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The kinesin superfamily proteins (KIFs) play essential roles in receptor transportation along the microtubules. KIF17 transports the N-methyl-d-aspartate receptor NR2B subunit in vitro, but its role in vivo is unknown. To clarify this role, we generated transgenic mice overexpressing KIF17 tagged with GFP. The KIF17 transgenic mice exhibited enhanced(More)
Chromosomal missegregation is a common feature of many human tumors. Recent studies have indicated a link between nucleoporin RanBP2/Nup358 and chromosomal segregation during mitosis; however, the molecular details have yet to be fully established. Observed through live cell imaging and flow cytometry, here we show that RNA interference-mediated knockdown(More)
Gain or loss of whole chromosomes is often observed in cancer cells and is thought to be due to aberrant chromosome segregation during mitosis. Proper chromosome segregation depends on a faithful interaction between spindle microtubules and kinetochores. Several components of the nuclear pore complex/nucleoporins play critical roles in orchestrating the(More)
In eukaryotic cells, the faithful segregation of daughter chromosomes during cell division depends on formation of a microtubule (MT)-based bipolar spindle apparatus. The Nuclear Mitotic Apparatus protein (NuMA) is recruited from interphase nuclei to spindle MTs during mitosis. The carboxy terminal domain of NuMA binds MTs, allowing a NuMA dimer to function(More)
Chromosomal translocations involving chimeric fusions of the nucleoporin NUP98 protein have often been described in acute myelogenous leukemia (AML). All the fusion proteins have an identical NUP98 N terminus, which contains the GLEBS motif for interaction with the mRNA export factor RAE1 and FG repeats that associate with the transcription factors HDAC1(More)
Accurate mitotic chromosome segregation depends on the formation of a microtubule-based bipolar spindle apparatus. We report that the cohesin subunit structural maintenance of chromosomes subunit 1 (SMC1) is recruited to microtubule-bound RNA export factor 1 (Rae1) at the mitotic spindle pole. We locate the Rae1-binding site to a 21-residue-long region,(More)
The in vivo role of epidermal growth factor (EGF) is not well defined even though its effects on culture cells were well studied. To understand the developmental, physiological, and pathological roles of EGF, we have generated transgenic mice widely expressing human EGF with the use of the beta-actin promoter. EGF and transforming growth factor alpha(More)
The epidermal growth factor (EGF) family of peptides signals through the erbB family of receptor tyrosine kinases and plays important roles in development and tumorigenesis. Both EGF and transforming growth factor (TGF)-alpha only bind to erbB1 and activate it. The precursor of EGF is distinct from that of TGF-alpha in having eight additional EGF-like(More)
Bcr-Abl, a fusion protein generated by t(9;22)(q34;q11) translocation, plays a critical role in the pathogenesis of chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML). It has been shown that Bcr-Abl contains multiple functional domains and motifs and can disrupt regulation of many signaling pathways and cellular functions. However, the role of specific domains and motifs(More)