Thomas Alton

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The hyperthermoacidophilic archaeon Sulfolobus shibatae contains group II chaperonins, known as rosettasomes, which are two nine-membered rings composed of three different 60 kDa subunits (TF55 alpha, beta and gamma). We sequenced the gene for the gamma subunit and studied the temperature-dependent changes in alpha, beta and gamma expression, their(More)
To characterize cytoskeletal components of archaea, the ftsZ gene from Thermoplasma acidophilum was cloned and sequenced. In T. acidophilum ftsZ, which is involved in cell division, was found to be in an operon with the pyrF gene, which encodes orotidine-5'-monophosphate decarboxylase (ODC), an essential enzyme in pyrimidine biosynthesis. Both ftsZ and pyrF(More)
PURPOSE In an attempt to better understand the time course of inflammatory mediator production or release in inflammatory joint disease, a rabbit model of acute temporomandibular joint (TMJ) inflammation was established. This model was used to evaluate the effects of specific anti-inflammatory agents administered either systemically (intraperitoneal, IP) or(More)
A new mouse monoclonal antibody (MoAb) 4E, which detects an epitope shared by HLA-B locus antigens, together with the MoAb W6/32, detecting a common HLA, B, C, determinant, and the MoAb 4B, detecting HLA-A2 and A28, were used to isolate HLA-A and -B antigens in sequential immunoprecipitation. The HLA antigens obtained from metabolically labeled cell(More)
As analyzed by two-dimensional polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis, no new proteins are synthesized during the first 60 min of differentiation of Dictyostelium discoideum. The major change observed is the cessation of synthesis of five polypeptides and the reduction in the relative rates of synthesis of several more. We show here that this specific(More)