Tomo Yoshida

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The phosphoprotein phosducin (Pd) regulates many guanine nucleotide binding protein (G protein)-linked signaling pathways. In visual signal transduction, unphosphorylated Pd blocks the interaction of light-activated rhodopsin with its G protein (Gt) by binding to the beta gamma subunits of Gt and preventing their association with the Gt alpha subunit. When(More)
Heterotrimeric GTP-binding proteins (G-proteins) serve many different signal transduction pathways. Phosducin, a 28-kDa phosphoprotein, is expressed in a variety of mammalian cell types and blocks activation of several classes of G-proteins. Phosphorylation of phosducin by cyclic AMP-dependent protein kinase prevents phosducin-mediated inhibition of(More)
To gain more insight into ABA signaling mechanisms, we conducted genetic screens searching for mutants with altered ABA response in germination and post-germination growth. We isolated seven putative ABA-hypersensitive Arabidopsis mutants and named them ABA-hypersensitive germination (ahg). These mutants exhibited diminished germination or growth ability on(More)
Phosducin (Pd), a small protein found abundantly in photoreceptors, is widely assumed to regulate light sensitivity in the rod outer segment through interaction with the heterotrimeric G protein transducin. But, based on histochemistry and Western blot analysis, Pd is found almost entirely in the inner segment in both light and dark, most abundantly near(More)
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