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The Marshall W. Nirenberg Papers

Letter from K. A. Green to Marshall W. Nirenberg pdf (66,090 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from K. A. Green to Marshall W. Nirenberg
Green requests some of Nirenberg's neuroblastoma cells for research in the Department of Biology and Preclinical Medicine at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. He offers to obtain the cells from Dr. Bradford at the Department of Biochemistry at the Imperial College of Science and Technology in London, rather than having them sent from Bethesda, MD.
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1989-01-10 (January 10, 1989)
Green, K. A.
University of St. Andrews
Nirenberg, Marshall W.
Reproduced with permission of K. A. Green.
Exhibit Category:
From Neuroblastoma to Homeobox Genes, 1976-1992
Box Number: 18
Folder Number: 5
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Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Physical Condition:
Series: Series III: Laboratory Administration, [1959]-1993
SubSeries: Daily Books, 1968-1996
Folder: #401 - #429, 1988 Oct-1990 Feb
10 January 1989
Dear Dr Nirenberg,
I am writing to request a gift of some of your neuroblastoma clone NS-20Y. We may be able to obtain this line with permission from Dr Bradford at the Department of Biochemistry, Imperial College of Science and Technology, London, where you have also donated them. This might be more convenient than sending them from the USA.
We are currently starting a new research project. I enclose the relevant pages of our grant application. We originally planned to use the astrocytoma clone D384 as a source of D1 dopamine receptors. We have subsequently found, however, that NS-20Y cells also contain D1 receptors and may be a better cell line to use (Monsma and Sibley, 1988, Soc. Neurosci. Abs. 14, 165.12). This will enable better comparison with our source of D2 receptors (NCB-20) and should hopefully enable monitoring of both channels by electrophysiologioal means in the Xenopus oocytes.
With your permission we will contact Dr Bradford and request some of their NS-20Y cells.
Thanking you,
Yours sincerely,
Dr K.A. Green
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