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In budding yeast meiosis, the formation of class I interference-sensitive crossovers requires the ZMM proteins. These ZMM proteins are essential in forming a mature synaptonemal complex, and a subset of these (Zip2, Zip3, and Zip4) has been proposed to compose the core of synapsis initiation complexes (SICs). Zip4/Spo22 functions with Zip2 to promote(More)
Meiotic recombination is initiated by the formation of numerous DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs) catalysed by the widely conserved Spo11 protein. In Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Spo11 requires nine other proteins for meiotic DSB formation; however, unlike Spo11, few of these are conserved across kingdoms. In order to investigate this recombination step in(More)
In human cells and in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, BLAP75/Rmi1 acts together with BLM/Sgs1 and TopoIIIalpha/Top3 to maintain genome stability by limiting crossover (CO) formation in favour of NCO events, probably through the dissolution of double Holliday junction intermediates (dHJ). So far, very limited data is available on the involvement of these complexes(More)
In numerous species, the formation of meiotic crossovers is largely under the control of a group of proteins known as ZMM. Here, we identified a new ZMM protein, HEI10, a RING finger-containing protein that is well conserved among species. We show that HEI10 is structurally and functionally related to the yeast Zip3 ZMM and that it is absolutely required(More)
Long-chain polyunsaturated (n-3) fatty acids have been reported to influence the efficiency of membrane receptors, transporters and enzymes. Because the brain is particularly rich in docosahexaenoic acid (DHA, 22:6 n-3), the present study addresses the question of whether the 22:6 n-3 fatty acid deficiency induces disorder in regulation of energy metabolism(More)
Cytochrome oxidase (CO) activity was studied over a 24-h period in the Syrian hamster suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) (site of the biological clock), anterior hypothalamic area (AHA), and motor cortex. The SCN CO activity was highest at the middle of the day (Zeitgeber time (ZT) 05), decreased at the end of the light period (ZT 10) and continued at a low(More)
The vomeronasal system (VNS) seems to be functional in some primates and involved in the detection of urinary signals. Anterograde tracing (WGA-HRP) and evoked metabolic activity (2-DG method) were used in order to clarify the conditions under which the VNS is activated in the prosimian mouse lemur. After WGA-HRP deposition at one of the oral entries of the(More)
The pentatricopeptide repeat (PPR) domain is an RNA binding domain allowing members of the PPR superfamily to participate in post-transcriptional processing of organellar RNA. Loss of PPR8522 from maize (Zea mays) confers an embryo-specific (emb) phenotype. The emb8522 mutation was isolated in an active Mutator (Mu) population and co-segregation analysis(More)
The object of the present experiment was to examine whether in an intact animal implanted with a hypothalamic graft, the phase of the host and grafted suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) would become synchronized. To this end, we first established the time at which daily fluctuations in local cerebral glucose utilization were maximal in the SCN in our population(More)
The fdl1-1 mutation, caused by an Enhancer/Suppressor mutator (En/Spm) element insertion located in the third exon of the gene, identifies a novel gene encoding ZmMYB94, a transcription factor of the R2R3-MYB subfamily. The fdl1 gene was isolated through co-segregation analysis, whereas proof of gene identity was obtained using an RNAi strategy that(More)