Lalitha Subramanian

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Diverse functions for three soybean (Glycine max L. Merr.) cysteine proteinase inhibitors (CysPIs) are inferred from unique characteristics of differential regulation of gene expression and inhibitory activities against specific Cys proteinases. Based on northern blot analyses, we found that the expression in leaves of one soybean CysPI gene (L1) was(More)
Plant cysteine proteinase inhibitors (phytocystatins) have been implicated as defensive molecules against Coleopteran and Hemipteran insect pests. Two soybean cystatins, soyacystatin N (scN) and soyacystatin L (scL), have 70% sequence identity but scN is a much more potent inhibitor of papain, vicilin peptidohydrolase and insect gut proteinases. When these(More)
GATA sequences are required for the optimal expression of endothelial cell-specific genes, including endothelin-1 (ET-1). We have identified PIASy in a search for new GATA-2 interacting proteins that can regulate GATA-2-mediated endothelial gene expression. Notably, among the cell populations comprising vascular walls, PIASy mRNA is selectively expressed in(More)
One of the most common forms of functional interaction among transcription factors is the more than additive effect at promoters harboring multiple copies of a response element. The mechanisms that enable or control synergy at such compound response elements are poorly understood. We recently defined a common motif within the negative regulatory regions of(More)
Small ubiquitin-like modifier (SUMO) modification of sequence-specific transcription factors has profound regulatory consequences. By providing an intrinsic inhibitory function, SUMO isoforms can suppress transcriptional activation, particularly at promoters harboring multiple response elements. Through a comprehensive structure-function analysis, we have(More)
The transcription factor CCAAT/enhancer binding protein beta (C/EBPbeta) contains multiple acetylation sites, including lysine (K) 39. Mutation of C/EBPbeta at K39, an acetylation site in the transcriptional activation domain, impairs transcription of C/EBPbeta target genes in a dominant-negative fashion. Further, K39 of C/EBPbeta can be deacetylated by(More)
Current fuel cell proton exchange membranes rely on a random network of conducting hydrophilic domains to transport protons across the membrane. Despite extensive investigation, details of the structure of the hydrophilic domains in these membranes remain unresolved. In this study a dynamic self-consistent mean field theory has been applied to obtain the(More)
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