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A hybridoma secreting a monoclonal antibody (H-20) that recognizes the 2,2,7-trimethylguanosine(m3G)-containing cap structure of U snRNAs was derived from a mouse which was immunized with a m3G-containing human serum albumin conjugate. The antibody specifically reacts with intact small nuclear ribonucleoprotein particles, U snRNPs, and allows the snRNPs U1(More)
Antibodies specific for 2,2,7-trimethylguanosine (m3G), which do not cross-react with m7G-capped RNA molecules were used to study, by immunofluorescence microscopy, the reactivity of the m3G-containing cap structures of the snRNAs U1 to U5 in situ. In interphase cells, immunofluorescent sites were restricted to the nucleus, whilst nucleoli were free of(More)
Small nuclear ribonucleoprotein particles (snRNPs) of the U-snRNP class from Ehrlich ascites tumor cells were purified in a one-step procedure by affinity chromatography with antibodies specific for 2,2,7-trimethylguanosine (m23.2.7G), which is part of the 5'-terminal cap structure of snRNAs U1-U5. Antibody-bound snRNPs are desorbed from the affinity column(More)
Autoantibodies to nucleolar components are a common serological feature of patients suffering from scleroderma, a collagen vascular autoimmune disease. While animal models, which spontaneously develop abundant anti-nucleolar antibodies, have not yet been described, high titers of such antibodies may be induced by treating susceptible strains of mice with(More)
Immune precipitation assays with antibodies specific for 2,2,7-trimethylguanosine (m2,2,7(3)G) have been used to study the accessibility of the 5'-terminal m2,2,7(3)G-containing caps of eucaryotic small nuclear RNAs (snRNAs) either as naked RNAs or in intact small nuclear ribonucleoprotein (snRNPs). The antibody selectively precipitates snRNA species U1a,(More)
The Crabtree-negative yeast Kluyveromyces lactis is capable of adjusting its glycolytic flux to the requirements of respiration by tightly regulating glucose uptake. RAG5 encoding the only glucose and fructose phosphorylating enzyme present in K. lactis is required for the up-regulation of glucose transport and also for glucose repression. To understand the(More)
Phosphofructokinase-1 (Pfk-1) from Schizosaccharomyces pombe was purified by 54-fold enrichment to homogeneity elaborating the following steps: (a) Disruption of the cells with glass beads; (b) fractionated precipitation with polyethylene glycol 6000; (c) affinity chromatography on Cibacron-Blue F3G-A-Sephadex G 100; (d) ion exchange chromatography on(More)
Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (EC has been purified from methanol grown Pseudomonas W6 by a simple procedure involving dye-ligand affinity chromatography on Cibacronblue F3G-A-Sephadex and Procion Red HE-3B-Sepharose. The purification procedure yielded a homogeneous enzyme with (1) high specific activity of 390 and 500 units/mg with NADP and(More)
The distribution of U snRNAs during mitosis was studied by indirect immunofluorescence microscopy with snRNA cap-specific anti-m3G antibodies. Whereas the snRNAs are strictly nuclear at late prophase, they become distributed in the cell plasm at metaphase and anaphase. They re-enter the newly formed nuclei of the two daughter cells at early telophase,(More)
Sera of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus and related autoimmune diseases often possess anti-Sm and anti-ribonucleoprotein (RNP) autoantibodies that recognize antigenic sites on small nuclear (sn) RNPs containing the snRNAs U1, U2, U4, U5, and U6. Although the major immunoreactive Sm polypeptides B', B, and D are present in snRNPs U1-U6, the(More)