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Research Institute for Microbial Diseases Seminar -- Molecular Mechanism of Organelle Transport

2009-11-6 (Fri) -

It is known that many factors in addition to the nucleus and chromosomes essential for the growth of cells are actively transported and positioned during cell division. However, research on the partitioning of components other than the nucleus and chromosome has just begun.

We have been conducting research using budding yeast as a model in order to clarify the molecular mechanism of organelle transport to daughter cells.

In budding yeast, a variety of molecular bodies such as secretory vesicle, mitochondoria, vacuole, peroxisome, Golgi body, spindle, endoplasmic reticula, and mRNA are transported to daughter cells through actin filaments by myosin motors.

We have promoted our research using methods related to genetics, cell biology, molecular biology, and structural biology.

This seminar will focus on secretory vesicles, showing research results clarifying that Myo2, a mysion motor, connects with Ypt31/32 and Sec4, members of Rab family of GTPases, and both are involved in secretory vesicles.

*Students enrolled in the master's course of Graduate School of Medicine can take these lectures for academic credit.

We hope to see you there!

Lecture title: "Molecular Mechanism of Organelle Transport"

Lecturer: JIN Yui, Life Sciences Institute, University of Michigan

Time: 4:00 p.m. -

Date: 2009-11-6 (Fri) -
Sponsored: Department of Cell Regulation, Research Institute for Microbial Diseases
Venue: Taniguchi Memorial Hall, Integrated Biosciences Research Bldg.
Registration: Not required.
Contact: Mr. YOSHIMORI Tamotsu, Department of Cell Regulation, Research Institute for Microbial Diseases Tel: 06-6879-8293

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