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The T cytoplasm of maize serves as a model for the nuclear restoration of cytoplasmic male sterility. The rf2 gene, one of two nuclear genes required for fertility restoration in male-sterile T-cytoplasm (cmsT) maize, was cloned. The protein predicted by the rf2 sequence is a putative aldehyde dehydrogenase, which suggests several mechanisms that might(More)
Some plant cytoplasms express novel mitochondrial genes that cause male sterility. Nuclear genes that disrupt the accumulation of the corresponding mitochondrial gene products can restore fertility to such plants. The Texas (T) cytoplasm mitochondrial genome of maize expresses a novel protein, URF13, which is necessary for T cytoplasm-induced male(More)
Anaplastic Lymphoma Kinase (ALK) was originally identified as a member of the insulin receptor subfamily of receptor tyrosine kinases that acquires transforming capability when truncated and fused to nucleophosmin (NPM) in the t(2;5) chromosomal rearrangement associated with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, but further insights into its normal structure and function(More)
Expandable intra-arterial stents are widely used for treating coronary disease. We hypothesized that local gene delivery could be achieved with the controlled release of DNA from a polymer coating on an expandable stent. Our paper reports the first successful transfection in vivo using a DNA controlled-release stent. Green fluorescent protein (GFP) plasmid(More)
Yeast phosphatidylinositol transfer protein (Sec14p) is essential for Golgi function and cell viability. We now report a characterization of five yeast SFH (Sec Fourteen Homologue) proteins that share 24-65% primary sequence identity with Sec14p. We show that Sfh1p, which shares 64% primary sequence identity with Sec14p, is nonfunctional as a Sec14p in vivo(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a major stroke risk factor and is associated with poor recovery compared with nondiabetic stroke patients. In the present study, we investigated the effects of tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) treatment of stroke in diabetic and non-diabetic rats. METHODS Type-1 diabetes (T1DM) was induced by injection of(More)
t(1;22) is the principal translocation of acute megakaryoblastic leukemias. Here we show this chromosomal rearrangement to result in the fusion of two novel genes, RNA-binding motif protein-15 (RBM15), an RNA recognition motif-encoding gene with homology to Drosophila spen, and Megakaryoblastic Leukemia-1 (MKL1), a gene encoding an SAP (SAF-A/B, Acinus and(More)
We previously demonstrated that DNA-polylactic-polyglycolic acid (PLGA)-coated stents can deliver genes to the arterial wall with reporter expression involving 1% of neointimal cells. The present study investigated a novel formulation utilizing denatured collagen in DNA-stent coatings; denatured collagen was hypothesized to enhance gene transfer due to(More)
Human basal-like breast cancer (BLBC) is an enigmatic and aggressive malignancy with a poor prognosis. There is an urgent need to identify therapeutic targets for BLBC, because current treatment modalities are limited and not effective. The forkhead box transcription factor FOXC1 has recently been identified as a critical functional biomarker for BLBC.(More)
We describe a general method of determining the recombination fraction between a polymorphic locus and the centromere in any species where single oocytes can be obtained. After removal of the first polar body, each oocyte is analyzed by PCR. The frequency of oocytes heterozygous at the polymorphic locus is used to estimate the recombination fraction. We(More)