Masako Hasebe

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The cell cycle-dependent nucleocytoplasmic transport of proteins is predominantly regulated by CDK kinase activities; however, it is currently difficult to predict the proteins thus regulated, largely because of the low prediction efficiency of the motifs involved. Here, we report the successful prediction of CDK1-regulated nucleocytoplasmic shuttling(More)
The importin alpha/beta pathway mediates nuclear import of proteins containing the classical nuclear localization signals (NLSs). Although the consensus sequences of the classical NLSs have been defined, there are still many NLSs that do not match the consensus rule and many nonfunctional sequences that match the consensus. We report here six different NLS(More)
Despite the current availability of selective inhibitors for the classical nuclear export pathway, no inhibitor for the classical nuclear import pathway has been developed. Here we describe the development of specific inhibitors for the importin alpha/beta pathway using a novel method of peptide inhibitor design. An activity-based profile was created via(More)
Proteins bearing nuclear export signals (NESs) are translocated to the cytoplasm from the nucleus mainly through the CRM1-dependent pathway. However, the NES consensus sequence remains poorly defined, and there are currently no high-throughput methods for identifying NESs. In this study, we report the development of an efficient yeast selection system for(More)
In the era of synthetic biology, techniques for rapidly constructing a designer long DNA from short DNA fragments are desired. To realize this, we attempted to establish a method for one-step DNA assembly of unprecedentedly large numbers of fragments. The basic technology is the Ordered Gene Assembly in Bacillus subtilis (OGAB) method, which uses the(More)
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