Albert E Fliss

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The regulation of human androgen receptor (AR) by the molecular chaperone Hsp90 was investigated using the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae as a model system. These studies were performed in strains expressing a conditional temperature-sensitive mutant allele of the hsp82 gene, which encodes Hsp90 protein. At the restrictive temperature in the mutant, there(More)
The Saccharomyces cerevisiae SBA1 gene was cloned by PCR amplification from yeast genomic DNA following its identification as encoding an ortholog of human p23, an Hsp90 cochaperone. The SBA1 gene product is constitutively expressed and nonessential, although a disruption mutant grew more slowly than the wild type at both 18 and 37 degreesC. A double(More)
The androgen receptor (AR) is a member of the nuclear receptor superfamily that requires the action of molecular chaperones for folding and hormone binding. C-terminal Hsp-interacting protein (Chip) is a cochaperone that interacts with Hsp70 and Hsp90 molecular chaperones via a tetratricopeptide domain and inhibits chaperone-dependent protein folding in(More)
Cdc37 is a molecular chaperone required for folding of protein kinases. It functions in association with Hsp90, although little is known of its mechanism of action or where it fits into a folding pathway involving other Hsp90 cochaperones. Using a genetic approach with Saccharomyces cerevisiae, we show that CDC37 overexpression suppressed a defect in v-Src(More)
The molecular chaperone Hsp90 interacts with unliganded steroid hormone receptors and regulates their activity. We have analyzed the function of yeast and mammalian Hsp90 in regulating the ability of the human estrogen receptor (ER) to bind ligands in vivo and in vitro. Using the yeast system, we show that the ER expressed in several different hsp82 mutant(More)
The CDC37 gene is essential for the activity of p60(v-src) when expressed in yeast cells. Since the activation pathway for p60(v-src) and steroid hormone receptors is similar, the present study analyzed the hormone-dependent transactivation by androgen receptors and glucocorticoid receptors in yeast cells expressing a mutant version of the CDC37 gene. In(More)
DnaJ-like proteins function in association with Hsp70 molecular chaperones to facilitate protein folding. We previously demonstrated that a yeast DnaJ-like protein, Ydj1p, was important for activation of heterologously expressed steroid hormone receptors (Caplan, A. J., Langley, E., Wilson, E. M., and Vidal, J. (1995) J. Biol. Chem. 270, 5251-5257). In the(More)
Polyspecific antibody to a 17 amino acid synthetic peptide from the maize T-cytoplasm urf13-T mitochondrial open reading frame immunoprecipitated a 13 kD polypeptide from (35)S-methionine incorporations of T cytoplasm maize. Male-fertile, toxin-insensitive mutants in which the urf13-T sequence is deleted do not synthesize the 13 kD polypeptide. A mutant(More)
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