Dong-Min Han

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We isolated the ganB gene encoding the Galpha-protein homolog from Aspergillus nidulans. To investigate the cellular function of GanB, various mutant strains were isolated. Deletion of constitutively inactive ganB mutants showed conidiation and derepressed brlA expression in a submerged culture. Constitutive activation of GanB caused a reduction in hyphal(More)
Using the genomic library constructed at the downstream of the niiA promoter, which induces the over-expression of an inserted DNA fragment, we have attempted to screen the genes affecting growth or development by over-expression. The wild-type strain was transformed using the AMA-niiA(p) library and cultured on 1.2 M sorbitol media, in which asexual(More)
The npgA1 mutation causes defects in the outer layer of the cell wall resulting in a colorless colony. In this study, a temperature-sensitive suppressor of npgA1 named snpA was isolated by UV mutagenesis. The suppressing mutant showed pleiotropic phenotypes in cellular structure and developmental processes when incubated at a temperature of 37 degrees C or(More)
The formation of the Aspergillus nidulans fruiting body is affected by a number of genetic and environmental factors. Here, the nsdC (never in sexual development) gene-encoding a putative transcription factor carrying a novel type of zinc-finger DNA-binding domain consisting of two C(2)H(2)'s and a C(2)HC motif that are highly conserved in most fungi but(More)
Two genes encoding MAP kinase homologs, designated as mpkB and mpkC, were isolated from Aspergillus nidulans by PCR with degenerate primers. Deletion and over-expression mutants of mpkC showed no detectable phenotypes under any external stress tested. Deletion of mpkB caused pleiotropic phenotypes including a failure in forming cleistothecia under any(More)
The esdC (early sexual development) gene was isolated by using an expressed sequence tag (EST) as a probe from a genomic library of the early sexual developmental stage mycelia of Aspergillus nidulans. The sequence analysis revealed that the esdC gene contains a 59bp intron and encodes a 266 amino acid polypeptide with a calculated molecular weight of(More)
The veA gene is one of the key genes in regulating sexual development of Aspergillus nidulans. During the study on the veA gene, it was observed that the veA expression level is slightly higher in a veA1 mutant than in a wild type at 37°C, suggesting that the wild type veA gene is necessary for the negative regulation of the veA expression. In the veA1(More)
The faoA gene encoding fructosyl amino acid oxidase (FAOD, EC 1.5.3) was isolated from Aspergillus nidulans and characterized. The complete nucleotide sequence of the faoA (fructosyl amino acid oxidase) gene and its cDNA revealed that the faoA gene encodes a 441-amino-acid polypeptide interrupted by five introns. Expression of the A. nidulans faoA gene was(More)
Epigenetic and transcriptional control of gene expression must be coordinated in response to external signals to promote alternative multicellular developmental programs. The membrane-associated trimeric complex VapA-VipC-VapB controls a signal transduction pathway for fungal differentiation. The VipC-VapB methyltransferases are tethered to the membrane by(More)
The nsdD gene encoding a GATA type transcription factor positively controls sexual development in Aspergillus nidulans. According to microarray data, 20 genes that were upregulated by deleting nsdD during various life cycle stages were randomly selected and deleted for functional analysis. None of the mutants showed apparent changes in growth or development(More)