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We have examined the role that the transcription factor gut-enriched Krüppel-like factor (KLF4 or GKLF) plays in activating the enterocyte differentiation marker gene intestinal alkaline phosphatase (IAP). A yeast one-hybrid screen was used to identify proteins interacting with a previously identified cis-element (IF-III) located within the human IAP gene(More)
BENCHMARKS Understanding gene regulation is of fundamental importance to virtually all biological systems. A gene is regulated through cis-acting regulatory DNA sequences (elements) in conjunction with transacting regulatory proteins. The cis-acting regulatory elements involved in transcription include, for example, the promoter, enhancer, silencer,(More)
Hyperactivated DEG/ENaCs induce neuronal death through excessive cation influx and disruption of intracellular calcium homeostasis. Caenorhabditis elegans DEG/ENaC MEC-4 is hyperactivated by the (d) mutation and induces death of touch neurons. The analogous substitution in MEC-10 (MEC-10(d)) co-expressed in the same neurons is only mildly neurotoxic. We(More)
A large number of immune receptors consist of nucleotide binding site-leucine rich repeat (NBS-LRR) proteins and leucine rich repeat-receptor-like kinases (LRR-RLK) that play a crucial role in plant disease resistance. Although many NBS-LRR genes have been previously identified in Zea mays, there are no reports on identifying NBS-LRR genes encoded in the(More)
Abbreviations: electrophoretic mobility shift assay (EMSA), gut-enriched Krüppel-like factor (KLF4, GKLF), intestinal alkaline phosphatase (IAP) * To be considered as co-first authors and having contributed equally to this work.Abstract Introduction: We have examined the role that the transcription factor, gut-enriched
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