Milan V. Nermut

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Cell/substratum adhesions have been studied in rat fibroblasts transformed by a ts-mutant of Rous sarcoma virus (LA-29) using light and electron microscopy and a variety of preparative methods including immunolabeling. Cells were studied both during the process of transformation, i.e., shifting from 39 degrees to 35 degrees C, and in a fully transformed(More)
Highly-purified human fibronectin receptor (a heterodimer of two distinct subunits, alpha and beta) was studied using electron microscopy and a variety of preparative procedures. It was found that the receptor consists of a globular head approximately 80 by 120 A and two tails about 20 A thick and 180-200 A long. The whole complex is approximately 280 A(More)
Rous sarcoma virus-transformed BHK (RSV/B4-BHK) cells develop peculiar dot-like adhesions, that have been named podosomes, which, in the presence of serum, aggregate into ring- or crescent-shaped adhesion sites, the rosettes of podosomes. We have used the lysis-squirting technique and gold-immunolabelling to study the 3D-organisation of podosomes and the(More)
Subunits of the two types of keyhole limpet hemocyanin (KLH1 and KLH2), purified by gel filtration chromatography and preparative polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis from Immucothel, have been used for macromolecular reassociation studies. In-vitro reassociation has been achieved with a standardized system using a Tris-saline stabilizing buffer at pH 7.4(More)
Retroviruses copy their RNA genome into a DNA molecule, but little is known of the structure of the complex mediating reverse transcription in vivo. We used confocal and electron microscopy to study the structure of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) intracellular reverse transcription complexes (RTCs). Cytoplasmic extracts were prepared 3, 4, and(More)
Amantadine treatment of cells infected with H7 strains of influenza A viruses causes an M2 protein-mediated conversion of hemagglutinin (HA) from its native to its low pH conformation. Immunofluorescence and electron microscopic observations showed that the structural alteration and hence drug action occur shortly after HA exits from the Golgi complex(More)
The human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) gag gene product Pr55 self-assembles to form virus-like particles when expressed in Spodoptera frugiperda cells using recombinant baculoviruses. The particles resemble immature HIV and are released from the infected cell into the culture medium. Using this system we have progressively truncated the gag open(More)
Human immunodeficiency virus type 1 Gag protein is cotranslationally myristoylated at the N terminus and targeted to the plasma membrane, where virus particle assembly occurs. Particle assembly requires the ordered multimerization of Gag proteins, yet there is little direct evidence of intermediates of the reaction or of the domains that lead to each stage(More)
Six mutants that differ in the extent of their carboxyterminal sequences and two deletion mutants of the gag gene of HIV-1 have been characterized morphologically following their expression in Spodoptera frugiperda cells using recombinant baculoviruses. Electron microscopy has revealed distinct morphological forms of the Gag protein that can be classified(More)