SJ Horovitch

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Vasoactive intestinal polypeptide (VIP) is a 28-amino-acid hormone produced primarily by neural tissues. The amino acid sequence of VIP is similar to that of a number of gastrointestinal hormones, including glucagon and secretin. VIP is synthesized as part of a polyprotein, pre-proVIP, which generates, in addition to VIP, an additional bioactive peptide(More)
The somatostatins are peptides of 14 and 28 amino acids that are produced in a variety of endocrine and nonendocrine tissues. These peptides inhibit the secretion of many different pituitary, pancreatic, and gastrointestinal hormones. Previously, we have reported the isolation and nucleotide sequence of a cDNA derived from a rat medullary thyroid carcinoma(More)
Muscle cell cultures from Drosophila melanogaster were obtained by plating dissociated gastrula stage embryo cells on protamine-treated culture dishes. They myogenic cells in these cultures fuse to form multinucleated pulsating cells by 15 hr after plating. An analysis of protein synthesis during myogenesis in these cultures, as measured by the(More)
The tissue and developmental specificities of the three Drosophila isoactins, originally identified in primary myogenic cultures and in the permanent Schneider L-2 cell line, have been investigated. Of these three isoactins (I, II, and III), actins I and II are stable and actin III is unstable. Two-dimensional polyacrylamide gel electrophoretic analyses of(More)
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