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post-doc position available

Sally Assmann sma3 at psu.edu
Wed May 26 16:52:41 EST 1999

Heterotrimeric G-proteins are estimated to be involved in one-third of all
mammalian signaling pathways, and 50% of the drugs used clinically target
G-protein associated pathways. In comparison, very little is known about
G-protein function in plants (H. Ma (1994) Plant Mol. Biol. 26: 1611-1636;
S.M. Assmann (1996) in D.P.S. Verma (ed) Signal Transduction in Plant
Growth and Development, pp. 39-61).  We have recently cloned from
Arabidopsis a novel GTP-binding protein, ìArabidopsis thaliana extra-large
G-protein (AtXLG)î (Plant Mol. Biol. (1999) 40: 55-64).  The AtXLG protein
contains domains with homology to Galpha subunits, transporters, and
zinc-finger proteins. A post-doctoral position is available for a molecular
biologist interested in using molecular, genetic, and genomics approaches
to study the function of AtXLG. If you are interested, please reply by
e-mail to me at sma3 at psu.edu.

Sally Assmann
Professor of Biology
Penn State University
University Park, PA, 16802

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