Colin S. Duckett

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The regulation of cellular or viral gene expression is directly influenced by the pattern of methylated cytosine residues localized in the DNA of enhancer/promoter sequences. The mechanism of transcriptional silencing has been explained on the basis of either an indirect model, in which densely methylated DNA is recognized by proteins that may displace(More)
A recent study revealed that ES (embryonic stem) cell lines derived from the 129 murine strain carry an inactivating mutation within the caspase 11 gene (Casp4) locus [Kayagaki, Warming, Lamkanfi, Vande Walle, Louie, Dong, Newton, Qu, Liu, Heldens, Zhang, Lee, Roose-Girma and Dixit (2011) Nature 479, 117-121]. Thus, if 129 ES cells are used to target genes(More)
c-IAP1 (cellular inhibitor of apoptosis 1) has recently emerged as a negative regulator of the non-canonical NF-kappaB (nuclear factor kappaB) signalling cascade. Whereas synthetic IAP inhibitors have been shown to trigger the autoubiquitination and degradation of c-IAP1, less is known about the physiological mechanisms by which c-IAP1 stability is(More)
X-linked lymphoproliferative disease (XLP) is a rare and severe immune deficiency, characterized by abnormal immune responses to the Epstein-Barr virus. Recently, the gene responsible for XLP, SH2D1A, has been identified and shown to code for a small cytoplasmic protein with an SH2 domain that interacts with SLAM and 2B4, two receptorial molecules involved(More)
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