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Eukaryotic gene expression requires that all the steps of messenger RNA production are regulated in concert to integrate the diverse inputs cells receive. We discuss the functioning of SNW/SKIP, an essential spliceosomal component and transcriptional coregulator, which may provide regulatory coupling of transcription initiation and splicing. SNW/SKIP(More)
Human transcription co-regulator SNW1/SKIP is implicated in the regulation of both transcription elongation and alternative splicing. Prp45, the SNW/SKIP ortholog in yeast, is assumed to be essential for pre-mRNA processing. Here, we characterize prp45(1-169), a temperature sensitive allele of PRP45, which at permissive temperature elicits cell division(More)
We screened the Dictyostelium discoideum two-hybrid cDNA library with the SNW/SKIP transcription coregulator SnwA and identified a novel cyclophilin CypE. Independently, the Schizosaccharomyces pombe cDNA library was screened with the SnwA ortholog Snw1 and the ortholog of CypE (named Cyp2) was found. Both cyclophilins bind the respective SNW protein in(More)
Invadopodia and podosomes have been intensively studied because of their involvement in the degradation of extracellular matrix. As both structures have been studied mostly on thin matrices, their commonly reported shapes and characteristics may differ from those in vivo. To assess the morphology of invadopodia in a complex 3D environment, we observed(More)
BACKGROUND Cbf11 and Cbf12, the fission yeast CSL transcription factors, have been implicated in the regulation of cell-cycle progression, but no specific roles have been described and their target genes have been only partially mapped. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS Using a combination of transcriptome profiling under various conditions and genome-wide(More)
The CSL (C BF1/RBP-Jκ/S uppressor of Hairless/L AG-1) transcription factor family members are well-known components of the transmembrane receptor Notch signaling pathway, which plays a critical role in metazoan development. They function as context-dependent activators or repressors of transcription of their responsive genes, the promoters of which harbor(More)
We have found that a high iron concentration in solid complete cultivation medium potentiates cell-cell and cell-surface adhesion of the fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe. Spotted giant colonies grown on iron-rich media were found to be more compact and more resistant to washing than those grown on plates with a standard iron content. Furthermore, we(More)
The CSL (CBF1/RBP-Jkappa/Suppressor of Hairless/LAG-1) family is comprised of transcription factors essential for metazoan development, mostly due to their involvement in the Notch receptor signaling pathway. Recently, we identified two novel classes of CSL genes in the genomes of several fungal species, organisms lacking the Notch pathway. In this study,(More)
Tumor cell invasion is the most critical step of metastasis. Determination of the mode of invasion within the particular tumor is critical for effective cancer treatment. Protease-independent amoeboid mode of invasion has been described in carcinoma cells and more recently in sarcoma cells on treatment with protease inhibitors. To analyze invasive behavior,(More)
BACKGROUND CSL (CBF1/RBP-Jκ/Suppressor of Hairless/LAG-1) transcription factors are the effector components of the Notch receptor signalling pathway, which is critical for metazoan development. The metazoan CSL proteins (class M) can also function in a Notch-independent manner. Recently, two novel classes of CSL proteins, designated F1 and F2, have been(More)