Caroline Doerig

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The genome of the human parvovirus B19 contains a transcriptional promoter (BP06) at map position 6, upstream from the nonstructural protein genes. By cotransfecting HeLa cells with this promoter cloned before the chloramphenicol acetyltransferase (CAT) gene together with a plasmid containing almost the whole B19 genome, we showed that BP06 is(More)
The kinome of the human malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum includes two genes encoding mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) homologues, pfmap-1 and pfmap-2, but no clear orthologue of the MAPK kinase (MAPKK) family, raising the question of the mode of activation and function of the plasmodial MAPKs. Functional studies in the rodent malaria model(More)
Merozoites of malaria parasites invade red blood cells (RBCs), where they multiply by schizogony, undergoing development through ring, trophozoite and schizont stages that are responsible for malaria pathogenesis. Here, we report that a protein kinase-mediated signalling pathway involving host RBC PAK1 and MEK1, which do not have orthologues in the(More)
The genome of the autonomous parvovirus minute virus of mice (MVM) is organized in two overlapping transcription units: the genes coding for the two non-structural proteins (NS-1 ad NS-2) are transcribed from a promoter (P04) located at map unit 4, whereas the promoter controlling the capsid protein genes (P39) lies at map unit 39. We studied the effect of(More)
A plastid-like organelle, the apicoplast, is essential to the majority of medically and veterinary important apicomplexan protozoa including Toxoplasma gondii and Plasmodium. The apicoplast contains multiple copies of a 35 kb genome, the replication of which is dependent upon nuclear-encoded proteins that are imported into the organelle. In P. falciparum an(More)
We studied the structure of viral nucleoprotein complexes extracted from the nuclei of mouse cells infected with the immunosuppressive strain of the minute virus of mice (MVMi). Two types of complex were detected, with sedimentation coefficients of about 110 and 40S. The complexes sedimenting at 110S contained single-stranded MVMi DNA as well as a second(More)
The human parvovirus B19 causes aplastic crises in sickle cell anemia patients and the disease erythema infectiosum. So far, it has not been possible to grow B19 virus in cultured cells. Here we report the use of in vitro transcription in HeLa cell extracts and transient expression of cloned DNA transfected into HeLa cells to detect and map a strong(More)
We studied the structure of viral nucleoprotein complexes extracted from the nuclei of mouse cells infected with the immunosuppressive strain of the minute virus of mice (MVMi). Two types of complex were detected, with sedimentation coefficients of about 110 and 40S. The complexes sedimenting at 110S contained single-stranded MVMi DNA as well as a second(More)
PfPK7 is an orphan protein kinase of Plasmodium falciparum with maximal homology to MEK3/6 and to fungal protein kinase A proteins in its C-terminal and N-terminal regions, respectively. We showed previously that recombinant PfPK7 is active on various substrates but is unable to phosphorylate the Plasmodium falciparum mitogen-activated protein kinase(More)
Malaria parasites proliferate asexually within the vertebrate host but must undergo sexual reproduction for transmission to mosquitoes and hence infection of new hosts. The developmental pathways controlling gametocytogenesis are not known, but several protein kinases and other putative signal transduction elements possibly involved in this phenomenon have(More)