Rich Gelinas

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The human chromosomal growth hormone locus contained on cloned DNA and spanning approximately 66,500 bp was sequenced in its entirety to provide a framework for the analysis of its biology and evolution. This locus evolved by a series of duplications and contains in its present form five genes which display a remarkably high degree of sequence identity(More)
Cultured dermal fibroblasts from an infant with the lethal perinatal form of osteogenesis imperfecta (type II) synthesize normal and abnormal forms of type I procollagen. The abnormal type I procollagen molecules are excessively modified during their intracellular stay, have a lower than normal melting transition temperature, are secreted at a reduced rate,(More)
Experiments were designed to test the effect of introns on gene expression in transgenic mice. Four different pairs of gene constructs, which were identical except that one member of each pair lacked all introns, were compared for expression of mRNA after introduction into the murine germ line by microinjection of fertilized eggs. The expression of two(More)
The 5' terminal sequences of several adenovirus 2 (Ad2) mRNAs, isolated late in infection, are complementary to sequences within the Ad2 genome which are remote from the DNA from which the main coding sequence of each mRNA is transcribed. This has been observed by forming RNA displacement loops (R loops) between Ad2 DNA and unfractionated polysomal RNA from(More)
The promoter or regulatory region of the mouse gene for metallothionein-I was fused to the structural gene coding for human growth hormone. These fusion genes were introduced into mice by microinjection of fertilized eggs. Twenty-three (70 percent) of the mice that stably incorporated the fusion genes showed high concentrations of human growth hormone in(More)
Recently, DNA sequences containing four erythroid-specific DNase I hypersensitive sites within 20 kilobases 5' of the human epsilon-globin gene have been identified as an important cis-acting regulatory element, the locus activation region (LAR). Subfragments of the LAR, containing either all or only the two 5' or two 3' hypersensitive sites were linked to(More)
The human alpha 1 (I) collagen gene and 48 kilobase pairs of flanking DNA have been isolated on two overlapping cosmids. The alpha 1 (I) gene is 18 kilobase pairs long and contains a single repetitive element of the Alu family; at least 15 repetitive elements are present in the flanking DNA. Analysis of chromatin structure in nuclei isolated from cultured(More)
The structure of the human growth hormone gene cluster has been determined over a 78 kilobase region of DNA by the study of two overlapping cosmids. There are two growth hormone genes interspersed with three chorionic somatomammotropin genes, all in the same transcriptional orientation. One of the growth hormone genes lies in an active chromatin(More)
Replication-competent retroviruses can be modified to carry nonviral genes. Such gene transfer vectors help define regions of the retroviral genome that are required in cis for retroviral replication. Moloney murine leukemia virus has been used extensively in vector construction, and all of the internal protein-encoding regions can be removed and replaced(More)
A cDNA encoding a calmodulin-stimulated 3',5'-cyclic nucleotide phosphodiesterase (PDE) was isolated from a human brain cDNA library. The cDNA, designated HSPDE1B1, encoded a protein of 536 amino acids that shared 96% sequence identity with the bovine "63 kDa" calmodulin-stimulated PDE. The recombinant protein had cyclic nucleotide phosphodiesterase(More)