Makiko SHIMANUKI

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The fission yeast pap1+ gene encodes an AP-1-like transcription factor that contains a leucine zipper motif. We identified a target gene of pap1, the p25 gene. The 5' upstream region of the p25 gene contains an AP-1 site, and by DNase I footprint analysis, we showed that the pap1 protein binds to the AP-1 site as well as to a 14-bp palindrome sequence. p25(More)
Two novel protein kinase C (PKC)-like genes, pck1+ and pck2+ were isolated from fission yeast by PCR. Both contain common domains of PKC-related molecules, but lack a putative Ca(2+)-binding domain so that they may belong to the nPKC group. Gene disruption of pck1+ and pck2+ establishes that they share an overlapping essential function for cell viability.(More)
An axisymmetric model for the Crab Nebula is constructed to examine the flow dynamics in the nebula. The model is based on that of Kennel and Coro-niti (1984), although we assume that the kinetic-energy-dominant wind is confined in an equatorial region. The evolution of the distribution function of the electron-positron plasma flowing out in the neb-ula is(More)
Staurosporine, a potent inhibitor of protein kinase C, arrests fission yeast cell elongation specifically at a stage immediately after cell division. We isolated two genes, which, when carried on multicopy plasmids, confer drug resistance in fission yeast. One, spk1+, encodes a protein kinase highly similar (54% identity) to those encoded by the mammalian(More)
Fission yeast pap1+ gene encodes an AP-1-like transcription factor, whose overexpression can confer resistance to staurosporine, a protein kinase inhibitor. We have previously identified a target gene (p25) for pap1+, and shown that, crm1+, which is required for maintenance of higher order chromosome structure, negatively regulates pap1-dependent(More)
We isolated a fission yeast putative protein serine/threonine phosphatase gene designated ppe1+ by hybridization. The predicted amino acid sequence is similar to those of the fission yeast ppa2 (53% identity) and dis2 (39%) phosphatases, and highly similar to those of the budding yeast SIT4 (72%), Drosophila PPV (68%) and rabbit PPX (61%) phosphatases.(More)
Mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) and its direct activator, MAPK kinase (MAPKK), have been suggested to play a pivotal role in a variety of signal transduction pathways in higher eukaryotes. The fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe carries a gene, named spk1, whose product is structurally related to vertebrate MAPK. Here we show that Spk1 is(More)
The Schizosaccharomyces pombe sts1+ gene, identified by supersensitive mutations to a protein kinase inhibitor, staurosporine, was isolated by complementation by the use of a fission yeast genomic library. Nucleotide sequencing shows that the sts1+ gene encodes a 453 amino acid putative membrane-associated protein that is significantly similar (26%(More)