Analysis of FBP1 Gene Expression in UV Light-exposed Tetrahymena thermophila Cultures

carrollscholars.legacy.contextkey12612535
carrollscholars.legacy.itemurlhttps://scholars.carroll.edu/lifesci_undergrad/3
carrollscholars.object.departmentLife and Environmental Sciences
carrollscholars.object.disciplinesCell Biology; Cellular and Molecular Physiology; Developmental Biology; Genetics
carrollscholars.object.experimenttypeReverse transcriptase (RT) PCR
carrollscholars.object.featureUV-B Radiation
carrollscholars.object.geneFBP1: Fructose 1,6 bisphosphatase family protein
carrollscholars.object.seasonSummer
dc.contributor.advisorStefanie Otto-Hitt
dc.contributor.authorHenry, Colby
dc.contributor.authorOtto-Hitt, Stefanie
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-30T10:07:15Z
dc.date.available2020-04-30T10:07:15Z
dc.date.issued2018-07-01
dc.description.abstractIn this study, Tetrahymena thermophila cultures were exposed to an acute treatment of UV light and expression of the FBP1 gene was examined. The FBP1 gene encodes Fructose- 1,6-biphosphatase which plays an important role in the process of gluconeogenesis. It was hypothesized that exposure of Tetrahymena to UV light would cause an upregulation in DNA repair enzymes, thereby causing these cells to require higher levels of glucose. The higher demand for glucose would then result in the upregulation of gluconeogenesis and FBP1. Following acute exposure of Tetrahymena cultures to UV light, the expression of FBP1 was analyzed using reverse transcription and semi-quantitative PCR. It was predicted that the levels of FBP1 would be upregulated following acute UV light treatment.
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholars.carroll.edu/handle/20.500.12647/3358
dc.titleAnalysis of FBP1 Gene Expression in UV Light-exposed Tetrahymena thermophila Cultures
dc.typepaper
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