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Nsp1p interacts with nuclear pore proteins Nup49p, Nup57p and Nic96p in a stable complex which participates in nucleocytoplasmic transport. An additional p80 component is associated with Nsp1p, but does not co-purify with tagged Nup57p, Nup49p and Nic96p. The p80 gene was cloned and encodes a novel essential nuclear pore protein named Nup82p.(More)
Set1p methylates lysine 4 (K4) of histone H3 and regulates the expression of many genes in yeast. Here we use a biochemical approach to identify a protein, Isw1p, which recognizes chromatin preferentially when it is di- and trimethylated at K4 H3. We show that on certain actively transcribed genes, the Isw1p chromatin remodeling ATPase requires K4 H3(More)
VILIP is a member of the visinin/recoverin family of neuronal EF-hand Ca(2+)-binding proteins. Cell fractionation revealed cytoplasmic, membrane- and cytoskeleton-associated pools of VILIP. The association with the cytoskeletal protein fraction is Ca(2+)-dependent and may be mediated by direct interaction with actin. This is concluded from the observations(More)
By using degenerate oligonucleotide primers deduced from the conserved regions of the mammalian somatostatin receptors, a novel G-protein-coupled receptor from Drosophila melanogaster has been isolated exhibiting structural similarities to mammalian somatostatin/galanin/opioid receptors. To identify the bioactive ligand, a 'reverse physiology' strategy was(More)
Mitochondrial ADP-ribosylation leads to modification of two proteins of approximately 26 and 53 kDA: The nature of these proteins and, hence, the physiological consequences of their modification have remained unknown. Here, a 55 kDa protein, glutamate dehydrogenase (GDH), was established as a specific acceptor for enzymatic, cysteine-specific(More)
Apolipophorin III (apoLp-III) is an exchangeable insect apolipoprotein. Its function, as currently understood, lies in the stabilization of low-density lipophorin particles (LDLp) crossing the hemocoel in phases of high energy consumption to deliver lipids from the fat body to the flight muscle cells. Recent studies with native Galleria mellonella-apoLp-III(More)
The complete amino acid sequence of apolipophorin-III (apoLp-III), a lipid-binding hemolymph protein from the greater wax moth, Galleria mellonella, was determined by protein sequencing. The mature protein consists of 163 amino acid residues forming a protein of 18,075.5 Da. Its sequence is similar to apoLp-III from other Lepidopteran species, but(More)
N(alpha) acetylation is one of the most abundant protein modifications in eukaryotes and is catalyzed by N-terminal acetyltransferases (NATs). NatA, the major NAT in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, consists of the subunits Nat1p, Ard1p, and Nat5p and is necessary for the assembly of repressive chromatin structures. Here, we found that Orc1p, the large subunit of(More)
N-Acetylglucosamine, a major sugar in complex carbohydrates, enters the pathways of aminosugar metabolism by the action of N-acetylglucosamine kinase (EC 2.7.1.59). In this study we report the purification to homogeneity of GlcNAc kinase from rat liver cytosol using salmine sulfate precipitation, chromatography on phenyl-Sepharose, ATP-agarose and MonoQ,(More)
The function of the enzyme butyrylcholinesterase (BChE) both in serum and in brain is unclear. In serum, BChE has been found complexed with several biomedically relevant proteins, with which it could function in concert. Here, the existence of a similar complex formed between BChE and sero-transferrin from adult chicken serum was elucidated. In order to(More)