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Overlapping cDNAs encoding the entire human ERGIC-53, a 53 kDa membrane protein of the ER-Golgi intermediate compartment, have been isolated and their nucleotide sequence determined. The isolated cDNA is about 2.7 kb in length. The deduced polypeptide chain for ERGIC-53 consists of 510 amino acids (M(r) 54217) including an N-terminal signal sequence of 30(More)
ERGIC-53 is a lectin-type membrane protein that continuously recycles between the ER, ER-Golgi intermediate compartment (ERGIC) and the cis-Golgi. To identify the targeting signals that mediate this recycling, N-glycosylated and myc-tagged variants of ERGIC-53 were constructed. By monitoring endoglycosidase H resistance, we measured the loss from the(More)
Interleukin-6 (IL-6) is a multipotent lymphokine that can mediate differentiation of B cells into Ig-secreting cells, stimulate the growth of plasmacytomas, hybridomas, and T cells, and induce acute-phase proteins in liver cells. It has been suggested that IL-6 is involved in the pathogenesis of several diseases by autocrine or paracrine pathways. To(More)
In approximately 5% of cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy, this treatment has to be interrupted because of an acute reaction of normal tissues. To test the possibility of predicting this type of reaction, the micronucleus assay was used to determine radiosensitivities of peripheral blood lymphocytes of 15 patients with severe acute reaction of normal(More)
ERGIC-53 (former designation, p53) is a 53-kDa nonglycosylated, dimeric, and hexameric type I membrane protein that has been established as a marker protein for a tubulovesicular intermediate compartment in which protein transport from the endoplasmic reticulum to the Golgi apparatus is blocked at 15 degrees C. Although ERGIC-53 is not a resident protein of(More)
We have analyzed the expression of endogenous histone H4 genes and of a newly introduced H4 gene in 21-Tb cells, a mouse mastocytoma cell-cycle mutant. Endogenous H4 mRNAs were less abundant by a factor of 120-180 in G1-arrested than in exponentially multiplying cells. However, H4 transcription rates were only decreased by a factor of 3 under these(More)