Jason M . Casolari

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The association of genes with the nuclear pore complex (NPC) and nuclear transport factors has been implicated in transcriptional regulation. We therefore examined the association of components of the nuclear transport machinery including karyopherins, nucleoporins, and the Ran guanine-nucleotide exchange factor (RanGEF) with the Saccharomyces cerevisiae(More)
The highly conserved eukaryotic translation initiation factor eIF5A has been proposed to have various roles in the cell, from translation to mRNA decay to nuclear protein export. To further our understanding of this essential protein, three temperature-sensitive alleles of the yeast TIF51A gene have been characterized. Two mutant eIF5A proteins contain(More)
Although the spatial location of genes within the nucleus has been implicated in their transcriptional status, little is known about the dynamics of gene location that accompany large-scale changes in gene expression. The mating of haploid yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae is accompanied by a large-scale change in transcription and developmental program. We(More)
Proteins bearing canonical nuclear localization sequences are imported into the nucleus by the importin/karyopherin-alpha/beta heterodimer. Recycling of the importin-alpha subunit to the cytoplasm requires the action of Cas, a member of the importin-beta superfamily. In the yeast Saccharomyces ceresivisiae, the essential gene CSE1 encodes a Cas homologue(More)
Hmt1 is the major type I arginine methyltransferase in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae and facilitates the nucleocytoplasmic transport of mRNA-binding proteins through their methylation. Here we demonstrate that Hmt1 is recruited during the beginning of the transcriptional elongation process. Hmt1 methylates Yra1 and Hrp1, two mRNA-binding proteins(More)
Optical imaging of single biomolecules and complexes in living cells provides a useful window into cellular processes. However, the three-dimensional dynamics of most important biomolecules in living cells remains essentially uncharacterized. The precise subcellular localization of mRNA-protein complexes plays a critical role in the spatial and temporal(More)
The proteasome can regulate transcription through proteolytic processing of transcription factors and via gene locus binding, but few targets of proteasomal regulation have been identified. Using genome-wide location analysis and transcriptional profiling in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, we have established which genes are bound and regulated by the proteasome(More)
Regulation of eukaryotic gene expression depends on groups of related proteins acting at the levels of chromatin organization, transcriptional initiation, RNA processing, and nuclear transport. However, a unified understanding of how these different levels of transcriptional control interact has been lacking. Here, we combine genome-wide protein-DNA binding(More)
Single-particle tracking (SPT) has been extensively used to obtain information about diffusion and directed motion in a wide range of biological applications. Recently, new methods have appeared for obtaining precise (10s of nm) spatial information in three dimensions (3D) with high temporal resolution (measurements obtained every 4 ms), which promise to(More)
Programmed mRNA localization to specific subcellular compartments for localized translation is a fundamental mechanism of post-transcriptional regulation that affects many, and possibly all, mRNAs in eukaryotes. We describe here a systematic approach to identify the RNA cargoes associated with the cytoskeletal motor proteins of Saccharomyces cerevisiae in(More)