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The molecular mechanism of B cell activation by toll-like receptor protein RP-105
The B cell–specific transmembrane protein RP-105 belongs to the family of Drosophila toll-like proteins which are likely to trigger innate immune responses in mice and man. Here we demonstrate that the ...
Preferential interaction of the mRNA proofreading factor TFIIS zinc ribbon with rU·dA base pairs correlates with its function
The transcriptional factor TFIIS helps overcome elongation barriers and enhances proofreading by RNA polymerase II. These TFIIS functions may be modulated by the TFIIS zinc ribbon domain through interactions with nucleic ...
Determination of encephalomyocarditis viral diabetogenicity by a putative binding site of the viral capsid protein
The molecular mechanism by which some, but not all, variants of encephalomyocarditis (EMC) virus selectively infect pancreatic beta-cells in mice and induce IDDM has been an enigma for more than a decade. We report here ...
A dysfunctional desmin mutation in a patient with severe generalized myopathy
Mice lacking desmin produce muscle fibers with Z disks and normal sarcomeric organization. However, the muscles are mechanically fragile and degenerate upon repeated contractions. We report here a human patient with severe ...
Theoretical studies on force titration of amino-group-terminated self-assembled monolayers
The structures of (3-aminopropyl)triethoxysilane (APTES), 4-aminothiophenol (4-ATP) and 4-mercaptopyridine (4-MP) self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) are studied by quantum mechanics in order to explain the force ...
A high-capacity scintillation proximity assay for the discovery and evaluation of ZAP-70 tandem SH2 domain antagonists
A scintillation proximity assay (SPA) is described, which quantitates the ability of compounds to inhibit the binding interaction of a select phosphopeptide with the tandem SH2 domains of the ZAP-70 protein tyrosine kinase. ...