Aleksandra Boguszewska

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The 60S ribosomal subunits from Saccharomyces cerevisiae contain a set of four acidic proteins named YP1alpha, YP1beta, YP2alpha, and YP2beta. The genes for each were PCR amplified from a yeast cDNA library, sequenced, and expressed in Escherichia coli cells using two expression systems. The first system, pLM1, was used for YP1beta, YP2alpha, and YP2beta.(More)
The native 80S ribosomes isolated from Saccharomyces cerevisiae (strain W303) cells was phosphorylated by two endogenous protein kinases: multifunctional casein kinase-2 (CK-2) and specific 60S kinase. Three acidic proteins within the 60S ribosomal subunit: YP1 beta, YP1 beta' and YP2 alpha are phosphorylated by both kinases. The other two proteins: YP1(More)
The ribosome has a distinct lateral protuberance called the stalk; in eukaryotes it is formed by the acidic ribosomal P-proteins which are organized as a pentameric entity described as P0-(P1-P2)(2). Bilateral interactions between P0 and P1/P2 proteins have been studied extensively, however, the region on P0 responsible for the binding of P1/P2 proteins has(More)
Acidic ribosomal P-proteins form, in all eukaryotic cells, a lateral protuberance, the so-called 'stalk', which is directly involved in translational activity of the ribosomes. In Saccharomyces cerevisiae cells, there are four distinct P-proteins: P1A, P1B, P2A and P2B. In spite of the high level of their structural homology, they are not completely(More)
Acidic ribosomal P proteins form a distinct lateral protuberance on the 60S ribosomal subunit. In yeast, this structure is composed of two heterocomplexes (P1A-P2B and P1B-P2A) attached to the ribosome with the aid of the P0 protein. In solution, the isolated P proteins P1A and P2B have a flexible structure with some characteristics of a molten globule(More)
The five ribosomal P-proteins, denoted P0-(P1-P2)2, constitute the stalk structure of the large subunit of eukaryotic ribosomes. In the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae, the group of P1 and P2 proteins is differentiated into subgroups that form two separate P1A-P2B and P1B-P2A heterodimers on the stalk. So far, structural studies on the P-proteins have not(More)
The eukaryotic ribosomal stalk, composed of the P-proteins, is a part of the GTPase-associated-center which is directly responsible for stimulation of translation-factor-dependent GTP hydrolysis. Here we report that yeast mutant strains lacking P1/P2-proteins show high propagation of the yeast L-A virus. Affinity-capture-MS analysis of a protein complex(More)
Saccharomyces cerevisiae ribosomal stalk consists of five proteins: P0 protein, with molecular mass of 34 kDa, and four small, 11 kDa, P1A, P1B, P2A and P2B acidic proteins, which form a pentameric complex P0-(P1A-P2B)/(P1B-P2A). This structure binds to a region of 26S rRNA termed GTPase-associated domain and plays a crucial role in protein synthesis. The(More)
In all eukaryotic cells, acidic ribosomal P-proteins form a lateral protuberance on the 60S ribosomal subunit-the so-called stalk-structure that plays an important role during protein synthesis. In this work, we report for the first time a full-length cloning of four genes encoding the P-proteins from Candida albicans, their expression in Escherichia coli,(More)
The yeast ribosomal "stalk"--a lateral protuberance on the 60S subunit--consists of four acidic P-proteins, P1A, P1B, P2A and P2B, which play an important role during protein synthesis. Contrary to most ribosomal proteins, which are rapidly degraded in the cytoplasm, P-proteins are found as a cytoplasmic pool and are exchanged with the ribosome-bound(More)