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Nanog, Sox2, and Oct4 are transcription factors all essential to maintaining the pluripotent embryonic stem cell phenotype. Through a cooperative interaction, Sox2 and Oct4 have previously been described to drive pluripotent-specific expression of a number of genes. We now extend the list of Sox2-Oct4 target genes to include Nanog. Within the Nanog proximal(More)
N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptors are involved in mediating excitatory synaptic transmissions in the brain and have been implicated in numerous neurologic disorders. The proximal amino-terminal domains (ATDs) of NMDA receptors constitute many modulatory binding sites that may serve as potential drug targets. There are few biochemical and structural data(More)
Adenovirus E1A proteins immortalize primary animal cells and cooperate with several other oncogenes in oncogenic transformation. These activities are primarily determined by the N-terminal half (exon 1) of E1A. Although the C-terminal half (exon 2) is also essential for some of these activities, it is dispensable for cooperative transformation with the(More)
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