Yogendra M. Bhatnagar

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The presence of highly acetylated histone H4 during spermatogenesis was studied to evaluate its correlation with the events of gene transcription, histone deposition, and histone displacement. We utilized an antibody raised to a pentaacetylated synthetic peptide that preferentially recognizes highly (tetra- and tri-) acetylated forms of rat testis H4.(More)
Dicentrics are among the most common structural abnormalities of the human Y chromosome. Predicting the phenotypic consequences of different duplications and deletions of dicentric Y chromosomes is usually complicated by varying degrees of mosaicism (45,X cell lines), which may, in some cases, remain undetected. Molecular studies in patients with dicentric(More)
An H1 histone variant, H1a, has been isolated and purified from the mouse testis. Biochemical and amino acid analyses indicate its similarity with the rat testis H1a. Specific antibodies against the purified H1a have been generated in rabbits and used to study its tissue and species distribution using protein blotting procedures. We have also used the(More)
The telomeres of gorilla, chimpanzee and human peripheral blood cells have been examined by hybridization to an oligonucleotide probe, (TTAGGG)4, following conventional and pulsed-field electrophoresis procedures. The MspI site present near the chromosome terminus undergoes methylation in gorilla, chimpanzee and human genome as shown by the HpaII digestion.(More)
Changes in chromatin structure during spermatogenesis were investigated using a monoclonal antibody that immunoreacts with the N-terminus of the testis-specific histone TH2B. This monoclonal antibody, which had been raised against rat tyrosine hydroxylase (TH), cross-reacted with TH2B because of sequence homology at the N-termini of TH and TH2B. The epitope(More)
Using radioimmunoassay and 3 region specific antisera toward bovine neurotensin (NT), the NT-like peptides in chicken have been shown to differ from NT but to strongly resemble its COOH-terminal region. Three substances were identified, one of which resembled NT biologically and appeared to share 7 or 8 of its COOH-terminal residues. The two other peptides(More)
A Y-chromosomal DNA fragment has been isolated from a human Y-Charon 21A recombinant library. Evolutionary analysis of 1F5 indicates that the size and sequence of this fragment have been conserved in higher primates. Deletion mapping and in situ hybridization analysis have localized 1F5 to the middle euchromatic portion of the long arm of the human Y(More)
A human male-specific Y-chromosomal DNA fragment (lambda YH2D6) has been isolated. By deletion-mapping analysis, 2D6 has been localized to the euchromatic portion of the long arm (Yq11) of the human Y chromosome. Among great apes, this fragment was found to be conserved in male chimpanzee but was lacking in male gorilla and male orangutan. No homologous(More)
Electrophoretic analysis of the nucleosomal histones from MN1 and MN2 subpopulations of the seminiferous tubules in gels containing either 6.25 or 2.5 M urea revealed the presence of testis specific histone H2S, H1 and protein 'A' in addition to the somatic histones in the core protein complex. Size analysis indicated the presence of a 150-160 bp DNA(More)