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Staphylococcus aureus synthesizes a large number of extracellular proteins that have been postulated to play a role in bacterial virulence. The proteomic approach was used to analyse the pattern of extracellular proteins of two different S. aureus strains, RN6390 and COL. Thirty-nine protein spots were identified by N-terminal sequencing or MALDI-TOF-MS.(More)
The gene encoding the tissue-specific transcription factor HNF1alpha (LFB1) is transcriptionally activated shortly after mid-blastula transition in Xenopus embryos. We have now shown that the HNF1alpha protein is localized in the nuclei of the liver, gall bladder, gut and pronephros of the developing larvae. In animal cap explants treated with activin A(More)
The tissue-specific transcription factor HNF1alpha is expressed in kidney, liver, intestine and stomach of Xenopus. We show that the HNF1alpha gene is transcriptionally activated at the onset of zygotic gene transcription and that this transcription is maintained throughout development. Ectodermal explants of blastulae (animal caps) express HNF1alpha mRNA(More)
The transcription factor LFB1 (HNF1) was initially identified as a regulator of liver-specific gene expression in mammals. It interacts with the promoter element HP1, which is functionally conserved between mammals and amphibians, suggesting that a homologous factor, XLFB1, also exists in Xenopus laevis. To study the role of LFB1 in early development, we(More)
We review the data available on the structure, developmental appearance and embryonic regulation of the tissue-specific transcription factor HNF1 alpha (LFB1) in Xenopus. The expression of the HNF1 alpha gene starts early in embryogenesis shortly after mid-blastula transition and the protein accumulates in the region of the embryo where liver, pronephros(More)
The ubiquitin proteasome pathway in plants has been shown to be important for many developmental processes. The E3 ubiquitin-protein ligases facilitate transfer of the ubiquitin moiety to substrate proteins. Many E3 ligases contain cullin proteins as core subunits. Here, we show that Arabidopsis (Arabidopsis thaliana) AtCUL3 proteins interact in yeast(More)
Human renal cell carcinoma is characterized by the loss of differentiation markers such as glutathione S-transferase alpha (GST-alpha). In this paper we show that the promoter of a GST-alpha gene contains a functional binding site for the cell-specific transcription factor LFB1 (HNF1). To investigate the potential role of LFB1 in the down-regulation of(More)
The expression of the gene for variant surface glycoprotein (VSG) 118 in Trypanosoma brucei is activated by transposing a DNA segment containing the gene and 1-2 kb in front of it to an expression site elsewhere in the genome. By S1 nuclease protection and RNA blotting experiments we show here the presence of several minor transcripts in trypanosomes(More)
In Arabidopsis thaliana, the BTB/POZ-MATH (BPM) proteins comprise a small family of six members. They have been described previously to use their broad complex, tram track, bric-a-brac/POX virus and zinc finger (BTB/POZ) domain to assemble with CUL3a and CUL3b and potentially to serve as substrate adaptors to cullin-based E3-ligases in plants. In this(More)