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A detailed comparison in the developing rat central nervous system between the distribution of the NG2 proteoglycan and the alpha-receptor for platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) shows that these two molecules are co-expressed by glial progenitor cells of the O2A lineage and can serve as reliable markers for identification of O2A cells in vivo. Our(More)
Previous studies on the NG2 chondroitin sulfate proteoglycan have shown that NG2 is expressed on A2B5-positive O2A progenitor cells, which are known to respond to platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF). In the accompanying paper (Nishiyama et al.; J Neurosci Res 43:299-314, 1996) we show that on O2A progenitors in the embryonic and newborn rat brain, NG2 and(More)
NG2 is a chondroitin sulfate proteoglycan that is expressed on dividing progenitor cells of several lineages including glia, muscle, and cartilage. It is an integral membrane proteoglycan with a core glycoprotein of 300 kDa. In the present study we have characterized three molecular forms of the NG2 core protein expressed by different cell lines. Many cell(More)
Protein phosphatase 2A (PP2A) is an abundant, multifunctional serine/threonine-specific phosphatase that stimulates simian virus 40 DNA replication. The question as to whether chromosomal DNA replication also depends on PP2A was addressed by using a cell-free replication system derived from Xenopus laevis eggs. Immunodepletion of PP2A from Xenopus egg(More)
DNA methylation is known to play an important role in the regulation of gene expression in eukaryotes. The rice cultivar Wase Aikoku 3 becomes resistant to the blight pathogen Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae at the adult stage. Using methylation-sensitive amplified polymorphism (MSAP) analysis, we compared the patterns of cytosine methylation in seedlings and(More)
The transmembrane proteoglycan NG2 is able to interact both with components of the extracellular matrix and with the actin cytoskeleton. An examination of the distribution of NG2 during cell spreading suggests that NG2 can associate with two distinct types of actin-containing cytoskeletal structures, depending on the nature of the stimulus derived from the(More)
The NG2 chondroitin sulfate proteoglycan is a membrane-spanning molecule expressed by immature precursor cells in a variety of developing tissues. In tightly adherent cell lines with a flattened morphology, NG2 is organized on the cell surface in linear arrays that are highly co-localized with actin and myosin-containing stress fibers in the cytoskeleton.(More)
Rats were fed the peroxisome proliferator ciprofibrate (0.025%), and the effects on the expression, modification, and localization of seven domain-specific integral proteins of the rat hepatocyte plasma membrane were assessed using a combination of immunoblotting, -precipitation, and -fluorescence. Ciprofibrate caused the down-regulation of five of the(More)
A series of novel 5-aryl-3-benzimidazolyl-1-phenyl-pyrazoline derivatives were synthesized by the reaction of benzimidazolyl chalcone and phenylhydrazine in 41-72% yields. The compounds were characterized using IR, (1)H NMR and HRMS. Absorption and fluorescence spectra were measured in different organic solvent. An intense absorption maxima was noted at ca.(More)
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