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To define the extent of the modification of the nuclear pore complex (NPC) during Aspergillus nidulans closed mitosis, a systematic analysis of nuclear transport genes has been completed. Thirty genes have been deleted defining 12 nonessential and 18 essential genes. Several of the nonessential deletions caused conditional phenotypes and self-sterility,(More)
The recycling endosome localizes to a pericentrosomal region via microtubule-dependent transport. We previously showed that Sec15, an effector of the recycling endosome component, Rab11-GTPase, interacts with the mother centriole appendage protein, centriolin, suggesting an interaction between endosomes and centrosomes. Here we show that the recycling(More)
How the nucleolus is segregated during mitosis is poorly understood and occurs by very different mechanisms during closed and open mitosis. Here we report a new mechanism of nucleolar segregation involving removal of the nucleolar-organizing regions (NORs) from nucleoli during Aspergillus nidulans mitosis. This involves a double nuclear envelope (NE)(More)
In Aspergillus nidulans nuclear pore complexes (NPCs) undergo partial mitotic disassembly such that 12 NPC proteins (Nups) form a core structure anchored across the nuclear envelope (NE). To investigate how the NPC core is maintained, we affinity purified the major core An-Nup84-120 complex and identified two new fungal Nups, An-Nup37 and An-ELYS,(More)
The Aspergillus nidulans NIMA kinase is essential for mitosis and is the founding member of the conserved NIMA-related kinase (Nek) family of protein kinases. To gain insight into NIMA function, a copy number suppression screen has been completed that defines three proteins termed MCNA, MCNB, and MCNC (multi-copy-number suppressor of nimA1 A, B, and C). All(More)
DNA microarray has been widely used to examine gene expression profile of different human tumors. The information generated from microarray analysis usually represents the overall range of cancer-associated abnormality associated with gene regulation. In order to identify key regulatory genes involved in carcinogenesis of human cancer, hypothesis driven(More)
A single-step protein affinity purification protocol using Aspergillus nidulans is described. Detailed protocols for cell breakage, affinity purification, and depending on the application, methods for protein release from affinity beads are provided. Examples defining the utility of the approaches, which should be widely applicable, are included.
Congenital nephrogenic diabetes insipidus (NDI) is, in most instances, a rare X-linked recessive renal disorder (MIM 304800) characterized by the clinical symptoms of polyuria, polydipsia, and dehydration. The X-linked NDI is associated with mutations of the arginine vasopressin receptor type 2 (AVPR2) gene, which results in resistance to the antidiuretic(More)
How membranes and associated proteins of the nuclear envelope (NE) are assembled specifically and inclusively around segregated genomes during exit from mitosis is incompletely understood. Inner nuclear membrane (INM) proteins play key roles by providing links between DNA and the NE. In this study we have investigated the highly conserved INM protein Src1(More)
Within the cell, several mechanisms exist to maintain homeostasis of the endoplasmic reticulum (ER). One of the primary mechanisms is the unfolded protein response (UPR). In this review, we primarily focus on the latest signal webs and regulation mechanisms of the UPR. The relationships among ER stress, apoptosis, and cancer are also discussed. Under the(More)