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Despite years of investigation, the molecular mechanism responsible for regulation of the c-Abl tyrosine kinase has remained elusive. We now report inhibition of the catalytic activity of purified c-Abl in vitro, demonstrating that regulation is an intrinsic property of the molecule. We show that the interaction of the N-terminal 80 residues with the rest(More)
The eukaryotic endonucleases RNase P and RNase MRP require both RNA and protein subunits for function. Even though the human RNase P and MRP RNAs were previously characterized, the protein composition of the particles remains unknown. We have identified a human a Caenorhabditis elegans sequence showing homology to yPop1, a protein subunit of the yeast RNase(More)
OBJECTIVE Sporadic inclusion body myositis (sIBM) is an inflammatory myopathy characterized by both degenerative and autoimmune features. In contrast to other inflammatory myopathies, myositis-specific autoantibodies had not been found in sIBM patients until recently. We used human skeletal muscle extracts as a source of antigens to detect autoantibodies in(More)
U3 small nucleolar RNA (snoRNA) is a member of the Box C/D family of snoRNAs which functions in ribosomal RNA processing. U3-55k is a protein that has been found to interact with U3 but not other members of the Box C/D snoRNA family. We have found that interaction of the U3-55k protein with U3 RNA in vivo is mediated by the conserved Box B/C motif which is(More)
The eukaryotic nucleolus contains a large number of small RNA molecules (snoRNAs) which, in the form of small nucleolar ribonucleoprotein complexes (snoRNPs), are involved in the processing and modification of pre-rRNA. The most abundant and one of the best-conserved snoRNAs is the U3 RNA. So far, only one human U3 snoRNA-associated protein, fibrillarin,(More)
The eukaryotic nucleolus contains a large number of small RNA molecules that, in the form of small nucleolar ribonucleoprotein complexes (snoRNPs), are involved in the processing and modification of pre-rRNA. One of the snoRNPs that has been shown to possess enzymatic activity is the RNase MRP. RNase MRP is an endoribonuclease involved in the formation of(More)
The cytosolic brain-type creatine kinase and mitochondrial ubiquitous creatine kinase (CK-B and UbCKmit) are expressed during the prepubescent and adult period of mammalian life. These creatine kinase (CK) isoforms are present in neural cell types throughout the central and peripheral nervous system and in smooth muscle containing tissues, where they have(More)
Phagocytosis requires locally coordinated cytoskeletal rearrangements driven by actin polymerization and myosin motor activity. How this actomyosin dynamics is dependent upon systems that provide access to ATP at phagosome microdomains has not been determined. We analyzed the role of brain-type creatine kinase (CK-B), an enzyme involved in high-energy(More)
Subcellular partitioning of creatine kinase contributes to the formation of patterns in intracellular ATP distribution and the fuelling of cellular processes with a high and sudden energy demand. We have previously shown that brain-type creatine kinase (CK-B) accumulates at the phagocytic cup in macrophages where it is involved in the compartmentalized(More)
DMPK, the product of the mutated gene in myotonic dystrophy type 1, belongs to the subfamily of Rho-associated serine-threonine protein kinases, whose members play a role in actin-based cell morphodynamics. Not much is known about the physiological role of differentially localized individual DMPK splice isoforms. We report here that prominent stellar-shaped(More)