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A B lymphocyte that produces the immunoglobulin heavy (H) chain mu may switch to the production of another heavy chain class: gamma, epsilon, or alpha. Since the new heavy chain retains the original variable (V) region, antigenic specificity is maintained. The switch is accompanied by a large deletion of DNA at the heavy chain locus. To explain how this(More)
A large-scale mathematical model, the Entelos Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) PhysioLab platform, has been developed to describe the inflammatory and erosive processes in afflicted joints of people suffering from RA. The platform represents the life cycle of inflammatory cells, endothelium, synovial fibroblasts, and chondrocytes, as well as their products and(More)
In the accompanying paper, we present and analyse the sequence of a "superactivator" mutant allele of the CYP1 (HAP1) gene. This locus encodes a trans-acting pleiotropic positive regulator of the transcription of both isocytochrome c structural genes. In this paper, we present the genetic localization of the mutation and the sequence of the wild-type(More)
Contemporary, computer-based mathematical modeling techniques make it possible to represent complex biological mechanisms in a manner that permits hypothesis testing in silico. This perspective shows how such approaches might be applied to bone remodeling and therapeutic research. Currently, the dominant conceptual model applied in bone research involves(More)
CYP1 determines the expression of several genes whose transcription is heme-dependent in yeast. It exerts regulatory functions even in the absence of heme, usually considered to be its effector. It mediates both positive and negative effects, depending on the target gene and on the redox state of the cell. In the presence of heme, it binds through a(More)
L1 elements are widely distributed over the mammalian genome, but the question of their biological significance is still open (for review see Hutchinson et al. 1989). The mouse heavy (H) chain variable region VH81X is overrepresented in the pre-B-cell repertoire (Yancopolous et al., 1984); the significance of this is controversial, and VHS1X has been the(More)
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