Xin-an Luo

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USF is a family of basic helix-loop transcriptional factors that recognizes DNA-binding sites similar to those of the Myc oncoproteins. Here, various functional domains in the mouse USF2 protein were identified and characterized. Indirect immunofluorescence studies with transiently transfected cells revealed that both the basic region and the highly(More)
USF1 and USF2 are basic helix-loop-helix transcription factors implicated in the control of cellular proliferation. In HeLa cells, the USF proteins are transcriptionally active and their overexpression causes marked growth inhibition. In contrast, USF overexpression had essentially no effect on the proliferation of the Saos-2 osteosarcoma cell line. USF1(More)
To clone and express a diacylglycerol acyltransferase (DGAT) gene from Mortierella alpina in Saccharomyces cerevisiae and characterize oil production and fatty acid composition of the resulting recombinant A new, full-length cDNA, putatively encoding a DGAT, was cloned from M. alpina. We subsequently cloned the gene, except the transmembrane-encoding(More)
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