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Leveraging the Requirement of MEK1/2 Kinases for Copper to Inhibit the MAPK Pathway in Oncogenic BRAF-Driven Cancer
The gene BRAF is mutated to remain aberrantly activated in a large number of human malignancies, most prominently in melanoma. The most common mutation in BRAF is a missense mutation that substitutes glutamic acid for valine ...
Sequence and Structural Determinants of Specificity Differences between Paralogous Transcription Factors
Transcription factors (TFs) control the temporal and spatial expression of target genes by interacting with DNA in a sequence-specific manner. Recent advances in high throughput experiments that measure TF-DNA interactions ...
Genetic Analysis of the Contribution of Ion Channels to "Drosophila" Nociception
<p>Nociceptors are specialized primary sensory neurons that represent the first line of defense against potentially tissue damaging environmental stimuli, and are involved in pathological pain states caused by nerve damage, ...
Neuronal and Molecular Basis of Nociception and Thermosensation in Drosophila melanogaster
From insects to mammals, the ability to constantly sense environmental stimuli is essential for the survival of most living organisms. Most animals have nocifensive behaviors towards extreme temperatures, mechanical stimuli ...
High-Resolution Mapping of Mitotic Recombination in Saccharomyces Cerevisiae
Double-stranded DNA breaks are potentially lethal lesions that can be repaired in mitotic cells by either homologous recombination (HR) or non-homologous end- joining (NHEJ) pathways. In the HR pathway, the broken DNA molecule ...
Interrogating Chromatin Dynamics Surrounding a DNA Double-Strand Break and Ensuing Non-Homologous End-Joining Mediated Repair
The DNA double-strand break (DSB) is one of the most toxic genomic lesions that can occur in any living cell. Failure to repair DSBs results in cell cycle arrest and ultimately programmed cell death, while improper repair ...