Mary Morphew

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The fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe divides by medial fission through the use of an actomyosin contractile ring. Precisely at the end of anaphase, the ring begins to constrict and the septum forms. Proper coordination of cell division with mitosis is crucial to ensure proper segregation of chromosomes to daughter cells. The Sid2p kinase is one of(More)
A key feature of immune evasion for African trypanosomes is the functional specialization of their surface membrane in an invagination known as the flagellar pocket (FP), the cell's sole site of endocytosis and exocytosis. The FP membrane is biochemically distinct yet continuous with those of the cell body and the flagellum. The structural features(More)
Interfaces between spindle microtubules and kinetochores were examined in diverse species by electron tomography and image analysis. Overall structures were conserved in a mammal, an alga, a nematode, and two kinds of yeasts; all lacked dense outer plates, and most kinetochore microtubule ends flared into curved protofilaments that were connected to(More)
The homeobox-containing aristaless-related protein ARX has been directly linked to the development of a number of human disorders involving mental retardation and epilepsy and clearly plays a critical role in development of the vertebrate central nervous system. In this work, we investigate the role of ALR-1, the Caenorhabditis elegans aristaless(More)
The field of cardiovascular research has benefitted from rapid developments in imaging technology over the last few decades. Accordingly, an ever growing number of large, multidimensional data sets have begun to appear, often challenging existing pre-conceptions about structure and function of biological systems. For tissue and cell structure imaging, the(More)
—Membrane proteins embedded in bi-layer lipids of cell membrane have unique functions including inter-cell communication, ions/molecules transport. And there is more than 50% of drug design emphasizes on membrane proteins specifically studying on their structure and formation. Recently we reported the structural and functional studies of membrane protein(More)
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