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MLC1 (myosin light chain) acts as a dosage suppressor of a temperature sensitive mutation in the gene encoding the S. cerevisiae IQGAP protein. Both proteins localize to the bud neck in mitosis although Mlc1p localisation precedes Iqg1p. Mlc1p is also found at the incipient bud site in G(1) and the growing bud tip during S and G(2) phases of the cell cycle.(More)
The fission yeast BRCT domain protein Rad4/Cut5 is required for genome integrity checkpoint responses and DNA replication. Here we address the position at which Rad4/Cut5 acts within the checkpoint response pathways. Rad4 is shown to act upstream of the effector kinases Chk1 and Cds1, as both Chk1 phosphorylation and Cds1 kinase activity require functional(More)
EcoR124 and EcoR124/3 are type I DNA restriction and modification systems. The EcoR124/3 system arose from the EcoR124 system some 15 years ago and at the electron microscopic DNA heteroduplex level the genes for both systems are still apparently identical. We have shown that the DNA sequences recognized by the two systems are GAA(N6)RTCG for EcoR124 and(More)
The DNA sequences recognized by the allelic type I restriction enzymes EcoR124 and EcoR124/3 were determined. EcoR124 recognizes 5'-GAA(N6)RTCG-3' and EcoR124/3 recognizes 5'-GAA(N7)RTCG-3'. These are typical of sequences recognized by type I recognition enzymes in that they consist of two specific domains separated by a non-specific spacer sequence. For(More)
In budding yeast the final stages of the cell division cycle, cytokinesis and cell separation, are distinct events that require to be coupled, both together and with mitotic exit. Here we demonstrate that mutations in genes of the mitotic exit network (MEN) prevent cell separation and are synthetically lethal in combination with both cytokinesis and(More)
Rho GTPases are regulated in complex spatiotemporal patterns that might be dependent, in part at least, on the multiplicity of their GTP exchange factors (GEFs). Here, we examine the extent of and basis for functional specialisation of the Rom2 and Tus1 GEFs that activate the yeast Rho1 GTPase, the orthologue of mammalian RhoA. First, we find that these(More)
We have purified the EcoR124 and EcoR124/3 restriction enzymes and shown that they are type I enzymes by several criteria: subunit composition, DNA and S-adenosylmethionine-dependent ATPase activity, and site-specific DNA methylase activity. By immunochemical criteria these enzymes are related to each other but are unrelated to the two previously(More)
Initiation of DNA replication in eukaryotes is a highly conserved and ordered process involving the co-ordinated, stepwise association of distinct proteins at multiple origins of replication throughout the genome. Here, taking Schizosaccharomyces pombe as a model, the role of Rad4(TopBP1) in the assembly of the replication complex has been examined.(More)