Tomohiro Akashi

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Although seed plants have gamma-tubulin, a ubiquitous component of centrosomes associated with microtubule nucleation in algal and animal cells, they do not have discrete microtubule organizing centers (MTOCs) comparable to animal centrosomes, and the organization of microtubule arrays in plants has remained enigmatic. Spindle development in basal land(More)
Genomic instability is an important factor in cancer susceptibility, but a mechanistic understanding of how it arises remains unclear. We examined hypothesized contributions of the replicative DNA polymerase δ (pol δ) subunit POLD4 to the generation of genomic instability in lung cancer. In examinations of 158 lung cancers and 5 mixtures of 10 normal lungs,(More)
Abundant microtubules (MTs) were present both in protoplasts isolated from tobacco BY-2 cells and on membrane ghosts prepared from such protoplasts. However, only a few MTs or none at all were observed on membrane ghosts prepared from proto-plasts pretreated with protease, trypsin or chymo-trypsin, although abundant MTs were present in protease-pretreated(More)
Genomic instability is an important factor in cancer susceptibility, but a mechanistic understanding of how it arises remains unclear. We examined hypothesized contributions of the replicative DNA polymerase δ (pol δ) subunit POLD4 to the generation of genomic instability in lung cancer. In examinations of 158 lung cancers and 5 mixtures of 10 normal lungs,(More)
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