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- 1Abeysundara, Namal W
- 1Anderson-Baron, Matthew N
- 1Androschuk, Alaura MA
- 1Arnold, Kirsten J
- 1Ayeni, Joseph O
- 1Bond, David JE
Cyclin dependent kinase 1, Cdk1, inhibitory phosphorylation is at the core of conserved checkpoint mechanisms that prevent mitosis from interfering with DNA replication or repair. It is also crucial for coordinating cell cycle progression with morphogenetic processes during organismal...
Characterisation of novel potential phosphorylation sites in the tumour suppressor Merlin in DrosophilaDownload
Neurofibromatosis Type II is an inherited cancer that manifests as various tumours in the nervous system. Mutations and deletions in the tumour suppressor Merlin (moesin, ezrin, radixin-like protein) are linked to the development of the disease. The mechanism by which Merlin suppresses cell...
Characterisation of the Non-Canonical Translation Initiation Factor eIF4E-3 as a Merlin Interacting Protein in Drosophila melanogasterDownload
Merlin is a tumour suppressor protein, the loss of which is linked to the inherited nervous system tumour syndrome Neurofibromatosis type 2 as well as sporadic tumour development. It is related to the ERM (ezrin-radixin-moesin) protein family, which is involved in linking the cytoskeleton to...
Merlin and the ezrin-radixin-moesin (ERM) proteins are key organizers of the cell cortex through linking membrane-associated proteins to the underlying actin cytoskeleton. Merlin and the ERM proteins have been implicated in the maintenance of cell integrity, adhesion, and motility during tissue...
Cyclic Adenosine Monophosphate (cAMP) and Fragile X Mental Retardation Protein (FMRP) Mediate Avoidance Behaviour in DrosophilaDownload
Fragile X Syndrome (FXS) is neurodevelopmental disorder caused by a trinucleotide CGG repeat expansion that leads to the methylation and transcriptional silencing of the Fragile X mental retardation 1 (fmr1) gene. This results in the loss of Fragile X mental retardation protein (FMRP), an...
Cholesterol is well known for its adverse cardiovascular effects, however it has crucial cellular roles. For instance, cholesterol is a key component of eukaryotic cell membranes and constitutes the principle steroid hormone precursor in most animals. Cellular cholesterol concentrations have to...
Drosophila Mage, a component of Smc5/6 DNA response complex, confers resistance to caffeine and genotoxic stress and plays a role in the cell cycle and cell survivalDownload
Over 50 Melanoma-associated antigen (MAGE) genes have been identified in the human genome. They share a conserved 200 amino acid MAGE-homology domain (MHD). In yeast, the only MAGE homolog (Nse3) is a component of the Smc5/6 DNA damage response complex. In humans, MAGE proteins influence cell...
Merlin is a tumor suppressor protein whose inactivation is associated with familial Neurofibromatosis Type II (NF2) and other sporadic tumors. The growth-suppressive function of Merlin is modulated by reversible phosphorylation. Our previous finding showed the Sterile20 kinase Slik coordinately...
Genetic, genomic and molecular studies of signaling pathways controlling ecdysone biosynthesis in Drosophila melanogasterDownload
In insects, periodic pulses of the molting hormone ecdysone control all major developmental transitions such as the molts and metamorphosis. Ecdysone, a steroid hormone, is produced in the prothoracic gland during larval and pupal development of Drosophila. While we have a relatively good...
If all cells in a multicellular organism contain exactly the same genetic information, the question arises of how tissue types with distinct gene expression profiles are formed and maintained over the life of the organism. These different temporal and spatial gene expression patterns are thought...