Giovanni Cesareni

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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)
A simple method for generating phage collections representing eukaryotic genomes has been developed by using a novel bacteriophage lambda vector, lambda 1059. The phage is a BamHI substitution vector that accommodates DNA fragments 6-24 kilobases long. Production of recombinants in lambda 1059 requires deletion of the lambda red and gamma genes. The(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)
Specific protein-protein interactions are involved in a large number of cellular processes and are mainly mediated by structurally and functionally defined domains. Here we report that the nuclear phosphoprotein p73 can engage in a physical association with the Yes-associated protein (YAP). This association occurs under physiological conditions as shown by(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)
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)
snR17, one of the most abundant capped small nuclear RNAs of Saccharomyces cerevisiae, is equivalent to U3 snRNA of other eukaryotes. It is 328 nucleotides in length, 1.5 times as long as other U3 RNAs, but shares significant homology both in nucleotide sequence and in predicted secondary structure. Human scleroderma antiserum specific to nucleolar U3 RNP(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 Eps homology (EH) domain is a recently described protein binding module that is found, in multiple or single copies, in several proteins in species as diverse as human and yeast. In this work, we have investigated the molecular details of recognition specificity mediated by this domain family by characterizing the peptide-binding preference of 11(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)