molecular organisation of the malate synthase genes of aspergillus nidulans and neurospora crassa.the sequencing and comparison of the genes encoding the glyoxylate bypass enzyme malate synthase of aspergillus nidulans (acue) and neurospora crassa (acu-9) are presented. the predicted amino acid sequences of the a. nidulans and n. crassa enzymes are 538 and 542 residues respectively and the proteins are 87% homologous. in fungi, the malate synthase proteins are located in glyoxysomes and the deduced acue and acu-9 proteins both contain a c-terminal s-k-l sequence, which has been implicated in ...19911832736
cloning and disruption of a gene required for growth on acetate but not on ethanol: the acetyl-coenzyme a synthetase gene of saccharomyces cerevisiae.a dna fragment of saccharomyces cerevisiae with high homology to the acetyl-coenzyme a (acetyl-coa) synthetase genes of aspergillus nidulans and neurospora crassa has been cloned, sequenced and mapped to chromosome i. it contains an open reading frame of 2139 nucleotides, encoding a predicted gene product of 79.2 kda. in contrast to its ascomycete homologs, there are no introns in the coding sequence. the first atg codon of the open reading frame is in an unusual context for a translational star ...19921363452
the initiation site for recombination cog is at the 3' end of the his-3 gene in neurospora crassa.recombination at his-3 in neurospora crassa is thought to be initiated through a site designated cog which lies in the his-3 to ad-3 interval of linkage group i. fragments of the his-3 gene were used to transform various his-3 mutant alleles to prototrophy in order to link the genetic map to the nucleotide sequence. it was established that cog is at the 3' end of his-3 and is therefore not the his-3 promoter. this suggests that cog may be dissimilar to a number of yeast recombinators which are a ...19911833619
one hour in 1 ata oxygen enhances rat alveolar macrophage chemiluminescence and fungal cytotoxicity.the purpose of this study was to determine if 100% o2 would enhance rat pulmonary alveolar macrophage (pam) oxidative killing of conidia of the fungus neurospora crassa. first, we found that incubation in 100% o2 had no effect on conidia viability in the absence of pam. we obtained resident pam from nonpretreated anesthetized male sprague-dawley rats by bronchoalveolar lavage. compared with similar air exposures we found that 1 h in vitro exposure of pam to 100% o2 (1.0 atmosphere absolute) incr ...19911829328
cloning and functional characterization of a eucaryotic dna photolyase gene from neurospora crassa.we cloned a genomic fragment of a photolyase gene from neurospora crassa by polymerase chain reaction using synthesized oligonucleotide primers designed from the most conserved amino acid sequences among photolyases of various organisms. using the cloned fragment as a hybridization probe we isolated a genomic fragment and cdna clones encoding the complete photolyase gene of this organism. the amino acid sequence of the photolyase deduced from the determined nucleotide sequence indicates a protei ...19911833725
[synthesis and antifungal activity of chlorobenzyl benzylidene thiazolidinediones and substituted of imidazolidinediones].the synthesis of six benzylidene thiazolidinediones and four benzylidene imidazolidinediones is described. in order to investigate their antifungal activity, they are evaluated against microorganism such as candida albicans, neurospora crassa, staphylococcus aureus and escherichia coli.19911834006
sequence of the nuclear atp synthase subunit 9 gene of podospora anserina: lack of similarity to the mitochondrial genome.the nuclear gene coding for the mitochondrial subunit 9 of the f0f1-atp synthase complex was isolated from a genomic library of podospora anserina. nucleotide sequencing revealed an open reading frame capable to code for 144 amino acids including an amino-terminal pre-sequence of 63 amino acid residues for mitochondrial import of the pre-proteolipid. the p. anserina proteolipid shows extensive sequence identity with the corresponding gene products of the related filamentous fungi neurospora cras ...19911834355
expression of meiotic drive elements spore killer-2 and spore killer-3 in asci of neurospora was shown previously that when a chromosomal spore killer factor is heterozygous in neurospora species with eight-spored asci, the four sensitive ascospores in each ascus die and the four survivors are all killers. sk-2k and sk-3k are nonrecombining haplotypes that segregate with the centromere of linkage group iii. no killing occurs when either one of these killers is homozygous, but each is sensitive to killing by the other in crosses of sk-2k x sk-3k. in the present study, sk-2k and sk-3k ...19911834522
suppression of the cr-1 mutation in neurospora crassa.we have cloned a dna fragment, which hybridized with the adenylate cyclase gene (cyr1) of saccharomyces cerevisiae, from genomic dna libraries of neurospora crassa. the cr-1 mutation was able to be suppressed by introducing this dna fragment on a cosmid vector, judging from recovery of the adenylate cyclase activity and the abnormal morphology.19911829616
the beta-oxidation system in catalase-free microbodies of the filamentous fungus neurospora crassa. purification of a multifunctional protein possessing 2-enoyl-coa hydratase, l-3-hydroxyacyl-coa dehydrogenase, and 3-hydroxyacyl-coa epimerase activities.a trifunctional beta-oxidation protein, designated tfp, was purified to apparent homogeneity from oleate-induced mycelia of neurospora crassa. 2-enoyl-coa hydratase, l-3-hydroxyacyl-coa dehydrogenase, and 3-hydroxyacyl-coa epimerase activities copurified in constant ratios with this protein when crude extracts were subjected to cation-exchange, dye-ligand, and adsorption chromatography. trifunctionality was substantiated by coinciding enzyme activity ratios during the last two purification steps ...19911830048
characterization of two beta-tubulin genes from geotrichum candidum.the beta-tubulin genes g beta 1 and g beta 2 from the phytopathogenic hemiascomycete geotrichum candidum were found to be highly diverged in amino acid sequence from those of other filamentous fungi. g beta 1 and g beta 2 were also divergent from each other, with the coding regions sharing only 66% nucleotide sequence homology and 64% amino acid identity. however, the proteins shared 82% similarity and only 25 of the 161 non-identical amino acid substitutions were non-conservative. the organizat ...19911836049
chitin synthase 1 plays a major role in cell wall biogenesis in neurospora filamentous fungi, chitin is a structural component of morphologically distinct structures assembled during various phases of growth and development. to investigate the role of chitin synthase in cell wall biogenesis in neurospora crassa, we cloned a chitin synthase structural gene and examined the consequences of its inactivation. using degenerate oligonucleotide mixtures designed on the basis of conserved sequences of the saccharomyces cerevisiae chs1 and chs2 polypeptides, a dna fragment e ...19911836444
the neurospora crassa cyt-20 gene encodes cytosolic and mitochondrial valyl-trna synthetases and may have a second function in addition to protein synthesis.the cyt-20-1 mutant of neurospora crassa is a temperature-sensitive, cytochrome b- and aa3-deficient strain that is severely deficient in both mitochondrial and cytosolic protein synthesis (r.a. collins, h. bertrand, r.j. lapolla, and a.m. lambowitz, mol. gen. genet. 177:73-84, 1979). we cloned the cyt-20+ gene by complementation of the cyt-20-1 mutation and found that it contains a 1,093-amino-acid open reading frame (orf) that encodes both the cytosolic and mitochondrial valyl-trna synthetases ...19911830127
molecular cloning, characterization and analysis of the regulation of the aro2 gene, encoding chorismate synthase, of saccharomyces cerevisiae.we describe here the cloning, characterization and analysis of the regulation of the aro2 gene of saccharomyces cerevisiae, the first reported study of a eukaryotic gene encoding chorismate synthase (e.c. the gene contains an orf of 1128 bp, encoding a protein with a calculated molecular mass of 40.8 kda. aro2 is regulated under the 'general control system' for amino acid biosynthesis by the transcriptional activator gcn4 which binds in vitro at three sites within the aro2 promoter. th ...19911837329
development of a specific-locus assay in the ad-3 region of two-component heterokaryons of neurospora: a recognition of the need for a more comprehensive data base for genetic risk assessment of human exposure to mutagenic agents in the environment, a model system was developed for specific-locus studies in neurospora crassa. this lower eukaryotic organism permits the utilization of microbial techniques for recovery of large numbers of specific-locus mutations at two closely linked loci as well as their subsequent genetic analysis. in particular, this assay makes possible exploratory experiments ...19921425606
nadh:ubiquinone oxidoreductase from bovine mitochondria. cdna sequence of a 19 kda cysteine-rich subunit.the sequence of a 19 kda subunit of nadh:ubiquinone oxidoreductase (complex i) from bovine heart mitochondria has been determined by a new strategy based on the polymerase chain reaction. the subunits of the enzyme were resolved in a polyacrylamide gel by two-dimensional isoelectric focusing and electrophoresis under denaturing conditions, transferred to a poly(vinylidene difluoride) membrane, and the n-terminal sequence was determined on the stained 19 kda protein up to residue 27. this informa ...19911830204
the cleavable presequence is not essential for import and assembly of the phosphate carrier of mammalian mitochondria but enhances the specificity and efficiency of import.the phosphate carrier (pic) of mammalian mitochondria is synthesized with a cleavable presequence, in contrast to other members of the mitochondrial family of inner membrane carrier proteins. the precursor of pic is efficiently imported, proteolytically processed, and correctly assembled in isolated mitochondria. here we report that a presequence-deficient pic was imported with an efficiency of about 50% as compared with the authentic precursor of pic. this mature-sized pic was correctly assembl ...19921534805
nucleotide and derived amino acid sequences of the major porin of comamonas acidovorans and comparison of porin primary structures.the dna sequence of the gene which codes for the major outer membrane porin (omp32) of comamonas acidovorans has been determined. the structural gene encodes a precursor consisting of 351 amino acid residues with a signal peptide of 19 amino acid residues. comparisons with amino acid sequences of outer membrane proteins and porins from several other members of the class proteobacteria and of the chlamydia trachomatis porin and the neurospora crassa mitochondrial porin revealed a motif of eight r ...19911848840
the iron-sulfur clusters in the two related forms of mitochondrial nadh: ubiquinone oxidoreductase made by neurospora crassa.two related forms of the respiratory-chain complex, nadh: ubiquinone oxidoreductase (complex i) are synthesized in the mitochondria of neurospora crassa. normally growing cells make a large, piericidin-a-sensitive form, which consists of some 23 different nuclear- and 6-7 mitochondrially encoded subunits. cells grown in the presence of chloramphenicol make a small, piericidin-a-insensitive form which consists of only approximately 13 nuclear-encoded subunits. the subunits of the small form are e ...19911849820
cysteinyl-trna synthetase is a direct descendant of the first aminoacyl-trna synthetase.the gene encoding the cysteinyl-trna synthetase of e. coli was cloned from an e. coli genomic library made in lambda 2761, a lambda vector which can integrate and which carries a chloramphenicol resistance gene. a thermosensitive cyss mutant of e. coli was lysogenised and chloramphenicol-resistant colonies able to grow at 42 degrees c were selected to isolate phages containing the wild-type cyss gene. the sequence of the gene was determined. it codes for a 461 amino-acid protein and includes the ...19911864365
phylogenetic analysis of five medically important candida species as deduced on the basis of small ribosomal subunit rna sequences.the classification of species belonging to the genus candida berkhout is problematic. therefore, we have determined the small ribosomal subunit rna (srrna) sequences of the type strains of three human pathogenic candida species; candida krusei, c. lusitaniae and c. tropicalis. the srrna sequences were aligned with published eukaryotic srrna sequences and evolutionary trees were inferred using a matrix optimization method. an evolutionary tree comprising all available eukaryotic srrna sequences, ...19911865186
the mating types of podospora anserina: functional analysis and sequence of the fertilization domains.the two idiomorphic alleles called mat+ and mat-, which control the mating types in podospora anserina, have been cloned. mat+ and mat- encompass 3.8 kb and 4.7 kb respectively, of unrelated dna sequences flanked by common sequences. subcloning allowed the identification and localization in each locus of the gene that controls fertilization, probably by determining the mating type. the mat+ gene, called fpr1, encodes a protein with a potential dna-binding hmg domain. the presence of this motif s ...19921534866
comparison and cross-species expression of the acetyl-coa synthetase genes of the ascomycete fungi, aspergillus nidulans and neurospora crassa.the genes encoding the acetate-inducible enzyme acetyl-coenzyme a synthetase from neurospora crassa and aspergillus nidulans (acu-5 and faca, respectively) have been cloned and their sequences compared. the predicted amino acid sequence of the aspergillus enzyme has 670 amino acid residues and that of the neurospora enzyme either 626 or 606 residues, depending upon which of the two possible initiation codons is used. the amino acid sequences following the second alternative aug show 86% homology ...19901972535
nit-4, a pathway-specific regulatory gene of neurospora crassa, encodes a protein with a putative binuclear zinc dna-binding domain.nit-4, a pathway-specific regulatory gene in the nitrogen circuit of neurospora crassa, is required for the expression of nit-3 and nit-6, the structural genes which encode nitrate and nitrite reductase, respectively. the complete nucleotide sequence of the nit-4 gene has been determined. the predicted nit4 protein contains 1,090 amino acids and appears to possess a single zn(ii)2cys6 binuclear-type zinc finger, which may mediate dna binding. site-directed mutagenesis studies demonstrated that c ...19911840634
cloning and sequencing of the cdna encoding tyrosinase of the japanese pond frog, rana nigromaculata.we cloned and sequenced the cdna encoding tyrosinase (tyn) of the japanese pond frog, rana nigromaculata. the 3511-bp cdna contained a 54-bp 5'-noncoding region, a 1596-bp open reading frame encoding tyn of 532 amino acids (aa), and a 1861-bp 3'-noncoding region. the aa sequence of frog tyn predicted from the cdna sequence was homologous to that of mouse and human tyns. the aa sequence including the copper-binding domain, which is likely the active center of tyn, was highly conserved among these ...19921446833
the neurospora circadian clock-controlled gene, ccg-2, is allelic to eas and encodes a fungal hydrophobin required for formation of the conidial rodlet layer.the neurospora crassa clock-controlled gene (ccg-2) is transcriptionally activated by the circadian clock in a time-of-day-specific manner. transcript and sequence analyses of ccg-2 reveal that the predicted ccg-2 polypeptide bears significant similarity to a class of low-molecular-weight, cysteine-rich, hydrophobic proteins (hydrophobins), first identified in schizophyllum, and including the product of the developmentally regulated aspergillus gene, rodletless, required for spore surface rodlet ...19921459460
genomic analysis of a virulent and a less virulent strain of the entomopathogenic fungus beauveria bassiana, using restriction fragment length polymorphisms.the genomic dna of two strains of the entomopathogenic fungus beauveria bassiana, strain gk2016, a "wild type" (virulent), and strain gk2051, a less virulent mutant to grasshoppers, was digested with 12 restriction endonucleases. gel electrophoresis conditions were established to show restriction fragment length patterns visually in the digested dna stained with ethidium bromide. the less virulent mutant was generated by ultraviolet illumination of conidiospores at a 95% lethal dose. both strain ...19911680543
identification of molybdopterin guanine dinucleotide in formate dehydrogenase from methanobacterium formicicum.the pterin cofactor in formate dehydrogenase isolated from methanobacterium formicium is identified as molybdopterin guanine dinucleotide. the pterin, stabilized as the alkylated, dicarboxamidomethyl derivative, is shown to have absorption and chromatographic properties identical to those of the previously characterized authentic compound. treatment with nucleotide pyrophosphatase produced the expected degradation products gmp and carboxyamidomethyl molybdopterin. the molybdopterin guanine dinuc ...19912037231
remnants of an ancient pathway to l-phenylalanine and l-tyrosine in enteric bacteria: evolutionary implications and biotechnological impact.the pathway construction for biosynthesis of aromatic amino acids in escherichia coli is atypical of the phylogenetic subdivision of gram-negative bacteria to which it belongs (r. a. jensen, mol. biol. evol. 2:92-108, 1985). related organisms possess second pathways to phenylalanine and tyrosine which depend upon the expression of a monofunctional chorismate mutase (cm-f) and cyclohexadienyl dehydratase (cdt). some enteric bacteria, unlike e. coli, possess either cm-f or cdt. these essentially c ...19902082822
over- and under-representation of short oligonucleotides in dna sequences.strand-symmetric relative abundance functionals for di-, tri-, and tetranucleotides are introduced and applied to sequences encompassing a broad phylogenetic range to discern tendencies and anomalies in the occurrences of these short oligonucleotides within and between genomic sequences. for dinucleotides, ta is almost universally under-represented, with the exception of vertebrate mitochondrial genomes, and cg is strongly under-represented in vertebrates and in mitochondrial genomes. the tradit ...19921741388
tests for the genotoxicity of m-amsa, etoposide, teniposide and ellipticine in neurospora crassa.the antitumor agents m-amsa, etoposide, teniposide and ellipticine have been reported to be potent clastogens in mammalian cells but non- or weakly mutagenic in bacteria; these observations have been correlated to the interference of these chemicals with dna topoisomerase ii activity in the former, but not in the latter, organisms. the genotoxicity of these 4 agents was evaluated using ad-3 reverse- and forward-mutation tests in neurospora crassa. these agents (up to 0.8 mumole/plate) did not ca ...19902137196
deoxyhypusine/hypusine formation on a 21,000-dalton cellular protein in a neurospora crassa mutant in vivo and in vitro.hypusine formation on an 18,000-dalton cellular protein is a unique spermidine-dependent, post-translational modification that appears to be ubiquitous in mammalian cells. to determine whether this modification also exists in lower eukaryotes, we examined possible labeling in vitro and in vivo of cellular protein(s) by [3h]spermidine in a mutant strain of neurospora crassa (arge-12 ota aga) in which ornithine and polyamine synthesis could be nutritionally manipulated. because of poor uptake of p ...19902137713
x-ray-induced specific-locus mutations in the ad-3 region of two-component heterokaryons of neurospora crassa, ix. mutational spectra as a function of x-ray previous studies, x-ray-induced specific-locus mutations in the adenine-3 (ad-3) region of a two-component heterokaryon (h-12) of neurospora crassa were combined with a series of tester strains carrying markers in the ad-3 and immediately adjacent regions to map mutants that were presumed multilocus deletions (de serres, 1989c, 1990a). two new classes of x-ray-induced mutations were recovered: multiple-locus mutations consisting of gene/point mutations at the ad-3a or ad-3b locus with a close ...19911824717
cpc-1, the general regulatory gene for genes of amino acid biosynthesis in neurospora crassa, is differentially expressed during the asexual life cycle.cpci, the principal regulatory protein required for cross-pathway control of amino acid biosynthetic genes in neurospora crassa, contains a domain similar to the dna-binding domain of gcn4, the corresponding general regulator in saccharomyces cerevisiae. we examined binding by cpc1 synthesized in vitro and by cpc1 present in n. crassa whole-cell extracts. cpci from both sources was shown to bind to the dna sequence 5'-atgactcat-3', which is also the preferred recognition sequence of gcn4, cpc1 w ...19911824959
purification and further characterization of the second nitrate reductase of escherichia coli k12.two nitrate reductases, nitrate reductase a and nitrate reductase z, exist in escherichia coli. the nitrate reductase z enzyme has been purified from the membrane fraction of a strain which is deleted for the operon encoding the nitrate reductase a enzyme and which harbours a multicopy plasmid carrying the nitrate reductase z structural genes; it was purified 219 times with a yield of about 11%. it is an mr-230,000 complex containing 13 atoms iron and 12 atoms labile sulfur/molecule. the presenc ...19902139607
paraquat toxicity and pyridine nucleotide coenzyme synthesis: a data correction.the decrease in pyridine nucleotide coenzymes which occurs during poisoning of escherichia coli by hyperbaric oxygen or paraquat is not due to impairment of nicotinatemononucleotide pyrophosphorylase (carboxylating) [ec] as was previously proposed (brown, o.r. et al. biochem. biophys. res. commun. 91:982-990; 1979). this was shown directly using extracts of e. coli, prepared after exposure to 1 mm paraquat or 4.2 atmospheres of oxygen. the enzyme also was not impaired in neurospora cras ...19902139629
two complex regions, including a tata sequence, are required for transcription by rna polymerase i in neurospora order to define the rna polymerase i transcriptional apparatus and how it might interact with regulatory signals, the dna sequences necessary for 40s rrna transcription in neurospora crassa were determined. a systematic set of deletion, substitution and insertion mutations were assayed in a homologous in vitro system. the sequences required for transcription of the gene consist of two large domains (i and ii) from -113 to -37, and -29 to +4, respectively. complete deletion of either domain ab ...19902139932
characterization of neurospora cpc1, a bzip dna-binding protein that does not require aligned heptad leucines for dimerization.cpc1 is the transcriptional activator of amino acid biosynthetic genes of neurospora crassa. cpc1 function in vivo was abolished upon deletion of segments of cpc-1 corresponding to the presumed transcription activation domain, the dna-binding and dimerization domains, or a 52-residue connector segment of cpc1. a truncated cpc1 polypeptide containing only the carboxy-terminal 57-residue segment of cpc1 was sufficient to form homodimers that bound dna. however, deletion of the segment of cpc-1 cor ...19911824960
molybdenum cofactor requirement for in vitro activation of apo-molybdoenzymes of escherichia coli.the apo-nitrate reductase precursor in an escherichia coli chlb mutant preparation obtained following growth in the presence of tungstate is activated by incubation with protein fa and a heat-treated preparation from an e. coli crude extract. we show that the requirement for heat-treated e. coli crude extract can be fulfilled by material obtained from either of two heat-denatured purified e. coli molybdoenzymes, namely nitrate reductase or trimethylamine n-oxide reductase. apo-trimethylamine n-o ...19902141097
the neurospora crassa arg-2 locus. structure and expression of the gene encoding the small subunit of arginine-specific carbamoyl phosphate synthetase.we have characterized genomic and cdna clones for arg-2, the gene encoding the small subunit of the neurospora crassa arginine-specific carbamoyl phosphate synthetase (cps-a), and examined its transcriptional regulation. the polypeptide's predicted amino acid sequence (453 residues) is 56% and 36% identical with the sequences of the homologous polypeptides of saccharomyces cerevisiae and escherichia coli, respectively. the arg2 polypeptide has an additional amino-terminal domain with the hallmar ...19902141606
cys-3, the positive-acting sulfur regulatory gene of neurospora crassa, encodes a sequence-specific dna-binding protein.cys-3, the positive-acting master sulfur regulatory gene of neurospora crassa, turns on the expression of an entire set of unlinked structural genes which encode sulfur-catabolic enzymes. cys-3 encodes a protein of 236 amino acid residues and contains a potential bipartite dna-binding domain which consists of a leucine zipper and an adjacent highly basic region. gel band mobility shift and dna footprint experiments were used to demonstrate that the cys3 protein, expressed in escherichia coli, bi ...19902142156
neurospora crassa a mating-type region.the mating-type locus of the haploid filamentous fungus neurospora crassa is a regulatory region that controls entry into the sexual cycle and prevents formation of mixed mating-type heterokaryons in the vegetative phase. the locus consists of alternative sequences called a and a. the a mating-type dna sequence of neurospora crassa is composed of a region of 5301 base pairs that has little similarity to the sequence present at the mating-type locus in an a mating-type strain. however, the sequen ...19902142303
neurospora crassa a mating-type region.the a mating-type region of neurospora crassa controls several major events in both the sexual and asexual phases of the fungal life cycle. this 3235-base-pair dna segment is not homologous to the comparable genetic region of the a mating type. the unique a and a regions are bordered by nearly identical dna sequences. the a genetic region contains at least two functional segments. one segment encodes a perithecium maturation function that is dependent on the second segment for phenotypic express ...19902142304
nit-2, the major positive-acting nitrogen regulatory gene of neurospora crassa, encodes a sequence-specific dna-binding protein.the nit-2 major nitrogen regulatory gene of neurospora crassa turns on the expression of various unlinked structural genes that specify nitrogen-catabolic enzymes under nitrogen-limitation conditions. the nit-2 gene encodes a protein of 1036 amino acid residues with a single zinc finger and a downstream basic region that may make up a dna-binding domain. the zinc-finger domain of the nit2 protein was synthesized in two ways to examine its dna-binding activity with gel-band-mobility shift and dna ...19902142530
duplication of leader sequence for protein targeting to mitochondria leads to increased import efficiency.we describe a novel method for enhancing protein import into mitochondria, by tandemly duplicating the n-terminal cleavable leader peptide using a gene manipulation strategy. the import into isolated yeast mitochondria of passenger proteins (yeast mitochondrial atp synthase subunits 8 and 9 and some mutagenised derivatives) that show little or no import when endowed with one such leader (that of neurospora crassa mitochondrial atp synthase subunit 9) is remarkably improved when the leader is tan ...19911828039
molecular cloning of subunits of complex i from neurospora crassa. primary structure and in vitro expression of a 22-kda polypeptide.a lambda gt11 cdna expression library was screened with antibodies directed against individual subunits of complex i from neurospora crassa. clones encoding cytoplasmically synthesized polypeptides with apparent molecular masses of 22, 29, 31, and 33 kda were isolated. northern blot analysis revealed that the corresponding genes are transcribed into mrna species of about 0.85, 0.95, 1.3, and 1.4 kilobases, respectively. further characterization of clones encoding the 22-kda subunit was performed ...19902142943
cloning of a saccharomyces cerevisiae gene encoding a protein homologous to allantoicase of neurospora crassa. 19911839481
antibodies against the 59 kda polypeptide of the n. crassa 8-10 nm filaments immunodetect a 59 kda polypeptide in specialized rat epithelial cells.p59nc is a polypeptide associated with bundles of cytoplasmic and nuclear filamentous structures of 8-10 nm of diameter in neurospora crassa cells. it is immunologically unrelated to both higher and lower eucaryotic tubulin and actin proteins and is detected weakly by the anti ifa monoclonal antibody. we analyze here the immunological relationship between p59nc and intermediate filament (if) mammalian proteins by using anti p59nc, anti keratin, anti vimentin and anti ifa antibodies. anti p59nc a ...19911833626
evidence for the presence of a proton pump of the vacuolar h(+)-atpase type in the ruffled borders of osteoclasts.microsomal membrane vesicles prepared either from chicken medullary bone or isolated osteoclasts were shown to have atp-dependent h(+)-transport activity. this activity was n-ethylmaleimide-sensitive but resistant to oligomycin and orthovanadate, suggesting a vacuolar-type atpase. furthermore, immunological cross-reactivity of 60- and 70-kd osteoclast membrane antigens with neurospora crassa vacuolar atpase was observed when analyzed by immunoblotting. same antibodies labeled only osteoclasts in ...19902144003
identification of a family of bacteriophage t4 genes encoding proteins similar to those present in group i introns of fungi and phage.the bacteriophage t4 sega gene lies in a genetically unmapped region between the gene beta gt (beta-glucosyltransferase) and uvsx (recombination protein) and encodes a protein of 221 amino acids. we have found that the first 100 amino acids of the sega protein are highly similar to the n termini of four other predicted t4 proteins, also of unknown function. together these five proteins, sega-e (similar to endonucleases of group i introns), contain regions of similarity to the endonuclease i-tev ...19921631169
carotenoid desaturases from rhodobacter capsulatus and neurospora crassa are structurally and functionally conserved and contain domains homologous to flavoprotein disulfide oxidoreductases.the characteristic red color of some photosynthetic bacteria and the orange color of neurospora conidia is due to the presence of carotenoids, photoprotective pigments synthesized by plants, algae, bacteria, and fungi. generally, carotenoids are tetraterpenes in which absorption of visible light and photoprotection are mediated by a chain of conjugated double bonds, the chromophore, which is formed by successive desaturations of phytoene, a colorless precursor. the genes al-1 and crti mediate th ...19902144293
neurospora crassa cdna clones coding for a new member of the ras protein family.a new member of the ras gene family was characterized from neurospora crassa cdna libraries. the clone designated nc-ras codes for a polypeptide containing 213 amino acids (mr 24,000). this polypeptide is 84% homologous to the h-ras-1 domain comprising the first 80 amino acids and 60% homologous to the next 84 residues. the nc-ras polypeptide contains all the well-known sequences involved in the interaction with gtp/gdp, the recognition of the y13-259 neutralizing antibody, the 'effector site' f ...19902146163
structure, exon pattern, and chromosome mapping of the gene for cytosolic copper-zinc superoxide dismutase (sod-1) from neurospora crassa.a 4.8-kilobase bamhi-hindiii fragment encoding the entire neurospora crassa cuzn superoxide dismutase gene (herein designated sod-1) was isolated from a genomic library using two 60-base deoxyoligonucleotide probes corresponding to the published n. crassa amino acid sequence. the nucleotide sequence of the gene encodes an amino acid sequence matching the published protein sequence at 152 of 153 positions. codon preference shows an unusually strong bias such that only 32 of the possible 61 codons ...19902146266
nucleotide sequence and analysis of nmr, a negative-acting regulatory gene in the nitrogen circuit of neurospora neurospora the expression of a set of unlinked structural genes, which allows utilization of various nitrogen-containing compounds, is controlled by the positive-acting nit-2 gene and the negative-acting nmr gene. the nucleotide sequence of the nmr gene has been determined and a long open reading frame which encodes a putative protein of 54854 daltons has been identified. a full-length cdna clone was obtained and its the sequence revealed that the nmr gene contains no introns. the transcripti ...19902146484
developmental and light regulation of eas, the structural gene for the rodlet protein of neurospora.the surface of many fungal spores is covered by a hydrophobic sheath termed the rodlet layer. we have determined that the rodlet protein of neurospora crassa is encoded by a cloned gene designated bli-7, and that bli-7 is identical to the known gene eas (easily wettable). using eas dna as a probe we show that eas mrna is abundant in illuminated mycelia and conidiophores but is not detectable or is barely detectable in dark-grown mycelia, mature macroconidia, microconidia, and ascospores. mutatio ...19921459459
purification of chorismate synthase from a cell culture of the higher plant corydalis sempervirens pers.chorismate synthase (ec was purified from a cell suspension culture of corydalis sempervirens almost 1000-fold to near homogeneity. the subunit mr estimated by polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis in the presence of sodium dodecyl sulfate was 41,900. the mr of the native enzyme was estimated to be 80,100 by gel filtration, suggesting a dimeric structure. antisera directed against the 41.9-kda protein also reacted with the native enzyme. further confirmation of the identity of the purified ...19902146922
isolation and sequence analysis of a beta-tubulin gene from aspergillus flavus and its use as a selectable altered beta-tubulin gene that confers resistance to benomyl [whose active ingredient is 2-(methoxycarbonylamino)benzimidazole (mbc)] was isolated from a dna library of aspergillus flavus and used as a selectable marker for transformation. the beta-tubulin gene was cloned into a plasmid vector containing the pyr-4 gene of neurospora crassa, and transformants were selected either for uracil prototrophy or mbc resistance. transformants selected for uracil prototrophy were of three phenotypic cl ...19902128007
nadh:ubiquinone oxidoreductase from bovine heart mitochondria. cdna sequences of the import precursors of the nuclear-encoded 39 kda and 42 kda subunits.the 39 kda and 42 kda subunits of nadh:ubiquinone oxidoreductase from bovine heart mitochondria are nuclear-coded components of the hydrophobic protein fraction of the enzyme. their amino acid sequences have been deduced from the sequences of overlapping cdna clones. these clones were amplified from total bovine heart cdna by means of the polymerase chain reaction, with the use of complex mixtures of oligonucleotide primers based upon fragments of protein sequence determined at the n-terminals o ...19911832859
deletion analysis of domain independence in the trp1 gene product of neurospora crassa.the trifunctional trp1 gene from neurospora crassa (n-trp1) was subcloned into the yeast-escherichia coli shuttle vector yep13 and expressed in saccharomyces cerevisiae. the three activities of the n-trp1 gene product were detected in yeast mutants that lacked either n-(5'-phosphoribosyl) anthranilate (pra) isomerase or both the glutamine amidotransferase function of anthranilate synthase and indole-3-glycerol phosphate (ingp) synthase. the protein was detected on immunoblots only as the full le ...19902147978
molecular structure of a gene, vma1, encoding the catalytic subunit of h(+)-translocating adenosine triphosphatase from vacuolar membranes of saccharomyces cerevisiae.subunit a of the vacuolar membrane h(+)-translocating adenosine triphosphatase of the yeast saccharomyces cerevisiae contains a catalytic site for atp hydrolysis. n-terminal sequences of six tryptic peptides of the subunit were determined. based on the peptide sequence information, a 39-base oligonucleotide probe was synthesized, and the gene encoding the subunit (vma1) was isolated from a genomic dna library by hybridization. the nucleotide sequence of the gene predicts a polypeptide of 1,071 a ...19902139027
expression of a neurospora crassa metallothionein and its variants in escherichia coli.the neurospora crassa metallothionein (nc) synthesis gene was cloned and expressed in escherichia coli in two different expression vectors (ping2 and pua7), both under the regulation of the salmonella typhimurium arabinose operon. upon induction with arabinose, the ping2-nc vector expressed as inclusion body-localized arab'::nc fusion protein of 21 kilodaltons. the pua7-nc vector expressed a 5.3-kilodalton lpp::nc fusion protein anchored to the outer membrane of the cell. cells expressing the nc ...19902148862
purification and characterization of catalase from a facultative alkalophilic bacillus.catalase was purified to an electrophoretically homogeneous state from the facultative alkalophilic bacterium, bacillus yn-2000, and some of its properties were studied. its molecular weight was 282,000 and its molecule was composed of four identical subunits. the enzyme contained two protoheme molecules per tetramer. the enzyme showed an absorption spectrum of typical high-spin ferric heme with a peak at 406 nm in the oxidized form and peaks at 440, 559, and 592 nm in the reduced form. in contr ...19902149854
mating type and mating strategies in the heterothallic species neurospora crassa, strains of opposite mating type, a and a, must interact to give the series of events resulting in fruiting body formation, meiosis, and the generation of dormant ascospores. the mating type of a strain is specified by the dna sequence it carries in the mating type region; strains that are otherwise isogenic can mate and produce ascospores. the dna of the a and a regions have completely dissimilar sequences. probing dna from strains of each mating t ...19902140508
site-directed mutagenesis of the 'zinc finger' dna-binding domain of the nitrogen-regulatory protein nit2 of neurospora.the major nitrogen-regulatory gene nit-2 of neurospora crassa activates the expression of numerous unlinked structural genes which specify nitrogen-catabolic enzymes during conditions of nitrogen limitation. the nit-2 gene encodes a regulatory protein of 1036 amino acid residues with a single 'zinc finger' and a downstream basic region, which together may constitute a dna-binding domain. the zinc finger domain of the nit2 protein was synthesized in vitro and also expressed as a fusion protein in ...19902150539
utilization of the specific-locus assay in the ad-3 region of two-component heterokaryons of neurospora for risk assessment of environmental chemicals.the utilization of the specific-locus assay in the ad-3 region of two-component heterokaryons of neurospora crassa is compared with that of other eukaryotic assay systems for the evaluation of the mutagenic effects of environmental chemicals. in contrast to other in vitro specific-locus assays, the neurospora assay can detect mutations not only at the ad-3a and ad-3b loci but also recessive lethal mutations elsewhere in the genome. mutational damage in this system can be characterized readily by ...19911834935
qualitative differences in the spectra of genetic damage in 2-aminopurine-induced ad-3 mutants between nucleotide excision-repair-proficient and -deficient strains of neurospora crassa.the mutagenic effects of 2-aminopurine (2ap) have been compared in the adenine-3 (ad-3) region of two-component heterokaryons of neurospora crassa: nucleotide excision repair-proficient (uvs-2+/uvs-2+) heterokaryon 12 (h-12) and nucleotide excision repair-deficient (uvs-2/uvs-2) heterokaryon 59 (h-59). this forward-mutation, morphological and biochemical, specific-locus assay system permits the recovery of ad-3a and/or ad-3b mutants in 3 major classes: gene/point mutations, multilocus deletion m ...19911834936
neurospora endo-exonuclease is immunochemically related to the recc gene product of escherichia coli.immunochemical cross-reaction between the endo-exonuclease of neurospora crassa, an enzyme previously implicated in recombination and recombinational dna repair, and the recc-encoded polypeptide of escherichia coli has been detected by immunoblotting extracts of strains of e. coli having a deletion that includes the recbcd genes but carrying multicopy plasmids bearing all three of the recbcd genes or only one or two of these genes. it was predicted that homology would also be found at the amino ...19902152915
mitochondrial dna sequence analysis of the cytochrome oxidase subunit ii gene from podospora anserina. a group ia intron with a putative alternative splice site.a 5 kb region of the 95 kb mitochondrial genome of podospora anserina race s has been mapped and sequenced (1 kb = 10(3) base-pairs). this dna region is continuous with the sequence for the nd4l and nd5 gene complex in the accompanying paper. we show that this sequence contains the gene for cytochrome oxidase subunit ii (coii). this gene is 4 kb in length and is interrupted by a subgroup ib intron (1267 base-pairs (bp) in length) and a subgroup ia intron (1992 bp in length). this group ia intron ...19902157023
coordinate expression of ribosomal protein genes in neurospora crassa and identification of conserved upstream sequences.the relative levels of rrnas and ribosomal proteins are coordinately regulated by growth rate and carbon nutrition in neurospora crassa. however, little is known about the mechanisms involved. to investigate the transcriptional regulation of ribosomal protein genes in n. crassa, we cloned and sequenced a ribosomal protein gene (crp-3). the inferred crp-3 protein sequence shares 89% and 83% homology at its n-terminus with the yeast rp51 and the human s17 ribosomal proteins respectively. the crp-3 ...19911836561
ornithine decarboxylase gene of neurospora crassa: isolation, sequence, and polyamine-mediated regulation of its mrna.ornithine decarboxylase (odc), which initiates the biosynthesis of the polyamines putrescine, spermidine, and spermine, is encoded by the spe-1 gene of the fungus neurospora crassa. this gene and its cdna have been cloned and sequenced. the gene has a single 70-nucleotide intron in the coding sequence. the cdna, comprising the entire coding region, recognizes a single 2.4-kb mrna in northern (rna) blots. the mrna transcript, defined by s1 mapping, has an extremely long, 535-base leader without s ...19921530878
nucleotide sequence and nuclear protein binding of the two regulatory sequences upstream of the am (gdh) gene in neurospora.we have constructed a series of deletions in the 5' non-coding sequences of the cloned neurospora crassa am gene which specifies nadp specific glutamate dehydrogenase. all of the deletions begin at -4.4 kb with respect to the am transcription start site and extend for various distances toward the am gene. using vectors with a truncated fragment of the am gene, we introduced these deletions into the chromosome upstream of am by transformation. analysis of glutamate dehydrogenase expression in str ...19902164625
import into mitochondria of precursors containing hydrophobic passenger proteins: pretreatment of precursors with urea inhibits import.we have studied the import into isolated yeast mitochondria of three hydrophobic passenger proteins attached to the n-terminal cleavable presequence of mitochondrial atpase subunit 9 from neurospora crassa. one natural precursor (pn9) contained n. crassa subunit 9; two chimaeric precursors, n9l/y8-1 and n9l/y9-2, respectively contained yeast mitochondrial atpase subunits 8 and 9. in the absence of urea, pn9 and n9l/y8-1 are imported efficiently but n9l/y9-2 is not imported. after pretreatment of ...19902168755
an electroporation-based system for high-efficiency transformation of germinated conidia of filamentous fungi.a rapid and efficient electroporation procedure has been developed for transformation of germinating conidia of filamentous fungi. pretreatment of conidial preparations with a cell wall weakening agent, such as beta-glucuronidase, was found to be essential for successful transformation. using the qa-2+ gene of neurospora crassa, encoding the catabolic dehydroquinase, as a selectable marker with a double-mutant host strain, auxotrophic for aromatic amino acids, integration of the plasmid was obse ...19911838030
spatial and biological characterisation of the complete quinic acid utilisation gene cluster in aspergillus nidulans.heterologous probing of restriction digests of chromosomal dna from aspergillus nidulans with radioactively labelled probes encoding dehydroshikimate dehydratase (qa-4) and a repressor gene (qa1-s) from neurospora crassa revealed a pattern of hybridisation inconsistent with an equivalent single copy of each gene in a. nidulans. screening of size-selected and total genome a. nidulans dna libraries allowed the isolation of four unique classes of sequence, two of which hybridised to the qa-4 probe, ...19902175387
x-ray-induced specific-locus mutations in the ad-3 region of two-component heterokaryons of neurospora crassa. v. irreparable mutants of genotype ad-3a ad-3b, ad-3a ad-3b nic-2, and ad-3b nic-2 result from multilocus deletion and an unexpectedly high frequency of multiple-locus mutations.more extensive complementation tests than those performed initially (webber and de serres, 1965) on a series of 832 x-ray-induced specific-locus mutations in the adenine-3 (ad-3) region of a two-component heterokaryon (h-12) of neurospora crassa (de serres, 1989a) showed that unexpectedly high frequencies of specific-locus mutations in the ad-3 region have additional, but separate, sites of recessive lethal (rlcl) damage in the immediately adjacent genetic regions. the frequencies of these x-ray ...19902138248
heterozygous effects of x-ray-induced specific locus mutations in the ad-3 region of neurospora crassa: implications for human genetic risk assessment. 19902143295
cloning, sequencing and expression of the schwanniomyces occidentalis nadp-dependent glutamate dehydrogenase gene.the cloned nadp-specific glutamate dehydrogenase (gdh) genes of aspergillus nidulans (gdha) and neurospora crassa (am) have been shown to hybridize under reduced stringency conditions to genomic sequences of the yeast schwanniomyces occidentalis. using 5' and 3' gene-specific probes, a unique 5.1 kb bcli restriction fragment that encompasses the entire schwanniomyces sequence has been identified. a recombinant clone bearing the unique bcli fragment has been isolated from a pool of enriched clone ...19911934128
mycenon, a new metabolite from a mycena species ta 87202 (basidiomycetes) as an inhibitor of isocitrate lyase.mycenon (c11h5cl3o3), a new inhibitor of isocitrate lyase (ec was isolated from the culture broth of a basidiomycete, mycena sp. mycenon is a novel chlorinated benzoquinone derivative which is also active against bacteria and fungi. malate synthase (ec the second key enzyme of the glyoxylate cycle was not affected by mycenon. isocitrate lyase preparations from plants, bacteria and fungi were sensitive. the following ki-values for mycenon have been determined: ricinus communis, ...19902258323
expression in saccharomyces cerevisiae of a gene associated with cytoplasmic male sterility from maize: respiratory dysfunction and uncoupling of yeast mitochondria.we asked whether the mitochondrial t-urf13 gene, associated with the male sterility phenotype of t cytoplasm in maize, can be expressed in saccharomyces cerevisiae and whether this expression can mimic the effects observed in maize. we introduced the universal code equivalent of the t-urf13 gene into the s. cerevisiae nucleus by transformation and directed its translation product into mitochondria by means of a fusion with the targeting presequence from neurospora crassa at-pase subunit 9. we sh ...19902259341
an evolutionary comparison of acinetobacter calcoaceticus trpf with trpf genes of several organisms.the deduced amino acid sequence of acinetobacter calcoaceticus n-(5'-phosphoribosyl) anthranilate isomerase (prai), which is coded by trpf, was compared with trpf of caulobacter crescentus, escherichia coli, bacillus subtilis, saccharomyces cerevisiae, neurospora crassa, and aspergillus nidulans. sixty percent of identical or similar amino acids were located in alpha/beta tim (triose-phosphate isomerase) barrels and in residues important in substrate binding and catalysis. in addition, the analy ...19902299982
use of nuclear dna restriction fragment length polymorphisms to analyze the diversity of the aspergillus flavus group: a. flavus, a. parasiticus, and a. nomius.recombinant dna clones carrying high-copy or low-copy sequences from aspergillus nidulans and neurospora crassa were used to identify restriction fragment length polymorphisms (rflps) diagnostic for members of the a. flavus group: a. flavus, a. parasiticus, and a. nomius. these fungi were resolved into three distinct categories when they were grouped according to rflp patterns. subgroups within these categories were also evident. this limited rflp analysis of nuclear dna of members of the a. fla ...19901976300
molecular cloning and nucleotide sequence of full-length cdna for ascorbate oxidase from cultured pumpkin cells.a lambda gt11 cdna expression library was constructed from size-fractionated poly(a)-rich rna of cultured pumpkin cells. a full-length cdna clone for ascorbate oxidase mrna was selected from the library by screening with synthetic oligonucleotides designed from the amino-terminal sequence of ascorbate oxidase protein. the identity of the clone was confirmed by comparing the amino acid sequence deduced by nucleotide sequence analysis with that determined for the amino-terminal sequence of pumpkin ...19902143984
characterization of eukaryotic dna polymerases: aphidicolin resistant mutants of neurospora with altered dna polymerase.sucrose density gradient analysis of neurospora cell free extract showed at least three distinct peaks of enzyme activity; of these, a high molecular weight enzyme was identified as dna polymerase alpha because of its sensitivity to aphidicolin and to nem. dna polymerase mutants of neurospora crassa were isolated by their resistance to aphidicolin, a specific inhibitor of the eukaryotic dna polymerase alpha. some mutants showed an increase in the specific activity of the enzyme. one mutant (e-2- ...19902144049
a neurospora crassa ribosomal protein gene, homologous to yeast cry1, contains sequences potentially coordinating its transcription with rrna genes.we have isolated and sequenced a neurospora crassa ribosomal protein gene (designated crp-2) strongly homologous to the rp59 gene (cry1) of yeast and the s14 ribosomal protein gene of mammals. the inferred sequence of the crp-2 protein is more homologous (83%) to the mammalian s14 sequence than to the yeast rp59 sequence (69%). the gene has three intervening sequences (ivss) two of which are offset 7 bp from the position of ivss in the mammalian genes. none correspond to the position of the ivs ...19901977135
nuclear pre-mrna introns: analysis and comparison of intron sequences from tetrahymena thermophila and other eukaryotes.we have sequenced 14 introns from the ciliate tetrahymena thermophila and include these in an analysis of the 27 intron sequences available from seven t. thermophila protein-encoding genes. consensus 5' and 3' splice junctions were determined and found to resemble the junctions of other nuclear pre-mrna introns. unique features are noted and discussed. overall the introns have a mean a + t content of 85% (21% higher than neighbouring exons) with smaller introns tending towards a higher a + t con ...19902402440
regulation of inorganic sulfate activation in filamentous fungi. allosteric inhibition of atp sulfurylase by 3'-phosphoadenosine-5'-phosphosulfate.atp sulfurylases from penicillium chrysogenum, penicillium duponti, aspergillus nidulans, and neurospora crassa are strongly inhibited by 3'-phosphoadenosine-5'-phosphosulfate (paps), the product of the second (adenosine-5'-phosphosulfate kinase-catalyzed) reaction in the two-step activation of inorganic sulfate. the v versus [paps] plots are sigmoidal. at physiological concentrations of mgatp (0.17-3 mm) and so4(2-) (0.4-10 mm), the [i]0.5 for paps inhibition of the p. chrysogenum enzyme is 35- ...19902162344
simultaneous purification of three mitochondrial enzymes. acetylglutamate kinase, acetylglutamyl-phosphate reductase and carbamoyl-phosphate synthetase from neurospora crassa.the early enzymes of arginine biosynthesis in neurospora crassa are localized in the mitochondrion and catalyze the conversion of glutamate to citrulline. the final conversion of citrulline to arginine occurs via two enzymatic steps in the cytoplasm. we have devised a method for the isolation and purification of three of the mitochondrial arginine biosynthetic enzymes from a single extract. acetylglutamate kinase and acetylglutamyl-phosphate reductase (both products of the complex arg-6 locus) w ...19862420793
h+/atp stoichiometry of proton pumps from neurospora crassa and escherichia coli.a kinetic method has been used to measure the apparent stoichiometry of h+ ions translocated per atp split by membrane-bound [h+]-atpases. in this method, membrane vesicles are suspended in well-buffered medium, atp is added, and a fluorescent probe of delta ph (acridine orange) is used to detect the formation of a steady-state ph gradient. at the steady state, it is assumed that proton pumping in one direction is exactly balanced by the leak of protons in the opposite direction. the pump is the ...19862425739
expression in yeast of the t-urf13 protein from texas male-sterile maize mitochondria confers sensitivity to methomyl and to texas-cytoplasm-specific fungal toxins.the mitochondrial gene t-urf13 from maize (zea mays l.) with texas male-sterile (t) cytoplasm codes for a unique 13 kd polypeptide, t-urf13, which is implicated in cytoplasmic male sterility and sensitivity to the insecticide methomyl and to host-specific fungal toxins produced by helminthosporium maydis race t (hmt toxin) and phyllosticta maydis (pm toxin). a chimeric gene coding for t-urf13 fused to the mitochondrial targeting peptide from the neurospora crassa atp synthase subunit 9 precursor ...19902303028
the purification and characterization of 3-dehydroquinase from streptomyces coelicolor.the enzyme 3-dehydroquinase was purified over 4000-fold to homogeneity from streptomyces coelicolor. the subunit mr estimated from polyacrylamide-gel electrophoresis in the presence of sds was 16,000. the native mr estimated by gel filtration on a superose 6 column was 209,000, indicating that the enzyme is a large oligomer. the enzyme was found to be extremely thermostable. this stability, along with the structural and kinetic properties of the enzyme, suggest that it is very similar to the qui ...19902306211
dna sequence analysis of the mitochondrial nd4l-nd5 gene complex from podospora anserina. duplication of the nd4l gene within its intron.a 15 kb region of the 100 kb mitochondrial genome of podospora anserina has been mapped and sequenced (1 kb = 10(3) base-pairs). the genes for nd4l and nd5 are identified as contiguous genes with overlapping termination and initiation codons. in race a (101 kb) the gene for nd4l (4.3 kb) has a gene duplication within an intron including a second subgroup ic intron. race s (95 kb) lacks this second gene complex. each intron has the identical 5' exon boundary. secondary structure analysis showed t ...19902319602
cloning and analysis of beta-tubulin gene from a protoctist.we have isolated and characterized by restriction endonuclease mapping, transcription pattern, and dna sequencing a beta-tubulin gene from the coenocytic freshwater protoctist, achlya klebsiana. the gene is intronless and has a single open reading frame that encodes a 444-amino acid residue polypeptide of mr 49,856. the protein shows a high degree of homology to other beta-tubulins, 85% identity to human beta-tubulin and 89% identity to beta-tubulin of the sporozoan (also a protoctist) plasmodiu ...19902394720
molecular analysis of nuc-1+, a gene controlling phosphorus acquisition in neurospora response to phosphorus starvation, neurospora crassa makes several enzymes that are undetectable or barely detectable in phosphate-sufficient cultures. the nuc-1+ gene, whose product regulates the synthesis of these enzymes, was cloned and sequenced. the nuc-1+ gene encodes a protein of 824 amino acids with a predicted molecular weight of 87,429. the amino acid sequence shows homology with two yeast proteins whose functions are analogous to that of the nuc-1 protein. two nuc-1+ transcripts of ...19902146493
pneumocystis carinii: sequence from ribosomal rna implies a close relationship with fungi.pneumocystis carinii is the etiologic agent of a lethal pneumonia which occurs in patients with the acquired immune deficiency syndrome (aids) and other immunocompromised hosts. the basic biochemical and genetic characteristics of p. carinii are poorly understood and its taxonomic classification as a protozoan is uncertain. to address the taxonomic question, a method was developed for the extraction of total rna from p. carinii. denaturing agarose gel electrophoresis showed the two ribosomal rna ...19892470612
calmodulin-dependent protein phosphatase from neurospora crassa. molecular cloning and expression of recombinant catalytic subunit.a cdna for the catalytic subunit of a calmodulin (cam)-dependent protein phosphatase was cloned from neurospora crassa. the open reading frame of 1557 base pairs encoded a protein of mr approximately 59,580 and was followed by a 3'-untranslated region of 363 base pairs including the poly(a) tail. based on primer extension analysis, the mrna transcript in vivo was 2403 base pairs. expression of this cam-protein phosphatase mrna was developmentally regulated, being highest during early mycelial gr ...19911655737
characterization of the mitochondrial porin from drosophila melanogaster.mitochondrial porin was isolated from the fruit fly drosophila melanogaster at different developmental stages, starting from whole mitochondria. the porin from adults' mitochondria was fully characterized. the protein had a molecular mass of 31 kda as judged from sodium dodecylsulfate electrophoretograms. it was very resistive against digestion with v8 proteinase of staphylococcus aureus and a larger number of fragments were only obtained after digestion with papain. drosophila porin showed litt ...19892480813
dna sequence and secondary structures of the large subunit rrna coding regions and its two class i introns of mitochondrial dna from podospora anserina.dna sequence analysis has shown that the gene coding for the mitochondrial (mt) large subunit ribosomal rna (rrna) from podospora anserina is interrupted by two class i introns. the coding region for the large subunit rrna itself is 3715 bp and the two introns are 1544 (r1) and 2404 (r2) bp in length. secondary structure models for the large subunit rrna were constructed and compared with the equivalent structure from escherichia coli 23s rrna. the two structures were remarkably similar despite ...19892494353
genetic transformation system for the aflatoxin-producing fungus aspergillus flavus.a heterologous transformation system was developed for aspergillus flavus with efficiencies greater than 20 stable transformants per micrograms of dna. protoplasts of uracil-requiring strains of the fungus were transformed with plasmid and cosmid vectors containing the pyr-4 gene of neurospora crassa. transformants were selected for their ability to grow and sporulate on medium lacking uracil. vector dna appeared to integrate randomly into the genome of a. flavus with a tendency for multiple, ta ...19892495764
probing fungal mitochondrial evolution with trna.sequence data are now available for almost the entire complement of mitochondrial rrnas from five fungi: schizosaccharomyces pombe, saccharomyces cerevisiae, toropulis glabrata, aspergillus nidulans and neurospora crassa. analysis of these data show that the five mitochondria can be related to a common ancestor. the unusually high similarity between some s. pombe mt trnas may be due to a process similar to gene conversion. using the number of differences between trna pairs as a measure of the ev ...19852417640
a mitochondrial protein from neurospora crassa detected both on ribosomes and in membrane fractions. analysis of the gene, the message, and the protein.we have isolated clones representing at least three nuclear genes for mitochondrial ribosomal proteins from neurospora crassa by screening a lambda gt11 cdna library with an antiserum against a mixture of these proteins. the cdna and genomic dna sequence for one of these genes, mrp-3, was determined. the mrp3 protein was purified by immune-affinity chromatography, using a monoclonal antibody probe, and subjected to amino acid sequence analysis to identify the mature amino terminus and a prospect ...19892521217
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