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We have identified a protein, Kif24, that shares homology with the kinesin-13 subfamily of motor proteins and specifically interacts with CP110 and Cep97, centrosomal proteins that play a role in regulating centriolar length and ciliogenesis. Kif24 preferentially localizes to mother centrioles. Loss of Kif24 from cycling cells resulted in aberrant cilia(More)
The cytochrome P450c17-I (CYP17-I) is one of the enzymes critical to gonadal development and the synthesis of androgens. Two single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) were detected within the coding region of the CYP17-I gene in a population of 75 male Japanese flounder (Paralichthys olivaceus). They were SNP1 (c.C445T) located in exon2 and SNP2 (c.T980C(More)
Full-length cDNA sequences encoding the receptors for follicle-stimulating hormone (FSHR) and luteinizing hormone (LHR) were isolated from ovary of Korean rockfish (Sebastes schlegeli) using reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and rapid amplification of cDNA ends procedures. The cDNA of the KrFSHR encodes a predicted protein of 703 amino(More)
DNA damage response (DDR) and the centrosome cycle are two of the most critical processes for maintaining a stable genome in animals. Sporadic evidence suggests a connection between these two processes. Here, we report our findings that six Fanconi Anemia (FA) proteins, including FancI and FancJ, localize to the centrosome. Intriguingly, we found that the(More)
A novel nitrogen-fixing bacterium, BJ-18T, was isolated from wheat rhizosphere soil. Strain BJ-18T was observed to be Gram-positive, facultatively anaerobic, motile and rod-shaped (0.4–0.9 μm × 2.0–2.9 μm). Phylogenetic analysis based on a partial nifH gene sequence and an assay for nitrogenase activity showed its nitrogen-fixing capacity. Phylogenetic(More)
BACKGROUND Determine the relationship between obesogenic characteristics of childcare and child adiposity in tribally-affiliated centers in Oklahoma. METHODS The two-day Environment and Policy Assessment and Observation (EPAO) included a total environment (TE), nutrition (N), and physical activity (PA) score and took place in 11 centers across Oklahoma.(More)
Phenylalanine ammonia lyase (PAL) is a specific branch point enzyme of primary and secondary metabolism. The Citrus reticulata Blanco PAL gene was cloned and designated as CrPAL1. The cDNA sequence of CrPAL1 was 2 166 bp, encoding 721 amino acid residues. Sequence alignment indicates that CrPAL1 shared a high identity with PAL genes found in other plants.(More)
SET domain group 8 (SDG8) serves as multifunctional H3 methyltransferase to be involved in various processes in plants. To better understand its functions, an EMS mutagenesis of sdg8-2 seeds was performed for the enhancers of sdg8-2, and an allele of CURLY LEAF (clf100) was identified in the study, which enhanced the phenotype of sdg8-2, such as early(More)
In this study, three cDNA sequences encoding common glycoprotein α subunit (GTHα), follicle-stimulating hormone β subunit (FSHβ) and luteinizing hormone β subunit (LHβ) were isolated from Japanese sea bass (Lateolabrax japonicas). Comparison of the deduced amino acid sequences with other gonadotropic hormones (GTHs) indicated that their cysteine residues(More)