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EH is a recently identified protein-protein interaction domain found in the signal transducers Eps15 and Eps15R and several other proteins of yeast nematode. We show that EH domains from Eps15 and Eps15R bind in vitro to peptides containing an asparagine-proline-phenylalanine (NPF) motif. Direct screening of expression libraries with EH domains yielded a(More)
Ferritin is important in iron homeostasis. Its twenty-four chains of two types, H and L, assemble as a hollow shell providing an iron-storage cavity. Ferritin molecules in cells containing high levels of iron tend to be rich in L chains, and may have a long-term storage function, whereas H-rich ferritins are more active in iron metabolism. The molecular(More)
The endogenous 2 mu plasmid of yeast encodes a site-specific recombinase FLP that can cause an amplification of plasmid copy number. Using strains overexpressing 2 mu plasmid proteins from chromosomal constructs to disrupt the normal balance of gene products, we show here that copy number is controlled by regulating the transcript level of FLP. Expression(More)
The most abundant RNA visible between 5.8S and 18S rRNA on an ethidium bromide-stained gel of total Saccharomyces cerevisiae RNA has an apparent size of about 600 nucleotides. By purifying the band and using it as a probe to screen a genomic library, we isolated and sequenced the unique gene for this RNA. The transcribed sequence, determined to be 519(More)
We describe the construction and properties of pEMBLY plasmids. They belong to a new family of yeast shuttle vectors which are derived from plasmid vector pEMBL9 and offer the following improvement: relatively small size; large number of cloning sites; screening for insert-containing plasmids on indicator plates; different combinations of genes which(More)
We have constructed a series of plasmids, the pEMBL family, characterized by the presence of 1) the bla gene as selectable marker, 2) a short segment coding for the alpha-peptide of beta-galactosidase and containing a multiple cloning sites polylinker, 3) the intragenic region of phage F1. pEMBL plasmids have the property of being encapsidated as single(More)
Practically any oligopeptide can be exposed on the surface of the bacteriophage capsid by fusion to the major coat protein of filamentous bacteriophages. A phage expressing a particular peptide tag can be selected from a mixture of tens of millions of clones, exposing oligopeptides of random sequence, by affinity purification with a protein ligand. In this(More)
We have developed a procedure to predict the peptide binding specificity of an SH3 domain from its sequence. The procedure utilizes information extracted from position-specific contacts derived from six SH3/peptide or SH3/protein complexes of known structure. The framework of SH3/peptide contacts defined on the structure of the complexes is used to build a(More)
We screened a Xenopus laevis oocyte cDNA expression library with a Src homology 3 (SH3) class II peptide ligand and identified a 1270-amino acid-long protein containing two Eps15 homology (EH) domains, a central coiled-coil region, and five SH3 domains. We named this protein Intersectin, because it potentially brings together EH and SH3 domain-binding(More)
SH3 domains constitute a family of protein-protein interaction modules that bind to peptides displaying an X-proline-X-X-proline (XPXXP) consensus. We report that the SH3 domain of Eps8, a substrate of receptor and non-receptor tyrosine kinases, displays a novel and unique binding preference. By a combination of approaches including (i) screening of(More)