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To probe the effects of N-glycosylation on the fibrin-dependent plasminogenolytic activity of tissue-type plasminogen activator (t-PA), we have expressed a human recombinant t-PA (rt-PA) gene in Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells and in a murine C127 cell line. The resulting rt-PA glycoproteins were isolated and their associated N-linked oligosaccharide(More)
Lipoprotein-associated coagulation inhibitor produces feed-back inhibition of tissue factor (tissue thromboplastin)-induced coagulation in the presence of factor Xa Recombinant lipoprotein-associated coagulation inhibitor (rLACI) was tested for its ability to modify thromboplastin-induced intravascular coagulation in a rabbit model that allows monitoring of(More)
Synthesis of the three vitellogenin polypeptides (molecular weights of 44,000, 45,000, and 46,000) of Drosophila melanogaster has been analyzed in vivo and in a cell-free system. After labeling periods in vivo, the three vitellogenin polypeptides were made as the principal synthetic products of the female fat body. During a short (0.5 min) labeling period,(More)
Glucagon, a polypeptide hormone of 29 amino acids, is synthesized in the islets of Langerhans and immunoreactive forms of the molecule have been found in several tissues. Like many other polypeptide hormones, glucagon is synthesized via a larger precursor molecular, proglucagon; however, estimates of its size vary considerably and the biosynthetic(More)
Somatostatin is a 14 amino acid peptide hormone that is synthesized as part of a larger precursor, preprosomatostatin, which comprises about 120 amino acids. The overall organization of the precursor is conserved in many species in that it consists of a signal peptide followed by a proregion of 90-100 amino acids and the mature hormone is located at the(More)
Active human tissue plasminogen activator variant kringle-2-serine protease (K2 + SP domains; referred to as MB1004) was synthesized as a secreted protein in Escherichia coli, isolated, and characterized. MB1004 is a relatively large and complex protein, approximately 38 kDa in size and containing nine disulfide bonds. MB1004 without a pro region was(More)
Translation of poly(A)-containing RNA from the female fat body of Drosophila melanogaster in a rabbit reticulocyte cell-free system results in the synthesis of previtellogenin polypeptides (PVs) having higher apparent molecular weights (46,000 and 45,000) than the forms seen after an in vivo pulse labeling. However, when this RNA is translated in the(More)
LFA-1/ICAM-1 interaction is important in facilitating a number of cellular events including antigen-specific T-cell activation and leukocyte transendothelial migration. We are interested in defining residues and contact sites that mediate ICAM-1 interaction with the integrin receptor, LFA-1. To provide sufficient material to facilitate study of the(More)
The imino amino acid, proline, has roles in both cellular nutrition and response to stress. Proline uptake in Saccharomyces cerevisiae is largely mediated by a high affinity, specific permease, Put4p, and a low affinity general amino acid permease, Gap1p. Both are subject to nitrogen catabolite repression (NCR) and nitrogen catabolite inactivation (NCI). In(More)