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The focusing positions in narrow range immobilized pH gradients of 29 polypeptides of known amino acid sequence were determined under denaturing conditions. The isoelectric points of the proteins calculated from their amino acid sequences matched with good accuracy the experimentally determined pI values. We show the advantages of being able to predict the(More)
It is proposed that the CDK7-cyclin H complex functions in cell cycle progression, basal transcription and DNA repair. Here we report that in vitro reconstitution of an active CDK7-cyclin H complex requires stoichiometric amounts of a novel 36 kDa assembly factor termed MAT1 (ménage à trois 1). Sequencing of MAT1 reveals a putative zinc binding motif (a(More)
MDCK cells expressing the polymeric immunoglobulin (poly-Ig) receptor, cocultured with IgA-producing hybridoma cells, transported dimeric IgA (dIgA) from the basolateral into the lumenal compartment, where it was recovered as secretory component-dIgA complexes. The tail of the receptor was phosphorylated on serines 664 and 726. Each serine was mutated to(More)
We report the isolation of cDNA for the p48 DNA-binding subunit of the heterooligomeric transcription factor PTF1. A sequence analysis of the cDNA demonstrates that p48 is a new member of the family of basic helix-loop-helix (bHLH) transcription factors. The p48 bHLH domain shows striking amino acid sequence similarity with the bHLH domain of proteins that(More)
We describe some simple modifications to the micropreparative two-dimensional (2-D) electrophoresis procedure using immobilized pH gradients in the first dimension and sodium dodecyl sulfate-electrophoresis in the second dimension. The geometry of the immobilized pH gradient strips has been changed to allow the use of large sample application cups that can(More)
Reference two-dimensional (2-D) gels are presented for human breast ductal carcinoma and histologically normal tissue. Whole biopsy fragments were analyzed, including epithelial and nonepithelial components. Thirty-five spots have been assigned by gel matching to the human liver SWISS-2DPAGE reference map and/or to the human primary keratinocyte IPG map(More)
The eukaryotic cell cycle is regulated by the sequential activation of cyclin-dependent kinases (CDKs). CDK activation is dependent on cyclin binding and phosphorylation of a conserved threonine (T161 in Cdc2) mediated by the CDK-activating kinase CAK. A CDK-related kinase, MO15 (ref. 10), has been identified as the catalytic subunit of CAK (refs 11-13).(More)
Efficient expression of genes under the control of alpha-amylase 2 5'-flanking sequences in exocrine pancreatic cells requires, in addition to the pancreas transcription factor 1 binding site (M. Cockell, B.J. Stevenson, M. Strubin, O. Hagenbüchle, and P. K. Wellauer, Mol. Cell. Biol. 9:2464-2476, 1989), another cis-acting element at positions -60 to -86.(More)
BACKGROUND Characterization of the primary structure of allergens is a prerequisite for the design of new diagnostic and therapeutic tools for allergic diseases. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was the identification and characterization of a low-molecular-weight, IgE-binding, bee venom (BV) allergen. METHODS BV proteins were separated by using size(More)
Renal cell carcinoma (RCC), a human kidney cancer from the proximal tubular epithelium, accounts for about 3% of adult malignancies. Molecular and cytogenetic analysis have highlighted deletions, translocations, or loss of heterozygosity in the 3p21-p26, a putative RCC locus, as well as in 6q, 8p, 9pq, and 14pq. Studies on phenotypic expression of human(More)