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Cinnamyl alcohol dehydrogenase (CAD, EC 1.1.1. 195) has been purified to homogeneity from differentiating xylem tissue and developing seeds of loblolly pine (Pinus taeda L.). The enzyme is a dimer with a native molecular weight of 82,000 and a subunit molecular weight of 44,000, and is the only form of CAD involved in lignification in differentiating xylem.(More)
Paf1 is an RNA polymerase II-associated protein in yeast, which defines a complex that is distinct from the Srb/Mediator holoenzyme. The Paf1 complex, which also contains Ctr9, Cdc73, Hpr1, Ccr4, Rtf1 and Leo1, is required for full expression of a subset of yeast genes, particularly those responsive to signals from the Pkc1/MAP kinase cascade. We have(More)
Previous studies from this laboratory have demonstrated that plasminogen binds to endothelial cell surface-associated actin via its kringles in a dose-dependent and specific manner. The purpose of this study was to determine whether angiostatin, a proteolytic fragment of plasminogen, shares binding properties with plasminogen. Our results indicated that(More)
Melanosis was found to various extents in a wide array of tissues of all 23 autopsied mice whose transgene consisted of the tyrosinase promoter fused to the simian virus 40 early-region oncogenic sequences. Pigmentation in a given animal was attributable to any or all of the following; an increase in numbers of some normally pigmented cells of neural crest(More)
The chinchilla-mottled (cm) mutation at the mouse tyrosinase-encoding locus leads to a transversely striped pattern of dark- and light-grey coat colors in homozygotes. The same basic pattern occurs in various other genotypes and has previously been found to represent the clonal developmental history of melanocytes. In a homozygote such as cm/cm, cis-acting(More)
The W/Kit mouse locus, affecting proliferation and survival of pigment cells, blood cells, and germ cells, is known to encode a tyrosine kinase growth factor receptor and is considered a protooncogene; yet it has not heretofore been causally implicated in any malignancies of those cells. The Wf/Wf mutant mouse coat comprises viable and inviable melanoblast(More)
Ocular and cutaneous melanomas arose in new inbred lines of transgenic mice having an integrated recombinant gene comprised of the tyrosinase promoter, expressed in pigment cells, and the simian virus 40 early-region transforming sequences. The tumors were hypomelanotic and were histopathologically similar to corresponding human melanomas. Eye melanomas(More)
We have isolated and characterized tyrosinase-specific cDNAs from wild-type mouse skin, to provide a basis for the structural and functional analysis of mutations at the mouse tyrosinase-encoding (Tyr) locus. The cDNAs were synthesized by the polymerase chain reaction. At least twelve alternatively spliced transcripts of the Tyr gene were found, including(More)
In this paper we describe a system that embarks upon the problem of efficient video processing and representation for automatic semantic classification and modelling for indexing and retrieval of large multimedia databases. The major focus of the system is the integration of a large-scale wildlife digital video archive with manually annotated semantic(More)
This paper investigates the use of Spatial Augmented Reality in the prototyping of new human-machine interfaces, such as control panels or car dashboards. The prototyping system uses projectors to present the visual appearance of controls onto a mock-up of a product. Finger tracking is employed to allow real-time interactions with the controls. This(More)