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A site-directed anti-peptide antibody (anti-CNA1) directed against the alpha 1 subunit of class A calcium channels (alpha 1A) recognized a protein of approximately 190-200 kDa in immunoblot and immunoprecipitation analyses of rat brain glycoproteins. Calcium channels recognized by anti-CNA1 were distributed throughout the brain with a high concentration in(More)
Previous molecular cloning experiments showed that multiple isoforms of the alpha 1 subunit of voltage-gated Ca channels are expressed in the mammalian brain (designated rbA, rbB, rbC, and rbD). We report here the isolation and characterization of cDNAs encoding the rat brain class A (rbA) Ca channel. The rbA-126 cDNA encodes a 2212-amino acid protein that(More)
Of the four major types of Ca channel described in vertebrate cells (designated T, L, N, and P), N-type Ca channels are unique in that they are found specifically in neurons, have been correlated with control of neurotransmitter release, and are blocked by omega-conotoxin, a neuropeptide toxin isolated from the marine snail Conus geographus. A set of(More)
We have isolated probes for DNA polymorphisms across the linkage group I gene cluster in Caenorhabditis elegans, using Tc1-linkage selection. The probes detect strain polymorphism between the wild-type strains of var. Bristol and var. Bergerac. As a result of mapping the sites hP4, hP5, hP6, hP7, hP9, and sPl, more than 1000 kilobases (kb) of cloned cosmid(More)
Essential genes have been identified in the 1.5 map unit (m.u.) dpy-14-unc-29 region of chromosome 1 in Caenorhabditis elegans. Previous work defined nine genes with visible mutant phenotypes and nine genes with lethal mutant phenotypes. In this study, we have identified an additional 28 essential genes with 97 lethal mutations. The mutations were mapped(More)
The region around dpy-14 on chromosome 1 of Caenorhabditis elegans has been extensively studied genetically, with regard to essential gene organization. This region was one of the first for which cloned DNA was available as a result of restriction fragment length polymorphism mapping. To examine the information content of the cloned DNA in this region,(More)
A site-directed anti-peptide antibody (anti-CNAl) directed against the (Y, subunit of class A calcium channels ((Y,~) recognized a protein of approximately 190-200 kDa in im-munoblot and immunoprecipitation analyses of rat brain glycoproteins. Calcium channels recognized by anti-CNAl were distributed throughout the brain with a high concentration in the(More)
In most strains of Caenorhabditis elegans with a low copy number of Tc1 transposable elements, germline transposition is rare or undetectable. We have observed low-level Tc1 transposition in the genome of the C. elegans var. Bristol strain KR579 (unc-13[e51]) resulting in an increase in Tc1 copy number and subsequent mutator activity. Examination of genomic(More)
We have isolated 30 X chromosome specific probes from a flow-sorted library enriched for the human X chromosome. Hybridization to somatic cell hybrids containing different regions of the X chromosome localized nine of these probes to Xp. After testing 185 probe-enzyme combinations, three of the Xp probes were found to detect restriction fragment length(More)