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Zinc finger transcription factors (TFs(ZF)) were designed and applied to transgene and endogenous gene regulation in stably transformed plants. The target of the TFs(ZF) is the Arabidopsis gene APETALA3 (AP3), which encodes a transcription factor that determines floral organ identity. A zinc finger protein (ZFP) was designed to specifically bind to a region(More)
The present study investigated the expression and regulation of GnRH and GnRH receptor (GnRHR) messenger RNAs (mRNAs) in human granulosa-luteal cells using reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR). Granulosa-luteal cells were aspirated from preovulatory follicles obtained from women undergoing in vitro fertilization. Two sets of primers(More)
BACKGROUND Effective influenza surveillance requires new methods capable of rapid and inexpensive genomic analysis of evolving viral species for pandemic preparedness, to understand the evolution of circulating viral species, and for vaccine strain selection. We have developed one such approach based on previously described broad-range reverse transcription(More)
The interaction of gonadotropin-releasing hormone and its receptor is a critical event in the endocrine regulation of reproduction. We have recently cloned the gene encoding for the human gonadotropin-releasing hormone receptor (hGnRHR). Partial sequence analysis revealed a structural organization consisting of three exons and two introns. Exon II contains(More)
Expression of the Calbindin-D9k (CaBP-9k) gene was studied in the baboon. Northern blot analysis using a human CaBP-9k cDNA probe detected expression in duodenum but not in uterus and placenta. Reverse transcription/polymerase chain reaction (RT/PCR) confirmed this expression pattern and indicated a high degree of identity between the baboon and human(More)
The cDNA encoding the gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) receptor has recently been cloned and characterized in several species, including human. To determine the structure of the gene encoding the human GnRH receptor, we have screened a human genomic library and isolated seven positive clones, using cDNA probes derived from a human pituitary cDNA(More)