Mai Kimoto

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The C. elegans unc-18 encoded protein UNC-18 is implicated in the interactions between synaptic vesicles and presynaptic plasma membrane. To further characterize the neural protein, we investigated the phosphorylation in vitro of the protein expressed in Spodoptera frugiperda Sf21 cells. The UNC-18 protein is selectively phosphorylated by protein kinase C(More)
The sericin-1 gene encoding a glue protein is expressed in the middle silk gland (MSG) of the silkworm, Bombyx mori. A member of the class III POU domain transcription factors, POU-M1, was cloned as the factor bound to the SC site of the sericin-1 promoter and has been proposed to be a positive transcription factor. In this study, we analyzed the expression(More)
Fibroin modulator-binding protein 1 (FMBP-1) is a silkworm transcription factor that has a unique DNA-binding domain called the one score and three amino acid peptide repeat (STPR). Here we used fluorescence correlation spectroscopy (FCS) to analyze the diffusion properties of an enhanced green fluorescent protein-tagged FMBP-1 protein (EGFP-FMBP-1)(More)
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