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This overview of recent work on FABP types is focussed on their detection and expression in various tissues, their cellular and subcellular distribution and their binding properties. Besides the 3 well-known liver, heart and intestinal types, new types as the adipose tissue, myelin and (rat) renal FABPs have been described. Recent observations suggest the(More)
BACKGROUND Dexamethasone is a synthetic glucocorticoid and is analogous to cortisol. It is used in the low-dose overnight dexamethasone suppression test (LDODST) to diagnose hypercortisolism in patients suspected to be suffering from Cushing's syndrome (CS). Measuring plasma dexamethasone in conjunction with measuring the amount of cortisol following the(More)
The cDNAs of two types of fatty acid-binding protein (FABP) present in human kidney, previously described as types A and B, were isolated using reverse transcriptase-PCR (RT-PCR) with human kidney mRNA and various sets of primers. The cDNA fragments were cloned and sequenced. Renal FABP type A and B cDNAs appeared to be completely identical to human liver-(More)
The conservation between muscle fatty-acid-binding proteins (M-FABP) of Locusta migratoria flight muscle and human skeletal muscle was investigated. The locust M-FABP cDNA (632 bp) was isolated by 5' and 3' rapid amplification of cDNA ends. The identities of the locust and human M-FABP on the cDNA and protein levels were 54% and 42%, respectively. The(More)
Human liver fatty acid-binding protein (L-FABP) has been efficiently expressed in Escherichia coli. The cDNA encoding human liver FABP was under the control of T7 RNA polymerase promoter in the expression vector pET-3b. Expression required overnight induction with isopropyl beta-D-thiogalactopyranoside in the presence of the bacterial RNA polymerase(More)
We report the generation of mice with an intact and functional copy of the 2.3-megabase human dystrophin gene (hDMD), the largest functional stretch of human DNA thus far integrated into a mouse chromosome. Yeast spheroplasts containing an artificial chromosome with the full-length hDMD gene were fused with mouse embryonic stem cells and were subsequently(More)