How do cells decide whether to grow and divide or to stop? In order to answer this fundamental biological question, Dr. Kenichi Sajiki and his colleagues in the OIST G0 Cell Unit have been using the fission yeast
OIST professor Mitsuhiro Yanagida was elected a foreign associate of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) for his excellence in original scientific research, the NAS announced on May 1. The NAS is a respected scholarly society with a highly selective election process for members and foreign associates. Prof. Yanagida is one of only three Japanese professors to be elected this year; the election brings the total number of foreign associates worldwide to 430.
Opposing Role of Condensin Hinge against RPA in Mitosis and Interphase through Promoting DNA Annealing
Okinawa, Japan, December 14, 2010 — 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 activity.
Prof. Mitsuhiro Yanagida receives the Order of Culture...read more
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. ...read more
“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.
G0 Cell Unit work on fission yeast cells in low-glucose may lead to new research into metabolic diseases
The researchers at the G0 Cell Unit, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology have published an initial research paper (Pluskal et al., FEBS J 2011) describing the growth, proliferation and metabolism of fission yeast cultivated in limited glucose.
Prof. 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...read more and [YouTube]