Robert L. Ochs

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BRCA1 localizes to discrete nuclear foci (dots) during S phase. Hydroxyurea-mediated DNA synthesis arrest of S phase MCF7 cells led to a loss of BRCA1 from these structures. Ultraviolet light, mitomycin C, or gamma irradiation produced a similar effect but with no concurrent arrest of DNA synthesis. BARD1 and Rad51, two proteins associated with the BRCA1(More)
Autoimmune serum from a patient with scleroderma was shown by indirect immunofluorescence to label nucleoli in a variety of cells tested including: rat kangaroo PtK2, Xenopus A6, 3T3, HeLa, and human peripheral blood lymphocytes. Immunoblot analysis of nucleolar proteins with the scleroderma antibody resulted in the labeling of a single protein band of 34(More)
A monoclonal IgG2a antinucleolar autoantibody (72B9) was obtained by fusion of spleen cells from a (New Zealand black x New Zealand white)F1 mouse with myeloma cells (P3x63Ag8.653). Antibody 72B9 recognized a highly conserved nucleolar antigen present in both animal and plant cells. The staining pattern produced by antibody 72B9 in different cell substrates(More)
We have investigated the distribution of U3 snRNA and rRNA in HeLa cells and normal rat kidney cells during interphase and mitosis. U3 snRNA, known to be involved in pre-rRNA processing, was detected in nucleoli and coiled bodies during interphase, whereas rRNA was distributed in the nucleoli and throughout the cytoplasm. By comparison, ribosomal protein S6(More)
A time course study was conducted on nucleologenesis after release from a mitotic block in the presence and absence of actinomycin D to determine the composition and fate of prenucleolar bodies (PNBs). Prenucleolar bodies, whether naturally occurring or induced by actinomycin D treatment, stain with silver and contain phosphoproteins B23 and C23, two of the(More)
Studies with human autoimmune sera identified auto-antibodies reacting with a novel antigen of 80 kDa. In interphase mammalian cells, the 80-kDa antigen was enriched in nuclear coiled bodies and was used as a marker for this nuclear structure. This antigen was subsequently named p80-coilin. By light and electron microscopic immunocytochemistry, a number of(More)
BACKGROUND Sera of patients with atopic dermatitis (AD) were found to have autoantibodies that reacted with tissue culture cell substrates in immunohistochemistry to display a characteristic pattern of nuclear distribution of dense fine speckles. The sera also recognized a 70-kd protein on Western immunoblots, and the antigen was termed dense fine speckles(More)
Nuclear bodies (NBs) were first described in detail some 30 years ago, by conventional electron microscopy, as prominent interchromatin structures found primarily in the nuclei of malignant or hyperstimulated animal cells. Subsequent studies have shown that NBs are ubiquitous organelles, but they are numerically and morphologically quite varied. With the(More)
The cellular role of the PML-containing nuclear bodies also known as ND10 or PODs remains elusive despite links to oncogenesis and viral replication. Although a potential role in transcription has been considered, direct evidence has been lacking. By developing a novel in vivo nucleic acid labeling approach, we demonstrate the existence of nascent RNA(More)
A new scleroderma antigen of Mr = 34,000; pI, 8.5 has been identified. This 34-kDa protein is a nucleolar protein as determined by immunostaining procedures with affinity-purified antibodies. The 34-kDa protein was shown to localize to the fibrillar regions of the nucleolus by immunoelectron microscopy. Antibodies against the 34-kDa protein precipitate U3(More)