Björn Grünenfelder

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Cks proteins associate with cyclin-dependent kinases and have therefore been assumed to play a direct role in cell cycle regulation. Mammals have two paralogs, Cks1 and Cks2, and individually deleting the gene encoding either in the mouse has previously been shown not to impact viability. In this study we show that simultaneously disrupting CKS1 and CKS2(More)
A global approach was used to analyze protein synthesis and stability during the cell cycle of the bacterium Caulobacter crescentus. Approximately one-fourth (979) of the estimated C. crescentus gene products were detected by two-dimensional gel electrophoresis, 144 of which showed differential cell cycle expression patterns. Eighty-one of these proteins(More)
Since the publication of the Saccharomyces cerevisiae genome sequence, much effort has been dedicated to developing high-throughput techniques to generate comprehensive information about the function and dynamics of all genes in this yeast's genome. These techniques have generated data sets that typically contain large amounts of reliable and valuable(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate whether the synthesis rates of some proteins change after the initiation of replication in Escherichia coli. An intR1 strain, in which chromosome replication is under the control of an R1 replicon integrated into an inactivated oriC, was used to synchronize chromosome replication, and the rates of protein synthesis(More)
Here we present the Swiss-Czech Proteomics Server (SWICZ), which hosts the proteomic database summarizing information about the cell cycle of the aquatic bacterium Caulobacter crescentus. The database provides a searchable tool for easy access of global protein synthesis and protein stability data as examined during the C. crescentus cell cycle. Protein(More)
We describe a function in transcription for the Saccharomyces cerevisiae cell cycle regulatory cyclin-dependent kinase Cdc28 (Cdk1) and its interacting protein, Cks1. The Cks1/Cdc28 complex is recruited to multiple coding regions in the genome and is necessary for efficient expression of a significant subset of genes. This transcriptional role is mediated(More)
Twenty-six FliF monomers assemble into the MS ring, a central motor component of the bacterial flagellum that anchors the structure in the inner membrane. Approximately 100 amino acids at the C terminus of FliF are exposed to the cytoplasm and, through the interaction with the FliG switch protein, a component of the flagellar C ring, are essential for the(More)
Flagellar ejection is tightly coupled to the cell cycle in Caulobacter crescentus. The MS ring protein FliF, which anchors the flagellar structure in the inner membrane, is degraded coincident with flagellar release. Previous work showed that removal of 26 amino acids from the C terminus of FliF prevents degradation of the protein and interferes with(More)
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