NudF, a nuclear migration gene in Aspergillus nidulans, is similar to the human LIS-1 gene required for neuronal migration

X. Xiang, A. H. Osmani, S. A. Osmani, M. Xin, N. R. Morris

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Abstract

During a study of the genetics of nuclear migration in the filamentous fungus Aspergillus nidulans, we cloned a gene, nudF, which is required for nuclear migration during vegetative growth as well as development. The NUDF protein level is controlled by another protein NUDC, and extra copies of the nudF gene can suppress the nudC3 mutation. nudF encodes a protein with 42% sequence identity to the human LIS-1 (Miller-Dieker lissencephaly-1) gene, which is required for proper neuronal migration during brain development. This strong similarity suggests that the LIS-1 gene product may have a function similar to that of NUDF and supports previous findings to suggest that nuclear migration may play a role in neuronal migration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)297-310
Number of pages14
JournalMolecular biology of the cell
Volume6
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1995

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  • Cell Biology

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