Laura L Newcomb

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Saccharomyces cerevisiae cells reproduce by budding to yield a mother cell and a smaller daughter cell. Although both mother and daughter begin G1 simultaneously, the mother cell progresses through G1 more rapidly. Daughter cell G1 delay has long been thought to be due to a requirement for attaining a certain critical cell size before passing the commitment(More)
Nutrient-limited Saccharomyces cerevisiae cells rapidly resume proliferative growth when transferred into glucose medium. This is preceded by a rapid increase in CLN3, BCK2, and CDC28 mRNAs encoding cell cycle regulatory proteins that promote progress through Start. We have tested the ability of mutations in known glucose signaling pathways to block glucose(More)
The influenza A virus polymerase transcribes and replicates the eight virion RNA (vRNA) segments. Transcription is initiated with capped RNA primers excised from cellular pre-mRNAs by the intrinsic endonuclease of the viral polymerase. Viral RNA replication occurs in two steps: first a full-length copy of vRNA is made, termed cRNA, and then this cRNA is(More)
Transcription of the CLN3 G(1) cyclin in Saccharomyces cerevisiae is positively regulated by glucose in a process that involves a set of DNA elements with the sequence AAGAAAAA (A(2)GA(5)). To identify proteins that interact with these elements, we used a 1-hybrid approach, which yielded a nuclear zinc finger protein previously identified as Azf1. Gel shift(More)
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