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Vascular endothelial-cadherin (VE-cadherin) is exclusively expressed in endothelial cells and is strictly located at cell-to-cell junctions. As the other members of the cadherin family, VE-cadherin is able to mediate a homotypic type of cellular interaction in a Ca2+-dependent manner. In the mouse embryo, VE-cadherin transcripts are detected at the earliest(More)
A rabbit was immunized with the highly purified B-subunit (110kDa) (20 to 50 micrograms per injection) of the chick oviduct progesterone receptor (PR). Specific antibodies (IgG-RB) were observed 2 weeks after the first booster injection and high antibody titers in the serum were found after the second and third booster injections (with Kdeq of interaction(More)
Steroid hormones produce a response in target cells by binding to hormone-specific soluble receptors, which undergo a transformational change, leading to their interaction with chromatin and to modified gene expression. In a previous paper, we described a monoclonal antibody, BF4, that specifically recognizes and binds the non-transformed '8S' form of(More)
Fructose is toxic for Synechocystis PCC 6714 and 6803, strains which grow chemoheterotrophically on glucose. This toxicity, as well as fructose uptake, were inhibited by glucose or by its non-metabolized analogue 3-O-methyl-glucose. The results suggested that both sugars were transported by the same permeation system, the affinity for fructose, estimated(More)
Effects of salt, heat, and ATP on the rate of sedimentation of chick oviduct progesterone receptor (PR) were examined under various conditions. Cytosol [3H]PR complex (PRc) sedimented as an 8S molecule in 10-35% glycerol or 5-20% sucrose gradients. Incubation of the oviduct cytosol containing [3H]PRc at either 23 or 0 C with 0.3 M KCl or 5-10 mM ATP for 1-4(More)
A 110kDa component of the chick oviduct progesterone receptor (PR) has been purified to homogeneity according to electrophoretic criteria and specific activity (assuming one progestagen-binding site/110kDa). The procedure involved affinity chromatography of 0.3 M-KCl-prepared cytosol, followed by DEAE-Sephacel chromatography (elution at 0.2 M-KCl). The(More)
Preparations of the 90K and 110K components of the chick oviduct progesterone receptor (PR) purified to near homogeneity were tested for protein kinase activity. The 90K component was shown to incorporate radioactive phosphate from [gamma-32P]-ATP in the presence of Ca2+ but not of Mg2+ ions, while the 110K component was phosphorylated in the presence of(More)
Nontransformed 8S progesterone receptor (8S-PR) was purified by hormone-specific affinity chromatography from rabbit uterine low-salt cytosol containing 20 mM molybdate. In the eluate obtained with radioactive progestin, sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide electrophoresis (SDS-PAGE) showed the presence of several bands, including three that corresponded(More)
The mitogenic effect of serum pulses, observed previously in quiescent BP-A31 cells, is an artifact due to adsorption of (unknown) serum mitogens to the culture dish; the continuous presence of growth factors is necessary for these cells to traverse the G1 phase. When pretreated with cycloheximide (CH) during the last 8-24 h of quiescence, the BP-A31 cells(More)
Adenovirus-(Ad)- E1A proteins carry two conserved domains (CR1 and CR2) required for transformation of primary rodent cells and essential for association with cellular proteins, including p105RB, p58cyclin A and p33cdk2. We show that in normal rat kidney 49F (NRK) cell lines expressing various mutant Ad5-E1A genes, CR2-, but not CR-1-, deletion mutants(More)