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A significant fraction of the Saccharomyces cerevisiae genome is transcribed periodically during the cell division cycle, indicating that properly timed gene expression is important for regulating cell-cycle events. Genomic analyses of the localization and expression dynamics of transcription factors suggest that a network of sequentially expressed(More)
The yeast S-phase cyclins Clb5 and Clb6 are closely related proteins that are synthesized late in G1. Although often grouped together with respect to function, Clb5 and Clb6 exhibit differences in their ability to promote S-phase progression. DNA replication is significantly slowed in clb5Delta mutants but not in clb6Delta mutants. We have examined the(More)
During embryonic cell cycles, B-cyclin-CDKs function as the core component of an autonomous oscillator. Current models for the cell-cycle oscillator in nonembryonic cells are slightly more complex, incorporating multiple G1, S phase, and mitotic cyclin-CDK complexes. However, periodic events persist in yeast cells lacking all S phase and mitotic B-cyclin(More)
Synchronized populations of cells are often used to study dynamic processes during the cell division cycle. However, the analysis of time series measurements made on synchronized populations is confounded by the fact that populations lose synchrony over time. Time series measurements are thus averages over a population distribution that is broadening over(More)
We present a flexible branching process model for cell population dynamics in synchrony/time-series experiments used to study important cellular processes. Its formulation is constructive, based on an accounting of the unique cohorts in the population as they arise and evolve over time, allowing it to be written in closed form. The model can attribute(More)
The budding yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae has been a remarkably useful model system for the study of eukaryotic cell cycle regulation. Flow cytometric analysis of DNA content in budding yeast has become a standard tool for the analysis of cell cycle progression. However, popular protocols utilizing the DNA binding dye, propidium iodide, suffer from a(More)
The coupling of cyclin dependent kinases (CDKs) to an intrinsically oscillating network of transcription factors has been proposed to control progression through the cell cycle in budding yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae. The transcription network regulates the temporal expression of many genes, including cyclins, and drives cell-cycle progression, in part,(More)
Organelles called centrosomes in metazoans or spindle pole bodies (SPBs) in yeast direct the assembly of a bipolar spindle that is essential for faithful segregation of chromosomes during mitosis. Abnormal accumulation of multiple centrosomes leads to genome instability, and has been observed in both tumour cells and cells with targeted mutations in(More)
Due to cell-to-cell variability and asymmetric cell division, cells in a synchronized population lose synchrony over time. As a result, time-series measurements from synchronized cell populations do not reflect the underlying dynamics of cell-cycle processes. Here, we present a branching process deconvolution algorithm that learns a more accurate view of(More)
We have isolated a heterogeneous collection of human genomic sequences which replicate autonomously when introduced into human cells. The novel strategy for the isolation of these sequences involved cloning random human DNA fragments into a defective Epstein-Barr virus vector. This vector alone was unable to replicate in human cells, but appeared to provide(More)