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PDZ domains are a recently characterized protein-recognition module. In most cases, PDZ domains bind to the C-terminal end of target proteins and are thought thereby to link these target proteins into functional signaling networks. We report the isolation of artificial PDZ domains selected via a mutagenesis screen in vivo, each recognizing a different(More)
Specific control of the expression of the Wilms tumor gene WT1 is important for normal development of the kidney. In order to characterise the transcriptional control region of the WT1 gene we have isolated genomic clones spanning the upstream region, the first WT1 exon and the 5' end of the Wit1 gene. DNA sequencing revealed that the WT1 promoter lacks a(More)
Constitutive overexpression of the Mdr1 efflux pump is an important mechanism of acquired drug resistance in the yeast Candida albicans. The zinc cluster transcription factor Mrr1 is a central regulator of MDR1 expression, but other transcription factors have also been implicated in MDR1 regulation. To better understand how MDR1-mediated drug resistance is(More)
A germline WT-1 point mutation is described in a patient with unilateral Wilms' tumor, nephritis and ambiguous external genitalia. The patient was diagnosed as a possible case of Denys Drash syndrome (DDS). Analysis of the WT-1 exons and intron borders revealed a G to C transversion in the +1 position of the splice donor consensus sequence in intron 6. Two(More)
The pathogenic yeast Candida albicans can develop resistance to the widely used antifungal agent fluconazole, which inhibits ergosterol biosynthesis. Resistance is often caused by gain-of-function mutations in the transcription factors Mrr1, Tac1 and Upc2, which result in constitutive overexpression of multidrug efflux pumps and ergosterol biosynthesis(More)
Mutations of p53 frequently occur in a wide variety of cancers including lung, breast, gastrointestinal, brain, and hematologic malignancies. These alterations apparently contributed to development of the malignant phenotype. Wilms' tumor is one of the most common solid tumors in childhood. The frequency of p53 alterations in this tumor is unknown. We(More)
A series of 52 cis-configured 1-alkyl-3-phenylaziridine-2-carboxylates were synthesized as new pseudo-irreversible inhibitors of Candida albicans secreted aspartic acid protease 1 (SAP1), SAP2, SAP3, and SAP8. Some of the compounds, which were obtained as diastereomers with S,S- and R,R-configured aziridine rings by Cromwell synthesis of racemic(More)
The TTG-2 gene has been identified at the site of chromosomal translocations in acute T-cell leukemia's (T-ALL). These breakpoints map to a region between 2 and 30 kb upstream of TTG-2 in chromosome 11p13. To establish the role of these translocation breakpoints in the deregulation of TTG-2 in T-ALL we have determined the complete structure of this gene.(More)
The WT1 gene, located on chromosome 11p13, is mutated in a low number of Wilms tumors (WTs). Germ-line mutations in the WT1 gene are found in patients with bilateral WT and/or associated genital tract malformations (GU). We have identified 19 hemizygous WT1 gene mutations/deletions in 64 patient samples. The histology of the tumors with mutations was(More)