István Márton Kiss

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Like adult heads and whole flies, larval brains of wild type Drosophila melanogaster contain two major soluble cyclic nucleotide phosphodiesterases, forms I and II. Larval brains of the learning-defective mutant strain, dunceM11, contain only the form I enzyme. In both wild type and dunce strains the form I enzyme is activated by Ca2+/calmodulin. A(More)
The multifunctional factors Imp-α and Imp-β are involved in nuclear protein import, mitotic spindle dynamics, and nuclear membrane formation. Furthermore, each of the three members of the Imp-α family exerts distinct tasks during development. In Drosophila melanogaster, the imp-α2 gene is critical during oogenesis for ring canal assembly; specific(More)
Base-excision repair and control of nucleotide pools safe-guard against permanent uracil accumulation in DNA relying on two key enzymes: uracil-DNA glycosylase and dUTPase. Lack of the major uracil-DNA glycosylase UNG gene from the fruit fly genome and dUTPase from fruit fly larvae prompted the hypotheses that i) uracil may accumulate in Drosophila genomic(More)
Due to the growing importance and influence of social media, it is timely to gain knowledge about the communication related to technological innovations in the cyberspace. The main goal of the present article is to shed light on the process and structure of information sharing about technologies on Twitter. It identifies the most relevant clusters of actors(More)
Five neuropeptide genes are classified in the FMRF-related (FaRP) group: the Fmrf, dromyosuppressin (Dms), drosulfakinin (Dsk), neuropeptide F (npf) and short neuropeptide F (sNPF) genes coding for 8, 1, 2, 1 and 4 peptides, respectively. In order to compare their effects on the locomotor activity of Drosophila adults, we made RNAi knockdown of the peptides(More)
The multifunctional factors Imp-a and Imp-b are involved in nuclear protein import, mitotic spindle dynamics, and nuclear membrane formation. Furthermore, each of the three members of the Imp-a family exerts distinct tasks during development. In Drosophila melanogaster, the imp-a2 gene is critical during oogenesis for ring canal assembly; specific(More)
Protein kinase C activity has been measured in extracts of larval brain of Drosophila melanogaster, with the synthetic nonapeptide substrate Ala-Ala-Ala-Ser-Phe-Lys-Ala-Lys-Lys-amide. Protein kinase C activity in such extracts is abolished in a Ca2+-dependent manner at 18 degrees C, and partly converted to a form independent of effectors. The decay of(More)
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