Muktikant Ray

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It has been proposed that the Xenopus homeobox gene, XlHbox8, is involved in endodermal differentiation during pancreatic and duodenal development (Wright, C.V.E., Schnegelsberg, P. and De Robertis, E.M. (1988). Development 105, 787-794). To test this hypothesis directly, gene targeting was used to make two different null mutations in the mouse XlHbox8(More)
The mammalian homeobox gene pdx-1 is expressed in pluripotent precursor cells in the dorsal and ventral pancreatic bud and duodenal endoderm, which will produce the pancreas and the rostral duodenum. In the adult, pdr-1 is expressed principally within insulin-secreting pancreatic islet beta cells and cells of the duodenal epithelium. Our objective in this(More)
We used transgenesis to explore the requirement for downregulation of hepatocyte nuclear factor 6 (HNF6) expression in the assembly, differentiation, and function of pancreatic islets. In vivo, HNF6 expression becomes downregulated in pancreatic endocrine cells at 18. 5 days post coitum (d.p.c.), when definitive islets first begin to organize. We used an(More)
This report demonstrates that Clara cell 10-kDa protein (CC10) mRNA levels are regulated by interferon-gamma (IFN-gamma). An analysis of total lung RNA from mice given IFN-gamma intratracheally showed increased levels of CC10 mRNA compared to control animals but no significant increases in surfactant proteins B and C. These results were confirmed in a Clara(More)
BACKGROUND Recently five somatostatin receptor subtypes (SSTRs) were cloned, allowing the development of highly specific agonists to these SSTRs. Previous studies have shown a species specificity phenomenon with respect to the inhibition of insulin secretion by these selective agonists. This study was undertaken to determine which SSTR (2 or 5) is(More)
This report defines the elements between bp -800 and -166 that regulate the quantitative level of mouse CC10 (mCC10) transcription in the lungs. The elements in this promoter domain are the response elements for the NKx2.1 homeobox protein, thyroid transcription factor 1 (TTF1). DNase I footprint analysis identified five binding sites for TTF1 between bp(More)
Transient transfection and murine germ line gene transfer analysis was used to determine the regions of DNA necessary to confer the appropriate level and cell specificity of the expression of the gene coding for the murine Clara cell 10-kDa protein, mCC10. To identify the cis-acting elements involved in the regulation of mCC10 gene, different lengths of the(More)
Gene-targeted mice, derived from embryonic stem cells, are useful tools to study gene function during development. However, if the inactivation of the target gene results in embryonic lethality, the postdevelopmental function of the gene cannot be further studied. The Cre recombinase-loxP (Cre-loxP) system was developed to overcome this limitation as well(More)
To investigate the developmental regulation of the mouse Clara cell 10-KD protein (mCC10), we raised an antibody against the recombinant mCC10 protein. The coding region for the mature mCC10 protein was placed in frame with the glutathione-S-transferase gene in the pGEX2-T bacterial expression vector. The GST-mCC10 fusion protein was expressed in E. coli(More)
The mouse Clara Cell 10 kiloDalton (kDa) protein (mCC10) cDNA was used to isolate a recombinant phage containing the mCC10 gene sequence in a 14 kilobase (kb) insert from a mouse genomic library. A total of 7.7 kb of this clone was sequenced. The sequenced region included: 3.3 kb of 5'-flanking region, 4.2 kb intragenic sequence and 0.2 kb of DNA flanking(More)