Molecular evolution of the primate α-/θ-defensin multigene family.
Kunming, China. In Plos One, 2013
Although previous studies have reported that α-/θ-defensin (DEFA/DEFT) genes are under birth-and-death evolution with frequent duplication and rapid evolution, the phylogenetic relationships of the primate DEFA/DEFT genes; the genetic bases for the existence of similar antimicrobial spectra among closely related species; and the evolutionary processes involved in the emergence of cyclic θ-defensins in Old World monkeys and their subsequent loss of function in humans, chimpanzees and gorillas require further investigation.
Deadenylation of cytoplasmic mRNA by the mammalian Ccr4-Not complex.
Nottingham, United Kingdom. In Biochem Soc Trans, 2012
This multi-subunit protein complex is composed of at least seven stably associated subunits in mammalian cells including two enzymatic deadenylase subunits: one DEDD (Asp-Glu-Asp-Asp)-type deadenylase (either CNOT7/human Caf1/Caf1a or CNOT8/human Pop2/Caf1b/Calif) and one EEP (endonuclease-exonuclease-phosphatase)-type enzyme (either CNOT6/human Ccr4/Ccr4a or CNOT6L/human Ccr4-like/Ccr4b).
Exoribonucleases and Endoribonucleases.
In Ecosal Plus, 2004
These are the RNR family, including RNase II and RNase R; the DEDD family, including RNase D, RNase T, and ORNase; the RBN family, consisting of RNase BN; and the PDX family, including PNPase and RNase PH.