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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)
We have developed an in vitro method for amplifying a large fraction of the DNA sequences present in a single haploid cell by repeated primer extensions using a mixture of 15-base random oligonucleotides. We studied 12 genetic loci and estimate that the probability of amplifying any sequence in the genome to a minimum of 30 copies is not less than 0.78 (95%(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)
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)
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)
Mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphomas most frequently involve the gastrointestinal tract and are the most common subset of extranodal non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). Here we describe overexpression of BCL10, a novel apoptotic signalling gene that encodes an amino-terminal caspase recruitment domain (CARD), in MALT lymphomas due to the recurrent(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)
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)
  • Z Lin, X Cui, H Li
  • 1996
To facilitate large-scale genotype analysis, an efficient PCR-based multiplex approach has been developed. For simultaneously amplifying the target sequences at a large number of genetic loci, locus-specific primers containing 5' universal tails are used. Attaching the universal tails to the target sequences in the initial PCR steps allows replacement of(More)