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INCOMPOSITA (INCO) is a MADS-box transcription factor and member of the functionally diverse StMADS11 clade of the MADS-box family. The most conspicuous feature of inco mutant flowers are prophylls initiated prior to first whorl sepals at lateral positions of the flower primordium. The developing prophylls physically interfere with subsequent floral organ(More)
Chalcone synthase (CHS), chalcone flavanone isomerase (CFI), flavanone 3-hydroxylase (F3H) and flavonol synthase (FLS) catalyze successive steps in the biosynthetic pathway leading to the production of flavonols. We show that in Arabidopsis thaliana all four corresponding genes are coordinately expressed in response to light, and are spatially coexpressed(More)
To identify DNA sequences of the Arabidopsis thaliana chalcone synthase gene (CHS) concerned with induction by UV-B and UV-A/blue light, AtCHS promoter constructions were assayed by transient expression in protoplasts prepared from two different lines of cultured A. thaliana cells. The protoplasts responded similarly to A. thaliana leaf tissue in(More)
Human corneas are explanted for grafting as late as 72 h after death, for example, from medical examiner cases. Currently, infection of the donor with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B virus (HBV), and hepatitis C virus (HCV) is excluded in most cornea banks by serological testing of the cadaveric serum only. The reliability of this strategy(More)
Apis mellifera filamentous virus (AmFV) is a large double stranded DNA virus of honey bees, but its relationship with other parasites and prevalence are poorly known. We analyzed individual honey bees from three colonies at different times post emergence in order to monitor the dynamics of the AmFV gut colonization under natural conditions. Prevalence and(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a malignant, genetically heterogenous disorder characterized by uncontrolled growth of immature myeloid cells. The aim of this study was to analyze whether telomere length and/or hTERT expression are correlated with clonal chromosomal aberrations in AML. DESIGN AND METHODS Telomere length in(More)
Telomere length has been linked to disease stage and degree of (pan-)cytopenia in patients with bone marrow failure syndromes. The aim of the current study was to analyze the impact of replicative stress on telomere length in residual glycosylphosphatidylinositol-positive (GPI+) versus GPI- hematopoiesis in patients with paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria(More)
Inhibition of BCR-ABL tyrosine kinase with imatinib represents a major breakthrough in the treatment of patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). However, resistance to imatinib develops frequently, particularly in late-stage disease. To identify new cellular BCR-ABL downstream targets, we analyzed differences in global protein expression in(More)
Imatinib is a novel tyrosine kinase inhibitor used for the treatment of Philadelphia chromosome-positive leukemias and other malignancies. Side effects are mostly moderate; however, a dose-dependent hematologic toxicity affecting all hematopoietic lineages is observed clinically. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of imatinib on normal(More)
Oral antifungal prophylaxis with extended-spectra azoles is widely used in pediatric patients after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT), while controlled studies for oral antifungal prophylaxis after bone marrow transplantation in children are not available. This survey analyzed patients who had received either itraconazole,(More)