Loren Probst

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The ARID is an ancient DNA-binding domain that is conserved throughout the evolution of higher eukaryotes. The ARID consensus sequence spans about 100 amino acid residues, and structural studies identify the major groove contact site as a modified helix-turn-helix motif. ARID-containing proteins exhibit a range of cellular functions, including participation(More)
Sterol-regulatory element binding protein (SREBP) 1 and SREBP2 are ubiquitously expressed transcription factors that play key roles in the regulation of cholesterol and fatty acid metabolism. SREBP1 and SREBP2 share approximately 47% sequence identity and map to chromosomes 17 and 22, respectively. The gene encoding SREBP1 (SREBF1) has been cloned and(More)
Chromosomal aberrations of BCL11A at 2p16.1 have been reported in a variety of B-cell malignancies and its deficiency in mice leads to a profound block in B-cell development. Alternative pre-mRNA splicing of BCL11A produces multiple isoforms sharing a common N-terminus. The most abundant isoform we have identified in human lymphoid samples is BCL11A-XL, the(More)
Bright/Dril1/ARID3a is a B cell-specific, matrix association (or attachment) region-binding transcriptional regulator of immunoglobulin heavy chain genes and of E2F1-dependent cell cycle progression. Bright contains a central DNA binding domain termed ARID (AT-rich interacting domain) and a C-terminal region termed REKLES (for a conserved amino acid motif).(More)
Roberts syndrome (RS) is a rare autosomal recessive disorder characterized by heterogeneous clinical features, the most notable being tetraphocomelia, cleft lip, and cleft palate. Cells derived from most RS patients exhibit abnormal cytogenetic and cellular phenotypes that include the premature separation of para- and pericentromeric heterochromatin visible(More)
Regulation of BCR signalling strength is crucial for B-cell development and function. Bright is a B-cell-restricted factor that complexes with Bruton's tyrosine kinase (Btk) and its substrate, transcription initiation factor-I (TFII-I), to activate immunoglobulin heavy chain gene transcription in the nucleus. Here we show that a palmitoylated pool of Bright(More)
Dedication This is dedicated to my fiancé, Paul, and my loving family for their endless support and encouragement. v Acknowledgements I would like to thank my fiancé, my family, and my friends who all supported me during my years of studies. I would like to thank all the members of the Tucker lab who helped me become the scientist I am today. I would(More)
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