Akiko Itadani

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Eukaryotic DNA polymerases delta and epsilon, both of which are required for chromosomal DNA replication, contain proofreading 3'-->5'exonuclease activity. DNA polymerases lacking proofreading activity act as strong mutators. Here we report isolation of thermotolerant mutants by using a proofreading-deficient DNA polymerase delta variant encoded by pol3-01(More)
Yeast cells producing mammalian-type N-linked oligosaccharide show severe growth defects and the decreased protein productivity because of the disruption of yeast-specific glycosyltransferases. This decreased protein productivity in engineered yeast strains is an obstacle to the development of efficient glycoprotein production in yeast. For economic and(More)
Myo1, a heavy chain of type I myosin of the fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe, is essential for sporulation. Here we have analyzed the expression, localization and cellular function of the type I myosin light chain calmodulin, Cam2, encoded by cam2(+). Transcription of cam2(+) was constitutive and markedly enhanced in meiosis. The cam2 null mutant was(More)
The fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe cannot use galactose as a carbon or energy source, and little is known about galactose metabolism in this species. Here we report isolation of a galactose-assimilating mutant that grows on a medium containing galactose as a sole carbon source through use of a proofreading-deficient DNA polymerase δ variant encoded(More)
Syntaxin is a component of the target soluble N-ethylmaleimide-sensitive factor attachment protein receptor complex, which is responsible for fusion of membrane vesicles at the target membrane. The fission yeast syntaxin 1 orthologue Psy1 is essential for both vegetative growth and spore formation. During meiosis, Psy1 disappears from the plasma membrane(More)
Calmodulin in Schizosaccharomyces pombe is encoded by the cam1(+) gene, which is indispensable for both vegetative growth and sporulation. Here, we report how Cam1 functions in spore formation. We found that Cam1 preferentially localized to the spindle pole body (SPB) during meiosis and sporulation. Formation of the forespore membrane, a precursor of the(More)
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