Murugesan Shyamala

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Transcription of the egg-laying hormone (ELH) gene family was examined by characterizing homologous cDNA clones from abdominal ganglion and atrial gland cDNA libraries. All cDNAs contain an exon that spans the coding region (exon III) and one or two additional exons. The tissue-specific expression of the ELH gene family was confirmed by the observation that(More)
In an effort to develop a rapid screening immunoassay for the presence of hemoglobin S (Hb S) in cord blood, we have produced a hybridoma (beta s-1) secreting a monoclonal antibody (MAb) with strict specificity for Hb S over hemoglobin (Hb A). A reactivity was observed for hemoglobin C (Hb C) that was weaker than that for Hb S but still greater than 10(3)(More)
Aplysia abdominal ganglion neuron L5 is immunoreactive with an antiserum generated against the tetrapeptide Phe-Met-Arg-Phe-amide (FMRFamide); however, the specificity of this immune reagent is limited to the sequence Arg-Phe-amide. We isolated cDNA clones homologous to mRNAs specifically expressed in L5 and demonstrated that these clones do not hybridize(More)
An antigen localized at the centriolar region has been identified by indirect immunofluorescence studies in African green monkey kidney, human, hamster, rat, and mouse cells. The antigen consists of two polypeptides of 14,000 and 17,000 daltons. A related antigen is also present at the basal body region in ciliated cells from chicken, cat, mouse, pig,(More)
We have generated a murine hybridoma that secretes a monoclonal antibody (mAb) that is highly specific for hemoglobin C (HbC) [alpha 2 beta 2 6(A3)Glu----Lys] and shows no cross reactivity with HbA, HbA2, HbF, HbS, HbE, or Hb O-Arab. Using this antibody, we developed a simple and rapid enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) technique for the detection of(More)
A monoclonal antibody (mAb) that recognizes the gamma chain of human fetal hemoglobin (Hb F) has been produced by cell hybridization techniques. The mAb reacts with Hb F (alpha 2 gamma 2), Hb Bart's (gamma 4), and Hb Kenya (gamma-beta hybrid), but does not cross-react with Hb A (alpha 2 beta 2) or Hb A2 (alpha 2 delta 2). We describe a direct enzyme-linked(More)
We have developed a murine monoclonal antibody (mAb) specific for the delta chain of hemoglobin (Hb) A2 that does not cross-react with alpha, beta, or gamma chains. The mAb reacted with Hb P-Nilotic (beta delta hybrid), but not with Hb Lepore-Boston (delta beta hybrid), indicating an epitope consisting of positions 116 (Arg) and 117 (Asn) or 125 (Gln) and(More)
To facilitate the screening of blood for the presence of hemoglobins S or C, we devised an enzymelinked immunoassay (ELISA). The ELISA procedure incorporated a murine monoclonal antibody (mAb), βS-1, which recognized both Hb variants but did not react with Hb A, Hb A2 or Hb F. Hemoglobins in cord or adult hemolysates were coated on the surface of wells of(More)
The correlation between growth conditions and centriolar antigen (Cag) expression in TC7 cells, a subline of African green monkey kidney cells, was studied. TC7 cells became quiescent when their number reached a high cell density, or when serum factors were depleted from media containing a low concentration of fetal bovine serum (FBS). There was a(More)