Antonio Z. Politi

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To understand how multiprotein complexes assemble and function on chromatin, we combined quantitative analysis of the mammalian nucleotide excision DNA repair (NER) machinery in living cells with computational modeling. We found that individual NER components exchange within tens of seconds between the bound state in repair complexes and the diffusive state(More)
Nuclear migration during yeast karyogamy, termed nuclear congression, is required to initiate nuclear fusion. Congression involves a specific regulation of the microtubule minus end-directed kinesin-14 motor Kar3 and a rearrangement of the cytoplasmic microtubule attachment sites at the spindle pole bodies (SPBs). However, how these elements interact to(More)
Targeting of inner nuclear membrane (INM) proteins is essential for nuclear architecture and function, yet its mechanism remains poorly understood. Here, we established a new reporter that allows real-time imaging of membrane protein transport from the ER to the INM using Lamin B receptor and Lap2β as model INM proteins. These reporters allowed us to(More)
The different actin structures governing eukaryotic cell shape and movement are not only determined by the properties of the actin filaments and associated proteins, but also by geometrical constraints. We recently demonstrated that limiting nucleation to specific regions was sufficient to obtain actin networks with different organization. To further(More)
Faithful chromosome segregation, during meiosis, is of critical importance to prevent aneuploidy in the resulting embryo. In mammalian oocytes, the segregation of homologous chromosomes takes place with the spindle located at the cell's periphery. The spindle is often assembled close to the centre of the cell, which necessitates the actin network for(More)
This paper has been retracted as it was submitted by the corresponding author A.M. without the knowledge or consent of the other researchers listed on the paper or their institution, utilising incorrect contact details. With the exception of the corresponding author, all other researchers have requested that the paper be retracted.
Fluorescence tagging of proteins is a widely used tool to study protein function and dynamics in live cells. However, the extent to which different mammalian transgene methods faithfully report on the properties of endogenous proteins has not been studied comparatively. Here we use quantitative live-cell imaging and single-molecule spectroscopy to analyze(More)
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