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The ability to determine the global location of transcription factor binding sites in vivo is important for a comprehensive understanding of gene regulation in human cells. We have developed a technology, called serial analysis of binding elements (SABE), involving subtractive hybridization of chromatin immunoprecipitation-enriched DNA fragments followed by(More)
BACKGROUND The NMDA receptor represents a particularly important site of ethanol action in the CNS. We recently reported that NMDA receptor 2B (NR2B) gene expression was persistently up-regulated following chronic intermittent ethanol (CIE) treatment. Increasing evidence that epigenetic mechanisms are involved in dynamic and long-lasting regulation of gene(More)
Human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) replication is coupled to T-cell activation through its dependence on host cell transcription factors. Despite the enormous sequence variability of these factors, several cis elements for host factors are highly conserved within the 5' long terminal repeats (LTRs) of viruses from AIDS patients; among these is the(More)
The HIV-1 LTR is regulated by multiple signaling pathways responsive to T cell activation. In this study, we have examined the contribution of the MAPK, calcineurin-NFAT and TNFalpha-NF-kappaB pathways on induction of chromosomally integrated HIV-1 LTR reporter genes. We find that induction by T-cell receptor (CD3) cross-linking and PMA is completely(More)
In a study of 315 HBV specimens obtained from southern China, 240 (76.9%) were assigned to genotype B, 72 (22.9%) were genotype C, two (0.6%) were genotype A and one (0.3%) was genotype D. Statistical analysis revealed that variables such as age, gender, HBV vaccination rate, hepatitis anamnesis rate, anti-HBs and HBeAg prevalence and virus load were(More)
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