Carol Kistler

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Dictyostelium discoideum myosin Ik (MyoK) is a novel type of myosin distinguished by a remarkable architecture. MyoK is related to class I myosins but lacks a cargo-binding tail domain and carries an insertion in a surface loop suggested to modulate motor velocity. This insertion shows similarity to a secondary actin-binding site present in the tail of some(More)
Hormone-sensitive lipase (HSL) is a key enzyme regulating the acute activation of lipolysis. HSL functionality is controlled by multiple phosphorylation events, which regulate its association with the surface of lipid droplets (LDs). We determined the progression and stability of HSL phosphorylation on individual serine residues both spatially and(More)
Sorting of membrane proteins into intralumenal endosomal vesicles, multivesicular body (MVB) sorting, is critical for receptor down regulation, antigen presentation and enveloped virus budding. Vps4 is an AAA ATPase that functions in MVB sorting. Although AAA ATPases are oligomeric, mechanisms that govern Vps4 oligomerization and activity remain elusive.(More)
The adipocyte is a key regulator of mammalian metabolism. To advance our understanding of this important cell, we have used quantitative proteomics to define the protein composition of the adipocyte plasma membrane (PM) in the presence and absence of insulin. Using this approach, we have identified a high confidence list of 486 PM proteins, 52 of which(More)
During endocytic transport, specific integral membrane proteins are sorted into intraluminal vesicles that bud from the limiting membrane of the endosome. This process, known as multivesicular body (MVB) sorting, is important for several important biological processes. Moreover, components of the MVB sorting machinery are implicated in virus budding. During(More)
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