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We have sequenced and annotated the genome of fission yeast (Schizosaccharomyces pombe), which contains the smallest number of protein-coding genes yet recorded for a eukaryote: 4,824. The centromeres are between 35 and 110 kilobases (kb) and contain related repeats including a highly conserved 1.8-kb element. Regions upstream of genes are longer than in(More)
Store-operated Ca2+ entry is mediated by Ca2+ release-activated Ca2+ (CRAC) channels following Ca2+ release from intracellular stores. We performed a genome-wide RNA interference (RNAi) screen in Drosophila cells to identify proteins that inhibit store-operated Ca2+ influx. A secondary patch-clamp screen identified CRACM1 and CRACM2 (CRAC modulators 1 and(More)
The gene for retinitis pigmentosa 3 (RP3), the most frequent form of X-linked RP (XLRP), has been mapped previously to a chromosome interval of less than 1000 kbp between the DXS1110 marker and the OTC locus at Xp21.1-p11.4. Employing a novel technique, YAC Representation Hybridization (YRH)', we have recently identified a small XLRP associated(More)
Previous research from our laboratory suggests that low doses (<0.1 mg/kg) of the dopamine (DA) D3-preferring agonist 7-hydroxy-N,N-di-n-propyl-2-aminotetralin (7-OH-DPAT) attenuate conditioned place preference (CPP) produced by the indirect DA agonist d-amphetamine, but enhance d-amphetamine-induced stereotypic behaviors. This study further examined the(More)
unrestricted reuse, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Many animals communicate through acoustic signaling, and " acoustic space " may be viewed as a limited resource that organisms compete for. If acoustic signals overlap, the information in them is masked, so there should be selection toward(More)
The poor self-healing ability of cartilage necessitates the development of methods for cartilage regeneration. Scaffold construction with live stem cell incorporation and subsequent differentiation presents a promising route. Projection stereolithography (PSL) offers high resolution and processing speed as well as the ability to fabricate scaffolds that(More)
Despite the fact that lichen algae have been explored for over100 years, their diversity, taxonomy and ecology still remains understudied. In present study we analyzed 114 specimens representing 72 lichen taxa collected on the Crimean Peninsula, culturing and sequencing their algal partners. In total we identified 26 taxa of photobionts representing 10(More)