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To study the putative precursor proteins (PreA4(695), PreA4(751), and PreA4(770] of Alzheimer's disease A4 amyloid protein, polyclonal and monoclonal antibodies were raised against a recombinant bacterial PreA4(695) fusion protein. These antibodies were used to identify the precursors in different cell lines as well as in human brain homogenates and(More)
In the brains of aged humans and cases of Alzheimer disease, deposits of amyloid in senile plaques are located in proximity to nerve processes. The principal component of this extracellular amyloid is beta/A4, a peptide derived from a larger amyloid precursor protein (APP), which is actively expressed in brain and systemic organs. Mechanisms that result in(More)
A cDNA clone specific for the oligodendrocyte-derived extracellular matrix glycoproteins J1-160/180 was obtained from a lambda ZAPII expression library using polyclonal antibodies generated against mouse J1-160. The library was constructed from poly(A)(+)-RNA isolated from O1 antigen-positive rat oligodendrocytes. The cDNA clone expressed a fusion protein(More)
Onchocerca volvulus is a human pathogenic filarial parasite which, like other parasitic nematodes, is capable of surviving in an immunologically competent host by employing a variety of immune evasion strategies and defense mechanisms including the detoxification and repair mechanisms of the glutathione S-transferases (GSTs). In this study we analyzed the(More)
The myelin-associated glycoprotein (MAG), an adhesion molecule of the immunoglobulin (Ig) superfamily with five Ig-like domains, was investigated with regard to its binding site(s) for the neuronal cell surface, collagen I, and heparin, using a panel of new monoclonal antibodies and cyanogen bromide cleavage fragments of MAG. All antibodies generated(More)
Cyclin-dependent kinase 9/cyclin T, the protein kinase heterodimer that constitutes positive transcription elongation factor b, is a well-validated target for treatment of several diseases, including cancer and cardiac hypertrophy. In order to aid inhibitor design and rationalize the basis for CDK9 selectivity, we have studied the CDK-binding properties of(More)
The presence of abundant intraneuronal amyloid in the form of neurofibrillary tangles (NFT) in the brains of Guamanian parkinsonism-dementia patients and the absence of extraneuronal amyloid in the form of vascular amyloid deposits or senile plaques permit the purification of NFT without contamination with extraneuronal amyloid. Thus, we have isolated and(More)
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