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dc.contributor.authorMorcos, Joseph Mouniren_US
dc.date.accessioned2020-03-04T16:43:07Z
dc.date.available2020-03-04T16:43:07Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.date.submitted2013
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2144/39684
dc.descriptionPLEASE NOTE: This work is protected by copyright. Downloading is restricted to the BU community: please click Download and log in with a valid BU account to access. If you are the author of this work and would like to make it publicly available, please contact open-help@bu.edu.en_US
dc.descriptionThesis (MSD) --Boston University, Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine, 2013 (Department of Periodontology and Oral Biology).en_US
dc.descriptionx, 47 leaves : ill.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographic references: leaves 39-44.en_US
dc.description.abstractBones are crucial organs in the human body - deviations from proper formation results in harmful and sometimes lethal effects. Thus, it is imperative that the regulatory factors of bone formation be investigated. One such factor is Osterix/SP7 (OSX), a Zinc-finger-containing transcription factor required for bone formation first determined in Osx null mice. In patients with mutant Osterix (MT-OSX), bone was malformed. Hence it is clear that wild-type (WT)-OSX and MT-OSX have different effects on the biological mechanisms involved in bone formation. This study aims to identify these differences at the cellular level by investigating the localization of WT-OSX and MT-OSX by confocal immunofluorescence microscopy. WT and MT forms of OSX were first cloned into pcDNA3-FLAG tagged vectors. Over expression of WT-OSX and MT-OSX were observed and indicated that both WT-OSX and MT-OSX (frameshift mutation at c.1052) experienced post translational modifications. In order to visualize the localization of WT-OSX and MT-OSX in the cell, pcDNA3-FLAG-WT-OSX and pcDNA3-FLAG-MT-OSX were transfected into MC3T3-E1 cells. Cells were stained based on immunofluorescence methods and it was concluded that MT-OSX was unable to enter into some parts of the nucleus. Although the exact locations of WT-OSX and MT-OSX were not determined, there is a clear difference in the localization of WT-OSX and MT-OSX in the cells; this ultimately affects the transcriptional properties of MT-OSX which inhibits proper bone formation.en_US
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dc.publisherBoston Universityen_US
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dc.subjectOsteogenesisen_US
dc.titleMolecular cloning of wild-type and mutant Osterix and its localization in MC3T3-E1 cellsen_US
dc.typeThesis/Dissertationen_US
etd.degree.nameMaster of Science in Dentistryen_US
etd.degree.levelmastersen_US
etd.degree.disciplinePeriodontology and Oral Biologyen_US
etd.degree.grantorBoston Universityen_US


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