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Synthesis of flavonoid pigments in flowers requires the co-ordinated expression of genes encoding enzymes in th phenylpropanoid biosynthetic pathway. Some cis-elements involved in the transcriptional control of these genes have been defined. We report binding of petal-specific activities from tobacco and Antirrhinum majus (snapdragon) to an element(More)
Two Myb-related transcription factors, Myb305 and Myb340, are expressed specifically in flowers of Antirrhinum. The proteins are structurally very similar throughout their DNA binding domains, implying that they bind to common target motifs. This binding has been demonstrated experimentally. Myb305 has been shown to activate the gene encoding the first(More)
Two genes encoding bZIP proteins are expressed in flowers of Antirrhinum majus, predominantly in vascular tissues, carpels and anthers. The sequences of cDNA clones encoding these proteins show them to belong to a distinct sub-family of bZIP proteins which also includes LIP19 from rice and MLIPI5 and OBF1 from maize. The sub-family is characterized by the(More)
Diseases like obesity, diabetes or generalized lipodystrophy cause a chronic elevation of circulating fatty acids that can become cytotoxic, a condition known as lipotoxicity. Fatty acids cause oxidative stress and alterations in mitochondrial structure and function. The uncoupling of the oxidative phosphorylation is one of the most recognized deleterious(More)
Two clone lines (Dd2 and 3D7) of Plasmodium falciparum were cultivated continuously in human erythrocytes at 37 degrees C in RPMI 1640 medium with human serum and subjected to 6% sorbitol treatment 2 times in order to obtain highly synchronized cultures. The second generation parasites after the treatment were diluted with human RBC to be a suspension of P.(More)
Uncoupling proteins (UCPs) are mitochondrial carriers distributed throughout the eukaryotic kingdoms. While genes coding for UCPs have been identified in plants and animals, evidences for the presence of UCPs in fungi and protozoa are only functional. Here, it is reported that in the yeast Yarrowia lipolytica there is a fatty acid-promoted and GDP-sensitive(More)
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