The world's first wiki where authorship really matters (Nature Genetics, 2008). Due credit and reputation for authors. Imagine a global collaborative knowledge base for original thoughts. Search thousands of articles and collaborate with scientists around the globe.

wikigene or wiki gene protein drug chemical gene disease author authorship tracking collaborative publishing evolutionary knowledge reputation system wiki2.0 global collaboration genes proteins drugs chemicals diseases compound
Hoffmann, R. A wiki for the life sciences where authorship matters. Nature Genetics (2008)

Mechanism of interferon action: alpha and gamma interferons differentially affect mRNA levels of the catalytic subunit of protein kinase A and protein Mx in human cells.

Treatment of human HeLa and amnion U cells with gamma interferon (IFN-gamma), either alone or in combination with alpha interferon (IFN-alpha), reduced the steady-state level of mRNA encoding the catalytic (C) subunit of protein kinase A (PKA) as measured by Northern gel-blot (RNA) analysis. In addition, IFN-gamma treatment increased the ratio of C alpha to C alpha 2 (the two splice-site variants of PKA C alpha subunit mRNA produced in HeLa cells) as measured by a polymerase chain reaction assay. IFN-gamma greatly reduced the amount of a novel splice-site variant of PKA, C alpha 2, which retains introns G and H, relative to the amount of C alpha, which lacks introns G and H. IFN-alpha treatment in combination with IFN-gamma did not further reduce the level of PKA C alpha transcripts beyond that of IFN-gamma alone, as measured by Northern blots; however, IFN-alpha in combination with IFN-gamma did cause a synergistic increase in the level of human Mx transcripts.[1]


WikiGenes - Universities