Zaneta Zaborowska

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Activation of the hypoxia-inducible factor alpha-subunits, HIF-1alpha and HIF-2alpha, seems to be subject to similar regulatory mechanisms, and transgene approaches suggested partial functional redundancy. Here, we used RNA interference to determine the contribution of HIF-1alpha vs. HIF-2alpha to the hypoxic gene induction. Surprisingly, most genes tested(More)
In this study, the functional relevance of the core nucleotides of the RNA cleaving 10-23 DNA enzyme (DNAzyme) was investigated. Systematic deletion studies revealed that DNAzymes lacking thymine at position 8 (T8) retain catalytic activity comparable to that of the wild-type enzyme. Deletion of the adjacent cytosine at position 7 (C7) also resulted in a(More)
The thiopeptide class of antibiotics targets the GTPase-associated center (GAC) of the ribosome to inhibit translation factor function. Using X-ray crystallography, we have determined the binding sites of thiostrepton (Thio), nosiheptide (Nosi), and micrococcin (Micro), on the Deinococcus radiodurans large ribosomal subunit. The thiopeptides, by binding(More)
A systematic mutagenesis study of the "10-23" DNA enzyme was performed to analyze the sequence requirements of its catalytic domain. Therefore, each of the 15 core nucleotides was substituted separately by the remaining three naturally occurring nucleotides. Changes at the borders of the catalytic domain led to a dramatic loss of enzymatic activity, whereas(More)
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