Dror Hollander

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During evolution segments of homeothermic genomes underwent a GC content increase. Our analyses reveal that two exon-intron architectures have evolved from an ancestral state of low GC content exons flanked by short introns with a lower GC content. One group underwent a GC content elevation that abolished the differential exon-intron GC content, with(More)
To gain global insights into the role of the well-known repressive splicing regulator PTB, we analyzed the consequences of PTB knockdown in HeLa cells using high-density oligonucleotide splice-sensitive microarrays. The major class of identified PTB-regulated splicing event was PTB-repressed cassette exons, but there was also a substantial number of(More)
Various histone modifications decorate nucleosomes within transcribed genes. Among these, monoubiquitylation of histone H2B (H2Bub1) and methylation of histone H3 on lysines 36 (H3K36me2/3) and 79 (H3K79me2/3) correlate positively with gene expression. By measuring the progression of the transcriptional machinery along genes within live cells, we now report(More)
The splice sites (SSs) delimiting an intron are brought together in the earliest step of spliceosome assembly yet it remains obscure how SS pairing occurs, especially when introns are thousands of nucleotides long. Splicing occurs in vivo in mammals within minutes regardless of intron length, implying that SS pairing can instantly follow transcription.(More)
Splicing aberrations are prominent drivers of cancer, yet the regulatory pathways controlling them are mostly unknown. Here we develop a method that integrates physical interaction, gene expression, and alternative splicing data to construct the largest map of transcriptomic and proteomic interactions leading to cancerous splicing aberrations defined to(More)
We recently cloned the newest human integrin beta subunit, termed beta 7, from a cDNA library constructed from SEA-activated T lymphocytes. In this communication, we report on the structure of the human integrin beta 7 protein complex determined using a rabbit anti-beta 7 peptide antibody raised to an N-terminal 22 amino acid residue sequence deduced from(More)
The complete analysis of a cDNA clone encoding the mouse integrin beta 7 subunit that was isolated from a lambda gt10 cDNA library prepared from interleukin-4-activated mouse spleen B cells is reported. The 805-amino acid sequence deduced from the cDNA revealed a signal peptide, a 704-amino acid extracellular domain with eight N-glycosylation sites, a(More)
Alkylation of DNA by xenobiotic agents, or their electrophilic metabolites, is believed to be the major initiating process that may result ultimately in carcinogenesis. The study of hemoglobin alkylated in vivo by chemical carcinogens has previously been proposed as an indicator for DNA alkylation. Xenobiotically modified proteins, however, are not readily(More)
The IFNAR chain of the type I interferon (IFN) receptor (IFNIR) undergoes rapid ligand-dependent tyrosine phosphorylation and acts as a species-specific transducer for type I IFN action. Using the vaccinia/T7 expression system to amplify IFNAR expression, we found that human HeLa-S3 cells transiently express high levels of cell surface IFNAR chains(More)
Familial dysautonomia (FD) is a genetic disorder manifested due to abnormal development and progressive degeneration of the sensory and autonomic nervous system. FD is caused by a point mutation in the IKBKAP gene encoding the IKAP protein, resulting in decreased protein levels. A promising potential treatment for FD is phosphatidylserine (PS); however, the(More)