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The PPM1D gene is aberrantly amplified in a range of common cancers and encodes a protein phosphatase that is a potential therapeutic target. However, the issue of whether inhibition of PPM1D in human tumour cells that overexpress this protein compromises their viability has not yet been fully addressed. We show here, using an RNA interference (RNAi)(More)
Previous studies have suggested that micronuclear linker histones are phosphorylated by cAMP-dependent protein kinase (PKA) in Tetrahymena (Sweet, M.T., and C.D. Allis. 1993. Chromosoma. 102: 637-647). In this study, we report that a rapid and dramatic phosphorylation of the micronuclear linker histone, delta, occurs early in the sexual pathway,(More)
Globin messenger RNA (mRNA) levels in Friend virus-transformed mouse cells have been estimated by in situ hybridization of DNA copy (cDNA) to fixed preparations of cells and by hybridization of cDNA to extracted cytoplasmic RNA in true solution. The results obtained by both methods agree in showing that a low level of globin mRNA can be detected in(More)
Little is known about the regulatory mechanisms that allow Porphyromonas gingivalis to survive in the oral cavity. Here we characterize the sigma (σ) factor SigH, one of six extracytoplasmic function (ECF) σ factors encoded in the P. gingivalis genome. Our results indicate that sigH expression is upregulated by exposure to molecular oxygen, suggesting that(More)
Macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) was one of the first cytokines to be discovered, over 40 years ago. Since that time a burgeoning interest has developed in the role that MIF plays in both the regulation of normal physiology and the response to pathology. MIF is a pleotropic cytokine that functions to promote inflammation, drive cellular(More)
BACKGROUND Strains from a collection of Drosophila GFP protein trap lines express GFP in the normal tissues where the endogenous protein is present. This collection can be used to screen for proteins distributed in the nucleus in a non-uniform pattern. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS We analyzed four lines that show peripheral or punctate nuclear staining.(More)
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