Yasuhiro Tsutsui

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In this study, we examined the effect of p-chlorophenylalanine (pCPA), a serotonin synthesis inhibitor, on masculine sexual behavior in male rats following bilateral medial amygdala lesions (MAL) or bilateral stria terminals cuts (STC). Males with MAL and STC both showed a suppression of sexual behavior, compared to that of sham-operated males, when(More)
Specialized chromatin exists at centromeres and must be precisely transmitted during DNA replication. The mechanisms involved in the propagation of these structures remain elusive. Fission yeast centromeres are composed of two chromatin domains: the central CENP-A(Cnp1) kinetochore domain and flanking heterochromatin domains. Here we show that fission yeast(More)
In eukaryotes, DNA strand exchange is the central reaction of homologous recombination, which is promoted by Rad51 recombinases forming a right-handed nucleoprotein filament on single-stranded DNA, also known as a presynaptic filament. Accessory proteins known as recombination mediators are required for the formation of the active presynaptic filament. One(More)
Fbh1, an F-box helicase related to bacterial UvrD, has been proposed to modulate homologous recombination in fission yeast. We provide several lines of evidence for such modulation. Fbh1, but not the related helicases Srs2 and Rqh1, suppressed the formation of crossover recombinants from single HO-induced DNA double-strand breaks. Purified Fbh1 in complex(More)
The Swi5-Sfr1 heterodimer protein stimulates the Rad51-promoted DNA strand exchange reaction, a crucial step in homologous recombination. To clarify how this accessory protein acts on the strand exchange reaction, we have analyzed how the structure of the primary reaction intermediate, the Rad51/single-stranded DNA (ssDNA) complex filament formed in the(More)
This study examined the effects of modality on rats' short-term memory by using the go/no-go delayed paired stimuli comparison task (Konorski task). Each of paired stimuli (S1, S2) was successively presented in order with delay intervals, and a food pellet was contingent upon the lever pressing only when S2 matched S1 (light; L or tone; T). The accuracy of(More)
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