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A small GTPase, Arf6, is involved in cytokinesis by localizing to the Flemming body (the midbody). However, it remains unknown how Arf6 contributes to cytokinesis. Here, we demonstrate that Arf6 directly interacts with mitotic kinesin-like protein 1 (MKLP1), a Flemming body-localizing protein essential for cytokinesis. The crystal structure of the(More)
Small GTPases ARF1 and ARF3 localize mainly to the Golgi apparatus, where they trigger formation of coated carrier vesicles. We previously showed that BIG2, a guanine nucleotide exchange factor specific for ARF1 and ARF3, localizes not only to the trans-Golgi network (TGN) but also to recycling endosomes, where it is involved in regulating the integrity of(More)
The small GTPase Arf6 is transiently associated with the ingressing cleavage furrow and subsequently targeted to the Flemming body during cytokinesis, suggesting its activation around the cleavage furrow. Here, we show that EFA6 (exchange factor for Arf6) localizes on the cleavage furrow through its PH domain. Time-lapse analysis showed that both EFA6 and(More)
Membrane-sculpting BAR (Bin/Amphiphysin/Rvs) domains form a crescent-shaped homodimer that can sense and induce membrane curvature through its positively charged concave face. We have recently shown that Arfaptin-2, which was originally identified as a binding partner for the Arf and Rac1 GTPases, binds to Arl1 through its BAR domain and is recruited onto(More)
In order to achieve the intended level of communication with visitors in museums where large displays are installed, it is essential to understand how various display factors affect visitors. We explore the effects of the display angle on individual users. In our experiment, we set up three types of flat displays - vertical, horizontal, and tilted - and(More)
Small GTPases play important roles in various aspects of cell division as well as membrane trafficking. We and others previously showed that ADP-ribosylation factor 6 (Arf6) is locally activated around the ingressing cleavage furrow and recruited to the Flemming body in late cytokinesis phases, and involved in faithful completion of cytokinesis. However,(More)
We developed a multimedia display system for information kiosks that clearly presents the structure and amount of information available in a tangible and interactive environment with an intuitive interface---a common paper pamphlet. With this interface, the visitor understands intuitively the amount and hierarchy of the content based on the number of pages,(More)
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