Michael Cornell

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The filamentous fungus Aspergillus niger is widely exploited by the fermentation industry for the production of enzymes and organic acids, particularly citric acid. We sequenced the 33.9-megabase genome of A. niger CBS 513.88, the ancestor of currently used enzyme production strains. A high level of synteny was observed with other aspergilli sequenced.(More)
The Notch receptor mediates a short-range signal that regulates many cell fate decisions. The misregulation of Notch has been linked to cancer and to developmental disorders. Upon binding to its ligands, Delta (Dl) or Serrate (Ser), the Notch ectodomain is shed by the action of an ADAM protease. The Notch intracellular domain is subsequently released(More)
The resistance of Candida albicans to many stresses is dependent on the stress-activated protein kinase (SAPK) Hog1. Hence we have explored the role of Hog1 in the regulation of transcriptional responses to stress. DNA microarrays were used to characterize the global transcriptional responses of HOG1 and hog1 cells to three stress conditions that activate(More)
BACKGROUND Cell growth underlies many key cellular and developmental processes, yet a limited number of studies have been carried out on cell-growth regulation. Comprehensive studies at the transcriptional, proteomic and metabolic levels under defined controlled conditions are currently lacking. RESULTS Metabolic control analysis is being exploited in a(More)
Mammalian somatic angiotensin converting enzyme (EC, ACE) consists of two highly homologous (N- and C-) domains encoded by a duplicated gene. We have identified an apparent single-domain (67 kDa) insect angiotensin converting enzyme (AnCE) in embryos of Drosophila melanogaster which converts angiotensin I to angiotensin II (Km, 365 microM), removes(More)
The recent proliferation of genome sequencing in diverse fungal species has provided the first opportunity for comparative genome analysis across a eukaryotic kingdom. Here, we report a comparative study of 34 complete fungal genome sequences, representing a broad diversity of Ascomycete, Basidiomycete, and Zygomycete species. We have clustered all(More)
Effective analyses in functional genomics require access to many kinds of biological data. For example, the analysis of upregulated genes in a microarray experiment might be aided by information concerning protein interactions or proteins' cellular locations. However, such information is often stored in different formats at different sites, in ways that may(More)
Comprehensive protein protein interaction maps promise to reveal many aspects of the complex regulatory network underlying cellular function. Recently, large-scale approaches have predicted many new protein interactions in yeast. To measure their accuracy and potential as well as to identify biases, strengths and weaknesses, we compare the methods with each(More)
In Drosophila, Suppressor of deltex (Su(dx)) mutations display a wing vein gap phenotype resembling that of Notch gain of function alleles. The Su(dx) protein may therefore act as a negative regulator of Notch but its activity on actual Notch signalling levels has not been demonstrated. Here we show that Su(dx) does regulate the level of Notch signalling in(More)
During development, the Notch receptor regulates many cell fate decisions by a signaling pathway that has been conserved during evolution. One positive regulator of Notch is Deltex, a cytoplasmic, zinc finger domain protein, which binds to the intracellular domain of Notch. Phenotypes resulting from mutations in deltex resemble loss-of-function Notch(More)