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Genomic imprinting is an epigenetic mechanism of regulation that restrains the expression of a small subset of mammalian genes to one parental allele. The reason for the targeting of these approximately 80 genes by imprinting remains uncertain. We show that inactivation of the maternally repressed Zac1 transcription factor results in intrauterine growth(More)
Drosophila provides a powerful system for defining the complex genetic programs that drive organogenesis. Under control of the steroid hormone ecdysone, the adult heart in Drosophila forms during metamorphosis by a remodelling of the larval cardiac organ. Here, we evaluated the extent to which transcriptional signatures revealed by genomic approaches can(More)
We previously showed that pancreatic beta-cells express neuronal nitric oxide synthase (nNOS) that controls insulin secretion through two catalytic activities: nitric oxide (NO) production and cytochrome c reductase activity. We now provide evidence that the endogenous protein inhibitor of nNOS (PIN) is expressed in rat pancreatic islets and INS-1 cells.(More)
Cellulose membrane supported peptide arrays, prepared according to the Spot method, allow the rapid identification and characterization of protein-protein interaction sites. Here, the method was used to screen reactive peptides from different proteins that bind to a single molecule, the PIN protein. PIN possesses two binding grooves, that have been shown to(More)
In plant mitochondria, gene expression of translatable mRNAs is a complex process with two critical steps, RNA editing and splicing. We studied the role of RNA editing on non-coding regions of the mat-r-nad1e-nad5c transcript from wheat mitochondria. This RNA contains two trans-introns, 3'-nad1-I4 and 3'-nad5-I2, involved in different trans-splicing events,(More)
We have tested the effects of two Eli-Lilly compounds, LY 117, 018 and raloxifene, on E2-regulated and IGF-I-induced proliferation or AP-1 activity in human breast cancer cells. We now demonstrate that both molecules have strong antiestrogenic and anti-growth factor inhibitory effects in MCF7 cells. They were as potent as ICI 182, 780 and more efficient(More)
Frataxin plays a key role in eukaryotic cellular iron metabolism, particularly in mitochondrial heme and iron-sulfur (Fe-S) cluster biosynthesis. However, its precise role has yet to be elucidated. In this work, we studied the subcellular localization of Arabidopsis frataxin, AtFH, using confocal microscopy, and found a novel dual localization for this(More)
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