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To study the cellular signals underlying the regulatory mechanisms involved in maintenance of sarcomeric integrity, we have used quail skeletal muscle cells that reach a high degree of structural maturation in vitro, and also express a temperature-sensitive mutant of the v-Src tyrosine kinase that allows the control of differentiation in a reversible(More)
EGF, known to sustain CNS neuronal progenitors, also promotes a neurotypic response in the thymic neural-crest-derived TC-1S cell line. We report here the use of TC-1S cells as a model to identify the genetic programs regulated during the neurotypic response induced by EGF and to isolate 23 EGF-responsive genes. Among them 5 represent novel cDNAs, while 18(More)
Eps8 is a recently identified substrate of receptor and nonreceptor tyrosine kinases implicated in the control of cell proliferation. To investigate potential functions of Eps8, its intracellular localization has been examined in several cell types. In cycling fibroblasts immunolabeling with antibodies to Eps8 reveals a punctate pattern within the(More)
Among the transcription factors involved in pituitary ontogenesis and physiology, basic helix-loop-helix (bHLH) have been poorly studied. Members of bHLH family include NeuroD1 and ASH1, both involved in neuroendocrine differentiation. We evaluated their mRNA expression patterns, by semi-quantitative RT-PCR analysis (sq-RT-PCR) and/or Northern blot, in a(More)
A cap-binding protein complex (Edery et al. (1983) J. Biol. Chem. 258, 11398-11403) is shown here to stimulate preferentially the translation of endogenous alpha versus beta globin mRNA in a rabbit reticulocyte lysate. Several initiation factors (eIF-2, eIF-3, eIF-4A, eIF-4B, eIF-4C, eIF-4E and eIF-5) and elongation factor 1 were found to have no such(More)
Since bilirubin-like pigments are present in the environment as degradation products of heme-containing proteins, yeast could have developed a detoxifying system to transport these compounds into their vacuoles. Vacuoles from Saccharomyces cerevisiae showed an ATP-dependent, saturative transport of unconjugated bilirubin (UCB) that was reduced by 60% and(More)
The human immunodeficiency virus type 1 Tat protein is a potent activator of viral gene expression and replication. Tat can also affect the expression of cellular genes including cytokines, extracellular matrix proteins, enzymes degrading the basement membrane and cell cycle-related proteins, and can regulate cellular functions such as growth, migration and(More)
Rho family GTPases have been implicated in the regulation of the actin cytoskeleton in response to extracellular cues and in the transduction of signals from the membrane to the nucleus. Their role in development and cell differentiation, however, is little understood. Here we show that the transient expression of constitutively active Rac1 and Cdc42 in(More)
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