Elizabeth Brandon

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ADP-ribosylation factor (ARF)-facilitated recruitment of COP I to membranes is required for secretory traffic. The guanine nucleotide exchange factor GBF1 activates ARF and regulates ARF/COP I dynamics at the endoplasmic reticulum (ER)-Golgi interface. Like ARF and coatomer, GBF1 peripherally associates with membranes. ADP-ribosylation factor and coatomer(More)
The small GTPase Rab1b is essential for endoplasmic reticulum (ER) to Golgi transport, but its exact function remains unclear. We have examined the effects of wild-type and three mutant forms of Rab1b in vivo. We show that the inactive form of Rab1b (the N121I mutant with impaired guanine nucleotide binding) blocks forward transport of cargo and induces(More)
The mechanisms regulating membrane recruitment of the p115 tethering factor in vivo are unknown. Here, we describe cycling of p115 between membranes and cytosol and document the effects of Golgi matrix proteins, Rab1, and soluble N-ethylmaleimide-sensitive factor (NSF) attachment protein (SNAP) receptors (SNAREs) on this process. Rapid membrane/cytosol(More)
The cytosolic phosphoprotein p115 is required for ER to Golgi traffic and for Golgi reassembly after mitosis. In cells, p115 is localized to ER exit sites, ER-Golgi Intermediate Compartment (ERGIC) and the Golgi, and cycles between these compartments. P115 is phosphorylated on serine 942, and this modification appears to control p115 association with(More)
The tethering factor p115 (known as Uso1p in yeast) has been shown to facilitate Golgi biogenesis and membrane traffic in cells in culture. However, the role of p115 within an intact animal is largely unknown. Here, we document that depletion of p115 by using RNA interference (RNAi) in C. elegans causes accumulation of the 170 kD soluble yolk protein(More)
Polymorphonuclear neutrophils (PMN) infiltrate the respiratory tract early after viral infection and can contribute to both host defence and pathology. Coronaviruses are important causes of respiratory tract infections, ranging from mild to severe depending on the viral strain. This study evaluated the role of PMN during a non-fatal pulmonary coronavirus(More)
Course Description Two 2-credit modules BCHM 661 and 662 concern the structure and function of nucleic acids and the mechanisms of nucleic acid transactions: a biochemical approach to molecular genetics and biological information processing. A background including undergraduate organic chemistry, general chemistry, and molecular biology/genetics is assumed.(More)