Tsung-Han S. Hsieh

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We describe a Hi-C-based method, Micro-C, in which micrococcal nuclease is used instead of restriction enzymes to fragment chromatin, enabling nucleosome resolution chromosome folding maps. Analysis of Micro-C maps for budding yeast reveals abundant self-associating domains similar to those reported in other species, but not previously observed in yeast.(More)
During mitosis of the Drosophila cortical syncytial divisions, actin-based membrane furrows separate adjacent spindles. Our genetic analysis indicates that the centrosomal protein Nuf is specifically required for recruitment of components to the furrows and the membrane-associated protein Dah is primarily required for the inward invagination of the furrow(More)
We have determined the nucleotide sequence of the Drosophila DNA topoisomerase II gene. Data from primer extension and S1 nuclease protection experiments were combined with comparisons of genomic and cDNA sequences to determine the structure of the mature messenger RNA. This message has a large open reading frame of 4341 nucleotides. The length of the(More)
In order to study the sequence specificity of double-strand DNA cleavage by Drosophila topoisomerase II, we have mapped and sequenced 16 strong and 47 weak cleavage sites in the recombinant plasmid p pi 25.1. Analysis of the nucleotide and dinucleotide frequencies in the region near the site of phosphodiester bond breakage revealed a nonrandom distribution.(More)
Extracts of Drosophila embryos contain an enzymatic activity that converts circular DNAs into huge networks of catenated rings in an ATP-dependent fashion. The catenated activity is resolved into two protein components during purification. One component is a novel DNA topoisomerase that requires the presence of ATP in order to relax supercoiled DNA. We have(More)
discontinuous actin hexagon (dah) is a maternal-effect gene essential for the formation of cortical furrows during Drosophila embryogenesis, and DAH protein colocalizes with actin in these furrows. Biochemical fractionation experiments presented here demonstrate that DAH is highly enriched in the membrane fraction and that its membrane association is(More)
DNA topoisomerase I (topo I) is an essential enzyme involved in replication, transcription, and recombination. To probe the functions of topo I during Drosophila development, we used top1-deficient flies with heat-shock-inducible top1 transgenes and were able to observe both zygotic and maternal functions of top1. A critical period for the zygotic function(More)
We have characterized a Drosophila glutathione S-transferase (RX:glutathione R-transferase, EC 2.5.1.18) cDNA encoding a protein of 209 amino acids. The cDNA was expressed in Escherichia coli harboring the expression plasmid construct pGTDml-KK. The active enzyme, designated as Drosophila glutathione S-transferase 1-1, had a specific activity toward(More)