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Although the list of completed genome sequencing projects has expanded rapidly, sequencing and analysis of expressed sequence tags (ESTs) remain a primary tool for discovery of novel genes in many eukaryotes and a key element in genome annotation. The TIGR Gene Indices (http://www.tigr.org/tdb/tgi) are a collection of 77 species-specific databases that use(More)
We describe a new algorithm, meraculous, for whole genome assembly of deep paired-end short reads, and apply it to the assembly of a dataset of paired 75-bp Illumina reads derived from the 15.4 megabase genome of the haploid yeast Pichia stipitis. More than 95% of the genome is recovered, with no errors; half the assembled sequence is in contigs longer than(More)
Several recent studies indicate that mammals and other organisms produce large numbers of RNA transcripts that do not correspond to known genes. It has been suggested that these transcripts do not encode proteins, but may instead function as RNAs. However, discrimination of coding and non-coding transcripts is not straightforward, and different laboratories(More)
A series of tetraamines derived from 1,8-diaminooctane was prepared and tested as antitumor agents. The reaction of 1,8-diaminooctane with acrylonitrile gave N,N'-bis(cyanoethyl)-1,8-diaminooctane, which was reduced to tetraamine 20. Alkylation of the terminal nitrogen atoms of the tetra-Boc derivative of this compound by methyl or ethyl halide followed by(More)
Prokaryotes and lower eukaryotes possess redundant activities that remove the plethora of oxidative DNA base damages produced during normal oxidative metabolism and which have been associated with cancer and aging. Thus far, only one oxidized pyrimidine-specific DNA glycosylase has been identified in humans, hNthl. Here, we report the identification of(More)
DNA resequencing arrays enable rapid acquisition of high-quality sequence data. This technology represents a promising platform for rapid high-resolution genotyping of microorganisms. Traditional array-based resequencing methods have relied on the use of specific PCR-amplified fragments from the query samples as hybridization targets. While this specificity(More)
Swainsonine, a known inhibitor of the alpha-mannosidase II involved in processing of asparagine-linked glycoproteins, causes accumulation of hybrid-type oligosaccharide-containing glycoproteins in mammalian cells. Swainsonine augments lymphokine-activated, killer-cell induction at suboptimal doses of interleukin-2; the amount needed to increase LAK activity(More)
Alterations in the distribution of surface fibronectin during reverse transformation of chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells induced by dibutyryl adenosine cyclic monophosphate (dbcAMP) and theophylline was examined by indirect immunofluorescence. dbcAMP-induced reverse transformation was not followed by any significant increase in surface fibronectin up to 48(More)
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