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We have used comparative genomics to identify 26 Escherichia coli open reading frames that are both of unknown function (hypothetical open reading frames or y-genes) and conserved in the compact genome of Mycoplasma genitalium. Not surprisingly, these genes are broadly conserved in the bacterial world. We used a markerless knockout strategy to screen for(More)
A novel bovine brain inositol-phospholipid-specific phospholipase C has been identified on the basis of chromatographic behaviour and purified to apparent homogeneity by a rapid three-step procedure. The purified enzyme has a molecular mass of 85 kDa on SDS/polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis and a specific activity of 24 mumol.min-1.mg-1. The enzyme is(More)
In an effort to study further the mechanism of Cdc28 function and cell cycle commitment, we describe here a genetic approach to identify components of pathways downstream of the Cdc28 kinase at START by screening for mutations that decrease the effectiveness of signaling by Cdc28. The first locus to be characterized in detail using this approach was PKC1(More)
Sequence analysis of a inositol-phospholipid-specific phospholipase C (PtdIns-PLC) purified from bovine brain has led to the isolation of a novel cDNA that encodes this protein. While this cDNA contains two introns, these appear to be removed upon transfection of the cDNA into COS-1 cells. The protein transiently expressed in COS-1 cells shows(More)
Expression studies in the yeast S. pombe have been utilised to establish the basis for a genetic analysis designed to identify the lethal partners of the pro-apoptotic proteins bak and bax. Bak expression in S. pombe is lethal and this lethality is rescued by co-expression of bcl-2 or bcl-x(L). S. pombe cells expressing bak have a terminal phenotype in(More)
Protein sequence analysis of a bovine brain phosphoinositide-specific phospholipase C (PI-PLC; PLC-154) has permitted the isolation of a cDNA that appears to code for this protein. Transient expression of this cDNA in COS-1 cells demonstrates that the cDNA encodes a functional phospholipase C that migrates at approximately 150,000 daltons. A transcript of(More)
The pheromone-responsive Galpha protein of Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Gpa1p, stimulates an adaptive mechanism that downregulates the mating signal. In a genetic screen designed to identify signaling elements required for Gpa1p-mediated adaptation, a large collection of adaptive-defective (Adp-) mutants were recovered. Of the 49 mutants characterized thus(More)
Many researchers have explored the extent to which yeast can be used to dissect the mechanisms of programmed cell death in higher cells. Yeast has been used as a system to analyze protein-protein interactions and structure-function relationships, and as a cloning tool to identify novel higher eukaryote regulators of apoptosis. In addition, classic genetic(More)