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  • Ms. Akai and Dr. Yanagida of the G0 Cell Unit of the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) and their colleagues have elucidated, a new role of condensin other than DNA packing, that is removing chromosomal components on the course of DNA reannealing more(2011.12.16)
  • Dr. Mitsuhiro Yanagida to receive the Order of more(2011.10.26)
  • Okinawan Food = Long Life?   Okinawans are famous for their longevity. Many reasons have been proposed, one being diet. Dr. Mitsuhiro Yanagida, Principal Investigator at OIST's G0 Cell Unit, proposes that some food compounds - metabolites - found in local Okinawan plants and fruits such as, Ukon (turmeric) and Tankan (a Japanese citrus fruit) likely activate genes found to increase life span. more(2011.10.15)
  • Announcement of the projects for R&D cluster in Okinawa “Metabolomic study for the technological development of health-longevity improvement through new approaches to the transdermal absorption of the active ingredients” Research on health and longevity will be carried out with the lead of OIST's Dr. Mitsuhiro Yanagida. The project team, including members from University of the Ryukyus and Kyoto University, will use analytic technology called “metabolome” to search for Okinawan products that contain substances to treat disease, more(2011.09.02)
  • A summary of research activities of the G0 Cell Unit (Yanagida Lab) in Fiscal Year 2010, covering a period from April 1, 2010 to March 31, 2011, is now available as FY2010 Annual Report G0 Cell Unit (2011.08.25)
  • The 5th International Workshop On Cell Regulations in Division and Arrest (23rd - 27th October 2011) Registration Deadline:19th August 2011 ...Read More
  • Green and red fluorescent proteins illuminate the mechanics of cell division These movies show what happens inside fission yeast cells as they divide. Before the cell divides, the chromosomes are duplicated, and then the microtubules -- more[YouTube]
  • G0 Cell Unit work on fission yeast cells in low-glucose may lead to new research into metabolic diseases. Fission yeast (Schizosaccharomyces pombe) cells growing and dividing regularly in a culture medium, the glucose concentration of which is similar to that of human blood (4.4 mmol/L). more[YouTube]
  • Recently, three G0 Cell Unit papers have been evaluated by Faculty of 1000.The Faculty of 1000 (F1000) identifies and evaluates the most important articles in biology and medical research publications (F1000 is a subscription service).
    • Pluskal et al.,Specific biomarkers for stochastic division patterns and starvation-induced quiescence under limited glucose levels in fission yeast. (rated "Recommended") FEBS J 2011
    • Pluskal et al., Metabolic profiling of the fission yeast S. pombe: quantification of compounds under different temperatures and genetic perturbation. Mol BioSyst 2010 (rated "Recommended")
    • Takeda et al.,Regulation of nuclear proteasome by Rhp6/Ubc2 through ubiquitination and destruction of the sensor and anchor Cut8. Cell 2005 (rated "Recommended")
  • Dr. Kojiro Takeda, Group Leader of the G0 Cell Unit, has been granted FY2010 research funding from Astellas Foundation for Research on Metabolic Disorders. (2010.12.03)
  • Dr. Mitsuhiro Yanagida, Principal Investigator of the G0 Cell Unit at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST), has been selected by the Society of Biology as new Honorary Fellow.(2010.09.29)and[YouTube]

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