W. Yean Chooi

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We describe a method for the localization of ribosomal proteins on electron microscopic spreads of active rRNA genes. The method consists of raising antibodies against Drosophila melanogaster proteins and allowing these antibodies to react with lysates of D. melanogaster egg chambers. The locations of the bound IgGs in the active transcripts are detected(More)
Proteins were extracted from ribosomes and (for the first time) from ribosomal subunits of Drosophila melanogaster embryos. The ribosomal proteins were analyzed by two-dimensional polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis. The electrophoretograms displayed 78 spots for the 80S monomers, 35 spots for the 60S subunits, and 31 spots for the 40S subunits. On the basis(More)
The proteins in the 80S ribosomes of Drosophila melanogaster ovaries and adults have been characterized by two-dimensional polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis. When ribosomal proteins of ovaries and adults were compared with those from embryos, all 3 tissues showed a similar number of proteins. In addition, qualitatively, the electrophoretograms of proteins(More)
The proteins of Drosophila melanogaster embryonic ribosomes were separated into seven groups (A80 through G80) by stepwise elution from carboxymethylcellulose with lithium chloride at pH 6.5 by procedures previously described [Chooi, W. Y., Sabatini, L. M., MacKlin, M. D., & Fraser, W. (1980) Biochemistry 19, 1425-1433]. Three relatively acidic proteins,(More)
Electron microscopic examination of chromatin from embryonic nuclei ofOncopeltus fasciatus andDrosophila melanogaster reveals arrays of chromatin associated fibers. The lengths and spacings of these fibers were analyzed to provide a basis for defining and interpreting regions of transcriptionally active chromatin. The results of the analysis are consistent(More)
We have used an electron microscopic analysis to define and to characterize active transcription units ofDrosophila melanogaster. The lengths and spacings of nascent ribonuclear protein (RNP) fibers were determined on embryonic chromatin that was spread using techniques introduced by Miller and Beatty (1969). The data are consistent with the occurrence of(More)
Antibodies raised against D. melanogaster ribosomal proteins were used to examine possible structural relationships between eukaryotic and prokaryotic ribosomal proteins. The antisera were raised against either groups of ribosomal proteins or purified individual ribosomal proteins from D. melanogaster. The specificity of each antiserum was confirmed and the(More)
Specific antibodies directed against Drosophila melanogaster acidic ribosomal protein S14 were used in a comparative study of eucaryotic and procaryotic ribosomes by immunoblotting and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays. Common antigenic determinants and, thus, structural homology were found between D. melanogaster, Saccharomyces cerevisiae (S25), rabbit(More)