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The Ly-6 alloantigens have been shown to play a critical role in T lymphocyte activation. To isolate a Ly-6 cDNA, synthetic oligonucleotides, based on the partial amino acid sequence of purified Ly-6E.1 protein, were used to probe a cDNA library. The synthetic oligonucleotides or the isolated cDNA detected a 1.1-kb RNA species. Sequence analysis of the cDNA(More)
Granulins are candidate growth factors recently discovered in human and rat inflammatory leukocytes and bone marrow. Two granulin homologs, epithelin 1 and 2, occur in the rat kidney. Epithelin 1, which is probably identical to rat leukocyte granulin, exhibits proliferative and antiproliferative effects on epithelial cells in vitro. Here we show by cDNA(More)
Killer toxin from killer strains of Saccharomyces cerevisiae was isolated from concentrates of extracellular medium by precipitation in poly(ethylene glycol) and chromatography through glyceryl-controlled-pore glass. The toxin migrated as a single protein band on sodium dodecyl sulfate/polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis. A molecular weight of 11470 was(More)
The human neutrophil-derived cationic peptide HP-4 exhibits corticostatic activity on adrenal cells and is an L-type calcium channel agonist at nanomolar concentrations. Complementary DNA clones encoding the HP-4 precursor have been isolated from a human bone marrow cDNA library by screening with oligonucleotide probes. The nucleotide sequence shares about(More)
The main objective of this study was to find out if the reported changes in the aldosterone-suppressant activity of atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) during different hormonal states in rats are due to a modulation of ANP receptors. In zona glomerulosa cells, ribonuclease protection assay detected mRNAs for guanylate cyclase (GC)-coupled ANP GC-A and GC-B(More)
Progranulin is a secreted growth factor that is active in tumorigenesis, wound repair, and inflammation. Haploinsufficiency of the human progranulin gene, GRN, causes frontotemporal dementia. Progranulins are composed of chains of cysteine-rich granulin modules. Modules may be released from progranulin by proteolysis as 6kDa granulin polypeptides. Both(More)
Progranulin (pgrn; granulin-epithelin precursor, PC-cell-derived growth factor, or acrogranin) is a multifunctional secreted glycoprotein implicated in tumorigenesis, development, inflammation, and repair. It is highly expressed in macrophage and monocyte-derived dendritic cells. Here we investigate its regulation in myeloid cells. All-trans retinoic acid(More)
Surface molecules encoded by the murine Ly-6 locus can transduce triggering signals in T cells and thus may play important roles in T cell function. Previously, we found that Ly-6 molecules are up-regulated by interferon (IFN)-alpha/beta in resting T cells. Here, we examined the possible influence of IFN-gamma on these molecules. Purified T cells from(More)
Murine Ly-6-encoded molecules play an important role in the antigen-independent activation of lymphocytes. We have described the cloning of a cDNA encoding the protein component of an Ly-6 molecule. Hybridization studies indicated that this cDNA identified multiple DNA fragments on Southern blots. The banding pattern exhibits a restriction fragment length(More)