Darina Gromyko

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Protein N-epsilon-acetylation is recognized as an important modification influencing many biological processes, and protein deacetylase inhibitors leading to N-epsilon-hyperacetylation of histones are being clinically tested for their potential as anticancer drugs. In contrast to N-epsilon-acetyltransferases, the N-alpha-acetyltransferases transferring(More)
Protein N(alpha)-terminal acetylation is one of the most common protein modifications in eukaryotic cells. In yeast, three major complexes, NatA, NatB, and NatC, catalyze nearly all N-terminal acetylation, acetylating specific subsets of protein N termini. In human cells, only the NatA and NatB complexes have been described. We here identify and(More)
Hypoxia inducible factor-1 alpha (HIF-1 alpha) is a central component of the cellular responses to hypoxia. Hypoxic conditions result in stabilization of HIF-1 alpha and formation of the transcriptionally active HIF-1 complex. It was suggested that mammalian ARD1 acetylates HIF-1 alpha and thereby enhances HIF-1 alpha ubiquitination and degradation.(More)
Protein Nalpha-terminal acetylation is one of the most common protein modifications in eukaryotic cells, occurring on approximately 80% of soluble human proteins. An increasing number of studies links Nalpha-terminal acetylation to cell differentiation, cell cycle, cell survival, and cancer. Thus, Nalpha-terminal acetylation is an essential modification for(More)
Protein N(alpha)-terminal acetylation is a conserved and widespread protein modification in eukaryotes. Several studies have linked it to normal cell function and cancer development, but nevertheless, little is known about its biological function. In yeast, protein N(alpha)-terminal acetylation is performed by the N-acetyltransferase complexes NatA, NatB(More)
Protein acetylation is an important posttranslational modification regulating oncogenesis, apoptosis and cell cycle. NATH (N-acetyl transferase human) is overexpressed at the mRNA level in papillary thyroid carcinomas relative to non-neoplastic thyroid tissue. The NATH protein has recently been demonstrated to be the partner of hARD1 (human Arrest defective(More)
The human protein N(α)-terminal acetyltransferase A complex (hNatA), composed of the catalytic hNaa10p (hArd1) and auxiliary hNaa15p (hNat1/NATH/Tubedown) subunits, was reported to be important for cell survival and growth of various types of cancer. However, little is known about the mechanisms mediating growth inhibition and apoptosis following loss of(More)
Protein acetylation is among the most common protein modifications. The two major types are post-translational Nε-lysine acetylation catalyzed by KATs (Lysine acetyltransferases, previously named HATs (histone acetyltransferases) and co-translational Nα-terminal acetylation catalyzed by NATs (N-terminal acetyltransferases). The major NAT complex in yeast,(More)
DJ-1 was originally identified to be an oncogenic product, but has later been shown to be highly multifunctional. DJ-1 plays a role in oxidative stress response and transcriptional regulation, and loss of its function leads to an early onset of Parkinsonism. To further understand the mechanisms behind DJ-1's role in cell survival and death, we investigated(More)
Emotional assessment of short fragments from pieces of chamber music was studied in patients in steady elated mood (hypomaniac). Six fragments, assessed by healthy subjects as emotionally positive, neutral or negative were used. The examined subjects were shown to be capable for an emotional assessment of the musical fragments. The most pronounced(More)
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