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Ciclopirox olamine is a synthetic antifungal agent with a high affinity for trivalent metal cations. Ciclopirox olamine can be used to synchronize mammalian cells, but its mechanism of action is not understood well. In this study, we investigated the effect of ciclopirox olamine in yeast cells and used a genetic approach to identify potential ciclopirox(More)
The transcript levels of DNA replication genes and some recombination genes in Saccharomyces cerevisiae fluctuate and peak at the G1/S boundary in the mitotic cell cycle. This fluctuation is regulated by MCB (Mlu I cell cycle box) elements which are bound by the DSC1/MBF1 complex consisting of Swi6 and Mbp1. It is also known that some of the MCB-regulated(More)
The hTERT gene encoding a catalytic subunit of human telomerase contains four blocks of variable number of tandem repeats (VNTRs)--two in intron 2 and two in intron 6. The segregation of hTERT VNTRs was analysed in families, revealing that all of them were transmitted through meiosis following a Mendelian inheritance. The work reports a further(More)
The human MUC5B gene, which is primarily expressed in the tracheobronchial tract, is clustered to chromosome 11p15.5 with three other secreted gel-forming mucins, MUC6, MUC2, and MUC5AC. In this study, we identified seven variable number of tandem repeats (VNTRs; minisatellites) from the entire MUC5B region. Six (MUC5B-MS1, -MS2, -MS3, -MS4, -MS5, and -MS7)(More)
Budding yeast polo kinase Cdc5p localizes to the spindle pole body (SPB) and to the bud-neck and plays multiple roles during M-phase progression. To dissect localization-specific mitotic functions of Cdc5p, we tethered a localization-defective N-terminal kinase domain of Cdc5p (Cdc5pDeltaC) to the SPB or to the bud-neck with components specifically(More)
BACKGROUND Mucins are the major components of mucus and their genes share a common, centrally-located region of sequence that encodes tandem repeats. Mucins are well known genes with respect to their specific expression levels; however, their genomic levels are unclear because of complex genomic properties. In this study, we identified eight novel(More)
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