3 Jul 2018
From left to right: Ms. Kaori Serakaki of the OIST Media Section (who provided support in creating illustrations of the cohesin models), Dr. Norihiko Nakazawa, Mrs. Li Wang (who gave technical...
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3 Jul 2018
These diagrams compare the two models of the cohesin protein’s structure. The ring model has distinct “head” and “hinge” features at opposite ends of the molecule, whereas the hold-and-release model...
Type: Photo
3 Jul 2018
A diagram of the protein complex cohesin in its assumed ring-shaped configuration. The scissors represent the action of the enzyme Cut1, which breaks apart the molecule to release DNA.
Type: Photo
3 Jul 2018
Cell division is one of the most fundamental processes of biology. It’s what allows all living things to grow, multiply and form complex structures. But scientists still don’t understand many of the...
Type: News Article
12 Apr 2018
Scientists at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) have taken one step closer towards potential cures for several human genetic diseases, and the answers have...
Type: News Article
21 Oct 2016
Following treatment with ICRF-193, the mitotic spindles of fission yeast show an “arched and snapped” appearance during cell replication.
Type: Video
21 Oct 2016
Professor Mitsuhiro Yanagida and Dr. Norihiko Nakazawa of the G0 Cell Unit
Type: Photo
21 Oct 2016
Cancer is a notoriously difficult disease to treat. Not only do a wide variety of cancers exist, requiring specialized treatments for each type, but cancer cells within an individual can morph and...
Type: News Article
21 Oct 2016
The top figure depicts the normal appearance of fission yeast following replication and subsequent separation. Chromosomes are seen in pink and the mitotic spindle is in green. The bottom figure...
Type: Photo
29 Mar 2016
Metabolites – substances that are created during metabolism – can provide a wealth of information about individual health, disease, diet, and life-style. Now, they can tell us even more. Okinawa...
Type: Press release
Researchers from OIST’s G0 Cell Unit who published the paper
27 May 2015
From Left to Right: Xingya Xu, Orie Arakawa, Mitsuhiro Yanagida, Norihiko Nakazawa,  Kenichi Sajiki, Alejandro Villar-Briones.  
Type: Photo
27 May 2015
Right before a cell starts to divide to give birth to a daughter cell, its biochemical machinery unwinds the chromosomes and copies the millions of protein sequences comprising the cell’s DNA, which...
Type: News Article
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