Kristen D. Ahrens

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The human small nuclear ribonucleoprotein (snRNP) U5 is biochemically the most complex of the snRNP particles, containing not only the Sm core proteins but also 10 particle-specific proteins. Several of these proteins have sequence motifs which suggest that they participate in conformational changes of RNA and protein. Together, the specific proteins(More)
Modern genetic samples are commonly used to trace dog origins, which entails untested assumptions that village dogs reflect indigenous ancestry or that breed origins can be reliably traced to particular regions. We used high-resolution Y chromosome markers (SNP and STR) and mitochondrial DNA to analyze 495 village dogs/dingoes from the Middle East and(More)
Overexpression and/or mutations of oncogenes, tumour suppressor genes and tumour rejection genes have been observed in several human malignancies. Their analyses might be of diagnostic importance. Therefore, malignant hepatocytes derived from hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) tissue as well as non-malignant hepatocytes derived from focal nodular hyperplasia(More)
Bradyrhizobium japonicum mutant 132 was obtained by random TnphoA mutagenesis of strain 110spc4. A 6.5 kb BamHI kanamycin-resistance-coding DNA fragment of mutant 132 was used as a hybridization probe to clone the corresponding wild-type fragment. DNA sequence analysis of a 3213 bp BamHI-ClaI fragment revealed that three open reading frames (ORFs) were(More)
The transcription factor IID (TFIID) complex is highly conserved between the Drosophila and mammalian systems. A mammalian homolog has been described for all the Drosophila TATA box-binding protein-associated factors (TAFs), with the exception of dTAF(II)150. We previously reported the identification of CIF, an essential cofactor for TFIID-dependent(More)
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