Kathleen Corrado

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Cells of the yeast S. cerevisiae choose bud sites in an axial or bipolar spatial pattern depending on their cell type. We have identified a gene, BUD5, that resembles BUD1 and BUD2 in being required for both patterns; bud5- mutants also exhibit random budding in all cell types. The BUD5 nucleotide sequence predicts a protein of 538 amino acids that has(More)
The establishment of cell polarity is a central feature of morphogenesis in many types of cells Polarity establishment involves selection of an axis of polarization followed by the asymmetric organization of cytoskele-tal elements, membranous organdíes, components of the plasma membrane, and components of the ex-tracellular matrix or cell wall along this(More)
Dystrophin plays an important role in skeletal muscle by linking the cytoskeleton and the extracellular matrix. The amino terminus of dystrophin binds to actin and possibly other components of the subsarcolemmal cytoskeleton, while the carboxy terminus associates with a group of integral and peripheral membrane proteins and glycoproteins that are(More)
The functional significance of the actin-binding domain of dystrophin, the protein lacking in patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, has remained elusive. Patients with deletions of this domain (domain I) typically express low levels of the truncated protein. Whether the moderate to severe phenotypes associated with such deletions result from loss of an(More)
The essential GAB1 gene, which encodes an endoplasmic reticulum (ER)-membrane protein, was identified in a screen for mutants defective in cellular morphogenesis. A temperature-sensitive gab1 mutant accumulates complete glycosylphosphatidylinositol (GPI) precursors, and its temperature sensitivity is suppressed differentially by overexpression of different(More)
Three sequence motifs at the N-terminus of dystrophin have previously been proposed to be important for binding to actin. By analyzing a series of purified bacterial fusion proteins deleted for each of these sites we have demonstrated that none of the three are critical for dystrophin-actin interactions. Instead, our data suggest that sequences in the(More)
Cell polarization requires that a cellular axis or cell-surface site be chosen and that the cytoskeleton be organized with respect to it. Details of the link between the cytoskeleton and the chosen axis or site are not clear. Cells of the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae exhibit cell polarization in two phases of their life cycle, during vegetative growth and(More)
Dystrophin serves as a link between the subsarcolemmal cytoskeleton and the extracellular matrix. The NH2 terminus attaches to the cytoskeleton, while the COOH terminus attaches to the dystrophin associated protein (DAP) complex, which can be separated into the dystroglycan, sarcoglycan, and syntrophin subcomplexes. While the function of each DAP is not(More)
Cells of the yeast S. cerevisiae choose bud sites in an axial or bipolar spatial pattern depending on their cell type. We have identifted a gene, BUDS, that resembles BUD1 and BUD2 in being required for both patterns; bud5-mutants also exhibit random budding in all cell types. The BUD5 nucleotide sequence predicts a protein of 533 amino acids that has(More)
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