Shailaja Sopory

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The promoter region -118/-29 of the spinach PetH gene encoding the ferredoxin-NADP(+)-oxidoreductase contains crucial cis-elements for the regulated expression, while sequences for the 5'-untranslated leader determine the quantitative expression of chimeric GUS gene fusions in transgenic tobacco. Deletion of leader sequences in chimeric GUS gene fusions of(More)
The light-regulated expression of eight nuclear-encoded genes for plastid proteins from spinach (Spinacia oleracea) (RBCS-1 and CAB-1; ATPC and ATPD, encoding the subunits gamma and delta of the ATP synthase; PC and FNR; PSAD and PSAF, encoding the subunits II and III of photosystem I reaction center) was analyzed with promoter/beta-glucuronidase (GUS) gene(More)
The GAFa domain of the cGMP-binding, cGMP-specific phosphodiesterase (PDE5A) was modeled on the crystal structure of PDE2A GAF domain and residues involved in cGMP binding identified. Tandem GAFa and GAFb domains of PDE5A, expressed in Escherichia coli, bound cGMP (K(d) 27 nM). Mutation of aspartate-299 in GAFa, suggested earlier to be critical for cGMP(More)
We describe here a novel sensor for cGMP based on the GAF domain of the cGMP-binding, cGMP-specific phosphodiesterase 5 (PDE5) using bioluminescence resonance energy transfer (BRET). The wild type GAFa domain, capable of binding cGMP with high affinity, and a mutant (GAFa F163A) unable to bind cGMP were cloned as fusions between GFP and Rluc for BRET (2)(More)
The expression and regulation of the cGMP-binding, cGMP-specific phosphodiesterase, PDE5, was studied in intestinal cells. Both PDE5A1 and PDE5A2 splice forms were cloned from the cDNA prepared from human colonic T84 cells, and PDE5 activity was dependent on increases in intracellular cGMP levels which correlated with increased phosphorylation of the(More)
Stable toxin (ST) peptides are the causative agents for a severe form of watery diarrhea. These peptides bind to a membrane-associated form of guanylyl cyclase, guanylyl cyclase C. The result is an accumulation of cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP) in the intestinal cell, regulating protein kinase activity and the phosphorylation of a number of proteins(More)
The promoter of the gene for the subunit III of photosystem I reaction center (psaF) from spinach has been dissected and studied via promoter/GUS gene fusions in transgenic tobacco. It possesses an architecture that differs from any other spinach promoter of genes encoding proteins involved in photosynthesis studied to date. A 42 bp region located between(More)
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