Troy J. Stephenson

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Nuclear Factor Y (NF-Y) is a trimeric complex that binds to the CCAAT box, a ubiquitous eukaryotic promoter element. The three subunits NF-YA, NF-YB and NF-YC are represented by single genes in yeast and mammals. However, in model plant species (Arabidopsis and rice) multiple genes encode each subunit providing the impetus for the investigation of the NF-Y(More)
Nuclear factor Y (NF-Y) transcription factor is a heterotrimer comprised of three subunits: NF-YA, NF-YB and NF-YC. Each of the three subunits in plants is encoded by multiple genes with differential expression profiles, implying the functional specialisation of NF-Y subunit members in plants. In this study, we investigated the roles of NF-YB members in the(More)
Nuclear factor Y (NF-Y) is a heterotrimeric transcription factor complex. Each of the NF-Y subunits (NF-YA, NF-YB and NF-YC) in plants is encoded by multiple genes. Quantitative RT-PCR analysis revealed that five wheat NF-YC members (TaNF-YC5, 8, 9, 11 and 12) were upregulated by light in both the leaf and seedling shoot. Co-expression analysis of(More)
BACKGROUND Diabetic nephropathy is the most frequent cause of end-stage renal disease in the Western world. Dietary intake, including protein amount and type, seems to affect the progression of renal disease. This pilot study tested the hypothesis that substituting soy protein for animal protein in the diets of diabetics would help correct glomerular(More)
INTRODUCTION Coeliac disease causes histological changes throughout the small bowel, but is often a proximal lesion. We wanted to assess whether terminal ileal histological abnormalities occurred more commonly in patients with coeliac disease and if specific assessment of intraepithelial lymphocytes increases the recognition of undiagnosed coeliac disease.(More)
Monoclonal antibodies to A, B and H blood group isoantigens (BGI) have been used in an indirect immunoperoxidase technique to study the expression of BGI in both normal and malignant transitional epithelium in patients of all blood groups. BGI was detectable in all 15 biopsies of normal transitional epithelium and in 28 of 50 (56%) stage pTa and pTl(More)
Sweetpotato highly produces carotenoids in storage roots. In this study, a cDNA encoding geranylgeranyl phyrophosphate synthase (GGPS), named IbGGPS, was isolated from sweetpotato storage roots. Green fluorescent protein (GFP) was fused to the C-terminus of IbGGPS to obtain an IbGGPS-GFP fusion protein that was transiently expressed in both epidermal cells(More)
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