Yunus Annayev

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The current consensus model for the circadian clock in mammals is based on a transcription-translation feedback loop. In this model, CRY and PER proteins repress their own transcription by suppressing the transactivator function of the CLOCK:BMAL1 heterodimer directly (physical model) and by facilitating post-translational modifications (chemical model).(More)
Cryptochrome (CRY) is a blue-light sensitive flavoprotein that functions as the primary circadian photoreceptor in Drosophila melanogaster. The mechanism by which it transmits the light signal to the core clock circuitry is not known. We conducted in vitro studies on the light-induced conformational change in CRY and its effect on protein-protein(More)
RATIONALE Mating type switching/sucrose non-fermenting (SWI/SNF) chromatin-remodeling complexes utilize either BRG1 or BRM as a catalytic subunit to alter nucleosome position and regulate gene expression. BRG1 is required for vascular endothelial cell (VEC) development and embryonic survival, whereas BRM is dispensable. OBJECTIVE To circumvent embryonic(More)
The mammalian circadian clock is a molecular oscillator composed of a feedback loop that involves transcriptional activators CLOCK and BMAL1, and repressors Cryptochrome (CRY) and Period (PER). Here we show that a direct CLOCK·BMAL1 target gene, Gm129, is a novel regulator of the feedback loop. ChIP analysis revealed that the CLOCK·BMAL1·CRY1 complex(More)
Yunus Annayev: Characterization of a new circadian clock gene Gm129 (Under the direction of Aziz Sancar) Circadian clock is a 24hr rhythmicity that controls behavioral, metabolic events in most of the organisms. It has been reported that around 10% of all transcripts in mice show circadian expression pattern. The circadian clock is regulated by core clock(More)
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