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Gene-for-gene disease resistance typically includes a programmed cell death response known as the hypersensitive response (HR). The Arabidopsis thaliana dnd1 mutant was previously isolated as a line that failed to produce the HR in response to avirulent Pseudomonas syringae pathogens; plants homozygous for the recessive dnd1-1 mutation still carry out(More)
Transgenic tobacco seedlings that overexpress a cDNA encoding an enzyme with both glutathione S-transferase (GST) and glutathione peroxidase (GPX) activity had GST- and GPX-specific activities approximately twofold higher than wild-type seedlings. These GST/GPX overexpressing seedlings grew significantly faster than control seedlings when exposed to(More)
Fibronectin matrix assembly is a cell-dependent process which is upregulated in tissues at various times during development and wound repair to support the functions of cell adhesion, migration, and differentiation. Previous studies have demonstrated that the alpha 5 beta 1 integrin and fibronectin's amino terminus and III-1 module are important in(More)
The myc family of cellular oncogenes contains three known members. The N-myc and c-myc genes have 5'-noncoding exons, strikingly homologous coding regions, and display similar oncogenic potential in an in vitro transformation assay. The L-myc gene is less well characterized, but shows homology to N-myc and c-myc (ref. 6; also see below). c-myc is expressed(More)
The third (4-cell) and fourth (8-cell) cell cycles of early mouse development have been analysed in populations of blastomeres synchronized to the preceding cleavage division. DNA content was measured microdensitometrically. The entry of blastomeres into these cell cycles showed considerable heterogeneity both within and between individual embryos. This(More)
Small angle scatterings of X-rays by interstellar dust particles create halos around x-ray sources. The halo intensity and its projected radial distribution around a source can provide important information on the spatial distribution of the dust along the line of sight to the source, and on the physical properties of the scattering dust particles. Halos(More)
We present observations of the young, oxygen-rich supernova remnant 1E 0102.2-7219 taken by the Chan-dra X-ray Observatory during its orbital activation and checkout phase. The boundary of the blast-wave shock is clearly seen for the first time, allowing the diameter of the remnant and the mean blast-wave velocity to be determined accurately. The prominent(More)
N-myc, a cellular gene related to the c-myc proto-oncogene, was originally identified on the basis of its very frequent amplification and overexpression in a restricted set of tumours, most notably human neuroblastomas. That N-myc may have a causal role in the genesis of these tumours is suggested by the observation that in the rat embryo fibroblast(More)
We have used nuclear run-on and DNase I sensitivity analyses to study the activity of the N-myc genes in cell lines that represent different stages of B-cell development. Both transformed pre-B-cell lines and a nontransformed pre-B-cell clone transcribe the N- and c-myc genes at substantial levels; in the nontransformed clone, transcription of these genes(More)
To investigate the role of intronic immunoglobulin heavy chain (IgH) enhancer (E mu) in generating accessibility of the JH locus for VDJ recombination, we generated ES cells in which E mu or its flanking sequences were mutated by replacement with or insertion of an expressed neor gene. Heterozygous mutant ES cells were used to generate chimeric mice from(More)