By M. N. Alexis, C. E. Sekeris (auth.), Dr. Michael N. Alexis, Prof. Constantin E. Sekeris (eds.)
This quantity comprises the papers offered within the NATO complicated examine Workshop "Activation of Hormone and progress issue Receptors: Molecular Mechanisms and effects" held in Nafplion, Greece on September 25-30, 1988. the target of NATO ARW is to evaluate the kingdom of-the-art in a given clinical quarter and to formulate options for destiny learn in rising parts of technological know-how through selling foreign medical contacts. within the Nafplion assembly this goal used to be reached by way of a global staff of audio system, senior Greek scientists and graduates all for appropriate study components. The Workshop was once made attainable through the beneficiant aid of the medical Council of NATO. We thank Drs. G. Sinclair and L.V. daCunha, administrators of the NATO ARW's and ASI's (Advanced learn Institutes) respectively, for his or her wholehearted help and suggestion. The foreign Union of Biochemistry offered extra trip promises resulting in elevated overseas participation. in addition, the Secretariat of technology and know-how, the Ministry of tradition and Sciences and the nationwide Hellenic examine beginning contributed financially and by way of assisting group of workers. We clearly thank a lot of these corporations for his or her aid. Our heartful thank you also are prolonged to the Mayor of the Municipality of Nafplion, Mr.
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1). , 1987). It appears that. EGF is a rather weak inducer of phospholipase C activity. In A431 cells, which overexpress the EGF receptor, EGF evokes a rather small and variable release of intracellularly stored Ca 2+, while accumulation of IP3(1,4,5) is barely detectable. In contrast, EGF-induced increases in other inositol phosphates such as IP1 and 1P2 are readily detectable. Bradykinin and histamine, on the other hand, are among the most potent activators of phospholipase C, resulting in large Ca 2+ signals and prominent increases in inositol phosphate levels.
The putative splice acceptor site at the upstream side and the splice donor site at the downstream side are shown wi th arrows. Matches to consensus sequences for spl; ce donor and acceptor sites are depicted. Figure 2. The human aFGF nucleotide sequence in the coding region is depi cted along wi th exon/i ntron boundari es and the deduced ami no acid sequence. A comparison with the polypeptides encoded by four other FGF-related genes demonstrates significant amino acid identity among the five gene products and perfect conservation of exon/intron boundaries.
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