Aydin Haririnia

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Diverse cellular events are regulated by post-translational modification of substrate proteins via covalent attachment of one or a chain of ubiquitin molecules. The outcome of (poly)ubiquitination depends upon the specific lysine residues involved in the formation of polyubiquitin chains. Lys48-linked chains act as a universal signal for proteasomal(More)
Degradation by the proteasome typically requires substrate ubiquitination. Two ubiquitin receptors exist in the proteasome, S5a/Rpn10 and Rpn13. Whereas Rpn13 has only one ubiquitin-binding surface, S5a binds ubiquitin with two independent ubiquitin-interacting motifs (UIMs). Here, we use nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and analytical ultracentrifugation(More)
Ubiquitin (denoted Ub) receptor proteins as a group must contain a diverse set of binding specificities to distinguish the many forms of polyubiquitin (polyUb) signals. Previous studies suggested that the large class of ubiquitin-associated (UBA) domains contains members with intrinsic specificity for Lys63-linked polyUb or Lys48-linked polyUb, thus(More)
BACKGROUND The eye lens presents a unique opportunity to explore roles for specific molecules in cell proliferation, differentiation and development because cells remain in place throughout life and, like red blood cells and keratinocytes, they go through the most extreme differentiation, including removal of nuclei and cessation of protein synthesis.(More)
Ubiquitin (Ub) is one of the most highly conserved signaling proteins in eukaryotes. In carrying out its myriad functions, Ub conjugated to substrate proteins interacts with dozens of receptor proteins that link the Ub signal to various biological outcomes. Here we report mutations in conserved residues of Ub's hydrophobic core that have surprisingly potent(More)
Numerous cellular processes are regulated by (poly)ubiquitin-mediated signaling events, which involve a covalent modification of the substrate protein by a single ubiquitin or a chain of ubiquitin molecules linked via a specific lysine. Remarkably, the outcome of polyubiquitination is linkage-dependent. For example, Lys48-linked chains are the principal(More)
Evidence is accumulating about the difficulties that users have in managing their work using contemporary graphical user interfaces. Current designs offer a hierarchy of folders containing documents and taskbar operations to launch/exit applications. We propose a Personal Role Management strategy that emphasizes management of the multiple roles users have(More)
The relaxation of long-lived states (LLS) corresponds to the slow return to statistical thermal equilibrium between symmetric and antisymmetric proton spin states. This process is remarkably sensitive to the presence of external spins and can be used to obtain information about partial unfolding of proteins. We detected the appearance of a destabilized(More)
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