Elenita I Kanin

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We used genome-wide expression analysis to explore how gene expression in Saccharomyces cerevisiae is remodeled in response to various changes in extracellular environment, including changes in temperature, oxidation, nutrients, pH, and osmolarity. The results demonstrate that more than half of the genome is involved in various responses to environmental(More)
Understanding how DNA binding proteins control global gene expression and chromosomal maintenance requires knowledge of the chromosomal locations at which these proteins function in vivo. We developed a microarray method that reveals the genome-wide location of DNA-bound proteins and used this method to monitor binding of gene-specific transcription(More)
We investigated the binding of E. coli RNA polymerase holoenzymes bearing sigma70, sigma(S), sigma32, or sigma54 to the ribosomal RNA operons (rrn) in vivo. At the rrn promoter, we observed "holoenzyme switching" from Esigma70 to Esigma(S) or Esigma32 in response to environmental cues. We also examined if sigma factors are retained by core polymerase during(More)
The genome-wide location of RNA polymerase binding sites was determined in Escherichia coli using chromatin immunoprecipitation and microarrays (chIP-chip). Cross-linked chromatin was isolated in triplicate from rifampin-treated cells, and DNA bound to RNA polymerase was precipitated with an antibody specific for the beta' subunit. The DNA was amplified and(More)
The process of gene transcription requires the recruitment of a hypophosphorylated form of RNA polymerase II (Pol II) to a gene promoter. The TFIIH-associated kinase Cdk7/Kin28 hyperphosphorylates the promoter-bound polymerase; this event is thought to play a crucial role in transcription initiation and promoter clearance. Studies using(More)
Statin use can be accompanied by a variety of musculoskeletal complaints. The authors describe the clinical characteristics of case patients who experienced adverse statin-induced musculoskeletal symptoms within a large population-based cohort in Central Wisconsin. Case status was determined based on elevated serum creatine kinase (CK) levels and the(More)
The ability to examine gene regulation in living cells has been greatly enabled by the development of chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP) methodology. ChIP captures a snapshot of protein-DNA interactions in vivo and has been used to study interactions in bacteria, yeast, and mammalian cell culture. ChIP conditions vary depending upon the organism and the(More)
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