Eric Stephen Cole

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Mating Tetrahymena thermophila were bombarded with ribosomal DNA-coated particles at various times in development. Both macronuclear and micronuclear transformants were recovered. Optimal developmental stages for transformation occurred during meiosis for the micronucleus and during anlagen formation for the macronucleus. Evidence is given for transient(More)
Genetic analysis of regulated exocytosis can be accomplished in ciliates, since mutants defective in stimulus-dependent secretion of dense-core vesicles can be identified. In Tetrahymena thermophila, secretion in wild-type cells can result in their encapsulation by the proteins released from vesicle cores. Cells with defects in secretion were isolated from(More)
HAP2, a male-gamete-specific protein conserved across vast evolutionary distances, has garnered considerable attention as a potential membrane fusogen required for fertilization in taxa ranging from protozoa and green algae to flowering plants and invertebrate animals [1-6]. However, its presence in Tetrahymena thermophila, a ciliated protozoan with seven(More)
RAD51, the eukaryote homolog of the Escherichia coli recA recombinase, participates in homologous recombination during mitosis, meiosis, and in the repair of double-stranded DNA breaks. The Tetrahymena thermophila RAD51 gene was recently cloned, and the in vitro activities and induction of Rad51p following DNA damage were shown to be similar to that of(More)
A detailed mapping and description of campaniform sensilla on the wing and haltere of Drosophila melanogaster is provided. Six types of sensilla are distinguished. Similarities in the pattern of their distribution on the dorsal and ventral surfaces of each appendage, as well as between the wing and haltere, are apparent. These data are used to assess the(More)
PURPOSE We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to summarize the effect of preoperative hormonal stimulation on complication rates following proximal hypospadias repair. MATERIALS AND METHODS We comprehensively searched the published and unpublished literature between 1990 and 2010. Eligibility criteria were applied. Title, abstract and full(More)
The expression of Rad51p, a DNA repair protein that mediates homologous recombination, is induced by DNA damage and during both meiosis and exconjugant development in the ciliate Tetrahymena thermophila. To completely investigate the transcriptional regulation of Tetrahymena RAD51 expression, reporter genes consisting of the RAD51 5' non-translated sequence(More)
Rad51p, the eukaryotic homolog of the prokaryotic recA protein, catalyzes strand exchange between single- and double-stranded DNA and is involved in both genetic recombination and double-strand break repair in the ciliate Tetrahymena thermophila. We have previously shown that disruption of the Tetrahymena RAD51 somatic macronuclear locus leads to defective(More)
Conjugation in the freshwater ciliate Tetrahymena thermophila involves a developmental program that models meiosis, fertilization, and early developmental events characteristic of multicellular eukaryotes. We describe a gallery of five early-acting conjugation mutations. These mutants, cnj1-5, exhibit phenotypes in which specific steps in the conjugal(More)
We examined the nuclear behavior of mating Tetrahymena cells that had been mechanically disrupted at various times throughout conjugation. Disruption was achieved by agitating conjugating Tetrahymena in the presence of 0.1-3 mm glass beads. Two minutes of agitation with 1 mm beads yielded optimal pair disruption (70%) with high viability (92%). Disrupting(More)