Marta T. Sears

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Nicotine biosynthesis in tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum L.) is highly regulated by jasmonic acid (JA). Two nuclear loci, A and B (renamed NIC1 and NIC2) have been identified that mediate JA-inducible nicotine formation and total alkaloid accumulation. NIC2 was recently shown to be a cluster of seven genes encoding Apetala2/Ethylene-Response Factor(More)
The presence of RD(INK4/ARF) (RD) enhancer in the INK4-ARF locus provides a novel mechanism to simultaneously increase the transcription of p15(INK4b) (p15), p14ARF (p14), and p16(INK4a) (p16). While such upregulation can be repressed through interactions between RD and oncoproteins CDC6 and BMI1, little is known about the involvement of RD in cancer. In(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM While aberrant expression of cyclin-dependent kinase-4 (CDK4) has been found in squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (SCCHN), the associations between CDK4 and its regulators, namely, cyclin D1, cyclin E, gankyrin, SEI1, and BMI1 in gene expression remain to be explored. Herein we investigated the mRNA profiles of these oncogenes and(More)
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