Xiao Min Wang

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Microtubule-associated protein 4 (MAP4) promotes MT assembly in vitro and is localized along MTs in vivo. These results and the fact that MAP4 is the major MAP in nonneuronal cells suggest that MAP4's normal functions may include the stabilization of MTs in situ. To understand MAP4 function in vivo, we produced a blocking antibody (Ab) to prevent MAP4(More)
The spindle assembly checkpoint prevents cells whose spindles are defective or chromosomes are misaligned from initiating anaphase and leaving mitosis. Studies of Xenopus egg extracts have implicated the Erk2 mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAP kinase) in this checkpoint. Other studies have suggested that MAP kinases might be important for normal mitotic(More)
The mos protooncogene has opposing effects on cell cycle progression. It is required for reinitiation of meiotic maturation and for meiotic progression through metaphase II, yet it is an active component of cytostatic factor. mos is a potent oncogene in fibroblasts, but high levels of expression are lethal. The lethality of mos gene expression in mammalian(More)
Chloroplast DNA, isolated from a synchronized culture of Chlamydomonas reinhardii, was digested with restriction endonucleases and examined in the electron microscope. Restriction fragments containing displacement loops (D-loop) were photographed and measured to determine the position of replicated sequences in relation to the restriction enzyme sites.(More)
The EcoR1 restriction fragments containing D-loops which marked the replication origin of chloroplast DNA were identified in two different species of Chlamydomonas. Each fragment was cloned in the E. coli plasmid pBR325. The cloned fragments were compared by restriction endonuclease analyses and by heteroduplex analyses in the electron microscope. The(More)
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