Youko Watanabe

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The cDNA encoding interferon-induced human double-stranded RNA-activated p68 kinase was expressed in murine NIH 3T3 cells by using the pcDNA1/neo vector. Several stable clones were selected which expressed either the wild-type kinase or an inactive mutant possessing a single amino acid substitution in the invariant lysine 296 in the catalytic domain II. The(More)
The protein phosphatase activity of calcineurin (CaN) is activated through calcium binding to both calmodulin and the B subunit of CaN. The purpose of this study was to determine which domain(s) in the CaN B subunit is required for either binding to the CaN A subunit or for transducing the effects of B subunit Ca2+ binding to the stimulation of the CaN A(More)
There are some functional compatibilities between upstream and core promoter sequences for transcriptional activation in yeast, Drosophila and mammalian cells. Here we examined whether similar compatibilities exist in sea urchin embryos, and if so, whether they are dynamically regulated during early development. Two reporter plasmids, each containing a test(More)
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