Michele A Bonham

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Progression through the somatic cell cycle requires the temporal regulation of cyclin gene expression and cyclin protein turnover. One of the best-characterized examples of this regulation is seen for the B-type cyclins. These cyclins and their catalytic component, cdc2, have been shown to mediate both the entry into and maintenance of mitosis. The cyclin(More)
Peptide nucleic acids (PNAs) are polyamide oligomers that can strand invade duplex DNA, causing displacement of one DNA strand and formation of a D-loop. Binding of either a T10 PNA or a mixed sequence 15-mer PNA to the transcribed strand of a G-free transcription cassette caused 90 to 100 percent site-specific termination of pol II transcription(More)
The antisense activity and gene specificity of two classes of oligonucleotides (ONs) were directly compared in a highly controlled assay. One class of ONs has been proposed to act by targeting the degradation of specific RNAs through an RNase H-mediated mechanism and consists of C-5 propynyl pyrimidine phosphorothioate ONs (propyne-S-ON). The second class(More)
Residue F4 (Phe 97) undergoes the most dramatic ligand-linked transition in Scapharca dimeric hemoglobin, with its packing in the heme pocket in the unliganded (T) state suggested to be a primary determinant of its low affinity. Mutation of Phe 97 to Leu (previously reported), Val, and Tyr increases oxygen affinity from 8- to 100-fold over that of the wild(More)
The activated c-myc allele in Burkitt's lymphoma tumor cells is associated with a clustering of somatic mutations within intron I near the exon I boundary. We have identified several discrete protein binding sites within this region of c-myc intron I designated as myc intron factor-1 (MIF-1), MIF-2, and MIF-3. In addition to our previous characterization of(More)
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