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Nicola Illing


Publications (1989-2004)

Collett, H, A Shen, M Gardner, JM Farrant, KJ Denby and N. Illing . 2004 Towards transcript profiling of desiccation tolerance in Xerophyta humilis (Bak.) Dur and Schinz: Construction of a normalized 11 k X. humilis cDNA set and microarray expression analysis of 424 cDNAs in response to dehydration. Physiologia Plantarum 122:39-53

Peter RE, Rao PDD, Baby SM, Illing N , and Millar RP. 2003. Differential brain distribution of gonadotropin-releasing hormone receptors in the goldfish. General and Comparative Endocrinology. 132: 399-408

Collett H, Butowt R., Smith J, Farrant J, and Illing N . 2003. Photosynthetic genes are differentially transcribed during the dehydration-rehydration cycle in the resurrection plant, Xerophyta humilis J. Exp Botany. 54: 2593-2595

Illing, N ., Boolay S., Siwoski, J.S., Casper , D., Lucero, M.T., and Roskams, A.J. 2002. Conditionally immortalized clonal cell lines from the olfactory placode differentiate into olfactory neurons. Mol. Cell. Neuroscience 20: 225-243

Ott, T., Troskie, B., Roeske, R., Illing, N ., Flanagan, C., and Millar, R.P. 2002. Two mutations in extracellular loop 2 of the human gonadotropin releasing hormone receptor convert an antagonist to an agonist. Molecular Endocrinology 16: 1079-1088

Robison, R.B., White, R.B., Illing, N ., Morley, M., Millar, R.P., and Fernald, R.D. 2001. GnRH receptor in the teleost Haplochromis burtoni : structure, localization and function. Endocrinology, 142: 1737-1743

Sun, Y.H., Flanagan , C.A. , Illing, N ., Sellar R., Ott, T.R., Fromme, B.J., Hapgood, J., Sharp, P., Sealfon , S.C. , and Millar, R.P. 2001. A novel gonadotropin-releasing hormone receptor which confers agonist activity to mammalian antagonists: identification of D-Lys 6 in the ligand and extracellular loop two of the receptor as determinants. J. Biol. Chem. 276: 7754-7761

Prince, S., Illing, N ., and Kidson, S. 2001. The SV40 large T antigen reversibly inhibits expression of the tyrosinase TRP-1, TRP-2 and Mitf, but not Pax3 in conditionally immortalized mouse melanocytes. Cell. Biol. Int. 25: 91-102

Sun, Y.M., Dunn, I.C., Bainese, E., Talbot, R.T., Illing, N ., Millar, R.P. and Sharp, P.J. 2001. Distribution and regulation by eostrogen of fully processed and variant transcripts of gonadotropin-releasing hormone I and gonadotropin-releasing hormone receptor mRNAs in the male chicken. J. Neuroendocrinology. 13: 37-49

Troskie, B. Hapgood, J., Millar, R and Illing, N . 2000. cDNA cloning, gene expression and ligand selectivity of a novel GnRH receptor expressed in the pituitary and midbrain of Xenopus laevis . Endocrinology. 141: 1764-1771

Illing, N ., Troskie, B.E., Nahorniak, C.S., Hapgood, J.P., Peter, R.E. and Millar, R.P. 1999. Two gonadotrophin-releasing hormone receptor subtypes with distinct ligand selectivity and differential distribution in brain and pituitary in the goldfish ( Carassius auratus ). Proc Natl Acad Sci. 96: 2526-2531

Millar, R., Conklin D., Lofton-Day, C., Hutchinson , E., Troskie, B., Illing, N , Sealfon , S.C. , and Hapgood, J. 1999. A novel human GnRH receptor homolog gene: abundant and wide tissue distribution of the antisense transcript. J. Endocrinology 162:117-126

Troskie, B., Illing, N ., Rumbak, E., Sun Y-M, Sealfon , S.C. , Conklin, D., Hapgood, J., and Millar, R.P. 1998. Identification of three putative GnRH receptor subtypes in vertebrates. General and Comparitive Endocrinology 112: 296-302

Sun, Y-M., Millar, R.P., Ho, H., Gershengorn, M.C., and Illing, N . 1998. Cloning and characterisation of the chicken thyrotropin-releasing hormone receptor. Endocrinology 139: 3390-3398.

Dace, H., Sherwin, H.W., Illing, N ., and Farrant, J.M. 1998. Use of metabolic inhibitors to elucidate mechanisms of recovery from desiccation stress in the resurrection plant Xerophyta humilis. Plant Growth Regulation 24: 171-177.

Pawson, A.J., Katz, A., Sun, Y-M., Lopes, J.J., Illing, N ., Millar, R.P. and Davidson, J.S. 1998 Contrasting internalisation kinetics of human and chicken gonadotropin-releasing hormone receptor mediated by C-terminal tail. J. Endocrinology 156: R9-R12

Cowley, M.A., Rao, A., Wright, P.J., Illing, N ., Millar, R.P., and Clarke, I.J. 1998. Differential regulation of the multiple transcripts of the gonadotropin releasing hormone receptor during sheep oestrus cycle by oestrogen. Mol. Cell. Endocrinol. 148: 141-149

Flanagan , C.A. , Millar, R.P., and Illing, N . 1997 Advances in understanding gonadotrophin-releasing hormone receptor: structure and ligand interactions. Reviews of Reproduction 2: 113-120.

Troskie, B., King, J.A., Millar, R.P., Peng, Y., Kim, J., Figueras, H., and Illing, N . 1997. Chicken GnRH II-like peptides and a GnRH receptor selective for chicken GnRH II in amphibian sympathetic ganglia. Neuroendocrinology 65: 396-402

Berman, P.A.M. and Illing, N . 1995. Requirement for rapid DNA replication selects for an A+T genome in malaria parasites. SA J Science 91: 393

Davidson, J.S., Flanagan , C.A. , Becker, I.I., Illing, N. , Sealfon , S.C. , and Millar, R.P.1994. Molecular function of the gonadotrophin-releasing hormone receptor: insights from site-directed mutagenesis. Mol. Cell. Endocrinol. 100: 9-14

Millar, R.P., Davidson, J.S., Flanagan, C., Illing, N. , Becker, I., Jacobs, G., and Wakefield , I.. 1994. Gonadotrophin-releasing hormone receptor structure and function. In "Perspectives in comparative endocrinology" (Ed Davey, KG., RE Peter, SS Tobe),National Research Council of Canada

Chi L., Zhou, W., Prikhozhan, A., Flanagan, C., Davidson, J.S., Golembo, M., Illing, N. , Millar, R.P., and Sealfon , S.C. . 1993 Cloning and characterisation of the human GnRHreceptor. Mol. Cell. Endocrinol. 91, R1-R6

Millar, R.P., Davidson, J.S., Flanagan , C.A. , Golembo, M., Illing, N ., Jacobs, G., .Becker, I., Eales, A., Tsutsumi, M., Chi, L., Zhou, W. and Sealfon , S.C. . 1993 Towards the direct design of GnRH analogues: Insights from cloned GnRH receptors. In "Current Topics in Andrology", (Oshima, H. and Burger, H.G., eds.), Japan Society of Andrology, Tokyo , pp1-22.

Illing, N ., Jacobs, G.F.M., Becker, I.I., Flanagan, C.A., Davidson, J.S., Eales, A., Zhou, W., Sealfon, S.C., and Millar, R.P. 1993 Comparative sequence analysis and functional characterisation of the cloned sheep gonadotrophin-releasing hormone receptor reveals differences in primary structure and ligand specificity among mammalian receptors. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 196:745-757.

Stevens, C.M., Daniel, R., Illing, N . and Errington, J. 1992 Characterisation of a sporulation gene spoIVA involved in spore coat morphogenesis in Bacillus subtilis. J.Bacteriol. 174: 586-594

Errington, J. and Illing, N . 1992. Microreview: Establishment of cell-specific transcription during sporulation in Bacillus subtilis. Mol. Microbiol. 6: 689-695

Illing, N . and J. Errington. 1991. Genetic regulation of morphogenisis in Bacillus subtilis: the roles of sigma factors s E and s F in prespore engulfment. J. Bacteriol. 173: 3159-3169

Illing, N . and Errington, J. 1991. The spoIIIA operon of B. subtilis defines a new temporal class of mother-cell-specific sporulation genes under the control of s E form of RNA polymerase. Mol. Microbiol. 5: 1927-1940

Illing, N . and Errington, J. 1990. The spoIIIA locus is not required for prespore-specific gene expression during sporulation in Bacillus subtilis. J. Bacteriol. 172: 6930-6936

Illing, N ., Errington, J. and Young, M.. 1990. Use of integration plasmid excision to identify the cellular localisation of gene action during sporulation in Bacillus subtilis. J.Bacteriol. 172:6937-6941

Errington, J., Foulger, D., Illing, N ., Partridge, S. and Stevens, C. 1990. Regulation of differential gene expression during sporulation in Bacillus subtilis. In Genetics and Biotechnology of Bacilli, vol III (ed. M. Zukowski, A.T. Ganesan & J.A. Hoch) pp257-267 Academic Press, San Diego

Illing, N , Hill, R.T. and Woods, D.R.. 1989. Purification and characterisation of glutamine synthetase from Nocardia corallina. Ant. von Leeuwenhoek J. of Microbiol. 54: 497-507

Hill, R.T., Illing, N ., Kirby, R. and Woods, D.R. 1989. Development of pLR591, a Streptomyces-Escherichia coli positive selection shuttle vector. FEMS Microbiol. Letters 57: 223-226

Hill, R.T., Hart, S., Illing, N ., Kirby, R. and Woods, D.R. 1989. Cloning and expression of Rhodococcus pigment genes in Escherichia coli. J. Gen. Microbiol. 135: 1507-1513

Book Review

Illing, N. 2002. An integrated view of Bacillus. Nature 415: 263-264