Nancy J. Bachman

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The alpha 6 beta 4 integrin is a component of the hemidesmosome, the anchoring structure in the basal membrane of epithelial cells. alpha 6 beta 4 expression is frequently altered in neoplastic cells. It is sometimes lost and sometimes overexpressed, which suggests that disruption of normal function is involved in neoplastic transformation. To examine the(More)
The structure and expression of the gene (COX4) encoding bovine cytochrome c oxidase subunit IV (COX IV) was studied in order to identify conserved DNA sequence elements involved in the control of mammalian nuclear respiratory genes. The functional bovine COX4 gene consists of five exons and four introns and is similar in organization to rat and mouse COX4.(More)
The human COX5B gene encodes subunit Vb of cytochrome c oxidase (COX). COX Vb is 1 of the 10 subunits of the mitochondrial COX complex encoded by a nuclear gene. We have defined a region in the human COX5B promoter essential for gene expression and shown by phylogenetic footprinting of 11 primate COX5B promoters that many cis-regulatory elements in this(More)
We identified a novel human gene, NOC4 (Neighbor Of COX4), located 5′ to COX4, the gene for cytochrome c oxidase subunit IV, on Chr16q32-ter. Transcripts from this gene were identified among human expressed sequence tags. A full-length, 1.06-kb human retinal NOC4 cDNA encoded a 24-kDa, 210-amino acid hypothetical protein of unknown function. Northern(More)
We have mapped the gene for the heart/muscle isoform of cytochrome c oxidase (COX) subunit VIa in three mammalian species and isolated the human COX6AH gene (HGMW-approved symbol COX6A2). The bovine gene was mapped by somatic cell hybrid mapping panels to bovine chromosome BTA 25 with 94-95% concordance. The mouse gene (Cox6ah) was mapped using an(More)
We have isolated a cDNA clone for the precursor to subunit IV of bovine cytochrome c oxidase (ferrocytochrome c:oxygen oxidoreductase, EC 1.9.3.1). A cDNA library was constructed from poly(A)+ RNA of adult beef liver by insertion of cDNA into the plasmid vector pBR322. Transformants were screened by colony hybridization with two mixtures of [32P]-labeled(More)
The human COX6A1 gene encodes the ubiquitous isoform of cytochrome c oxidase (COX) subunit VIa (VIa-L), and is located in a CpG island on chromosome 12q24.2. We compared the COX6A1 gene with the published cDNA and several ESTs and concluded that subunit COX VIa-L is synthesized as a preprotein, as are other COX subunits. The same transcription start sites(More)
We have isolated and analyzed 17 clones from a bovine genomic library in phage lambda Charon28 probed with a bovine liver cDNA for cytochrome c oxidase subunit IV. Restriction enzyme mapping and Southern analysis indicated that these clones represent only two genomic regions. One region was shown by nucleotide sequencing to contain a subunit IV pseudogene(More)
We have isolated a cDNA that encodes subunit VIIc of bovine cytochrome c oxidase (COX VIIc). The 325-bp cDNA contains sequences encoding the mature 47-amino acid (aa) polypeptide and a 16-aa presequence. The deduced aa sequence of the processed polypeptide is identical to that of the heart protein determined by aa sequencing. Northern-blot analysis reveals(More)
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