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Mitochondrial preproteins destined for the matrix are translocated by two channel-forming transport machineries, the translocase of the outer membrane and the presequence translocase of the inner membrane. The presequence translocase-associated protein import motor (PAM) contains four essential subunits: the matrix heat shock protein 70 (mtHsp70) and its(More)
We report the results of an analysis of Ty3 transcription and identification of Ty3 regions that mediate pheromone and mating-type regulation to coordinate its expression with the yeast life cycle. A set of strains was constructed which was isogenic except for the number of Ty3 elements, which varied from zero to three. Analysis of Ty3 expression in these(More)
Transcriptional control plays a key role in regulating epidermal proliferation and differentiation. Although ample information has been obtained on how epidermal homeostasis is controlled in adult skin, less is known about the control of proliferation/differentiation of epidermal stem/progenitor cells in the developing embryo. Ovol1, encoding a zinc finger(More)
Recent studies have unequivocally identified multipotent stem/progenitor cells in mammary glands, offering a tractable model system to unravel genetic and epigenetic regulation of epithelial stem/progenitor cell development and homeostasis. In this study, we show that Pygo2, a member of an evolutionarily conserved family of plant homeo domain-containing(More)
Human class I alcohol dehydrogenase (ADH) genes show developmental and tissue specific differences in expression at the polypeptide level. In these studies ADH expression was investigated at the RNA level. Northern blot analysis of total and poly (A) RNA from adult liver using pADH12 probe demonstrated multiple RNA size classes of 2.6, 2.2, 1.9 and 1.6kb.(More)
Human alcohol dehydrogenase (ADH) exists as a heterogeneous group of isozymes capable of oxidizing a wide variety of aliphatic and aromatic alcohols. The five distinct human ADH subunits, each encoded by a separate gene, are differentially expressed during development and are subject to tissue-specific regulation. To analyze the organization and regulation(More)
Canonical Wnt signaling involves complex intracellular events culminating in the stabilization of beta-catenin, which enters the nucleus and binds to LEF/TCF transcription factors to stimulate gene expression. Pygopus was identified as a genetic modifier of Wg (Wnt homolog) signaling in Drosophila, and encodes a PHD domain protein that associates with the(More)
Retrotransposition of the budding yeast long terminal repeat retrotransposon Ty3 is activated during mating. In this study, proteins that associate with Ty3 Gag3 capsid protein during virus-like particle (VLP) assembly were identified by mass spectrometry and screened for roles in mating-stimulated retrotransposition. Components of RNA processing bodies(More)
Ovol1 belongs to a family of evolutionarily conserved zinc finger proteins that act downstream of key developmental signaling pathways such as Wnt and TGF-beta/BMP. It plays important roles in epithelial and germ cell development, particularly by repressing c-Myc and Id2 genes and modulating the balance between proliferation and differentiation of(More)
Previous studies have shown that a targeted deletion of Ovol1 (previously known as movo1), encoding a member of the Ovo family of zinc-finger transcription factors, leads to germ cell degeneration and defective sperm production in adult mice. To explore the cellular and molecular mechanism of Ovol1 function, we have examined the mutant testis phenotype(More)