Koji Hasunuma

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To better understand genetic regulation of differential growth of plant organs, a dominant and semidwarf mutant, constitutive differential growth 1-Dominant (cdg1-D), was isolated utilizing the technique of activation tagging. cdg1-D showed pleiotropic phenotype including dwarfism, exaggerated leaf epinasty, and twisted or spiral growth in hypocotyl,(More)
GTP-binding protein(s) assayed by [35S]GTP gamma S was detected in the extract of Lemna paucicostata containing membrane components. About 15% of [35S]GTP gamma S activated GTP-binding protein, separated from unbound [35S]GTP gamma S by gel filtration, was retained on Millipore HAWP membrane filter. 80% of [35S]GTP gamma S activated protein, mixed with(More)
Seven fractions of GTP-binding proteins separated by gel filtration of an extract of epicotyls of Pisum sativum seedlings were partially characterized. Seven fractions of GTP-binding proteins tentatively designated GP1 to GP7 had the capacity to be ADP-ribosylated by pertussis toxin. Pooled fractions of GP2 to GP7 showed Km values 2, 20, 50, 10, 3 and 1 nM,(More)
In wild-type mycelial cultures of Neurospora crassa under Pi-limited conditions, alkaline phosphatase, cyclic phosphodiesterases I, II, III, and IV, 5'-nucleotidase, acid and alkaline nucleases, RNase N1, and a newly detected endonuclease were secreted into the culture media. These enzymes were either not produced or were produced in very reduced levels in(More)
Two molecular species of repressible extracellular phosphodiesterases showing cyclic 2',3'- and cyclic 3',5'-nucleotide phosphodiesterase activities were detected in mycelial culture media of wild-type Neurospora crassa and purified. The two molecular species were found to be monomeric and polymeric forms of an enzyme constituted of identical subunits(More)
A finding was made that a species of ribonuclease is released into mycelial culture media when a wild-type strain of Neurospora crassa was grown on limiting amounts of phosphate. The ribonuclease activity in the fully derepressed state extends to about 60 to 100 fold of that in the repressed state. The synthesis of the ribonuclease was inhibited by the(More)
Escherichia coli strains with mutations in genes dnaB, dnaC, and dnaG were tested for their capacity to replicate pSC101 deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) at a nonpermissive temperature. Only a small amount of radioactive thymine was incorporated into pSC101 DNA in the dna mutants at 42 degrees C, whereas active incorporation into plasmid DNA took place in(More)