M. Belén Moreno

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Fungal cytokinesis requires the assembly of a dividing septum wall. In yeast, the septum has to be selectively digested during the critical cell separation process. Fission yeast cell wall α(1-3)glucan is essential, but nothing is known about its localization and function in the cell wall or about cooperation between the α- and β(1-3)glucan synthases Ags1(More)
Cytokinesis has been extensively studied in different models, but the role of the extracellular cell wall is less understood. Here we studied this process in fission yeast. The essential protein Bgs4 synthesizes the main cell wall β(1,3)glucan. We show that Bgs4-derived β(1,3)glucan is required for correct and stable actomyosin ring positioning in the cell(More)
Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV/HHV-8) is a novel human lymphotropic herpesvirus linked to several human neoplasms. To date, no animal model for infection by this virus has been described. We have examined the susceptibility of C.B-17 scid/scid mice implanted with human fetal thymus and liver grafts (SCID-hu Thy/Liv mice) to KSHV infection.(More)
Ubiquitin (Ub) modification of different proteins plays an important role in many cellular processes. However, the best studied function of Ub is the labeling of proteins committed to rapid degradation, by an ATP-dependent pathway. We previously found that this pathway is operative in the central nervous system (CNS) of adult rats (Adamo et al. [1994] J.(More)
The capacity to form ubiquitin (Ub)-protein conjugates was investigated in the cytosol of different structures of the rat central nervous system (CNS) in order to confirm the presence of this extralysosomal, adenosine triphosphate (ATP)-dependent, protein degradation system as well as its structural localization. Using 125I-Ub, we found that in the presence(More)
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