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Sinorhizobium fredii USDA257 forms nitrogen-fixing nodules on primitive soybean (Glycine max) cultivar Peking but fails to nodulate the improved cultivar McCall. Cultivar specificity is governed by a plasmid-borne locus, nolXBTUV. By DNA sequence analysis, we have identified two open reading frames, y4yA and y4yB, immediately downstream of nolX. Northern(More)
Inositol derivative compounds provide a nutrient source for soil bacteria that possess the ability to degrade such compounds. Rhizobium strains that are capable of utilizing certain inositol derivatives are better colonizers of their host plants. We have cloned and determined the nucleotide sequence of the myo-inositol dehydrogenase gene (idhA) of(More)
Formation of the hybrid BCR-ABL gene is responsible for >95% of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). The alternative, downstream ABL promoter (Pa), which is usually retained in this chimeric oncogene, was reported to be methylated in many CML patients, but there has been controversy as to whether this methylation is a frequent change in bone marrow (BM) in early(More)
Fibroblast growth factor receptors (FGFRs) play an important role in development and tumorigenesis. Mutations in FGFR2 cause more than five craniosynostosis syndromes. The FGFR2 genomic structure is the largest of the FGFR family. We have refined and extended the genomic organization of the FGFR2 gene by sequencing more than 119 kb of PACs, cosmids, and PCR(More)
ICF (immunodeficiency, centromeric region instability and facial anomalies) is a recessive disease caused by mutations in the DNA methyltransferase 3B gene (DNMT3B). Patients have immunodeficiency, chromosome 1 (Chr1) and Chr16 pericentromeric anomalies in mitogen-stimulated lymphocytes, a small decrease in overall genomic 5-methylcytosine levels and much(More)
T cells from patients with systemic lupus erythematosus are characterized by decreased expression of CD3zeta-chain and increased expression of FcRgamma-chain, which becomes part of the CD3 complex and contributes to aberrant signaling. Elf-1 enhances the expression of CD3zeta, whereas it suppresses the expression of FcRgamma gene and lupus T cells have(More)
Tumor suppressor function for Annexin A7 (ANXA7; 10q21) is based on cancer-prone phenotype in Anxa7(+/-) mouse and ANXA7 prognostic role in human cancers. Because ANXA7-caused liposome aggregation can be promoted by arachidonic acid (AA), we hypothesized that the phospholipid-binding tumor suppressor ANXA7 is associated with AA cascade. In a comparative(More)
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