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Schizosaccharomyces pombe ste11+ encodes a transcription factor with an HMG motif that is a critical regulator of sexual development.
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Observations strongly suggest that Ste11 serves as a key transcription factor for sexual development. Expand
Parallel Use of Two Behavioral Mechanisms for Chemotaxis in Caenorhabditis elegans
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Using laser ablation of individual neurons to examine the underlying neural circuit, it is found the ASE sensory neurons and AIZ interneurons are essential for both the pirouette and weathervane mechanisms in chemotaxis to NaCl. Expand
The Insulin/PI 3-Kinase Pathway Regulates Salt Chemotaxis Learning in Caenorhabditis elegans
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Results suggest that INS-1 secreted from AIA interneurons provides feedback to ASER to generate plasticity of chemotaxis. Expand
Plasticity of chemotaxis revealed by paired presentation of a chemoattractant and starvation in the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans.
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A simple form of chemotaxis plasticity is reported in Caenorhabditis elegans: when worms are starved on plates that contain NaCl, theirChemotaxis towards NaCl falls dramatically, indicating that this conditioning requires both the presence of NaCl and the absence of a bacterial food source, and suggests that it is likely to be a form of associative learning. Expand
HEN-1, a Secretory Protein with an LDL Receptor Motif, Regulates Sensory Integration and Learning in Caenorhabditis elegans
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HEN-1 regulates sensory processing non-cell-autonomously in the mature neuronal circuit in Caenorhabditis elegans and shows defects in the integration of two sensory signals and in behavioral plasticity by paired stimuli, although their sensation capability seems to be identical to that of the wild-type. Expand
Fission yeast Rng3p: an UCS-domain protein that mediates myosin II assembly during cytokinesis.
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It is concluded that Rng3p is a novel component of the F-actin cytoskeleton essential for a late step in actomyosin ring assembly and that it might monitor some aspect of type II myosin assembly during actomyOSin ring construction. Expand
Identification of a peptide specific for Aplysia sensory neurons by PCR-based differential screening
In order to identify genes specific for the sensory neurons of Aplysia, a miniaturized differential screening method based on the polymerase chain reaction and applicable to small amounts of tissueExpand
A zinc-finger protein, Rst2p, regulates transcription of the fission yeast ste11(+) gene, which encodes a pivotal transcription factor for sexual development.
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The identification of a novel transcription factor, Rst2p, that directly regulates ste11 expression is reported, concluding that transcription of ste11 is under autoregulation in addition to control through the PKA-Rst 2p pathway. Expand
Schizosaccharomyces pombe gad7+ encodes a phosphoprotein with a bZIP domain, which is required for proper G1 arrest and gene expression under nitrogen starvation
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This work took a genetic approach to the problem of fission yeast cells arrest at G1 phase when starved of nitrogen and found the molecular mechanism that ensures this arrest is poorly understood. Expand
Insulin-like signaling and the neural circuit for integrative behavior in C. elegans.
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The results suggest that INS-1, in cooperation with HEN- 1, antagonizes the DAF-2 insulin-like signaling pathway to modulate interneuron activity required for food-associated integrative behavior. Expand
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