Birgit Eisenhaber

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Glycosylphosphatidylinositol (GPI) lipid anchoring is a common posttranslational modification known mainly from extracellular eukaryotic proteins. Attachment of the GPI moiety to the carboxyl terminus (omega-site) of the polypeptide follows after proteolytic cleavage of a C-terminal propeptide. For the first time, a new prediction technique locating(More)
Posttranslational glycosylphosphatidylinositol (GPI) lipid anchoring is common not only for animal and fungal but also for plant proteins. The attachment of the GPI moiety to the carboxyl-terminus after proteolytic cleavage of a C-terminal propeptide is performed by the transamidase complex. Its four known subunits also have obvious full-length orthologs in(More)
The fungal transamidase complex that executes glycosylphosphatidylinositol (GPI) lipid anchoring of precursor proteins has overlapping but distinct sequence specificity compared with the animal system. Therefore, a taxon-specific prediction tool for the recognition of the C-terminal signal in fungal sequences is necessary. We have collected a learning set(More)
Glycosylphosphatidylinositol (GPI) anchoring is a common post-translational modification of extracellular eukaryotic proteins. Attachment of the GPI moiety to the carboxyl terminus (omega-site) of the polypeptide occurs after proteolytic cleavage of a C-terminal propeptide. In this work, the sequence pattern for GPI-modification was analyzed in terms of(More)
Peroxisomal matrix proteins have to be imported into their target organelle post-translationally. The major translocation pathway depends on a C-terminal targeting signal, termed PTS1. Our previous analysis of sequence variability in the PTS1 motif revealed that, in addition to the known C-terminal tripeptide, at least nine residues directly upstream are(More)
Myristoylation by the myristoyl-CoA:protein N-myristoyltransferase (NMT) is an important lipid anchor modification of eukaryotic and viral proteins. Automated prediction of N-terminal N-myristoylation from the substrate protein sequence alone is necessary for large-scale sequence annotation projects but it requires a low rate of false positive hits in(More)
N-terminal N-myristoylation is a lipid anchor modification of eukaryotic and viral proteins targeting them to membrane locations, thus changing the cellular function of modified proteins. Protein myristoylation is critical in many pathways; e.g. in signal transduction, apoptosis, or alternative extracellular protein export. The myristoyl-CoA:protein(More)
UNLABELLED Web-based servers implementing the DAS-TMfilter algorithm have been launched at three mirror sites and their usage is described. The underlying computer program is an upgraded and modified version of the DAS-prediction method. The new server is (approximately 1 among 100 unrelated queries) while the high efficiency of the original algorithm(More)
Sequence weighting techniques are aimed at balancing redundant observed information from subsets of similar sequences in multiple alignments. Traditional approaches apply the same weight to all positions of a given sequence, hence equal efficiency of phylogenetic changes is assumed along the whole sequence. This restrictive assumption is not required for(More)