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Most cellular processes are carried out by multiprotein complexes. The identification and analysis of their components provides insight into how the ensemble of expressed proteins (proteome) is organized into functional units. We used tandem-affinity purification (TAP) and mass spectrometry in a large-scale approach to characterize multiprotein complexes in(More)
Signal transduction pathways are modular composites of functionally interdependent sets of proteins that act in a coordinated fashion to transform environmental information into a phenotypic response. The pro-inflammatory cytokine tumour necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha triggers a signalling cascade, converging on the activation of the transcription factor(More)
Tandem affinity purification (TAP) is a generic two-step affinity purification protocol that enables the isolation of protein complexes under close-to-physiological conditions for subsequent analysis by mass spectrometry. Although TAP was instrumental in elucidating the yeast cellular machinery, in mammalian cells the method suffers from a low overall(More)
TANK-binding kinase 1 (TBK1) is of central importance for the induction of type-I interferon (IFN) in response to pathogens. We identified the DEAD-box helicase DDX3X as an interaction partner of TBK1. TBK1 and DDX3X acted synergistically in their ability to stimulate the IFN promoter, whereas RNAi-mediated reduction of DDX3X expression led to an impairment(More)
Signal transduction pathways are modular composites of functionally interdependent sets of proteins that act in a coordinated fashion to transform environmental information into a phenotypic response. The pro-inflammatory cytokine tumour necrosis factor (TNF)-α triggers a signalling cascade, converging on the activation of the transcription factor NF-κB,(More)
Plk1 activation is required for progression through mitotic entry to cytokinesis. Here we show that at mitotic entry, Plk1 phosphorylates Optineurin (Optn) at serine 177 and that this dissociates Optn from the Golgi-localized GTPase Rab8, inducing its translocation into the nucleus. Mass spectrometry analysis revealed that Optn is associated with a myosin(More)
During the interaction of a T cell with an antigen-presenting cell (APC), several receptor ligand pairs, including the T cell receptor (TCR)/major histocompatibility complex (MHC), accumulate at the T cell/APC interface in defined geometrical patterns. This accumulation depends on a movement of the T cell cortical actin cytoskeleton toward the interface.(More)
Systematic deciphering of protein-protein interactions has the potential to generate comprehensive and instructive signaling networks and to fuel new therapeutic and diagnostic strategies. Here, we describe how recent advances in high-throughput proteomic technologies, involving biochemical purification methods and mass spectrometry analysis, can be applied(More)
The mitochondria-associated adapter protein MAVS (also called IPS-1, VISA or CARDIF, designated MAVS for reasons of simplicity in our manuscript) relays signals from cytoplasmic sensors of viral RNA to the IRF3 kinase complex and the interferon-beta (IFN-beta) gene. Using siRNA-mediated knock-down in macrophages we show that IFN-beta synthesis in response(More)
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