population and evolutionary genetics. My research uses evolutionary and population genetic theory as a framework for understanding the evolutionary significance of mutation rates and mutational phenomena.. Because the ultimate source of genetic variation is mutation, the evolution of mutation rates is a subject of basic interest in genetics. Considerable health implications exist as well: Recent findings have linked high somatic mutation rates with certain cancers, and high mutation rates have also been linked to pathogenicity in E. coli and Salmonella. Defective methyl-directed mismatch repair (hereafter, MMR) is implicated as the underlying mechanistic basis for high mutation rates in both of these cases. However, the basis for the evolutionary success of MMR-defective alleles remains to be examined rigorously. I am currently studying experimental populations of the bacterium Escherichia coli in which strikingly elevated general mutation rates have evolved. Genetic complementation analyses ...
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Blotting; Northern, Cell Division, Centrifugation; Density Gradient, Escherichia coli/metabolism, Genetic Complementation Test, Immunoblotting, Mutation, Protein Binding, Protein Biosynthesis, RNA; Bacterial/*chemistry, RNA; Messenger/metabolism, RNA-Binding Proteins/metabolism/*physiology, Research Support; Non-U.S. Govt, Ribosomes/*chemistry/metabolism, Subcellular Fractions, Sucrose/pharmacology, Time Factors ...
Thirty-three temperature-sensitive mutations defective in the start event of the cell division cycle of Saccharomyces cereuisiae were isolated and subjected to preliminary characterization. Complementation studies assigned these mutations to four complementation groups, one of which, cdc28, has been described previously. Genetic analysis revealed that these complementation groups define single nuclear genes, unlinked to one another. One of the three newly identified genes, cdc37, has been located in the yeast linkage map on chromosome IV, two meiotic map units distal to hom2.-Each mutation produces stage-specific arrest of cell division at start, the same point where mating pheromone interrupts division. After synchronization at start by incubation at the restrictive temperature, the mutants retain the capacity to enlarge and to conjugate.. ...
In bacteria, the highly conserved RsmA/CsrA family of RNA-binding proteins functions as global posttranscriptional regulators acting on mRNA translation and stability. Through phenotypic complementation of an rsmA mutant in Pseudomonas aeruginosa, we discovered a family member, termed RsmN. Elucidation of the RsmN crystal structure and that of the complex with a hairpin from the sRNA, RsmZ, reveals a uniquely inserted alpha helix, which redirects the polypeptide chain to form a distinctly different protein fold to the domain-swapped dimeric structure of RsmA homologs. The overall beta sheet structure required for RNA recognition is, however, preserved with compensatory sequence and structure differences, allowing the RsmN dimer to target binding motifs in both structured hairpin loops and flexible disordered RNAs. Phylogenetic analysis indicates that, although RsmN appears unique to P. aeruginosa, homologous proteins with the inserted alpha helix are more widespread and arose as a consequence of ...
The ability of various B10 congenic resistant strains to respond to the alloantigen H-2.2 was tested. High and low antibody-producing strains were distinguished by their anti-H-2.2 hemagglutinating respones. However, these strains do not differ in their ability to respond to these antigenic differences in the mixed lymphocyte culture. The humoral response to the H-2.2 alloantigen was shown to be controlled by two interacting genes localized within the H-2 complex. Thus, F1 hybrids prepared between parental low responder strains could yield high level immune responses. In addition, strains bearing recombinant H-2 haplotypes were used to map the two distinct genes controlling the immune response. The alleles at each locus were shown to be highly polymorphic as evidenced by the asymmetric complementation patterns observed. The restricted interactions of specific alleles was termed coupled complementation. The significance of the results in the terms of mechanisms of Ir gene control are discussed. ...
Occurs when wild type phenotype is restored in an F1 individual made by crossing two independent mutants, carrying different heteroalleles
It is not unusual to have series of mutations that confer similar phenotypes and also map to a identical or similar location on a chromosome. In such cases, the practicing geneticist performs a complementation test to determine if the mutations are allelic (that is, in the same gene) or non-allelic. If the mutations are allelic there should be no complementation whereas you could recover the wild type phenotype (though complementation) if the two mutations are on different genes. The specifics of strain construction vary depending on the experimental organism. However, the basic strategy in all cases is to construct a double heterozygote and then examine the phenotype of this organism. As mentioned above, a wild-type phenotype indicates that the two mutations complement one another and are therefore in different genes. Conversely, a mutant phenotype suggests the mutations are allelic to one another (that is, they fail to complement). We will construct double hets with the dumpy mutation of ...
In order to find out if a mutation under study in a forward genetics project is likely to be a newly discovered mutation or is, perhaps, in a previously characterized gene, we will perform a complementation analysis. If our mutation and gene has been previously characterized, this complementation analysis might tell us the name of our gene of interest. It is not unusual to have series of mutations that confer similar phenotypes and also map to a identical or similar location on a chromosome. Complementation testing can determine if two mutations are allelic (that is, in the same gene) or non-allelic (in different genes but both causing the same phenotype). This is done by crossing a mutant with a series of reference strains. In our case, we will use several different reference mutant strains. All have a Dpy phenotype, but in each strain the gene responsible for the dumpy defect has been located to a different known region of a chromosome ...
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The temperature-sensitive prp24-1 mutation defines a gene product required for the first step in pre-mRNA splicing. PRP24 is probably a component of the U6 snRNP particle. We have applied genetic reversion analysis to identify proteins that interact with PRP24. Spontaneous revertants of the temperature-sensitive (ts) prp24-1 phenotype were analyzed for those that are due to extragenic suppression. We then extended our analysis to screen for suppressors that confer a distinct conditional phenotype. We have identified a temperature-sensitive extragenic suppressor, which was shown by genetic complementation analysis to be allelic to prp21-1. This suppressor, prp21-2, accumulates pre-mRNA at the non-permissive temperature, a phenotype similar to that of prp21-1. prp21-2 completely suppresses the splicing defect and restores in vivo levels of the U6 snRNA in the prp24-1 strain. Genetic analysis of the suppressor showed that prp21-2 is not a bypass suppressor of prp24-1. The suppression of prp24-1 by ...
I have analyzed the time course of phage PR4 protein synthesis and have identified at least 34 proteins present in phage infected cells not detected in uninfected control cultures. In addition, I have isolated a more extensive set of conditional-lethal nonsense mutants of this virus. This collection of mutants permitted the identification of seven additional phage PR4 gene products, including the terminal genome protein and an accessory lytic factor. The present collection of phage PR4 mutants has been assigned to 19 distinct genetic groups on the basis of genetic complementation tests and sodium dodecyl sulfate polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis analysis of the proteins produced in mutant infected UV irradiated cells ...
Hand pollinations were used for all genetic crosses and detailed pedigree information is available upon request.. Genetic complementation tests between the ems97406 mutation and other mutations known to affect Pl′ were conducted using +/ems97406 plants as pistillate parent. Staminate parent genotypes, number of crosses, and number of progeny plants with specific anther phenotypes are as follows: rmr1-1/rmr1-1, 4, 87 ACS 1-4, 2 ACS 5-6; rmr2-1/rmr2-1, 4, 88 ACS 1-4; mop1-1/mop1-1, 3, 56 ACS 1-4. Tests with the ems98225 mutation were conducted using ems98225 homozygotes as staminate parents. Pistillate parent genotypes, number of crosses, and number of progeny plants with specific anther phenotypes are as follows: rmr1-1/+, 3, 38 ACS 1-4; rmr2-1/+, 2, 25 ACS 1-4; mop1-2/+, 2, 31 ACS 1-4.. For both RNase protection analyses and in vitro transcription reactions, progeny sets were generated segregating 1:1 for +/rmr6-1 and rmr6-1/rmr6-1 siblings. Plants of these two genotypes were clearly ...
The use of genetic mutants has been invaluable in discovering components of molecular pathways. One of the most successful examples is the elucidation of intracellular mediators and signal transducers, which contribute to an IFN response. For example, the tyk kinase, which is associated with the receptor for type I IFN, was first discovered with the use of a gene complementation approach made possible by the availability of mutant cell lines defective in their responses to type I IFN (46). Similarly, a number of mutant cell lines defective in either type I or II IFN signaling have been instrumental in confirming the functional roles of Janus kinases and STAT molecules in the IFN pathway (47, 48).. Along the same vein, four mutant cell lines, G1 to G4, were genetically chosen on the basis of their selective loss of IFN-γ-induced MHC class II expression while retaining expression of other IFN-γ-induced genes (1). Analyses of these and other mutant lines clearly indicate that the IFN-γ induction ...
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L h moglobinurie paroxystique nocturne (HPN) ou syndrome de Marchiafava-Micheli est une pathologie rare. Elle est due une mutation clonale acquise affectant les cellules souches h matopo tiques. Les manifestations cliniques sont variables, avec une fr quence accrue d h molyse.. L HPN est une maladie orpheline. La population concern e est surtout l adulte jeune. La pr valence exacte de cette maladie n est pas connue. L HPN r sulte d une mutation du g ne PIG-A (Phosphatidyl Inositol Glycan complementation class A). Cette mutation aboutit la production de cellules souches d ficientes en prot ines GPI ancr es. Deux de ces prot ines, CD55 et CD59, prot gent normalement les globules rouges de l action lytique du compl ment. Leur absence se traduit par une lyse cellulaire avec lib ration du contenu intracellulaire. Trois ph notypes sont d crits : ph notype I = cellules normales ; ph notype II = d ficit partiel en prot ine GPI ; ph notype III = d ficit total. C est la proportion de cellules de ph notype ...
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Trans-complementation of ∆-NS1-WNV with ectopically expressed WNV NS1. A. Scheme for construction of ∆-NS1-WNV. Nucleotides 87 to 928 of the NS1 gene were d
The overall topic of this work is a graph operation known as edgelocal complementation (ELC) and its applications to iterative decoding of classical codes. Although these legacy codes are arguably not well-suited for graph-based decoding, they have other desirable properties resulting in much current research on the general problem of forging this alloy. From this perspective, these codes are typically referred to as highdensity parity-check codes. Our approach is to gain diversity by means of ELC. Based on the known link between ELC and the information sets of a code, C, we identify a one-to-one relationship between ELC operations and the automorphism group of a code, Aut(C). With respect to a specific parity-check matrix, H, we classify these code-preserving permutations into trivial and nontrivial permutations, based on whether the matrix is preserved (under ELC) up to row permutations, or not. The corresponding iso-ELC operations preserve the structure of the graph, and simulation data are ...
Complementation, as opposed to psychological integration, underlies a spiritual technique that requires a toning down of dominant consciousness.
Compounds are evaluated for their binding to naturally occurring receptors, by employing the natural ligand conjugated to an enzyme donor fragment of β-galactosidase for competing with the sample compound for the natural acceptor binding site or in the absence of competition where the sample compound binds to an allosteric site. By adding the enzyme acceptor fragment of the β-galactosidase and substrate, the binding affinity of the sample compound may be evaluated as a measure of agonist or antagonist capability.
The I-2 locus in tomato confers resistance to race 2 of the soil-borne fungus Fusarium oxysporum f sp lycopersici. The selective restriction fragment amplification (AFLP) positional cloning strategy was used to identify I-2 in the tomato genome. A yeast artificial chromosome (YAC) clone covering ~750 kb encompassing the I-2 locus was isolated, and the AFLP technique was used to derive tightly linked AFLP markers from this YAC clone. Genetic complementation analysis in transgenic R1 plants using a set of overlapping cosmids covering the I-2 locus revealed three cosmids giving full resistance to F. o. lycopersici race 2. These cosmids shared a 7-kb DNA fragment containing an open reading frame encoding a protein with similarity to the nucleotide binding site leucine-rich repeat family of resistance genes. At the I-2 locus, we identified six additional homologs that included the recently identified I-2C-1 and I-2C-2 genes. However, cosmids containing the I-2C-1 or I-2C-2 gene could not confer ...
DNA synthesis in vitro in Brij-treated Saccharomyces cerevisiae requires the product of the CDC8 gene (Hereford, L. M. & Hartwell, L. H. (1971) Nature (London) New Biol. 234, 171-172). Extracts of wild-type A364a yeast restore DNA synthesis in Brij-treated cdc8, a mutant containing a thermolabile cdc8 gene product. This constitutes a complementation assay by which the cdc8 gene product can be monitored during purification. A heat-stable protein responsible for this complementation has been partially purified from both wild-type A364a cells and from a cdc8 temperature-sensitive mutant. The complementation activity from the mutant is thermolabile when compared to the wild-type activity, indicating that CDC8 is the structural gene for the protein. ...
In this study we demonstrated successful transcomplementation of KUN genomic RNAs with large in-frame deletions in the NS1 and NS3 genes by providing corresponding helper proteins from KUN replicon RNA persistently replicating in repBHK cells. Previously we showed trans complementation of KUN genomic RNAs with C-terminal deletions of more than half of the NS5 gene (23). By combining these individual deletions in the same RNA molecule, we were able to demonstrate trans complementation of RNAs containing double deletions in the NS1 and NS5 genes or triple deletions in the NS1, NS3, and NS5 genes. This is the first demonstration of trans complementation of replication of flavivirus RNAs containing deletions of as much as 84 to 97% of the NS1 gene, or of any deletion in the NS3 gene, or of deletions in two or three NS genes in the same RNA molecule.. In this and our previous studies we have attempted complementation of deletions introduced into over 80% of the nonstructural region of the infectious ...
MHC‐II deficiency is a genetic disease of gene regulation. It is due to defects in regulatory factors that are essential for both constitutive and IFN‐γ inducible expression of MHC‐II genes (Reith et al., 1995, 1997; Mach et al., 1996). Together with a number of in vitro generated regulatory mutants, MHC‐II deficiency patients have been classified into at least four different complementation groups (A, B, C and D) believed to correspond to at least four distinct regulatory genes (Hume and Lee, 1989; Benichou and Strominger, 1991; Seidl et al., 1992; Lisowska‐Grospierre et al., 1994). The disease thus provides a genetic approach to identify genes encoding several of the trans‐acting regulatory factors involved and therefore represents an ideal model system for the dissection of the molecular mechanisms controlling transcriptional activation of MHC‐II genes. The relevant regulatory genes can be identified on the basis of a powerful functional criterion, namely the ability to ...
For a simple example of a complementation test, suppose a geneticist is interested in studying two strains of white-eyed flies of the species Drosophila melanogaster, more commonly known as the common fruit fly. In this species, wild type flies have red eyes and eye color is known to be related to two genes, A and B. Each one of these genes has two alleles, a dominant one that codes for a working protein (A and B respectively) and a recessive one that codes for a malfunctioning protein (a and b respectively). Since both proteins are necessary for the synthesis of red pigmentation in the eyes, if a given fly is homozygous for either a or b, it will have white eyes. Knowing this, the geneticist may perform a complementation test on two separately obtained strains of pure-breeding white-eyed flies. The test is performed by crossing two flies, one from each strain. If the resulting progeny have red eyes, the two strains are said to complement; if the progeny have white eyes, they do not. If the ...
Cell division in Chlamydiae is poorly understood as apparent homologs to most conserved bacterial cell division proteins are lacking and presence of elongation (rod shape) associated proteins indicate non-canonical mechanisms may be employed. The rod-shape determining protein MreB has been proposed as playing a unique role in chlamydial cell division. In other organisms, MreB is part of an elongation complex that requires RodZ for proper function. A recent study reported that the protein encoded by ORF CT009 interacts with MreB despite low sequence similarity to RodZ. The studies in this paper expand on those observations through protein structure, mutagenesis and cellular localization analyses. Structural analysis indicated that CT009 shares high level of structural similarity to RodZ, revealing the conserved orientation of two residues critical for MreB interaction. Substitutions eliminated MreB protein interaction and partial complementation provided by CT009 in RodZ deficient Escherichia ...
We report here, to our knowledge, the first biochemical characterization of a plant biotin synthase reaction. Heterologous interactions between a plant recombinant Bio2 protein and bacterial proteins yield a functional biotin synthase complex, in good agreement with the successful functional complementation approach, using anE. coli bioB mutant, employed to isolate the bio2gene product from Arabidopsis (Baldet and Ruffet, 1996). The turnover number of the reaction was ,2 h−1 in the heterologous system with unfractionated protein extract from Bio2-overproducing strain and still ,1 h−1in the heterologous system comprising purified Bio2 protein (calculated from data in Table I). It appears from our results that biotin synthase from Arabidopsis acts as a catalyst and not, as suggested in bacteria, as a simple reactant (Gibson et al., 1999; Kiyasu et al., 2000).. The relative low levels of biotin synthase measured in our in vitro systems may reflect the limited proportion of recombinant Bio2 ...
Cell fusion is known to underlie key developmental processes in humans and is postulated to contribute to tissue maintenance and even carcinogenesis. The mechanistic details of cell fusion, especially between different cell types, have been difficult
For instance they could do some screens for temperature-sensitive mutants (huge, massive saunas in action). Imagine the figures in the papers to go along with this sort of experiments. Some allele crossing experiments in search of synthetic lethality - that would be great as well. With photos of F0 and F1. Auxotrophic humans with plasmids complementing their deficiency as useful tools - complementation experiments will be particularly cruel - no complementation - well, tough luck ...
Cellular biochemical machineries, what we call pathways, consist of dynamically assembling and disassembling macromolecular complexes. Although our models for the organization of biochemical machines...
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TY - JOUR. T1 - The peroxin Pex6p gene is impaired in peroxisomal biogenesis disorders of complementation group 6. AU - Matsumoto, N.. AU - Tamura, S.. AU - Moser, Ann B.. AU - Moser, H. W.. AU - Braverman, N.. AU - Suzuki, Y.. AU - Shimozawa, N.. AU - Kondo, N.. AU - Fujiki, Y.. PY - 2001. Y1 - 2001. N2 - Human genetic peroxisomal biogenesis disorders (PBDs), such as Zellweger syndrome, comprise 13 different complementation groups (CGs). Eleven peroxin genes, termed PEXs, responsible for PBDs have been identified, whereas pathogenic genes for PBDs of 2CGs, CG-A (the same CG as CG8 in the United States and Europe) and CG6, remained unidentified. We herein provide several lines of novel evidence indicating that PEX6, the pathogenic gene for CG4, is impaired in PBD of CG6. Expression of PEX6 restored peroxisome assembly in fibroblasts from a CG6 PBD patient. This patient was a compound heterozygote for PEX6 gene alleles. Accordingly, by merging CG6 with CG4, human PBDs are now classified into 12 ...
Bacteria have evolved a wide range of chemoreceptors with different ligand specificities. Typically, chemoreceptors bind ligands with elevated specificity and ligands serve as growth substrates. However, there is a chemoreceptor family that has a broad ligand specificity including many compounds that are not of metabolic value. To advance the understanding of this family, we have used the PcaY_PP (PP2643) chemoreceptor of Pseudomonas putida KT2440 as a model. Using Isothermal Titration Calorimetry we showed here that the recombinant ligand binding domain (LBD) of PcaY_PP recognizes 17 different C6-ring containing carboxylic acids with KD values between 3.7 and 138 µM and chemoeffector affinity correlated with the magnitude of the chemotactic response. Mutation of the pcaY_PP gene abolished chemotaxis to these compounds; phenotype that was restored following gene complementation. Growth experiments using PcaY_PP ligands as sole C-sources revealed functional relationships between their metabolic
Poliovirus RNA replicates in membrane-associated replication complexes in the cytoplasm of infected cells. By using a reversible inhibitor of poliovirus RNA replication, it is possible to synchronize viral RNA replication. The processing of the viral polyprotein results in the formation of the individual viral proteins along with stable intermediates in the processing pathway. To expand the utility of the in vitro complementation assay, experiments were designed to determine if all of the viral replication proteins could be provided in trans to support the replication of mutant RNA templates. The authors engineered two transcript RNAs (DJB2 and DJB15) that contained large out-of-frame deletions in the polyprotein coding sequence. The results to date using the in vitro complementation assay indicate that the 5 cloverleaf, the 3 nontranslated region (NTR), and the poly(A) tail are the minimum sequences required for negative-strand synthesis. Previous studies have shown that the 5 cloverleaf plays an
The dynamic assembly of multiprotein complexes is a central mechanism of many cell signaling pathways. This process is key to maintaining the spatiotemporal specificity required for an accurate, yet adaptive, response to rapidly changing cellular conditions. We describe a technique for the specific isolation and downstream proteomic characterization of any two interacting proteins, to the exclusion of their individual moieties and competing binding partners. We termed the approach bimolecular complementation affinity purification (BiCAP) because it combines the use of conformation-specific nanobodies with a protein-fragment complementation assay with affinity purification. Using BiCAP, we characterized the specific interactome of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) family member ERBB2 when in the form of a homodimer or when in the form of a heterodimer with either EGFR or ERBB3. We identified dimer-specific interaction patterns for key adaptor proteins and identified a number of previously
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This report describes mutants of the zebrafish having phenotypes causing a general arrest in early morphogenesis. These mutants identify a group of loci making up about 20% of the loci identified by mutants with visible morphological phenotypes within the first day of development. There are 12 Class I mutants, which fall into 5 complementation groups and have cells that lyse before morphological defects are observed. Mutants at three loci, speed bump, ogre and zombie, display abnormal nuclei. The 8 Class II mutants, which fall into 6 complementation groups, arrest development before cell lysis is observed. These mutants seemingly stop development in the late segmentation stages, and maintain a body shape similar to a 20 hour embryo. Mutations in speed bump, ogre, zombie, specter, poltergeist and troll were tested for cell lethality by transplanting mutant cells into wild-type hosts. With poltergeist, transplanted mutant cells all survive. The remainder of the mutants tested were autonomously but ...
... 2 family (SnRK2) are crucial in mediating different stress-adaptive responses. threonine due to systematic adjustments in the flanking amino acidity sequence. Our outcomes designate the ABA-responsive-element Binding Element 3 (ABF3), which settings area of the ABA-regulated transcriptome, as an authentic OST1 substrate. Bimolecular Fluorescence Complementation experiments indicate that ABF3 interacts with OST1 in the nuclei of living plant cells directly. which phospho-T451 is very important to stabilization of ABF3. Conclusions/Significance Altogether, our results claim that OST1 phosphorylates ABF3 on T451 to make a 14-3-3 binding theme. Inside a wider physiological framework, we suggest that the future reactions to 507475-17-4 manufacture ABA that want sustained gene manifestation is, partly, mediated from the stabilization of ABFs powered by ABA-activated SnRK2s. Intro The vegetable hormone abscisic ...
1DP0: High resolution refinement of beta-galactosidase in a new crystal form reveals multiple metal-binding sites and provides a structural basis for alpha-complementation.
1DP0: High resolution refinement of beta-galactosidase in a new crystal form reveals multiple metal-binding sites and provides a structural basis for alpha-complementation.
MORAN, JAMES PAUL, "POLAR EFFECTS ON THE RATES OF FORMATION AND DIMERIZATION OF FREE RADICALSFROM ETHYL ACETATE" (1963). Doctoral Dissertations. AAI6403549 ...
XPA antibody (xeroderma pigmentosum, complementation group A) for ICC/IF, IHC-P, IP, WB. Anti-XPA pAb (GTX103168) is tested in Human samples. 100% Ab-Assurance.
Characterization of a Regulator pgsR on Endogenous Plasmid p2Sip and Its Complementation for Poly(γ-glutamic acid) Accumulation in Bacillus amyloliquefaciens
Hereditary major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class II deficiency (or bare lymphocyte syndrome) is a form of severe primary immunodeficiency with a total lack of MHC class II expression. It is due to a defect in the regulation of MHC class II genes. A novel gene was isolated by complementation c …
All steps were performed in a darkroom under dim red light. RPE/choroid samples were removed from eyecups and homogenized in 200 μL PBS (pH 7.4, 150 mM NaCl, 1.06 mM KH2PO4, 5.60 mM Na2HPO4) in a disposable homogenizer. Homogenate (10 μL) was taken for the protein assay (Microplate Pierce Coomassie [Bradford] Plus Protein Assay; Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., Rockford, IL). The remaining homogenate was transferred to a 15 mL screw-top polypropylene tube (BD Falcon; BD Biosciences, San Jose, CA), and 400 μL methanol was added. Retinoids were extracted two times by adding 1.5 mL hexane and vortex mixing at top speed for 1 minute. Samples were centrifuged at 1424g for 3 minutes. Hexane was drawn off the upper phase and transferred to a fresh 15 mL screw-top polypropylene tube (BD Falcon; BD Biosciences). Pooled hexane extracts were dried in an evaporation system (TurboVap LV; Zymark Corporation, Hopkinton, MA). Samples were redissolved in 100 μL hexane by vortex mixing for 1 minute followed by ...
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Protein fragment complementation assays for high-throughput and high-content screening - The present invention provides protein fragment complementation assays for drug discovery, in particular to identify compounds that activate or inhibit cellular pathways. Based on the selection of an interacting protein pair combined with an appropriate PCA reporter, the assays may be run in high-throughput or high-content mode and may be used in automated screening of libraries of compounds. The interacting pair may be selected by cDNA library screening; by gene-by-gene interaction mapping; or by prior knowledge of a pathway. Fluorescent and luminescent assays can be constructed using the methods provided herein. The selection of suitable PCA reporters for high-throughput or high-content (high-context) assay formats is described for a diversity of reporters, with particular detail provided for examples of monomeric enzymes and fluorescent proteins. Methods are described for constructing such assays for one ...
siRNA and miRNA are two very similar RNA devices. Both of them will be processed by Dicer and both of them will from a RISC complex to carry out their function. However there are substantial differences between the two.. First, siRNA are 20 to 25 nucleotides long; while miRNAs are 19-25 nucleotides long.. Second, siRNA usually fully complement with the target mRNA; while miRNA can be partially complement with target mRNA.As a result, siRNA usually target few mRNA while miRNA can target 250-500 different mRNAs. Last but not least, siRNAs usually stem from exogenous DNA; while miRNA usually stem from endogenous DNA.. ...
siRNA and miRNA are two very similar RNA devices. Both of them will be processed by Dicer and both of them will from a RISC complex to carry out their function. However there are substantial differences between the two.. First, siRNA are 20 to 25 nucleotides long; while miRNAs are 19-25 nucleotides long.. Second, siRNA usually fully complement with the target mRNA; while miRNA can be partially complement with target mRNA.As a result, siRNA usually target few mRNA while miRNA can target 250-500 different mRNAs. Last but not least, siRNAs usually stem from exogenous DNA; while miRNA usually stem from endogenous DNA.. ...
COMMENT We thank our colleagues for taking the time to read our paper and comment. Dr. Almeidas points are well taken; it is possible that there is some interference of normal trafficking after complementation (as we pointed out in the manuscript and in our .... ...
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The upper operon of the TOL plasmid pWW0 of Pseudomonas putida encodes a set of enzymes which transform toluene and xylenes to benzoate and toluates. The genetic organization of the operon was characterized by cloning of the upper operon genes into an expression vector and identification of their products in Escherichia coli maxicells. This analysis showed that the upper operon contains at least five genes in the order of xylC-xylM-xylA-xylB-xylN. Between the promoter of the operon and xylC, there is a 1.7-kilobase-long space of DNA in which no gene function was identified. In contrast, most of the DNA between xylC and xylN consists of coding sequences. The xylC gene encodes the 57-kilodalton benzaldehyde dehydrogenase. The xylM and xylA genes encode 35- and 40-kilodalton polypeptides, respectively, which were shown by genetic complementation tests to be subunits of xylene oxygenase. The structural gene for benzyl alcohol dehydrogenase, xylB, encodes a 40-kilodalton polypeptide. The last gene of ...
A genetic analysis of thiamine metabolism has been carried out in the budding yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae. A collection of thiamine auxotrophic mutants were isolated following UV and Ty insertion mutagenesis. The mutations responsible for the auxotrophic phenotypes were characterised to different extents through complementation analysis, molecular cloning and enzyme assays. In total 171 mutants were analysed and all of these have been assigned to complementation groups, genes and/or functions. Some newly isolated mutations were found to be allelic with the known biosynthetic genes, THI4 and THI6 others were in the regulatory genes, THI2 and THI3 two more defined a new function for the transcription factor, Pdc2p, namely thiamine gene activation. In addition the previously known mutations, thil, thi2, and thi3, were complemented and the sequences of the wild-type THI1, THI2 and THI3 genes were found. From the deduced amino acid sequences roles for the gene products were hypothesised. The ...
The completion of the entire sequence of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Cole et al., 1998) launched a new era in tuberculosis research. In order to study the function of M. tuberculosis genes, several mutants have been produced by homologous recombination and studied in animal models (Parish and Stoker 2000; Movahedzadeh et al., 2004, 2008, 2010). There is a wide range of phenotypes, from highly attenuated mutants (Smith et al., 2001; Movahedzadeh et al., 2004) to hypervirulent strains (McAdam et al., 2002; Parish et al., 2003). These phenotypes require confirmation by the generation of complementation strains, whereby the wild-type copy of the gene is re-introduced into the mutant strain. By complementation of the mutant strain, one can ensure that the observed mutant phenotype, e.g. increased virulence of M. tuberculosis with the loss of dosR, is actually due to the loss of dosR and not to secondary mutations that may have arisen during the creation of the mutant strain.. Several cloning systems ...
Thirty-seven nonhemolytic/nonbacteriocinogenic mutations in Enterococcus (Streptococcus) faecalis plasmid pAD1 were generated by Tn917 insertion. All were found to belong to one of two complementation classes. Each class of mutants secreted either hemolysin/bacteriocin (Hly/Bac) component A or L into the culture medium. DNA encoding Hly/Bac was cloned in Escherichia coli in which both components of the hemolysin were expressed individually and collectively. The region encoding components A and L was further defined by deletion analysis and physically mapped. A total of approximately 8.4 kilobases of pAD1 DNA were observed to be required for hemolysin expression. Hly/Bac activity of the wild-type and the inactive L substance was observed to be heat stable. Active Hly/Bac resulting from incubating separately secreted components A and L was also found to be heat stable. The results indicate that component A activates component L and that activated component L possesses the Hly/Bac activity. ...
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Historians believe that in newspost ,20020424171001.01655.00002368 at mb-cl.aol.com, on Wed, 24 Apr 2002, JSUPolek ,jsupolek at aol.com, penned the following literary masterpiece: ,Does anyone know of a high copy number vector that does not contain the ,truncated lacZ gene? Ive been using pBR322 pHC624, pHC312, pHC314. Single point mutation of a pBR322 derivative (its a tet minus derivative as tet is lethal at high copy). Published many many years ago in Gene by a Hungarian group I think. Duncan -- I love deadlines. I especially like the whooshing noise they make as they go flying by. Duncan Clark GeneSys Ltd ...
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Using a selection system that was enriched for mutants unable to grow on low-iron media, Askwith et al. reported the identification of a mutant, fet3, that was unable to grow on low-iron media (14). This mutant had a normal surface reductase activity but was unable to accumulate 59Fe. A gene that could complement both the low-iron growth defect and the inability to accumulate radioactive iron was identified by complementation of the mutant strain with a genomic library. Genetic studies.... ...
Li Zhang is the author of these articles in the Journal of Visualized Experiments: Højeffektiv generation af antigen-specifikke primære mus cytotoksiske T-celler til funktionel testning i en autoimmun diabetes model, Måling af hæmoglobinsyntese Niveauer i pattedyrceller, Farvning protokoller for Menneskerettigheder bugspytkirteløer, Detection of Protein Interactions in Plant using a Gateway Compatible Bimolecular Fluorescence Complementation (BiFC) System
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The Fanconi anemia complementation group (FANC) currently includes FANCA, FANCB, FANCC, FANCD1 (also called BRCA2), FANCD2, FANCE, FANCF, FANCG, FANCI, FANCJ (also called BRIP1), FANCL, FANCM and FANCN (also called PALB2). The previously defined group FANCH is the same as FANCA. Fanconi anemia is a genetically heterogeneous recessive disorder characterized by cytogenetic instability, hypersensitivity to DNA crosslinking agents, increased chromosomal breakage, and defective DNA repair. The members of the Fanconi anemia complementation group do not share sequence similarity; they are related by their assembly into a common nuclear protein complex. This gene encodes the protein for complementation group B. Alternative splicing results in two transcript variants encoding the same protein.
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Cloning of Clostridium thermocellum acetate kinase (ack) and/or phosphotransacetylase (pta) genes in Escherichia coli by functional complementation of ack and/or pta mutants was complicated by an alternative acetate assimilation pathway involving acetyl-CoA synthetase (ACS). In addition to the problems encountered with the complementation approach, cloning of these genes was not readily achieved using heterologous probing with corresponding genes from Escherichia coli and Methanosarcina thermophila due to the lack of sufficient homology. The use of a PCR-based approach, on the other hand, yielded a specific C. Thermocellum gene fragment which showed significant sequence identity to the ack gene for which primers were designed. The subcloned ack fragment was then successfully used as a probe for the isolation of the corresponding gene and restriction analysis of that region.
CDC23 is required in Saccharomyces cerevisiae for cell cycle progression through the G2/M transition. The CDC23 gene product contains tandem, imperfect repeats, termed tetratricopeptide repeats, (TPR) units common to a protein family that includes several other nuclear division CDC genes. In this report we have used mutagenesis to probe the functional significance of the TPR units within CDC23. Analysis of truncated derivatives indicates that the TPR block of CDC23 is necessary for the function or stability of the polypeptide. In-frame deletion of a single TPR unit within the repeat block proved sufficient to inactivate CDC23 in vivo, though this allele could rescue the temperature-sensitive defect of a cdc23 point mutant by intragenic complementation. By both in vitro and in vivo mutagenesis techniques, 17 thermolabile cdc23 alleles were produced and examined. Fourteen alleles contained single amino acid changes that were found to cluster within two distinct mutable domains, one of which ...
The AINTEGUMENTA-LIKE6/PLETHORA3 (AIL6/PLT3) gene of Arabidopsis thaliana is a key regulator of growth and patterning in both shoots and roots. AIL6 encodes an AINTEGUMENTA-LIKE/PLETHORA (AIL/PLT) transcription factor that is expressed in the root stem cell niche, the peripheral region of the shoot apical meristem and young lateral organ primordia. In flowers, AIL6 acts redundantly with AINTEGUMENTA (ANT) to regulate floral organ positioning, growth, identity and patterning. Experiments were undertaken to define the genomic regions required for AIL6 function and expression in flowers. Transgenic plants expressing a copy of the coding region of AIL6 in the context of 7.7 kb of 5′ sequence and 919 bp of 3′ sequence (AIL6:cAIL6-3′) fail to fully complement AIL6 function when assayed in the ant-4 ail6-2 double mutant background. In contrast, a genomic copy of AIL6 with the same amount of 5′ and 3′ sequence (AIL6:gAIL6-3′) can fully complement ant-4 ail6-2. In addition, a genomic copy of AIL6
The stabilisation of acetylcholine receptors (AChRs) at the neuromuscular junction depends on muscle activity and the cooperative action of myosin Va and protein kinase A (PKA) type I. To execute its function, PKA has to be present in a subsynaptic microdomain where it is enriched by anchoring proteins. Here, we show that the AChR-associated protein, rapsyn, interacts with PKA type I in C2C12 and T-REx293 cells as well as in live mouse muscle beneath the neuromuscular junction. Molecular modelling, immunoprecipitation and bimolecular fluorescence complementation approaches identify an α-helical stretch of rapsyn to be crucial for binding to the dimerisation and docking domain of PKA type I. When expressed in live mouse muscle, a peptide encompassing the rapsyn α-helical sequence efficiently delocalises PKA type I from the neuromuscular junction. The same peptide, as well as a rapsyn construct lacking the α-helical domain, induces severe alteration of acetylcholine receptor turnover as well as
A complete understanding of the molecular mechanisms of endocytosis requires the discovery and characterization of the protein machinery that mediates this aspect of membrane trafficking. A novel genetic screen was used to identify yeast mutants defective in internalization of bulk lipid. The fluorescent lipophilic styryl dye FM4-64 was used in conjunction with FACS to enrich for yeast mutants that exhibit internalization defects. Detailed characterization of two of these mutants, dim1-1 and dim2-1, revealed defects in the endocytic pathway. Like other yeast endocytosis mutants, the temperature-sensitive dim mutant were unable to endocytose FM4-64 or radiolabeled alpha-factor as efficiently as wild-type cells. In addition, double mutants with either dim1-delta or dim2-1 and the endocytosis mutants end4-1 or act1-1 displayed synthetic growth defects, indicating that the DIM gene products function in a common or parallel endocytic pathway. Complementation cloning of the DIM genes revealed identity ...
Fungal strains deficient in the non-homologous end-joining (NHEJ) pathway are excellent recipient strains for gene targeting approaches. In addition, NHEJ-deficiency can facilitate the formation of heterokaryons which allows rapid identification of essential genes. However, the use of NHEJ-deficient strains can also pose some limitations for gene function analyses. For example, lack of the NHEJ pathway can interfere with phenotypic analyses and complicate complementation studies. Moreover, heterokaryons are difficult to propagate and re-transform. We describe here strategies and methods to circumvent these problems and to better exploit the power of NHEJ-deficient strains. We provide methods for the establishment of transiently deficient NHEJ strains, for improved complementation analyses using AMA1-based vectors and for fast identification and propagation of heterokaryons. The methods described are applicable for a wide range of filamentous fungi ...
The putative role of the S. cerevisiae vacuole in osmohomeostasis, as well as its biogenesis was analysed by taking a mutational approach. 97 mutants unable to tolerate high concentrations of salt were isolated and examined for aberrant vacuolar phenotypes. A comprehensive phenotypic analysis was able to demonstrate that apart from osmosensitivity most mutations conferred other properties such as altered vacuolar morphology, the inability to perform gluconeogenesis and/or the mislocalization of vacuolar proteins to the cell surface. The mutants fall into at least 20 complementation groups, termed ssv for salt sensitive vacuolar mutants, of which 3 genetically overlap with complementation groups isolated by others. This analysis provides evidence that in 5. cerevisiae correct vacuolar biogenesis is required for osmotolerance as well as other important cellular processes. To elucidate vacuolar osmohomeostasis at the molecular level, one gene, SSV7, was cloned from a genomic DNA library by ...
Tests for allelism among mice with four different mutant alleles at the shaker-with-syndactylism locus on mouse Chromosome (Chr) 18 provide evidence that the original radiation-induced mutation, sy, is a deletion including at least two genes associated with distinct phenotypes. Mice homozygous for sy have syndactylous feet and other skeletal malformations, are deaf, and exhibit abnormal behavior characteristic of vestibular dysfunction. Two less severe spontaneous mutations, shown to be allelic with sy, cause syndactylism when homozygous (hence named fused phalanges, sy(fp) and sy(fp-2J)), but do not affect hearing and behavior. Here we describe a third spontaneous mutation allelic with sy that does not affect foot morphology (hence named no syndactylism, sy(ns)), but that does cause deafness and balance defects when homozygous. Complementation test results indicate that sy(fp) and sy(fp-2J) are alleles of the same gene, but that sy(ns) is an allele of a different gene. The original sy
In Saccharomyces cerevisiae the vacuolar protein aminopeptidase I (API) is localized to the vacuole independent of the secretory pathway. The alternate targeting mechanism used by this protein has not been characterized. API is synthesized as a 61-kD soluble cytosolic precursor. Upon delivery to the vacuole, the amino-terminal propeptide is removed by proteinase B (PrB) to yield the mature 50-kD hydrolase. We exploited this delivery-dependent maturation event in a mutant screen to identify genes whose products are involved in API targeting. Using antiserum to the API propeptide, we isolated mutants that accumulate precursor API. These mutants, designated cvt, fall into eight complementation groups, five of which define novel genes. These five complementation groups exhibit a specific defect in maturation of API, but do not have a significant effect on vacuolar protein targeting through the secretory pathway. Localization studies show that precursor API accumulates outside of the vacuole in all ...
The nucleotide sequences of the nucleoprotein (NP) genes of fowl plague virus (FPV) and of a temperature-sensitive (ts) mutant (ts81) derived therefrom have been determined. The ts81-NP nucleotide sequence possesses a single nucleotide substitution in comparison to the wild type. This causes an amin …
Summary A cells decision to die is governed by multiple input signals received from a complex network of programmed cell death (PCD) pathways, including apoptosis and programmed necrosis. Additionally, under some conditions, autophagy, whose function is mainly pro-survival, may act as a back-up death pathway. We propose to apply new approaches to study the molecular basis of two important questions that await resolution in the field: a) how the cell switches from a pro-survival autophagic response to an apoptotic response and b) whether and how pro-survival autophagy is converted to a death mechanism when apoptosis is blocked. To address the first issue, we will screen for direct physical interactions between autophagic and apoptotic proteins, using the protein fragment complementation assay. Validated pairs will be studied in depth to identify built-in molecular switches that activate apoptosis when autophagy fails to restore homeostasis. As a pilot case to address the concept of molecular ...
Dear yeast people, An INRA grant will be available in early 1995 for a postdoctoral position to work in the field of the regulation of the levels of cytokinins (plant hormones) in plants. The project involves the cloning of genes involved in the interconversion between cytokinins/purines bases, ribosides and nucleotides and in their catabolism by functional complementation of appropriate mutants of E. coli and/or yeasts. Candidates with training in microbiology, especially yeast genetics (why not in the area of purine utilization ?), and having an interest (or a potential interest) in the molecuar analysis of plant development are encouraged to postulate. Interested candidates should contact me first by Email for details. Dr Michel LALOUE INRA Laboratoire de Biologie Cellulaire Route de Saint-Cyr 78026 Versailles Cedex Fax : (33) 1 30 83 30 99 ...
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Infobox_gene}} Fanconi anemia group B protein is a [[protein]] that in humans is encoded by the FANCB [[gene]].,ref name="pmid9382107">{{cite journal , vauthors = Joenje H, Oostra AB, Wijker M, di Summa FM, van Berkel CG, Rooimans MA, Ebell W, van Weel M, Pronk JC, Buchwald M, Arwert F , title = Evidence for at least eight Fanconi anemia genes , journal = Am J Hum Genet , volume = 61 , issue = 4 , pages = 940-4 ,date=Nov 1997 , pmid = 9382107 , pmc = 1715980 , doi = 10.1086/514881 }},/ref>,ref name="pmid15502827">{{cite journal , vauthors = Meetei AR, Levitus M, Xue Y, Medhurst AL, Zwaan M, Ling C, Rooimans MA, Bier P, Hoatlin M, Pals G, de Winter JP, Wang W, Joenje H , title = X-linked inheritance of Fanconi anemia complementation group B , journal = Nat Genet , volume = 36 , issue = 11 , pages = 1219-24 ,date=Oct 2004 , pmid = 15502827 , pmc = , doi = 10.1038/ng1458 }},/ref>,ref name="entrez">{{cite web , title = Entrez Gene: FANCB Fanconi anemia, complementation group B, url = ...
We have isolated three independent Chinese hamster ovary cell mutants (B3853, I223, and M311) with temperature-sensitive, pleiotropic defects in receptor-mediated endocytosis. Activities affected at 41 degrees C include uptake via the D-mannose 6-phosphate receptor, accumulation of Fe from diferric transferrin, uptake of alpha 2-macroglobulin, compartmentalization of newly synthesized acid hydrolases, resistance to ricin, and sensitivity to diphtheria and Pseudomonas toxins and modeccin. The three mutants also displayed decreased sialylation of some secreted glycoproteins at 41 degrees C, reminiscent of the nonconditional mutant DTG1-5-4 that showed both endocytic and Golgi-associated defects (Robbins, A.R., C. Oliver, J.L. Bateman, S.S. Krag, C.J. Galloway, and I. Mellman, 1984, J. Cell Biol., 99:1296-1308). Phenotypic changes were detectable within 30 min after transfer of the mutants to 41 degrees C; maximal alteration of most susceptible functions was obtained 4 h after temperature shift. At ...
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HtrA is known to be an important stress response protease for many bacteria and has been shown to be critical for virulence in many bacteria, including intracellular pathogens Salmonella enterica and Legionella pneumophila [29, 30]. There is considerable evidence from both microarray and proteomic studies that HtrA is expressed in Chlamydia.. In the absence of a genetic manipulation system, a complementation approach was used to test the physiological function of C. trachomatis HtrA in a heterologous host (E. coli). E. coli HtrA protein (EcHtrA) and C. trachomatis HtrA protein (CtHtrA) are known to have differences in substrate specificity for their protease activities, although both have temperature activated protease activity, and are specific for unfolded proteins [4, 8]. The findings reported here show that the C. trachomatis htrA was able to protect E. coli htrA- against its lethal high temperature phenotype. This suggests that the ability to chaperone and degrade unfolded proteins, ...
A total of 62 out of 89 essential genes were successfully identified and 60 out of 62 were matched to their molecular counterpart. This large number demonstrates the value of our method. However, we were not able to identify any appropriate mutations in the sequences of the other 27 genes. Complementation tests and PCR sequencing were conducted to validate possible candidates for seven of those 27; however, we found that they were not essential genes. We do not know the reason(s) for this, but we hypothesize several possible reasons. First is strain mix-ups; however, this is unlikely because during the construction of the strains containing let-500 the terminal phenotypes of all the lethals were the same as noted when the lethals were first analyzed. Second is sequencing errors, as it is possible that there were not enough sequencing reads to support some of the lethal mutations. For example, only one out of 32 sequencing reads (3%) supports C to T change in unc-46(e177) in the let-417(s204) ...
My laboratory has had a long-standing interest in how enveloped viruses enter target cells. We seek to unravel the basic mechanisms of membrane fusion mediated by the interactions of viral envelope glycoproteins with their target cell receptors and to apply our knowledge to the development of novel strategies to treat and prevent virus infection. For decades we have had a major focus on HIV. In recent years have expanded our studies to other viruses with enhanced pathogenesis in the context of HIV infection, with particular present emphasis on Kaposis sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV).. Credit: NIAIDHIV Env interaction Above: Using our functional complementation system, Env activity can result only from mixed trimers containing both mutant constructs shown on the left. Monoclonal antibodies against V3 epitopes masked by V1V2 show different neutralization activities depending on the masking mechanism: "cis" would show resistance; "trans would show sensitivity.. We developed specialized ...
Bacteria possess a number of cell-associated and secreted molecules, termed bacterial modulins, that stimulate the release of proinflammatory mediators in the host (4). In previous work, we (1, 3) and others (14) have demonstrated that isolated flagella or fragments of isolated flagella from gram-negative bacteria elicit the production of TNF-α in cultures of adherent human PBMC and monocyte-like cell lines. Genetic complementation in afliC deletion mutant identified flagellin as the key component of the flagella that was essential for the induction of cytokine synthesis (1). Although flagella from other gram-negative organisms, such as E. coli, P. aeruginosa, and Y. enterocolitica, also stimulated TNF-α synthesis by human monocytes, flagella fromSalmonella strains were generally the most potent inducers (1).. In the present study, we demonstrate that purifiedSalmonella FliC and FljB are exceptionally potent inducers of TNF-α synthesis, with detectable amounts of TNF-α being induced in cells ...
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y-relevant environment, we performed a set of complementation experiments using a crude cell lysate prepared from the CF6032 mutant strain of E. coli, analogous
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Reversible janus associated kinase (JAK) inhibitors such as tofacitinib and decernotinib block cytokine signaling and are efficacious in treating autoimmune diseases. However, therapeutic doses are limited due to inhibition of other JAK/signal transducer and activator of transcription pathways associated with hematopoiesis, lipid biogenesis, infection, and immune responses. A selective JAK3 inhibitor may have a better therapeutic index; however, until recently, no compounds have been described that maintain JAK3 selectivity in cells, as well as against the kinome, with good physicochemical properties to test the JAK3 hypothesis in vivo. To quantify the biochemical basis for JAK isozyme selectivity, we determined that the apparent Km value for each JAK isozyme ranged from 31.8 to 2.9 μM for JAK1 and JAK3, respectively. To confirm compound activity in cells, we developed a novel enzyme complementation assay that read activity of single JAK isozymes in a cellular context. Reversible JAK3 ...
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R. Knyrim, E. Dolamic, M. Mayerhofer, M. Koblmüller, J. Perner, R. Janacek, G. Schoder, F. Gstöttinger, R. Weissensteiner, B. Fürst-Waltl, M. Schagerl, H. Eder and C. Egger- ...
We provided in vivo and in vitro data indicating that D5 is a DNA primase. First, a D5 ts mutant complementation assay (13) demonstrated the importance of conserved amino acids in the predicted primase active site for DNA replication. Furthermore, purified recombinant D5 exhibited primase activity that depended on conserved amino acids in the predicted active site.. Primases are DNA-dependent RNA polymerases that synthesize oligoribonucleotides 2-15 nt or longer, usually starting with ATP or GTP (18). Generally, any single-stranded DNA can serve as a template, although there may be preferential usage of some sequences. D5 primase activity was demonstrated by using single-stranded circular φX174 and M13 phage templates. A discrete RNase-sensitive band migrated near the 14-nt marker. We cannot be sure of the actual length of this oligoribonucleotide, because the markers were phosphorylated, and small oligonucleotides migrate anomalously in high percentage polyacrylamide gels (33). However, the ...
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John Robert Stanley Fincham FRS FRSE (11 August 1926 - 9 February 2005) was a noted British geneticist who made important contributions to biochemical genetics and microbial genetics. Fincham was educated at Peterhouse, Cambridge, where he read Natural Sciences. He earned his PhD in the Botany School at Cambridge and then did a years postgraduate research at the California Institute of Technology with Sterling Emerson (whose daughter Ann he married). Fincham laboratory was among the first to demonstrate "intragenic complementation" through finding "pseudowild" progeny from am1 × am2 crosses. He obtained the first direct evidence for the "one gene-one enzyme" hypothesis, using mutants of Neurospora crassa deficient in a specific enzyme called glutamate dehydrogenase. Fincham was appointed first as lecturer in botany (1950-1954) and then as reader (1954-1960) at University of Leicester. A year as an associate professor in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology preceded his appointment as head ...
Suggest two methods to isolate a collection of cold-sensitive mutants in Salmonella typhimurium -- that is, mutants that grow at 42 C but do not grow at 30 C.. ANSWER: Although conditional mutations may not grow at the nonpermissive temperature, they often survive short exposure to the nonpermissive temperature. With this hint, consider the three basic approaches for isolating mutants: selections, screens, and enrichments. There is no obvious way of selecting for the desired mutants because the desired mutation is unable to grow under the nonpermissive conditions. It would be straightforward to screen for the desired mutants -- for example, (i) you could plate colonies at 30 C, replica plate the colonies to 30 C and 42 C, then look for colonies that grow at 42 C but not at 30 C, or (ii) you could plate the cells at the nonpermissive temperature for a short time then shift the plates to the permissive temperature -- the mutants usually form smaller colonies due to the effect of the temporary ...
Linkage of at least two complementation groups of ataxia-telangiectasia (AT) to the chromosomal region 11q23 is now well established. We provide here an 18-point map of the surrounding genomic region, derived from linkage analysis of 40 CEPH families. On the basis of this map, 111 AT families from Turkey, Israel, England, Italy, and the United States were analyzed, localizing the AT gene(s) to an 8-cM sex-averaged interval between the markers STMY and D11S132/NCAM. A new Monte Carlo method for computing approximate location scores estimates this location as being at least 10(8) times more likely than the next most likely interval, with a support interval midway between STMY and D11S132 that is either 5 ...
Haider, Ameena J. and Briggs, Deborah and Self, Tim J. and Chilvers, Hannah L. and Holliday, Nicholas D. and Kerr, Ian D. (2011) Dimerization of ABCG2 analysed by bimolecular fluorescence complementation. PLoS ONE, 6 (10). e25818/1-e25818/9. ISSN 1932-6203 ...