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MSc. Thesis Defense:Liyne Noğay28-11-2019

AN INTERACTION MATRIX OF BTB DOMAIN-CONTAINING TRANSCRIPTION FACTORS

 

Liyne Noğay
Molecular Biology, Genetics and Bioengineering, MSc. Thesis, 2019

 

Thesis Jury

Prof. Dr. Batu Erman (Thesis Advisor)

Prof. Dr. Selim Çetiner

Prof. Dr. Uygar Tazebay

 

 

Date & Time: December 5th, 2019 - 13.30

Place: FENS 2008

Keywords: BTB domain, transcription factors, NCOR/SMRT corepressors, surface plasmon resonance, fluorescent two-hybrid assay

 

Abstract

 

The BTB domain is a protein-protein interaction unit found in eukaryotes. It forms a distinct multimeric structure with a large interaction surface. The exposed residues of each monomer are highly variable and can allow dimerization, oligomerization, and interactions with several other proteins such as NCOR and SMRT corepressors. BTB-containing transcription factors are diverse and control various physiological processes ranging from immune system development to cell cycle regulation. To understand the structural basis of these functions, we assessed the interaction networks of these proteins.  In this study, we developed specific and systematic assays to screen the interactions between various BTB domain-containing transcription factors and their interaction partners in vitro and in vivo, using surface plasmon resonance (SPR) and fluorescent two-hybrid (F2H) assays. We constructed a homo- and hetero-dimerization matrix of several BTB domains of interest.