Kelsi Robinson

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Lethal mutants have been used in a variety of animal systems to study the genetic control of morphogenesis and differentiation. Abnormal development has been shown in some cases to be caused by defects in basic cellular processes. We describe in this report an embryo-lethal mutant of Arabidopsis thaliana that can be rescued by the addition of biotin to(More)
The beta-globin locus control region (LCR) is a complex regulatory element that is essential for the appropriate red cell-specific expression of all cis-linked beta-globin genes. Of the five hypersensitive sites that define the LCR, only 5'HS2 has been shown to augment gene expression in vitro in both transient and stable assays, as well as in transgenic(More)
rab3A is a small neuronal GTP-binding protein specifically localized to synaptic vesicles. Membrane-bound rab3A behaves like an intrinsic membrane protein in vitro, but reversibly dissociates from synaptic vesicles after exocytosis in vivo. Here we demonstrate that rab3A is attached to synaptic vesicle membranes by a carboxy-terminal Cys-X-Cys sequence that(More)
How chromatin-mediated transcription regulates the beginning of mammalian development is currently unknown. Factors responsible for promoter repression and enhancer-mediated relief of this repression are not present in the paternal pronuclei of one-cell mouse embryos but are present in the zygotic nuclei of two-cell embryos. Here we show that coinjection of(More)
The melanin-concentrating hormone receptor (MCHR) 1 is a G protein-coupled receptor involved in the regulation of appetite and energy expenditure in mammals. Here, we show that MCHR1 partitions to lipid rafts in stably expressing Chinese hamster ovary cells. In addition to co-fractionating with lipid rafts containing caveolin-1 on sucrose gradients,(More)
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