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The proposed function of Cdc4p, an essential contractile ring protein in Schizosaccharomyces pombe, is that of a myosin essential light chain. However, five conditionally lethal cdc4 alleles exhibit complementation in diploids. Such interallelic complementation is not readily explained if the sole function of Cdc4p is that of a myosin essential light chain.(More)
A patient oriented hospital information system (ARIANE) was inaugurated at the Sherbrooke University hospital (CHUS) in 1990 and a clinical data warehouse (CDW) completed 2004. The CDW is updated from ARIANE every 24h and includes ICD discharge diagnosis data, visit DRG and SNOMED encoding. The data is encrypted on storage. Data is accessed according to(More)
The Schizosaccharomyces pombe Cdc4 protein is required for the formation and function of the contractile ring, presumably acting as a myosin light chain. By using NMR spectroscopy, we demonstrate that purified Cdc4p is a monomeric protein with two structurally independent domains, each exhibiting a fold reminiscent of the EF-hand class of calcium-binding(More)
A large fraction (30-50%) of the various proteins synthesized within isolated rat liver mitochondria were degraded to amino acids within 60 min after synthesis. Incomplete mitochondrial polypeptides resulting from the incorporation of puromycin were degraded even more extensively (80% per hr). Protein breakdown was measured by the appearance of acid-soluble(More)
BACKGROUND Schizosaccharomyces pombe pik1 encodes a phosphatidylinositol 4-kinase, reported to bind Cdc4, but not Cdc4(G107S). PRINCIPAL FINDINGS Gene deletion revealed that pik1 is essential. In cells with pik1 deleted, ectopic expression of a loss-of-function allele, created by fusion to a temperature-sensitive dihydrofolate reductase, allowed normal(More)
Intracellular localization is important for the characterization of a gene product. Microscopy of fluorescent protein fusions has become the method of choice to define the spatial and temporal behavior of a protein. We show here that recombinant antibody fluorescent protein fusions can be used to monitor the localization of intracellular antigens in fixed(More)
Cytokinesis is the process by which one cell divides into two. Key in the cytokinetic mechanism of Schizosaccharomyces pombe is the contractile ring myosin, which consists of two heavy chains (Myo2p), two essential light chains (Cdc4p), and two regulatory light chains (Rlc1p). Cdc4p is a dumbbell-shaped EF-hand protein composed of N- and C-terminal domains(More)