Miriam I. Rosenberg

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Terminal differentiation of distinct cell types requires the transcriptional activation of differentiation-specific genes and the suppression of genes associated with the precursor cell. For example, the expression of utrophin (Utrn) is suppressed during skeletal muscle differentiation, and it is replaced at the sarcolemma by the related dystrophin protein.(More)
Yeast SIR2 is a NAD+-dependent histone deacetylase required for heterochromatic silencing at telomeres, rDNA, and mating-type loci. We find that the Drosophila homolog of Sir2 (dSir2) also encodes deacetylase activity and is required for heterochromatic silencing, but unlike ySir2, is not required for silencing at telomeres. We show that dSir2 interacts(More)
Embryonic anterior-posterior patterning is well understood in Drosophila, which uses 'long germ' embryogenesis, in which all segments are patterned before cellularization. In contrast, most insects use 'short germ' embryogenesis, wherein only head and thorax are patterned in a syncytial environment while the remainder of the embryo is generated after(More)
In spite of their varied appearances, insects share a common body plan whose layout is established by patterning genes during embryogenesis. We understand in great molecular detail how the Drosophila embryo patterns its segments. However, Drosophila has a type of embryogenesis that is highly derived and varies extensively as compared to most insects.(More)
Pax genes are a group of critical developmental transcriptional regulators in both invertebrates and vertebrates, characterized by the presence of a paired DNA-binding domain. Pax proteins also often contain an octapeptide motif and a C-terminal homeodomain. The genome of Nasonia vitripennis (Hymenoptera) has recently become available, and analysis of this(More)
All-trans-retinoic acid (RA) markedly reduced the level of intracellular fibronectin (FN) in a time- and concentration-dependent fashion in NIH-3T3 cells, but not in NIH-3T3 cells transformed by an activated Ha-ras oncogene. Pulse/chase experiments indicated that RA affects FN biosynthesis rather than its turnover rate. Steady state levels of FN transcripts(More)
In contrast to most other systems, TPA induced TGc activity and protein in SW620 human colon carcinoma cells. This induction was accompanied by cell growth inhibition and increased apoptosis. The general protein kinase-C inhibitor GF-109203X blocked the induction of TGc by TPA, whereas the specific inhibitor of the PKC alpha isoform, the indocarbazole(More)
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