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E-type cyclins are thought to drive cell-cycle progression by activating cyclin-dependent kinases, primarily CDK2. We previously found that cyclin E-null cells failed to incorporate MCM helicase into DNA prereplication complex during G(0) --> S phase progression. We now report that a kinase-deficient cyclin E mutant can partially restore MCM loading and S(More)
Interleukin (IL)-8 plays a central role in the initiation and maintenance of inflammatory responses in the inflammatory bowel disease. The proinflammatory cytokine-mediated production of IL-8 requires activation of various kinases, which leads to the IkappaB degradation and NF-kappaB activation. In this study, we investigated the role of luteolin, a major(More)
To understand the role of the Tigriopus japonicus Hsp20 gene, we isolated this gene from a whole body cDNA library and found two heat shock factor elements at the 5'-UTR. The transformed bacteria containing Tigriopus Hsp20 showed thermotolerance against heat shock (54 degrees C) with different ranges of time. The Tigriopus Hsp20 gene is comprised of 174(More)
The monogonont rotifer, Brachionus sp. has been regarded as a potential model for reproductive physiology, evolution, and environmental genomics. To uncover the role of the heat shock protein upon temperature stress and hydrogen peroxide (H₂O₂) exposure, we cloned heat shock protein 20 (Hsp20) and determined its modulatory response under different(More)
The intertidal copepod, Tigriopus japonicus has been recognized as a potential model species for marine pollution toxicity testing. Toxicity ranges of several biocides, endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs), and trace metals are known in T. japonicus. A large number of expressed sequence tags (ESTs) and genomic DNA are also sequenced from T. japonicus. In(More)
We purified to homogeneity an enzyme from Citrobacter sp. strain KCTC 18061P capable of decolorizing triphenylmethane dyes. The native form of the enzyme was identified as a homodimer with a subunit molecular mass of about 31 kDa. It catalyzes the NADH-dependent reduction of triphenylmethane dyes, with remarkable substrate specificity related to dye(More)
Recently we demonstrated that 835-MHz radiofrequency radiation electromagnetic fields (RF-EMF) neither affected the reverse mutation frequency nor accelerated DNA degradation in vitro. Here, two kinds of cytogenetic endpoints were further investigated on mammalian cells exposed to 835-MHz RF-EMF (the most widely used communication frequency band in Korean(More)
To understand the effect of endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) on cytochrome P450 aromatase (rm-cyp19) gene expression between gender types in the hermaphroditic fish Rivulus marmoratus, we cloned two distinct rm-cyp19 genes using RT-PCR with degenerative primers, obtained full-length cDNAs using 5'- and 3'-RACE-PCR methods, and completely sequenced(More)
Heat shock proteins (hsps) are induced by a wide range of environmental stressors including heavy metals in aquatic organisms. However, the effect of heavy metals on zooplankton at the molecular level remains still unclear. In this study, we measured the intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS) level and the antioxidant enzyme activities for 96 h after(More)
To uncover the effect of estrogenic chemicals [4-nonylphenol (NP) and bisphenol A (BisA)] on the expression of androgen receptor (AR) and estrogen receptors (ERalpha and ERbeta) in the hermaphroditic fish Rivulus marmoratus, we cloned the full length of the cDNAs encoding AR, ERalpha, and ERbeta from gonadal tissue of R. marmoratus and analyzed the(More)