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Inactivation of glycogen synthase kinase 3beta (GSK3beta) is critical for transcription of atrial natriuretic factor (ANF) by beta-adrenergic receptors in cardiac myocytes. We examined the mechanism by which GSK3beta regulates ANF transcription. Stimulation of beta-adrenergic receptors induced nuclear accumulation of GATA4, whereas beta-adrenergic ANF(More)
The ubiquitous ribonucleases (RNases) play important roles in RNA metabolism, angiogenesis, neurotoxicity, and antitumor or antimicrobial activity. Only the antimicrobial RNases possess high positively charged residues, although their mechanisms of action remain unclear. Here, we report on the role of cationic residues of human RNase7 (hRNase7) in its(More)
Analysis of the functional domain of tissue inhibitor of metallo-proteinases-2 (TIMP-2) was performed using limited proteolytic degradation with trypsin. This treatment generated a 13.5 kDa fragment which was purified and shown to consist of an uncleaved N-terminal region extending from residue 1 to residue 132. The fragment retains the ability to inhibit(More)
Monoclonal antibodies were raised against Swarm rat chondrosarcoma link protein 2. Two of the resultant hybridomas (9/30/6-A-1 and 9/30/8-A-4) were used in structural analyses of the link proteins. The 9/30/6-A-1 monoclonal antibody recognized an epitope which was only present on rat chondrosarcoma link protein 2. This epitope was absent in rat(More)
Peptides which correspond to the NH2-terminal 23 or 22 residues of the mannitol and glucitol permeases (enzymes IImtl and IIgut of the bacterial phosphotransferase system; mtl-23 and gut-22) and which are believed to function in envelope targeting were synthesized chemically, and their interactions with lipid model membranes were studied. Both wild-type(More)
Purified human glucocerebrosidase isolated from placenta was modified with [14C]-iodoacetic acid without reduction and digested with both protease-V8 at pH 4.0 followed by alpha-chymotrypsin at pH 7.5. The majority of radioactivity was found in a peptide that contained the [14C]-carboxymethylated-cysteine identified as CM-Cys18. Direct sequencing of the(More)
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