Stephanie Mathews

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The nuclear receptor (NR) superfamily is the most abundant class of transcriptional regulators encoded in the Caenorhabditis elegans genome, with >200 predicted genes revealed by the screens and analysis of genomic sequence reported here. This is the largest number of NR genes yet described from a single species, although our analysis of available genomic(More)
The isolation of a novel complementary DNA (cDNA) clone coding for human calmodulin (CaM) is reported. Although it encodes a protein indistinguishable from the only known higher vertebrate calmodulin, its nucleotide sequence varies extensively from that of two previously reported human CaM cDNAs (Wawrzynczak and Perham, 1984; SenGupta et al., 1987). Only 82(More)
cDNAs coding for a plasma membrane Ca2+ pump were isolated from a human teratoma library and sequenced. The translated sequence contained 1,220 amino acids with a calculated molecular weight of 134,683. All regions of functional importance known from other ion-transporting ATPases could be identified. The translated sequence also contained, near the(More)
This study deals with the effects that mutations in the COB region of yeast mtDNA have on the expression of mitochondrially made polypeptides. Based on the detection of two series of polypeptide chain-terminating mutations, we conclude that two proteins are specified by this region, apocytochrome b (Mr = 30,000) and a polypeptide of Mr = 42,000. One series(More)
Potato yellow dwarf virus (PYDV) and Sonchus yellow net virus (SYNV) belong to the genus Nucleorhabdovirus. These viruses replicate in nuclei of infected cells and mature virions accumulate in the perinuclear space after budding through the inner nuclear membrane. Infection of transgenic Nicotiana benthamiana 16c plants (which constitutively express green(More)
The K+-ATPase of Streptococcus faecalis consists of a single polypeptide component of relative Mr = 78,000 and serves as an ATP-driven pump for the accumulation of potassium by the bacterial cell. The gene encoding this ATPase was isolated by immunological screening of an S. faecalis genomic library in the Escherichia coli/pUC8 host/vector system. Two(More)
A physical map of the COB region in mtDNA of yeast has been established. This region harbours a split gene coding for apocytochrome b. It includes restriction sites of seven endonucleases (EcoRI, HindII, HindIII, HaeIII, HpaII, AluI and BamHI). Various mtDNA sequences of this region, retained in a series of genetically characterized rho− clones have been(More)
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is a major cause of chronic liver disease and can lead to hepatocellular carcinoma and end-stage liver disease. The current FDA-approved treatment for HCV (pegylated interferon-alpha (IFNalpha) with ribavirin) is effective in only about 50% of patients. Epidemiological evidence suggests that obesity, alcohol, smoking, and(More)
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