Professor Eric Barnard

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    The molecular cloning and characterisation of cDNA coding for the alpha subunit of the acetylcholine receptor
    (Oxford Journals, 1982-10) Sumikawa, K; Houghton, M; Smith, JC; Bell, L; Richards, BM; Barnard, EA
    A rare cDNA coding for most of the α subunit of the Torpedo nicotinic acetylcholine receptor has been cloned into bacteria. The use of a mismatched oligonucleotide primer of reverse transcriptase facilitated the design of an efficient, specific probe for recombinant bacteria. DNA sequence analysis has enabled the elucidation of a large part of the polypeptide primary sequence which is discussed in relation to its acetylcholine binding activity and the location of receptor within the plasma membrane. When used as a radioactive probe, the cloned cDNA binds specifically to a single Torpedo mRNA species of about 2350 nucleotides in length but fails to show significant cross-hybridisation with a subunit mRNA extracted from cat muscle.
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    List of significant publications
    (2012) Barnard, Eric