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In all eukaryotes, CAP-Gly proteins control important cellular processes. The molecular mechanisms underlying the functions of CAP-Gly domains, however, are still poorly understood. Here we use the complex formed between the CAP-Gly domain of p150glued and the C-terminal zinc knuckle of CLIP170 as a model system to explore the structure-function(More)
Multi-agent systems (MAS) offer new perspectives compared to conventional, centrally organised architectures in the scope of supply chain management (SCM). Their structure inherently meets the requirements of decentralised supply chains, whereas conventional SCM systems are often restricted in terms of dynamic behaviour, handling severe disturbances at(More)
End binding proteins (EBs) track growing microtubule ends and play a master role in organizing dynamic protein networks. Mammalian cells express up to three different EBs (EB1, EB2, and EB3). Besides forming homodimers, EB1 and EB3 also assemble into heterodimers. One group of EB-binding partners encompasses proteins that harbor CAP-Gly domains. The binding(More)
Structural and functional studies of many multiprotein complexes depend on recombinant-protein overexpression. Rapid revision of expression experiments and diversification of the complexes are often crucial for success of these projects; therefore, automation is increasingly indispensable. We introduce Acembl, a versatile and automatable system for(More)
BACKGROUND Molecular DNA cloning is crucial to many experiments and with the trend to higher throughput of modern approaches automated techniques are urgently required. We have established an automated, fast and flexible low-cost expression cloning approach requiring only vector and insert amplification by PCR and co-transformation of the products. (More)
Botulinum neurotoxin A (BoNT/A) belongs to the most dangerous class of bioweapons. Despite this, BoNT/A is used to treat a wide range of common medical conditions such as migraines and a variety of ocular motility and movement disorders. BoNT/A is probably best known for its use as an antiwrinkle agent in cosmetic applications (including Botox and Dysport).(More)
Centrioles are critical for the formation of centrosomes, cilia and flagella in eukaryotes. They are thought to assemble around a nine-fold symmetric cartwheel structure established by SAS-6 proteins. Here, we have engineered Chlamydomonas reinhardtii SAS-6-based oligomers with symmetries ranging from five- to ten-fold. Expression of a SAS-6 mutant that(More)
Multiagenten-Systeme (MAS) eröffnen neue Perspektiven für das Supply Chain Management (SCM) im Vergleich zu herkömmlichen, zentralistisch organisierten Systemarchitekturen. MAS und ihre inhärent dezentralisierten Strukturen erfüllen in besonderem Maße die Anforderungen, die aus dem Management weit verzweigter Lieferketten erwachsen. Herkömmliche SCM-Systeme(More)
Cognitive and behavioral disorders are thought to be a result of neuronal dysfunction, but the underlying molecular defects remain largely unknown. An important signaling pathway involved in the regulation of neuronal function is the cyclic AMP/Protein kinase A pathway. We here show an essential role for coronin 1, which is encoded in a genomic region(More)
Centrioles are fundamental and evolutionarily conserved microtubule-based organelles whose assembly is characterized by microtubule growth rates that are orders of magnitude slower than those of cytoplasmic microtubules. Several centriolar proteins can interact with tubulin or microtubules, but how they ensure the exceptionally slow growth of centriolar(More)