Andrea Jacob

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We have monitored global changes in gene expression in mouse liver in response to fasting and sugar-fed conditions using high-density microarrays. From approximately 20,000 different genes, the significantly regulated ones were grouped into specific signaling and metabolic pathways. Striking changes in lipid signaling cascade, insulin and(More)
Connexin 45 is a gap junction protein that is prominent in early embryos and is widely expressed in many mature cell types. To elucidate its gene structure, expression, and regulation, we isolated mouse Cx45 genomic clones. Alignment of the genomic DNA and cDNA sequences revealed the presence of three exons and two introns. The first two exons contained(More)
We have investigated the regulation of transcription factors HNF-3alpha and HNF-3beta during the retinoic acid-mediated differentiation of mouse P19 cells. Retinoic acid treatment converts P19 stem cells into neurons and astrocytes and we have clearly shown that gene expression of both HNF-3alpha and HNF-3beta is activated during this process. HNF-3alpha(More)
We present evidence demonstrating that the liver-enriched transcription factor HNF-3 alpha is activated upon retinoic acid-induced differentiation of mouse F9 embryonal carcinoma cells. We have detected increases in the DNA binding activity and mRNA level of HNF-3 alpha. Both are reflections of the actual activation mechanism at the level of transcriptional(More)
AP-2 transcription factors play pivotal roles in orchestrating embryonic development by influencing the differentiation, proliferation, and survival of cells. Furthermore, AP-2 transcription factors have been implicated in carcinogenesis, a process where the normal growth and differentiation program of cells is disturbed. To experimentally address the(More)
We have previously demonstrated that gene expression of the hepatocyte nuclear factor 3alpha (HNF-3alpha) transcription factor is activated during retinoic-acid-induced differentiation of F9 embryonal carcinoma cells (A. Jacob et al. (1994). Nucleic Acids Res. 22, 2126-2133). We have extended these studies and now show that HNF-3alpha mRNA is induced(More)
BACKGROUND The t(2;5)(p23;q35) translocation is associated with a high percentage of anaplastic large-cell lymphomas (ALCL) of T- or null-cell phenotype. The translocation produces an 80 kDa hyperphosphorylated chimeric protein (p80) derived from the fusion of the anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) with nucleophosmin (NPM). The NPM-ALK chimeric protein is an(More)
We have investigated the retinoic acid-mediated activation of the transcriptional regulator HNF-3 beta during differentiation of mouse F9 embryonal carcinoma cells. Using gel shifts, HNF-3 beta DNA binding activity was clearly detected in differentiated cells, while F9 stem cells were devoid of this activity. We also demonstrated that HNF-3 beta mRNA is(More)
Development of inducible genetic switches for in vivo use with transgenic mice has revolutionized many areas in modern molecular biology. Combining two techniques, Cre/loxP-based genetic recombination and ligand-dependent activation of a chimeric protein, we generated transgenic mice which allow for the spatiotemporal control of expression and of activity(More)