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Weak hypomorph mutations in the enhancer of yellow genes, e(y)1 and e(y)2, of Drosophila melanogaster were discovered during the search for genes involved in the organization of interaction between enhancers and promoters. Previously, the e(y)1 gene was cloned and found to encode TAF(II)40 protein. Here we cloned the e(y)2 gene and demonstrated that it(More)
Microarray transcript profiling and RNA interference are two new technologies crucial for large-scale gene function studies in multicellular eukaryotes. Both rely on sequence-specific hybridization between complementary nucleic acid strands, inciting us to create a collection of gene-specific sequence tags (GSTs) representing at least 21,500 Arabidopsis(More)
The mechanism by which aggregated polygins cause the selective neurodegeneration in Huntington's disease (HD) is unknown. Here, we show that the SH3GL3 protein, which is preferentially expressed in brain and testis, selectively interacts with the HD exon 1 protein (HDex1p) containing a glutamine repeat in the pathological range and promotes the formation of(More)
BACKGROUND The differential pathophysiologic mechanisms that trigger and maintain the two forms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), Crohn disease (CD), and ulcerative colitis (UC) are only partially understood. cDNA microarrays can be used to decipher gene regulation events at a genome-wide level and to identify novel unknown genes that might be involved(More)
Multiple Arabidopsis thaliana clones from an experimental series of cDNA microarrays are evaluated in order to identify essential sources of noise in the spotting and hybridization process. Theoretical and experimental strategies for an improved quantitative evaluation of cDNA microarrays are proposed and tested on a series of differently diluted control(More)
Proteins translate genomic sequence information into function, enabling biological processes. As a complementary approach to gene expression profiling on cDNA microarrays, we have developed a technique for high-throughput gene expression and antibody screening on chip-size protein microarrays. Using a picking/spotting robot equipped with a new transfer(More)
There is burgeoning interest in protein microarrays, but a source of thousands of nonredundant, purified proteins was not previously available. Here we show a glass chip containing 2413 nonredundant purified human fusion proteins on a polymer surface, where densities up to 1600 proteins/cm(2) on a microscope slide can be realized. In addition, the polymer(More)
We describe the construction and performance of a fully automated multicapillary electrophoresis system for the analysis of fluorescently labeled biomolecules. A special detection system allows the simultaneous spectral analysis of all 96 capillaries. The main features are true parallel detection without any moving parts, high robustness, and full(More)
The usage of standard 96 well microplates for the screening of crystallization conditions of recombinant proteins offers several advantages when compared to commonly used crystallization plate formats. The adoption of robotic technology for plate and glass slide preparation within a "hanging drop" vapour diffusion crystallization experiment enables to work(More)