Kay Nieselt-Struwe

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Although humans and their closest evolutionary relatives, the chimpanzees, are 98.7% identical in their genomic DNA sequences, they differ in many morphological, behavioral, and cognitive aspects. The underlying genetic basis of many of these differences may be altered gene expression. We have compared the transcriptome in blood leukocytes, liver, and brain(More)
We have analyzed gene expression in various brain regions of humans and chimpanzees. Within both human and chimpanzee individuals, the transcriptomes of the cerebral cortex are very similar to each other and differ more between individuals than among regions within an individual. In contrast, the transcriptomes of the cerebral cortex, the caudate nucleus,(More)
The Drosophila genes of the Iroquois-Complex encode homeodomain containing transcription factors that positively regulate the activity of certain proneural Achaete/Scute-C (AS-C) genes during the formation of external sensory organs (J. L. Gomez-Skarmeta and J. Modolell, EMBO J 17:181-190, 1996). Previously, we have identified three highly-related genes of(More)
The evolution of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) type 1 nef quasispecies in a patient clonally infected with a contaminated batch of blood clotting factor IX was monitored. nef sequences were derived at 11, 25, and 41 months postinfection from infected peripheral blood mononuclear cells after molecular cloning of PCR-amplified proviral DNA. The(More)
The developmental control genes containing an Antennapedia-type homeobox are clustered in insects and vertebrates. The evolution of these genes was studied by the construction of evolutionary trees and by statistical geometry in sequence space. The comparative analysis of the homeobox sequences reveals the subdivision of the Antennapedia-type homeobox genes(More)
A simple model of molecular biological translation, based on the classification of polymers as either information carriers or functional catalysts, is used to analyse formal constraints on physical systems which utilise genetic coding. We investigate (i) how the structure-function relationship for coding assignment catalysts constrains the selection of(More)
Likelihood-mapping (LM) was suggested as a method of displaying the phylogenetic content of an alignment. However, statistical properties of the method have not been studied. Here we analyze the special case of a four-species tree generated under a range of evolution models and compare the results with those of a natural extension of the likelihood-mapping(More)
HIV-2ALT is a highly divergent HIV-2-related isolate that is genetically equidistant to the prototypic HIV-2 strains, defined by HIV-2ROD, and to the simian immunodeficiency viruses SIVmac and SIVsm. We have now cloned and sequenced the envelope region of HIV-2ALT, thus completing the analysis of the whole viral genome. The sequences of env and nef and of(More)