Eiko Tsuchiya

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Saccharomyces cerevisiae genomic clones that encode calmodulin-binding proteins were isolated by screening a λgt11 expression library using125I-labeled calmodulin as probe. Among the cloned yeast genes, we found two closely related genes (CMP1 andCMP2) that encode proteins homologous to the catalytic subunit of phosphoprotein phosphatase. The presumed CMP1(More)
Although transcriptional factors are known to play important roles in synaptic plasticity, their role in olfactory adaptation has not been studied well. Here we report that Ce-TBX-2, the TBX2/TBX3 transcriptional factor homologue of the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans, is involved in olfactory adaptation. Two missense hypomorphic mutations in this gene(More)
Saccharomyces cerevisiae mutants which exhibit phenotypes (calcium resistance and vanadate sensitivity) similar to those of calcineurin-deficient mutants were isolated. The mutants were classified into four complementation groups (crv1,2,3 and4).crv1 was allelic tocnb1, a mutation in the regulatory subunit of calcineurin. The nucleotide sequences ofCRV2(More)
The NPS1/STH1 gene encodes a nuclear protein essential for the progression of G2/M phase in Saccharomyces cerevisiae . Nps1p shares homology to Snf2/Swi2p, a subunit of a protein complex known as the SNF/SWI complex. Recently, Nps1p was found to be a component of a protein complex termed RSC (3) essential for mitotic growth, whereas its function is unknown.(More)
The IME2 gene is one of the key regulators of the initiation of meiosis in budding yeast. This gene is repressed during mitosis through the repressive chromatin structure at the promoter, which is maintained by the Rpd3-Sin3 histone deacetylase (HDAC) complex. IME2 expression in meiosis requires Gcn5/histone acetyltransferase, the transcriptional activator(More)
In the fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe, deletion of trt1(+) causes gradual telomere shortening, while deletion of pot1(+) causes rapid telomere loss. The double mutant between pot1 and RecQ helicase rqh1 is synthetically lethal. We found that the trt1 rqh1 double mutant was not synthetically lethal. The chromosome end fragments in both the trt1Δ(More)
Ultrastructure of the mating tube formed in yeast haplont of the heterobasidiomycete Tremella mesenterica was studied by electron microscopy. Cell wall of the mating tube emerged as evagination of the inner layers, rupturing outer layers of the mother cell wall. Comparison with budding cells suggested that the tube emergence place at bud scar and the(More)
Pot1 is a single-stranded telomere-binding protein that is conserved from fission yeast to mammals. Deletion of Schizosaccharomyces pombe pot1(+) causes immediate telomere loss. S. pombe Rqh1 is a homolog of the human RecQ helicase WRN, which plays essential roles in the maintenance of genomic stability. Here, we demonstrate that a pot1Δ rqh1-hd(More)
 Previous studies of the hemagglutinin (HA) genes of various influenza B virus isolates demonstrated the existence of two antigenically distinct virus lineages represented by B/Victoria/2/87 and B/Yamagata/16/88, respectively. Here, we investigated the antigenic and genetic characteristics of influenza B viruses isolated from children living in Lusaka,(More)
The spindle assembly checkpoint (SAC) monitors defects in kinetochore-microtubule attachment or lack of tension at kinetochores and arrests cells at prometaphase. In fission yeast, the double mutant between pot1Δ and the helicase-dead point mutant of the RecQ helicase Rqh1 gene (rqh1-hd) accumulates Rad51-dependent recombination intermediates at telomeres(More)