Megan Barr

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We isolated two S. pombe genes, scd1 and scd2, that are required for normal morphology and mating. scd1 and scd2 are homologous to CDC24 and BEM1, respectively, of S. cerevisiae. Epistasis analyses indicate that scd2 and ras1 converge upon scd1, which, in turn, interacts with cdc42sp, a RHO-like GTPase. Studies with the yeast two-hybrid system indicate that(More)
A conserved MAP kinase cascade is central to signal transduction in both simple and complex eukaryotes. In the yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe, Byr2, a homolog of mammalian MAPK/ERK kinase kinase and Saccharomyces cerevisiae STE11, is required for pheromone-induced sexual differentiation. A screen for S. pombe proteins that interact with Byr2 in a(More)
Byr2 protein kinase, a homolog of mammalian mitogen-activated protein kinase/extracellular signal-regulated kinase kinase (MEKK) and Saccharomyces cerevisiae STE11, is required for pheromone-induced sexual differentiation in the fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe. Byr2 functions downstream of Ste4, Ras1, and the membrane-associated receptor-coupled(More)
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