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Small amounts (7-250 pmol) of myoglobin, beta-lactoglobulin, and other proteins and peptides can be spotted or electroblotted onto polyvinylidene difluoride (PVDF) membranes, stained with Coomassie Blue, and sequenced directly. The membranes are not chemically activated or pretreated with Polybrene before usage. The average repetitive yields and initial(More)
110-kD-calmodulin, when immobilized on nitrocellulose-coated coverslips, translocates actin filaments at a maximal rate of 0.07-0.1 micron/s at 37 degrees C. Actin activates MgATPase activity greater than 40-fold, with a Km of 40 microM and Vmax of 0.86 s-1 (323 nmol/min/mg). The rate of motility mediated by 110-kD-calmodulin is dependent on temperature and(More)
The myristoylated form of c-Abl protein, as well as the P210bcr/abl protein, have been shown by indirect immunofluorescence to associate with F-actin stress fibers in fibroblasts. Analysis of deletion mutants of c-Abl stably expressed in fibroblasts maps the domain responsible for this interaction to the extreme COOH-terminus of Abl. This domain mediates(More)
Fimbrin, previously recognized as a major structural protein of the microfilament core bundles of intestinal epithelial cell microvilli, has been purified to homogeneity and characterized. It is a nearly globular monomeric protein of apparent molecular weight 68,000 and has a single calcium binding site (Kd = 9 microM), for which magnesium ions compete.(More)
We developed a deep-ultraviolet (UV) microscope capable of imaging cell mitosis and motility at 280 nm for 45 min with minimal UV-induced toxicity, and for 6 h before the onset of visible cell death in cultured human and mouse cells. Combined with computational methods that convert the intensity of each pixel into an estimate of mass, deep-UV microscopy(More)
The complete cDNA sequence of human intestine-specific plastin (I-plastin) was determined from a clone derived by PCR. It consists of a 97-bp 5' untranslated region, a 1,887-bp coding region, and a 1,655-bp 3' untranslated region. The coding region predicts a 629-residue polypeptide whose sequence displays 86, 75, and 73% identities with chicken intestine(More)
Cell migration on 2D surfaces is governed by a balance between counteracting tractile and adhesion forces. Although biochemical factors such as adhesion receptor and ligand concentration and binding, signaling through cell adhesion complexes, and cytoskeletal structure assembly/disassembly have been studied in detail in a 2D context, the critical(More)