Mary Miyaji-Yamaguchi

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Nucleosome assembly protein 1 (Nap1) is widely conserved from yeasts to humans and facilitates nucleosome formation in vitro as a histone chaperone. Nap1 is generally localized in the cytoplasm, except that subcellular localization of Drosophila melanogaster Nap1 is dynamically regulated between the cytoplasm and nucleus during early development. The(More)
Template-Activating Factor-I (TAF-I) alpha and beta, chromatin remodeling factors, were identified as the stimulatory factor for replication of the adenovirus DNA complexed with viral basic core proteins. Recently, two cellular inhibitors for protein phosphatase 2A (PP2A) have been isolated. One of these inhibitors, designated IPP2A2, is a truncated version(More)
Template activating factor-I (TAF-I)alpha and TAF-Ibeta have been identified as the host factors that activate DNA replication of the adenovirus genome complexed with viral basic core proteins (Ad core). TAF-I causes a structural change of the Ad core, thereby stimulating not only replication but also transcription from the Ad core DNA in vitro. TAF-I also(More)
DNA topoisomerase II (topo II) catalyzes a strand passage reaction in that one duplex is passed through a transient brake or gate in another. Completion of late stages of neuronal development depends on the presence of active beta isoform (topo IIbeta). The enzyme appears to aid the transcriptional induction of a limited number of genes essential for(More)
Figure S1. Confirmation of the array-based gene grouping by RT-qPCR and immunoblotting Figure S2. Suppression of transcriptional induction of A1 genes by topo ΙΙβ siRNA Figure S3. Schematic representation of the procedure for construction of exRefSeq Figure S4. Classification of rat subgenomic regions by length and GC content Figure S5. Comparison of(More)
Template activating factor I (TAF-I) was originally identified as a host factor required for DNA replication and transcription of adenovirus genome complexed with viral basic proteins. Purified TAF-I was shown to bind to core histones and stimulate transcription from nucleosomal templates. Human TAF-I consists of two acidic proteins, TAF-Ialpha and(More)
Histone chaperones are thought to be important for maintaining the physiological activity of histones; however, their exact roles are not fully understood. The physiological function of template activating factor (TAF)-I, one of the histone chaperones, also remains unclear; however, its biochemical properties have been well studied. By performing microarray(More)
The SET-CAN fusion gene is the product of a chromosomal rearrangement found on 9q34 associated with an acute undifferentiated leukemia. SET-CAN encodes an almost complete SET protein fused to the C-terminal two-thirds of CAN. SET is also known as TAF-Ibeta, a histone chaperone and intracellular inhibitor of protein phosphatase 2A, whereas CAN is identical(More)
MLL is involved in the process of gene activity maintenance. It is shown that the amino-terminal region of MLL (MLLN) interacts with TAF-Ibeta/SET. In this study, using yeast two-hybrid assays, we have found that the acidic region of TAF-Ibeta is essential for its binding to MLLN. Pull-down assays using GST-MLLN demonstrated that TAF-Ibeta and histones(More)
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