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Dictyostelium myosin has been examined under conditions that reveal intramolecular and intermolecular interactions that may be important in the process of assembly and its regulation. Rotary shadowed myosin molecules exhibit primarily two configurations under these conditions: straight parallel dimers and folded monomers. All of the monomers bend in a(More)
A cDNA clone corresponding to the Dictyostelium myosin heavy chain kinase (MHCK) gene was isolated using antibodies specific to the purified enzyme. Sequence analysis of the cDNA revealed that the Dictyostelium MHCK possesses all of the domains characteristic of members of the protein kinase C family. The amino-terminal region of the MHCK contains the(More)
When cells of the bacterium Salmonella typhimurium are incubated with penicillin and lysed in a dilute buffer, flagellated cytoplasm-free envelopes are formed. When the envelopes are tethered to glass by their flagella and then energized, some of them spin. The direction of rotation of wild-type envelopes is exclusively counterclockwise (CCW). We perturbed(More)
The myosin II heavy chain (MHC)-specific protein kinase C (MHC-PKC) isolated from Dictyostelium discoideum has been implicated in the regulation of myosin II assembly in response to the chemoattractant, cAMP (Ravid, S., and Spudich, J. A. (1989) J. Biol. Chem. 264, 15144-15150). Here we report that elimination of MHC-PKC results in the abolishment of MHC(More)
The assembly of myosins into filaments is a property common to all conventional myosins. The ability of myosins to form filaments is conferred by the tail of the large asymmetric molecule. We are studying cloned portions of the Dictyostelium myosin gene expressed in Escherichia coli to investigate functional properties of defined segments of the myosin(More)
In 4 experimental studies, we show that customer verbal aggression impaired the cognitive performance of the targets of this aggression. In Study 1, customers' verbal aggression reduced recall of customers' requests. Study 2 extended these findings by showing that customer verbal aggression impaired recognition memory and working memory among employees of a(More)
Governance has emerged in the last few years as critical to the success of software development, a result of an increased focus on team work. Governance of software teams includes practices of defining and executing decision rights and mechanisms to empower the development process to be governed. We report on an empirical survey of team members of global(More)
Myosin II heavy chain (MHC)-specific protein kinase C (MHC-PKC) isolated from the ameba, Dictyostelium discoideum, regulates myosin II assembly and localization in response to the chemoattractant cAMP (Abu-Elneel et al. 1996. J. Biol. Chem. 271:977- 984). Recent studies have indicated that cAMP-induced cGMP accumulation plays a role in the regulation of(More)
We purified to homogeneity the Dictyostelium discoideum myosin heavy chain kinase that is implicated in the heavy chain phosphorylation increases that occur during chemotaxis. The kinase is initially found in the insoluble fraction of developed cells. The major purification step was achieved by affinity chromatography using a tail fragment of Dictyostelium(More)