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Human liver leukotriene B4 (LTB4) omega-hydroxylase (CYP4F2) plays an important role in the metabolic inactivation and degradation of LTB4, a potent mediator of inflammation. The regulatory mechanism for the transcription of CYP4F2 has not yet been clarified. Here, we report that CYP4F2 is...
Tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF) and interleukin-1beta (IL-1) are cytokines that induce expression of various genes through activation of the redox-sensitive transcription factor nuclear factor-kappaB (NF-kappaB). We have previously cloned the entire human MnSOD (SOD2) gene and found several...
We previously showed that intramuscular saline DNA immunizations favor the development of an IgG2a-dominant Th1 immune response, whereas gene gun DNA immunizations stimulate the production of an IgG1-dominant Th2 immune response. Several studies have implicated immunostimulatory CpG sequences as...
C3G is a guanine nucleotide-releasing protein that binds to the Src homology 3 (SH3) domain of the adapter protein Crk. In this study, we isolated cDNAs coding for rat C3G. Northern blot analysis of RNA from various rat tissues and cell lines showed a major transcript of about 7 kb which was...
Alternative splicing of chicken beta-tropomyosin (beta-TM) pre-mRNAs ensures that in nonmuscle cells, only exon 6A is expressed, whereas in skeletal muscle, exon 6B is utilized preferentially. We have previously shown that efficient splicing of the nonmuscle exon 6A requires two pyrimidine-rich...
The mdmx gene was shown to possess high homology to the mdm-2 gene and to encode a protein that can bind p53 and block p53 transactivation. Because Mdm-2 protein blocks the growth-suppressive activity of the p53 tumor-suppressor protein through similar activities, we examined the expression...
We have isolated a genomic clone of the human IRF-3 gene containing 779 nucleotides of the 5' flanking region and the complete intron exon sequence. The gene has eight exons which span about 6 kb on chromosome 19q13.3. The IRF-3 promoter has neither a conserved TATA box nor a CCAAT box motif but...
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