AATF


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AATF

Apoptosis Antagonizing Transcription Factor. A 523-amino acid nuclear phospoprotein which interacts with ZIPK, a nuclear serine/threonine-specific protein kinase, the overexpression of which induces apoptotic cell death. AATF is encoded by a gene that maps to 17q11.2-q12, the expression of which is downregulated by TGF-beta in intestinal cells. AATF is expressed in cortical neurones and neural PC12 cells and is neuroprotective. Overexpression of AATF protects against amyloid beta-peptide-induced apoptosis in PC12 cells.
Normal expression Brain, heart, thymus, kidney, placenta, skeletal muscle, colon
Abnormal expression Overexpressed in aggressive osteosarcomas
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Operational management: In consultation with AATF management, manage the financial and administrative aspects of the project and ensure integration of its technical, regulatory and product deployment elements.
Salary and benefits will be in line with those provided within AATFs IRS scheme.
In the case of French culture, the AATF National Commission on Cultural Competence (1995) has proposed three cultural categories for understanding culture: empathy, ability to observe and analyze, communication in cultural context (verbal and nonverbal).
The partnership between Arcadia and AATF is designed to solve both of these issues," said Eric Rey, president and CEO of Arcadia.
The license granted by Arcadia presents an opportunity for smallholder farmers to access technologies that will address low rice productivity characterized by low soil nitrogen and high soil salinity and AATF will share these technologies with research institutions and seed multipliers in Africa to ensure that farmers benefit from these technologies,'' he added.
After Arcadia completes the transformation of NUE and Salt Tolerant African Rice, AATF will work with its regional development partners to breed rice varieties that are most effective for local environmental conditions and then distribute to local growers.
The procedures GAO agreed to perform were related to (1) transactions that represent the underlying basis of amounts distributed to the AATF during fiscal year 2008, (2) the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) quarterly AATF receipt certifications during fiscal year 2008, (3) the Department of the Treasury's Financial Management Service adjustments to the AATF during fiscal year 2008, (4) the Department of the Treasury's Office of Tax Analysis's (OTA) process for estimating excise tax amounts to be distributed to the AATF for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2008, (5) adjustments to the AATF for tax on kerosene used in aviation during fiscal year 2008, and (6) the amount of net excise taxes distributed to the AATF during fiscal year 2008.
We were not engaged to perform, and did not perform, an audit, the objective of which would have been the expression of an opinion on the amount of net excise taxes distributed to the AATF.
Dennis Kyetere, executive director of AATF said, After a six-year development process, we are very encouraged by the results of the first WE1101 harvest.
Table 1: GM crops in development in sub-Saharan Africa Country Crop/Trait Institutions Burkina Faso Cowpea/pod borer AATF, CSIRO, IITA, resistance Kirkhouse, Monsanto, NARS, NGICA, PBS, Rockefeller Foundation, USAID Rice/water efficient, AATF, Arcadia nitrogen use efficient, Biosciences, CIAT, salt tolerant Japan Tobacco, NARS, PIPRA, Univ.
As agreed, we evaluated fiscal year 2003 activity affecting distributions to the AATF.
GAO (1) did a detailed test of transactions that represent the underlying basis of amounts distributed to AATF, (2) reviewed the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) quarterly AATF certifications, (3) reviewed the Department of the Treasury Financial Management Service adjustments to AATF for fiscal year 2001, (4) reviewed procedures in the Office of Tax Analysis' process for estimating amounts to be distributed to AATF for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2001, (5) compared net excise tax distributions to AATF during fiscal year 2001 and amounts reported in the financial statements prepared by the Bureau of the Public Debt for AATF and the Federal Aviation Administration's consolidated financial statements, and (6) reviewed key reconciliations of IRS records to Treasury records.