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Investigating A Conformational Change In The Enzyme Neurolysin, Fei Xiong Nov 2011

Investigating A Conformational Change In The Enzyme Neurolysin, Fei Xiong

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Investigating Calmodulin-Long Qt Syndrome Restorative Interactions Through Combinatorial Approaches, Michael Bricken Nov 2011

Investigating Calmodulin-Long Qt Syndrome Restorative Interactions Through Combinatorial Approaches, Michael Bricken

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Characterization Of G10h Promoter And Isolation Of Wrky Transcription Factors Involved In Catharanthus Terpenoid Indole Alkaloid Biosynthesis Pathway, Nitima Suttpanta Jan 2011

Characterization Of G10h Promoter And Isolation Of Wrky Transcription Factors Involved In Catharanthus Terpenoid Indole Alkaloid Biosynthesis Pathway, Nitima Suttpanta

University of Kentucky Doctoral Dissertations

Catharanthus roseus produces a large array of terpenoid indole alkaloids (TIAs) that are an important source of natural or semi-synthetic anticancer drugs. Biosynthesis of TIAs is tissue-specific and induced by certain phytohormones and fungal elicitors, indicating the involvement of a complex transcriptional control network. However, the transcriptional regulation of the TIA pathway is poorly understood. This study reports the isolation and characterization of the G10H promoter and two WRKY transcription factors regulating TIA biosynthesis.

Geraniol 10-hydroxylase (G10H) controls the first committed step in the biosynthesis of terpenoid indole alkaloids (TIA). The C. roseus G10H promoter sequence was isolated by a ...


Cooperative And Antagonistic Roles For Heterochromatin Proteins In Transcriptional Regulation Of The Drosophila Sex Determination Masterswitch Gene, Hui Li Jan 2011

Cooperative And Antagonistic Roles For Heterochromatin Proteins In Transcriptional Regulation Of The Drosophila Sex Determination Masterswitch Gene, Hui Li

University of Kentucky Doctoral Dissertations

HOAP was originally identified as a component of an ORC-containing multi-protein complex of Heterochromatin Protein 1 (HP1) from early Drosophila embryos. HOAP immunostaining showed prominent association of it with telomeres, and mutants for HOAP (cav1) showed it functions along with HP1 in forming a telomere capping complex that prevents telomeric fusions.

Weaker HOAP immunostaining is also observed in regions of pericentric heterochromatin and euchromatin. To examine the role of HOAP at these non-telomeric sites, we applied Affymetric Drosophila Genome Arrays to undertake a microarray expression profiling study of genes that are mis-expressed in cav1 mutant larvae. The data ...


Circadian And Homeostatic Regulation Of Sleep In Cast/Eij And C57bl/6j Mice, Peng Jiang Jan 2011

Circadian And Homeostatic Regulation Of Sleep In Cast/Eij And C57bl/6j Mice, Peng Jiang

University of Kentucky Doctoral Dissertations

Sleep is essential for mammals and possibly for all animals. Advancing our knowledge of sleep regulation is crucial for the development of interventions in sleep-related health and social problems. With this aim, this study utilizes laboratory mice to explore sleep regulatory mechanisms at behavioral, molecular, and genetic levels.

Sleep is regulated by the interaction of circadian and homeostatic processes. The circadian clock facilitates sleep to occur at a favorable time of the day. Normal mice, such as the C57BL/6J (B6) strain, sleep mostly during the day and initiate activities at dark onset. Here, I show mice of the CAST ...