Ray Stefancsik

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The complete nucleotide sequences of two parvoviruses isolated from goose and muscovy duck were determined. The two virus genomes share 81.9% nucleotide sequence identity, indicating that they are closely related. The coding regions are bracketed by inverted terminal repeats containing palindromes. This is similar to the genome organization of human(More)
Animals use TGF-β superfamily signal transduction pathways during development and tissue maintenance. The superfamily has traditionally been divided into TGF-β/Activin and BMP branches based on relationships between ligands, receptors, and R-Smads. Several previous reports have shown that, in cell culture systems, "BMP-specific" Smads can be phosphorylated(More)
Troponin T (TnT), a thin filament myofibrillar protein, is essential for the Ca2+ regulation of striated muscle contraction in vertebrates, both in vivo and in vitro. To understand the role of TnT in this process, its interaction with two other troponin components, troponin I (TnI) and troponin C (TnC) was examined by using the yeast two hybrid system,(More)
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