA52 on the rate of S phase DNA synthesis were detected by monitoring DNA synthesis in synchronous populations that were obtained by isopycnic density(More)
PTPRQ (rPTP-GMC1) is a member of the type III receptor-like protein tyrosine phosphatase family. PTPRQ has very low activity against phosphotyrosine but is active against phosphatidylinositol phosphates that are involved in regulation of survival, proliferation, and subcellular architecture. Here, we report that PTPRQ can be expressed as a cytosolic or a(More)
Deletion of the potassium transporter genes TRK1 and TRK2 impairs potassium uptake in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, resulting in a greatly increased requirement for the ion and the inability to grow on low pH medium. Selection for mutations that restored growth of trk1Delta trk2Delta cells on low pH (3.0) medium led to the isolation of a dominant suppressor(More)
Many protein-tyrosine phosphatases (PTPases) have now been identified, but little is known about PTPase expression and regulation in vascular tissue and in vascular disease. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) amplification and cDNA fingerprinting of PTPase catalytic domains, combined with random sequencing of PCR product libraries, identified 18 (8(More)
A full-length cDNA clone coding for rat napsin was identified by homology search of the ZooSeq rat EST database (Incyte). Northern blot analysis revealed high expression of napsin mRNA transcripts in kidney, lung and spleen. Western blot analysis showed that rat napsin is expressed in kidney as a 50-kDa, highly glycosylated, monomeric protein. Lysates(More)