R. Ehrlich

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Fatty acid binding proteins are multigenic cytosolic proteins largely distributed along the zoological scale. Their overall identity at primary and tertiary structure is conserved. They are involved in the uptake and transport of hydrophobic ligands to different cellular fates. The precise functions of each FABP type remain imperfectly understood, since(More)
The expression of class I major histocompatibility complex antigens on the surface of cells transformed by adenovirus 12 (Ad12) is generally very low, and correlates with the high oncogenicity of this virus. In primary embryonal fibroblasts from transgenic mice that express both endogenous H-2 genes and a miniature swine class I gene (PD1), Ad12-mediated(More)
For a series of wild type and mutated eucaryotic gene prelude sequences (mainly "promoters" of SV40 early gene (Benoist and Chambon, Nature 290, 304 (1981); Moreau et al., Nuc. Acids Res. 9, 6047 (1982)) and of Herpes Simplex Virus TK gene (McKnight and Kingsbury, Science 217, 316 (1982)), in vivo promoter activity and local stability (denaturability) have(More)
To understand the molecular processes regulating morphological changes during cestode life histories we focused on homeodomain (HD) proteins, a family of transcription factors essential for pattern formation during development. In this study we report the isolation of the partial sequence of MvLim, a LIM-HD gene of Mesocestoides corti. Other members of this(More)
Ethanol enhances expression of cell surface class I major histocompatibility complex (MHC) antigens in a variety of cell lines; up to an eightfold increase is observed in an embryonic cell line. In ethanol-treated L cells, increased cell surface expression of MHC antigens occurs with a concomitant increase in steady-state RNA levels. This effect is promoter(More)
Silent mutations are being intensively studied. We previously showed that the estrogen receptor alpha Ala87's synonymous polymorphism affects its functional properties. Whereas a link has been clearly established between the effect of silent mutations, tRNA abundance and protein folding in prokaryotes, this connection remains controversial in eukaryotic(More)
Cooperative transitions in DNA (B to Z, B to A, helix to coil, etc.) are known to depend strongly on nucleotide sequence. In general the change in free energy involved in the transition can be expressed as: delta G(seq) = 2RT log (sigma) where sigma is a factor arising from the free energy associated with boundaries of different conformations along the(More)
Three types of natural immune responses against malignant cells were studied in vitro: Cytotoxicity mediated by splenic NK cells; cytostasis mediated by splenocytes and binding of naturally occurring antibodies to various tumour targets. These responses were studied in untreated 3 and 12 month old mice and in mice of both age groups inoculated with B16(More)
The signal qualifying an AUG or GUG as an initiator in mRNAs processed by E. coli ribosomes is not found to be a systematic, literal homology sequence. In contrast, stability analysis reveals that initiators always occur within nucleic acid domains of low stability, for which a high A/U content is observed. Since no aminoacid selection pressure can be(More)
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