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Saccharomyces cerevisiae cyclase-associated protein (CAP or Srv2p) is multifunctional. The N-terminal third of CAP binds to adenylyl cyclase and has been implicated in adenylyl cyclase activation in vivo. The widely conserved C-terminal domain of CAP binds to monomeric actin and serves an important cytoskeletal regulatory function in vivo. In addition, all(More)
The Saccharomyces cerevisiae adenylyl cyclase complex contains at least two subunits, a 200-kDa catalytic subunit and a 70-kDa cyclase-associated protein, CAP (also called Srv2p). Genetic studies suggested two roles for CAP, one as a positive regulator of cAMP levels in yeast and a second role as a cytoskeletal regulator. We present evidence showing that(More)
Control of cell shape and motility requires rearrangements of the actin cytoskeleton. One cytoskeletal protein that may regulate actin dynamics is CAP (cyclase associated protein; CAP/Srv2p; ASP-56). CAP was first isolated from yeast as an adenylyl cyclase associated protein required for RAS regulation of cAMP signaling. In addition, CAP also regulates the(More)
When enteropathogenic Escherichia coli (EPEC) attach and infect host cells, they induce a cytoskeletal rearrangement and the formation of cytoplasmic columns of actin filaments called pedestals. The attached EPEC and pedestals move over the surface of the host cell in an actin-dependent reaction [Sanger et al., 1996: Cell Motil Cytoskeleton 34:279-287]. The(More)
We isolated and characterized the 5' region of the mouse c-Ki-ras gene, including a 5' untranslated exon (exon 0). These studies used genetic material from Y1 mouse adrenocortical tumor cells in which the c-Ki-ras gene is amplified and overexpressed. Our data demonstrate that transcription initiates at multiple sites, predicting size heterogeneity at the 5'(More)
We have investigated the molecular basis for a 25- to 30-fold overexpression of the c-Ki-ras oncogene in a mouse bone marrow-derived, early myeloid cell line, 416B. Southern blot hybridizations revealed that the 416B cells contain a rearranged c-Ki-ras gene in addition to an apparently normal gene. Molecular cloning and DNA sequence analyses demonstrated(More)
The complete nucleotide sequence of the integrase (IN) protein coding region of the murine leukaemia virus (MLV) amphotropic strain 4070A is presented. The sequence comprises 1,224 nucleotides, encoding a 408-residue polypeptide of Mr 46,312. Alignment of the inferred 4070A IN amino acid sequence with the IN proteins of other MLV showed that substitutions(More)
We have explored the structure and pattern of expression of a gene designated mdm-1, which is amplified 25-30-fold in transformed mouse cells containing numerous double minute particles. This gene is expressed in all mouse tissues examined but exhibits elevated and altered patterns of expression in the testis. Multiple transcripts are generated from the(More)
A synthetic library of cyclic peptides was constructed utilizing the anti-tryptic loop region of the Bowman-Birk inhibitor, D4 from Macrotyloma axillare, as a template. The loop region of this proteinase inhibitor was reproduced by an 11 residue sequence, conformationally constrained by the presence of a disulfide bridge, to act as a mimetic of the(More)
Apoptosis, or programmed cell death, is a well-ordered process that allows damaged or diseased cells to be removed from an organism without severe inflammatory reactions. Multiple factors, including microbial infection, can induce programmed death and trigger reactions in both host and microbial cellular pathways. Whereas an ultimate outcome is host cell(More)