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The restriction endonuclease cleavage sites for SphI and KpnI have been added to the lac cloning region of the phage vectors M13mp10 and M13mp11, using oligodeoxynucleotide-directed in vitro mutagenesis. Complementary deoxy 16-, 21- or 18-mers with the desired base changes were annealed to the M13mp DNA strand and extended with the Klenow fragment of DNA(More)
A pheromone biosynthesis activating neuropeptide (PBAN) hormone that controls sex pheromone production in female moths was identified from the brain-subesophageal ganglion complexes of the adult corn earworm, Heliothis zea. PBAN has 33 amino acid residues and a molecular weight of 3900. Its amino acid sequence has no significant homology with any of the(More)
A 30-amino acid diuretic peptide was isolated from the corpora cardiaca-corpora allata complexes and, separately, from medial neurosecretory cells of the Sphingid moth, Manduca sexta. The peptide was found to have the following sequence, determined by automated Edman degradation and mass spectrometry: SFSVNPAVDILQHRYMEKV AQNNRNFLNRV-NH2. We have named the(More)
PURPOSE CXCR4 has been identified as a prognostic marker for acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and other malignancies. We describe the development and characterization of a fully human antibody to CXCR4 and its application for therapy of AML, non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), chronic lymphoid leukemia (CLL), and multiple myeloma. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN Human transgenic(More)
We have modified the synthetic linker mutagenesis procedure (1,2) in order to facilitate both the construction and the analysis of deletions, insertions and clustered point mutations generated in DNA in vitro. The protocol as originally described by McKnight and Kingsbury (1) involved attaching a synthetic linker sequence to each 5' or 3' deletion endpoint(More)
A number of analogs of the C-terminal hexapeptide of PBAN were prepared and tested in vivo for pheromonotropic activity in Helicoverpa zea. Peptides prepared with longer-chain omega-aminocarboxylic acids (Tyr-6-aminocaproyl-Leu-NH2 and Tyr-7-aminoheptanoyl-NH2) were active at 25 and 2.5 nmol. Acetyl-Pro-Arg-Leu-NH2 was active at 1,000 pmol and represents a(More)
A novel method for the deprotection of oligodeoxyribonucleotides has been developed. Gaseous amines such as ammonia or methylamine were employed under pressure to achieve mild and rapid deprotection conditions. For example, oligodeoxyribonucleotides having a (tert-butyl)phenoxyacetyl group for the protection of the exocyclic amino function of cytosine,(More)
Antibodies have previously been described that enhance the binding of a second antibody to its antigen. The origin of this effect has been variously ascribed to binding to a neodeterminant on the Fc region, to a combined determinant representing portions of the second antibody and the immunogen, and to a ligand-induced conformation of the Fab fragment. This(More)
Pheromone biosynthesis-activating neuropeptide (PBAN) regulates sex pheromone biosynthesis in female Helicoverpa (Heliothis) zea. Two oligonucleotide probes representing two overlapping amino acid regions of PBAN were used to screen 2.5 x 10(5) recombinant plaques, and a positive recombinant clone was isolated. Sequence analysis of the isolated clone showed(More)
A vector system has been designed for obtaining high yields of polypeptides synthesized in Escherichia coli. Multiple copies of a synthetic gene encoding the neuropeptide substance P (SP) (Arg-Pro-Lys-Pro-Gln-Gln-Phe-Phe-Gly-Leu-Met-NH2) have been linked and fused to the lacZ gene. Each copy of the SP gene was flanked by codons for methionine to create(More)