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The potential role of butyrophilin and xanthine oxidoreductase in controlling the amount and size of milk-fat droplets
The secretion of fat droplets from mammary epithelial cells requires the expression of two major proteins, butyrophilin1A1 (BTN) and xanthine oxidoreductase (XOR). Ablation of the BTN or XOR gene in mice results in the ...
Identification and characterization of a heme responsive element in the hrg-1 promoter
Despite its biological significance, little is known about how animals sense and respond to heme to maintain homeostasis. C. elegans is a heme auxotroph, which makes it an excellent model to identify and dissect heme ...