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Oxidative respiration produces adenosine triphosphate through the mitochondrial electron transport system controlling the energy supply of plant cells. Here we describe a mitochondrial pentatricopeptide repeat (PPR) domain protein, PPR40, which provides a signaling link between mitochondrial electron transport and regulation of stress and hormonal responses(More)
Correct interpretation of the coding capacity of RNA polymerase II transcribed eukaryotic genes is determined by the recognition and removal of intronic sequences of pre-mRNAs by the spliceosome. Our current knowledge on dynamic assembly and subunit interactions of the spliceosome mostly derived from the characterization of yeast, Drosophila, and human(More)
Blood coagulation factor XIII (FXIII) is a tetrameric protein consisting of two catalytic A (FXIII-A) and two carrier/inhibitory B (FXIII-B) subunits. It is a zymogen, which becomes transformed into an active transglutaminase (FXIIIa) in the final phase of coagulation cascade by thrombin and Ca(2+). FXIII is essential for hemostasis, its deficiency results(More)
Phosphorylation of conserved Y₁S₂P₃T₄S₅P₆S₇ repeats in the C-terminal domain of largest subunit of RNA polymerase II (RNAPII CTD) plays a central role in the regulation of transcription and cotranscriptional RNA processing. Here, we show that Ser phosphorylation of Arabidopsis thaliana RNAPII CTD is governed by CYCLIN-DEPENDENT KINASE F;1 (CDKF;1), a unique(More)
INTRODUCTION Factor V Leiden mutation (FV(Leiden)) is associated with impaired down-regulation of activated FV procoagulant activity and loss of FV anticoagulant function that result in an increased risk of venous thromboembolism. As the downstream effects of FV(Leiden) on clot formation and fibrinolyis have only partially been revealed, we investigated its(More)
Initial steps of aspartate-derived biosynthesis pathway (Asp pathway) producing Lys, Thr, Met and Ile are catalyzed by bifunctional (AK/HSD) and monofunctional (AK-lys) aspartate kinase (AK) enzymes. Here, we show that transcription of all AK genes is negatively regulated under darkness and low sugar conditions. By using yeast one-hybrid assays and(More)
INTRODUCTION It has been shown that thrombomodulin (TM) considerably delays factor XIII (FXIII) activation and this effect is abrogated by Factor V Leiden (FV(Leiden)) mutation. The aim of the study was to explore the effect of TM on the cross-linking of α(2)-plasmin inhibitor (α(2)-PI) to fibrin in plasma samples of different FV genotypes and how this(More)
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