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Myosin is identified and purified from three different established Drosophila melanogaster cell lines (Schneider's lines 2 and 3 and Kc). Purification entails lysis in a low salt, sucrose buffer that contains ATP, chromatography on DEAE-cellulose, precipitation with actin in the absence of ATP, gel filtration in a discontinuous KI-KCl buffer system, and(More)
The Escherichia coli fructose repressor, FruR, is known to regulate expression of several genes concerned with carbon utilization. Using a previously derived consensus sequence for FruR binding, additional potential operators were identified and tested for FruR binding in DNA band migration retardation assays. Operators in the control regions of operons(More)
Human myosin heavy chains are encoded by a multigene family consisting of at least 10 members. A gene-specific oligonucleotide has been used to isolate the human beta myosin heavy chain gene from a group of twelve nonoverlapping genomic clones. We have shown that this gene (which is expressed in both cardiac and skeletal muscle) is located 3.6kb upstream of(More)
Vertebrate sarcomeric myosin heavy chains (MHC) are encoded by multigene families whose members show tissue-specific and developmentally-regulated patterns of expression. Molecular genetic studies have allowed the cloning of a small number of complete genes or cDNAs encoding MHC isoforms [see Warrick and Spudich, Annu. Rev. Cell Biol. 3 (1987) 379-421].(More)
We have isolated a human cDNA which corresponds to a developmentally regulated sarcomeric myosin heavy chain. RNA hybridization and DNA sequence analysis indicate that this cDNA, called SMHCP, encodes a perinatal myosin heavy chain isoform. The nucleotide and deduced amino acid sequences of the 3.4-kb cDNA insert show strong homology with other sarcomeric(More)
Antimicrobial resistance is closely linked to antimicrobial use and is a growing concern worldwide. Antimicrobial resistance increases healthcare costs substantially in many countries, including Lebanon. National data from Lebanon have, in the most part, been limited to a few academic hospitals. The Lebanese Society of Infectious Diseases conducted a(More)
Expression of four sarcomeric myosin heavy chain (MHC) genes was examined in continuously passaged human fetal (18-22 week) skeletal myoblasts and in myoblasts induced to differentiate by low mitogen medium. Although embryonic MHC mRNA predominated at all time points following induction, three additional MHC genes were expressed at lower levels. These(More)
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