Plant Molecular Biology Reporter
Plants are constantly confronted with various abiotic stresses, such as drought, extreme temperature, salinity, nutrient element deficiency and heavy metal contamination. In the long process of evolution, plants have developed a suite of sophisticated strategies to adapt to and to survive under the harsh environmental cues, among which transcriptio...
Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a devastating neurodegenerative disorder characterized by loss of memory and cognitive function. A key neuropathological event in AD is the accumulation of amyloid-β (Aβ) peptide. The production and clearance of Aβ in the brain are regulated by a large group of genes. The expression levels of these genes must be fine-tun...
BackgroundSoybean is an important crop that provides valuable proteins and oils for human use. Because soybean growth and development is extremely sensitive to water deficit, quality and crop yields are severely impacted by drought stress. In the face of limited water resources, drought-responsive genes are therefore of interest. Identification and...
Fusion of a powerful transactivation domain to heterologous factors can increase the efficiency of direct reprogramming of fibroblasts to cardiomyocytes.
International journal of developmental neuroscience : the official journal of the International Society for Developmental Neuroscience
Learning and memory are basic functions of the brain that allowed human evolution. It is well accepted that during learning and memory formation the dynamic establishment of new active synaptic connections is crucial. Persistent synaptic activation leads to molecular events that include increased release of neurotransmitters, increased expression o...
Progress in lipid research
Cannabinoids, the active components of cannabis (Cannabis sativa) extracts, have attracted the attention of human civilizations for centuries, much earlier than the discovery and characterization of their substrate of action, the endocannabinoid system (ECS). The latter is an ensemble of endogenous lipids, their receptors [in particular type-1 (CB1...
The small DNA genomes of papillomaviruses contain a surprisingly large number of regulatory or cis-responsive elements, which regulate replication and transcription of the virus, and control details like specificity for certain epithelial cells, specificity for layers in squamous epithelia, feedback mechanisms and coupling between host cell physiol...
Medulloblastoma (MB) is the most common malignancy in children arising in the brain. Morbidities associated with intensive therapy are serious concerns in treating MB. Our aim was to identify novel targets and agents with less toxicity for treating MB. Specificity protein 1 (Sp1) transcription factor regulates several genes involved in cell prolife...
International Journal of Hematology
Although B lymphopoiesis is one of the best-defined paradigms in cell differentiation, our knowledge of the regulatory mechanisms underlying its earliest processes, in which hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) enter the B lineage, is limited. However, recent methodological advances in sorting progenitor cells and monitoring their epigenetic features ha...
Journal of Vascular Research