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E2F6 is believed to repress E2F-responsive genes and therefore plays an important role in cell-cycle regulation. However, the role of E2F6 in the control of apoptosis remains unknown. We show here that the expression of E2F6 was downregulated with a concurrent increase in BRCA1 mRNA and cleaved protein during ultraviolet (UV)-induced apoptosis in human(More)
Activation of transcription from a silenced state is crucial to achieve specific gene expression in many biological contexts. Methylation of lysine 9 on histone H3 (H3K9) is widely associated with transcriptional silencing, and its disappearance is linked to the activation of several inflammatory genes by NF-κB. Here we describe that this event is(More)
Cell-type-specific control of gene expression is critical for the development of multicellular organisms. To investigate the mechanisms which underlie this, we have studied the regulation of the model genes Mdc and Il12b, whose stimulus-induced expression is tightly restricted to specific cells of the immune system. Surprisingly, we find that neither the(More)
Conversion of intestinal stem cells into tumor-initiating cells is an early step in Apc(Min)-induced polyposis. Wild-type p53-induced phosphatase 1 (Wip1)-dependent activation of a DNA damage response and p53 has a permanent role in suppression of stem cell conversion, and deletion of Wip1 lowers the tumor burden in Apc(Min) mice. Here we show that(More)
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