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The disordered Tubulin Polymerization Promoting Protein (TPPP/p25), a prototype of neomorphic moonlighting proteins, displays physiological and pathological functions by interacting with distinct partners. Here the role of the disordered N- and C-termini straddling a middle flexible segment in the distinct functions of TPPP/p25 was established, and the(More)
The pathological interaction of intrinsically disordered proteins, such as α-synuclein (SYN) and Tubulin Polymerization Promoting Protein (TPPP/p25), is often associated with neurodegenerative disorders. These hallmark proteins are co-enriched and co-localized in brain inclusions of Parkinson's disease and other synucleinopathies; yet, their successful(More)
Tubulin Polymerization Promoting Protein/p25 (TPPP/p25), a neomorphic moonlighting protein displaying both physiological and pathological functions, plays a crucial role in the differentiation of the zinc-rich oligodendrocytes, the major constituent of myelin sheath; and it is enriched and co-localizes with α-synuclein in brain inclusions hallmarking(More)
Theoretical models for the formation of interchain disulfide bonds in noncovalently assembled immunoglobulin molecules are presented. The formalism handles independent and cooperative bond formation with equal ease. Analysis of certain experimental results on the covalent assembly of human immunoglobulin G yields information about the pathway of assembly. A(More)
The hallmarks of Parkinson's disease and other synucleinopathies, Tubulin Polymerization Promoting Protein (TPPP/p25) and α-synuclein (SYN) have two key features: they are disordered and co-enriched/co-localized in brain inclusions. These Neomorphic Moonlighting Proteins display both physiological and pathological functions due to their interactions with(More)
Tubulin polymerization promoting proteins (TPPPs) constitute a eukaryotic protein family. There are three TPPP paralogs in the human genome, denoted as TPPP1-TPPP3. TPPP1 and TPPP3 are intrinsically unstructured proteins (IUPs) that bind and polymerize tubulin and stabilize microtubules, but TPPP2 does not. Vertebrate TPPPs originated from the ancient(More)
A comparative study of lipids and proteins in sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR) from rabbit and flounder has been undertaken. The protein/phospholipid ratio (w/w) was 3:1 in flounder SR (FSR) and 2.2:1 in rabbit SR (RSR). Both membranes had similar contents of PC (70%) and PI (6%). PE constituted 15% in RSR and 21% in FSR. PS and sphingomyelin were minor(More)
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