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Recently, photoaffinity labeling experiments with mouse cell extracts suggested that PARP-1 functions as a surveillance protein for a stalled BER intermediate. To further understand the role of PARP-1 in BER, we examined the DNA synthesis and flap excision steps in long patch BER using a reconstituted system containing a 34-base pair BER substrate and five(More)
Heteronuclear multidimensional NMR experiments of residues 33-163 of the DNA-binding domain of Drosophila heat shock factor, dHSF(33-163), were recorded, using only 3 mg of uniformly 15N-labeled or 2 mg of uniformly 15N/13C-labeled protein. The polypeptide consists of a structured part comprising three helices, a three-stranded antiparallel beta-sheet, with(More)
The heat shock transcription factor (HSF) mediates the induction of heat shock gene expression. The activation of HSF involves heat shock-induced trimerization, binding to its cognate DNA sites, and the acquisition of transcriptional competence. In this study, the oligomeric properties of Drosophila HSF were analyzed by equilibrium analytical(More)
We have examined the biophysical properties of DNA polymerase beta (beta-pol) in solution. Time-resolved and steady-state fluorescence were used to investigate the microenvironment of the lone tryptophanyl residue (Trp324), and a combination of sedimentation equilibrium, sedimentation velocity and fluorescence anisotropy decay measurements were used to(More)
Heat shock transcription factor (HSF) mediates the activation of heat shock genes by binding to its cognate sites with high affinity and specificity. The high-affinity binding of HSF is dependent on the formation of an HSF homotrimer, which interacts specifically with the heat shock response element (HSE), comprised of 3 inverted repeats of the 5-bp(More)
Failure of physicians to adhere to hypertension guidelines may partly account for the failure to achieve blood pressure (BP) goals in clinical practice. The aim of this trial is a comprehensive description of the approach of physicians in the management of high BP among primary care patients. It will primarily assess what are the Reasons for not(More)
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