Learn More
UNC-31 or its mammalian homologue, Ca(2+)-dependent activator protein for secretion (CAPS), is indispensable for exocytosis of dense core vesicle (DCV) and synaptic vesicle (SV). From N- to the C-terminus, UNC-31 contains putative functional domains, including dynactin 1 binding domain (DBD), C2, PH, (M)UNC-13 homology domain (MHD) and DCV binding domain(More)
Synaptotagmins (Syts) are calcium-binding proteins which are conserved from nematodes to humans. Fifteen Syts have been identified in mammalian species. Syt I is recognized as a Ca(2+) sensor for the synchronized release of synaptic vesicles in some types of neurons, but its role in the secretion of dense core vesicles (DCVs) remains unclear. The function(More)
Fluorescent timers are useful tools for studying the spatial and temporal cellular or molecular events. Based on the trans-splicing mechanism in Caenorhabditis elegans, we constructed a "fluorescent timer" through bicistronic expression of two fluorescent proteins with different maturation times. When used in vivo, this "timer" changes its color over time(More)
Proteomic analysis of developing mungbean (Vigna radiata L.) seeds has not yet been investigated in detail. Fifty-seven proteins were separated by 2-DE, identified by nanoelectrospray mass spectrometry from the present protein databases, and categorized according to their functions. Many of the identified enzymes were involved in central carbon metabolism;(More)
  • 1