Attila Szebeni

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The function of the nucleolus as a factory for assembling ribosomal subunits is well established, but many unrelated activities have been discovered over the past decade. Our understanding of the dynamics of nucleolar structure and its reassembly at the end of mitosis has recently advanced and the small nucleolar RNAs have been shown to be major players in(More)
Protein B23 is a multifunctional nucleolar protein whose cellular location and characteristics strongly suggest that it is a ribosome assembly factor. The protein has nucleic acid binding, ribonuclease, and molecular chaperone activities. To determine the contributions of unique polypeptide segments enriched in certain classes of amino acid residues to the(More)
Protein B23 is a major nucleolar phosphoprotein proposed to be a ribosome assembly factor. Protein B23 exists as two isoforms, B23.1 and B23.2, differing only in their carboxyl-terminal sequences. The interaction of recombinantly produced B23 isoforms with double-stranded DNA was studied using gel retardation and nitrocellulose filter disk assays. Protein(More)
As the most prominent of subnuclear structures, the nucleolus has a well-established role in ribosomal subunit assembly. Additional nucleolar functions, not related to ribosome biogenesis, have been discovered within the last decade. Built around multiple copies of the genes for preribosomal RNA (rDNA), nucleolar structure is largely dependent on the(More)
Protein B23/nucleophosmin is a multifunctional protein that plays roles in ribosome biogenesis, control of centrosome duplication, and regulation of p53 expression. A yeast two-hybrid screen was performed in a search for interaction partners of B23. The complementary DNA for a highly acidic protein, nucleoplasmin 3 (NPM3), was found in multiple positive(More)
Protein B23 is a multifunctional nucleolar protein whose molecular chaperone activity is proposed to play role in ribosome assembly. Previous studies (Szebeni, A., and Olson, M. O. J. (1999) Protein Sci. 8, 905-912) showed that protein B23 has several characteristics typical of molecular chaperones, including anti-aggregation activity, promoting the(More)
Nucleolar phosphoprotein B23 is a putative ribosome assembly factor with a relatively high affinity for peptides containing sequences of nuclear localization signals (NLSs) of the SV40 T-antigen type [Szebeni, A., Herrera, J. E., & Olson, O. J. (1995) Biochemistry 34, 8037-8042]. The effects of protein B23 on nuclear import were determined by an in vitro(More)
Nucleolar protein B23 is a putative ribosome assembly factor with a high affinity for peptides containing nuclear localization signals (NLSs). The interactions of various NLS-containing peptides with two B23 isoforms (B23.1 and B23.2) were examined using equilibrium dialysis and Scatchard analyses. The KD for protein B23 binding to a peptide containing the(More)
Protein B23 is an abundant, multifunctional nucleolar phosphoprotein whose activities are proposed to play a role in ribosome assembly. Szebeni et al. (1997) showed stimulation of nuclear import in vitro by protein B23 and suggested that this effect was due to a molecular chaperone-like activity. Protein B23 was tested for chaperone activities using several(More)
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