Takeshi Maeda

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In the prokaryotic two-component signal transduction systems, recognition of an environmental stimulus by a sensor molecule results in the activation of its histidine kinase domain and phosphorylation of a histidine residue within that domain. This phosphate group is then transferred to an aspartate residue in the receiver domain of a cognate response(More)
The role of mitogen-activated protein (MAP) kinase cascades in integrating distinct upstream signals was studied in yeast. Mutants that were not able to activate PBS2 MAP kinase kinase (MAPKK; Pbs2p) at high osmolarity were characterized. Pbs2p was activated by two independent signals that emanated from distinct cell-surface osmosensors. Pbs2p was activated(More)
Schizosaccharomyces pombe ste11 encodes a member of the family of HMG-box proteins. Its transcript is induced in response to nitrogen starvation and a concomitant decrease of the intracellular cAMP level. Expression of ste11 is essential for induction of sexual development, and its ectopic expression stimulates uncontrolled mating and sporulation. Ste11(More)
KamLAND has measured the flux of nu;(e)'s from distant nuclear reactors. We find fewer nu;(e) events than expected from standard assumptions about nu;(e) propagation at the 99.95% C.L. In a 162 ton.yr exposure the ratio of the observed inverse beta-decay events to the expected number without nu;(e) disappearance is 0.611+/-0.085(stat)+/-0.041(syst) for(More)
The composite structure of the mammalian skull, which forms predominantly via intramembranous ossification, requires precise pre- and post-natal growth regulation of individual calvarial elements. Disturbances of this process frequently cause severe clinical manifestations in humans. Enhanced DNA binding by a mutant MSX2 homeodomain results in a gain of(More)
We have developed a robot called “Robovie” that has unique mechanisms designed for communication with humans. Robovie can generate human-like behaviors by using the human-like actuators and vision and audio sensors. In the development, the software is a key. We have obtained two important ideas in human-robot communication through research from the(More)
The Schizosaccharomyces pombe gpa2 gene was cloned by hybridization with a cDNA for Dictyostelium discoideum G alpha 1. It encodes a homolog of G-protein alpha-subunits with 354 amino acids and a predicted molecular mass of 40,522. Disruption of gpa2 slows cell growth but is not lethal. Cells defective in gpa2 mate and sporulate readily in the presence of(More)
Glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFA) has been visualized by direct peroxidase antiperoxidase (APA) immunohistochemistry in various vertebrates (cyclostomes, teleosts, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and several placental mammals). In this study GFA-immunoreactivity (GFA-I) was observed in all species examined except in cyclostomes and amphibians. Two types of(More)
We have isolated Schizosaccharomyces pombe genes that confer sterility to the fission yeast cell when expressed from a multicopy plasmid. One of these genes strongly hybridized to a probe carrying the open reading frame of Saccharomyces cerevisiae TPK1, which encodes a catalytic subunit of the cAMP-dependent protein kinase (protein kinase A). This S. pombe(More)
This paper proposes a new technique for vision-based robot navigation. The basic framework is to localise the robot by comparing images taken at its current location with reference images stored in its memory. In this work, the only sensor mounted on the robot is an omnidirectional camera. The Fourier components of the omnidirectional image provide a(More)