Jonathan Schneider

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Mitochondrial biogenesis requires the coordinate induction of hundreds of genes that reside in the nucleus. We describe here a study of the regulation of the nuclear-encoded cytochrome c1 of the b-c1 complex. Unlike cytochrome c, which is encoded by two genes, CYC1 and CYC7, c1 is encoded by a single gene, CYT1. The regulatory region of the CYT1 promoter(More)
Flies display transient social interactions in groups. However, whether fly-fly interactions are stochastic or structured remains unknown. We hypothesized that groups of flies exhibit patterns of social dynamics that would manifest as nonrandom social interaction networks. To test this, we applied a machine vision system to track the position and(More)
Protein kinase C (PKC) delta is an essential regulator of mitochondrial dependent apoptosis in epithelial cells. We have used the PKCdelta(-/-) mouse to ask if loss of PKCdelta protects salivary glands against gamma-irradiation-induced apoptosis in vivo and to explore the mechanism underlying protection from apoptosis. We show that gamma-irradiation in vivo(More)
Both resource-holding potential (RHP) and experience in aggressive contests are known to affect future aggressive behaviour. However, few studies have examined the effects of mating experience on agonistic behaviour, despite the fact that dominant males usually acquire more matings. We investigated the effect of mating experience on male aggressive(More)
Social behaviour emerges from the local environment but is constrained by the animal's life history and its evolutionary lineage. In this perspective, we consider the genus Drosophila and provide an overview of how these constraints can shape how individuals interact. Our focus is restricted to visual and chemical signals and how their use varies across(More)
Suppression of human immunodeficiency virus-1 (HIV-1) reactivation in latently infected cells by protein kinase C (PKC) inhibitors has been described. Based on an initial finding with the indolocarbazole inhibitor Gö 6976 we have examined several members of this new class of potent and specific PKC inhibitors with respect to their ability to prevent the(More)
The social environment modulates gene expression, physiology, behaviour and patterns of inheritance. For more than 50 years, this concept has been investigated using approaches that include partitioning the social component out of behavioural heritability estimates, studying maternal effects on offspring, and analysing dominance hierarchies. Recent advances(More)
In the natural world, interactions between individuals occur in groups: an individual must recognize others, identify social opportunities, and discriminate among these options to engage in an interactive behavior. The presence of the group is known to exert an influence on individual group members, and this influence may feed back through the individual to(More)
The nuclear gene for subunit IV of cytochrome oxidase (COX4) in Saccharomyces cerevisiae contains a 342 bp intron which is contained entirely within the 5' leader of the message. Splicing of the intron results in removal of several small open reading frames; subsequently, the COX4 AUG becomes the 5' proximal initiation codon. A strain with an rna2- mutation(More)