Balasundar Balasubramanian

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The primary determinant for telomere replication is the enzyme telomerase, responsible for elongating the G-rich strand of the telomere. The only component of this enzyme that has been identified in Saccharomyces cerevisiae is the TLC1 gene, encoding the telomerase RNA subunit. However, a yeast strain defective for the EST1 gene exhibits the same phenotypes(More)
The ROX1 gene encodes a heme-induced repressor of hypoxic genes in yeast. Using RNA blot analysis and a ROX1/lacZ fusion construct that included the ROX1 upstream region and only the first codon, we discovered that Rox1 represses its own expression. Gel-retardation experiments indicated that Rox1 was capable of binding to its own upstream region.(More)
We have shown previously that UV radiation and other DNA-damaging agents induce the ubiquitination of a portion of the RNA polymerase II large subunit (Pol II LS). In the present study UV irradiation of repair-competent fibroblasts induced a transient reduction of the Pol II LS level; new protein synthesis restored Pol II LS to the base-line level within(More)
The ROX1 gene encodes a repressor of the hypoxic functions of the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. The DNA sequence of the gene was determined and found to encode a protein of 368 amino acids. The amino-terminal third of the protein contains a high-mobility-group motif characteristic of DNA-binding proteins. To determine whether the Rox1 repressor bound DNA,(More)
The yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae is a facultative aerobe that responds to changes in oxygen tension by changing patterns of gene expression. One set of genes that responds to this environmental cue is the hypoxic genes. Oxygen levels are sensed by changes in heme biosynthesis, which controls the transcription of the ROX1 gene, encoding a protein that(More)
We present a new trajectory generation algorithm for autonomous guidance and control of unmanned vehicles from a given starting point to a given target location. We build and update incomplete a priori maps of the operating environment in real time using onboard sensors and compute level sets on the map reflecting the minimal cost of traversal from the(More)
The yeast transcriptional activator Gal4p can bind to sites in nucleosomal DNA in vivo which it is unable to access in vitro. One event which could allow proteins to bind to otherwise inaccessible sites in chromatin in living cells is DNA replication. To determine whether replication is required for Gal4p to bind to nucleosomal sites in yeast, we have used(More)
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