Ralf M. Luche

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The heteromeric BUF protein was originally shown to bind to URS1 elements which are situated upstream of many genes in Saccharomyces cerevisiae and mediate negative control of their transcription. Among the genes regulated through the URS1 site and the proteins interacting with it are those participating in carbon, nitrogen, and inositol metabolism;(More)
  • H M Kubisch, J Wang, +4 authors J P Phillips
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…
  • 1994
A growing body of evidence suggests that active oxygen is an important participant in the destruction of the pancreatic beta cell, which, in turn, leads to type I or insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus. Consequently, genetic factors predisposing susceptibility to insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus may include those that determine active oxygen metabolism.(More)
Induction of the arginase (CAR1) gene expression in Saccharomyces cerevisiae has previously been shown to require participation of a cis-dominantly regulated upstream repression sequence (URS). Deletion of this element results in high-level expression of the CAR1 gene without inducer. To determine the structure of the CAR1 URS element, we performed a(More)
The mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPKs) are integral to the mechanisms by which cells respond to physiological stimuli, such as growth factors, hormones, and cytokines, and to a wide variety of environmental stresses. The MAPKs, which are stimulated by phosphorylation of a TXY motif in their activation loop, are components of signal transduction(More)
Dual specificity phosphatases (DSPs) are members of the protein-tyrosine phosphatase superfamily that dephosphorylate both phosphotyrosine and phosphoserine/threonine residues in vitro. Many DSPs have been found to play important roles in various aspects of cellular function and to be involved in human disease. We have identified a gene located on human(More)
URS1 is known to be a repressor binding site in Saccharomyces cerevisiae that negatively regulates expression of many genes including CAR1 (arginase), several required for sporulation, mating type switching, inositol metabolism, and oxidative carbon metabolism. In addition to the proteins previously shown to directly bind to the URS1 site, we show here that(More)
The protein that binds to the URS1 site situated upstream of many genes in Saccharomyces cerevisiae is a central element responsible for global negative control of transcription in this organism. Among the genes whose expression is regulated by this protein are those that participate in nitrogen metabolism, carbon metabolism, electron transport, inositol(More)
Expression of the Saccharomyces cerevisiae arginase (CAR1) gene is regulated by induction and nitrogen catabolite repression (NCR). Arginine was demonstrated to be the native inducer. CAR1 sensitivity to NCR has long been accepted to be accomplished through a negative control mechanism, and cis-acting sites for it have been hypothesized. In search of this(More)
Mammalian olfactory receptors (ORs) are subject to a remarkable but poorly understood regime of transcriptional regulation, whereby individual olfactory neurons each express only one allele of a single member of the large OR gene family. We performed a rigorous search for enriched sequence motifs in the largest dataset of OR promoter regions analyzed to(More)