Nicholas P. Edgington

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It is not known how the volume of the cell nucleus is set, nor how the ratio of nuclear volume to cell volume (N/C) is determined. Here, we have measured the size of the nucleus in growing cells of the budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Analysis of mutant yeast strains spanning a range of cell sizes revealed that the ratio of average nuclear volume to(More)
Saccharomyces cerevisiae contains a group of transcription factors related to mammalian c-Jun. This yeast Jun-family of proteins consists of GCN4, a regulator of genes involved in amino acid biosynthesis, and yAP-1, a factor conferring pleiotropic drug resistance when overexpressed. In the work described here, we show that a third member of the yeast(More)
We have cloned and characterized the rat GLUT4 gene in order to identify the cis-DNA elements responsible for tissue-specific GLUT4 expression. In this study, a variety of luciferase reporter gene constructs were transiently transfected into C2C12 myoblasts and myotubes as a model for skeletal muscle differentiation. These data identified a 103-base pair(More)
The Saccharomyces cerevisiae cyclin-dependent kinase Cdc28 forms complexes with nine different cyclins to promote cell division. These nine cyclin-Cdc28 complexes have different roles, but share the same catalytic subunit; thus, it is not clear how substrate specificity is achieved. One possible mechanism is specific sub-cellular localization of specific(More)
The ascomycete Saccharomyces cerevisiae exhibits alternative vegetative growth states referred to as the yeast form and the filamentous form, and it switches between the two morphologies depending on specific environmental signals. To identify molecules involved in control of morphologic differentiation, this study characterized mutant S. cerevisiae strains(More)
UNLABELLED Genomic analysis of a large set of phages infecting the common host Mycobacterium smegmatis mc(2)155 shows that they span considerable genetic diversity. There are more than 20 distinct types that lack nucleotide similarity with each other, and there is considerable diversity within most of the groups. Three newly isolated temperate(More)
In Saccharomyces cerevisiae, a complex comprising more than 20 different polypeptides assembles in a ring at the neck between the mother cell and the bud. This complex functions to coordinate cell morphology with cell division. Relatively little is known about this control system, including the physical relationships between the components of the neck ring.(More)
Temperate phages are common, and prophages are abundant residents of sequenced bacterial genomes. Mycobacteriophages are viruses that infect mycobacterial hosts including Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Mycobacterium smegmatis, encompass substantial genetic diversity and are commonly temperate. Characterization of ten Cluster N temperate mycobacteriophages(More)
To examine the mechanisms responsible for tissue-specific, nutritional, and metabolic regulation of the GLUT4/muscle-adipose specific glucose transporter, we isolated and characterized the properties of the rat GLUT4 gene. Examination of the sequenced 2.5-kilobase flanking DNA revealed substantial identity with that of the mouse and human GLUT4 genes, with(More)
Genomic analysis of a large set of phages infecting the common hostMycobacterium smegmatis mc2155 shows that they span considerable genetic diversity. There are more than 20 distinct types that lack nucleotide similarity with each other, and there is considerable diversity within most of the groups. Three newly isolated temperate mycobacteriophages, Bongo,(More)
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