Ward F Odenwald14
Alexander Kuzin12
Mukta Kundu8
14Ward F Odenwald
12Alexander Kuzin
8Mukta Kundu
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This article considers the evidence for temporal transitions in CNS neural precursor cell gene expression during development. In Drosophila, five prospective competence states have so far been identified, characterized by the successive expression of Hb-->Kr-->Pdm-->Cas-->Gh in many, but not all, neuroblasts. In each temporal window of transcription factor(More)
The mutated gene responsible for the tubby obesity phenotype has been identified by positional cloning. A single base change within a splice donor site results in the incorrect retention of a single intron in the mature tub mRNA transcript. The consequence of this mutation is the substitution of the carboxy-terminal 44 amino acids with 24 intron-encoded(More)
The G protein–coupled receptors (GPCRs) 1 constitute a large and ancient superfamily of integral cell membrane proteins that play a central role in signal transduction and are activated by an equally diverse array of ligands. GPCRs share a seven hydrophobic ␣-helical domain structure and transduce signals through coupling to guanine nucleotide– binding(More)
SUMMARY Images containing spatial expression patterns illuminate the roles of different genes during embryogenesis. In order to generate initial clues to regulatory interactions, biologists frequently need to know the set of genes expressed at the same time at specific locations in a developing embryo, as well as related research publications. However,(More)
BACKGROUND Multi-genome comparative analysis has yielded important insights into the molecular details of gene regulation. We have developed EvoPrinter, a web-accessed genomics tool that provides a single uninterrupted view of conserved sequences as they appear in a species of interest. An EvoPrint reveals with near base-pair resolution those sequences that(More)
Many studies have focused on the mechanisms of axon guidance; however, little is known about the transcriptional control of the navigational components that carryout these decisions. This report describes the functional analysis of Nerfin-1, a nuclear regulator of axon guidance required for a subset of early pathfinding events in the developing Drosophila(More)
During Drosophila neuroblast lineage development, temporally ordered transitions in neuroblast gene expression have been shown to accompany the changing repertoire of functionally diverse cells generated by neuroblasts. To broaden our understanding of the biological significance of these ordered transitions in neuroblast gene expression and the events that(More)
A systematic approach is described for analysis of evolutionarily conserved cis-regulatory DNA using cis-Decoder, a tool for discovery of conserved sequence elements that are shared between similarly regulated enhancers. Analysis of 2,086 conserved sequence blocks (CSBs), identified from 135 characterized enhancers, reveals most CSBs consist of shorter(More)
BACKGROUND Phylogenetic footprinting has revealed that cis-regulatory enhancers consist of conserved DNA sequence clusters (CSCs). Currently, there is no systematic approach for enhancer discovery and analysis that takes full-advantage of the sequence information within enhancer CSCs. RESULTS We have generated a Drosophila genome-wide database of(More)
  • Thomas Brody, Amarendra S. Yavatkar, Yong Lin, Jermaine Ross, Alexander Kuzin, Mukta Kundu +2 others
  • 2008
BACKGROUND Acquisition of virulence factors and antibiotic resistance by many clinically important bacteria can be traced to horizontal gene transfer (HGT) between related or evolutionarily distant microflora. Comparative genomic analysis has become an important tool for identifying HGT DNA in emerging pathogens. We have adapted the multi-genome alignment(More)