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The Archaeal Lsm Protein Binds to Small RNAs*
Proteins of the Lsm family, including eukaryotic Sm proteins and bacterial Hfq, are key players in RNA metabolism. Little is known about the archaeal homologues of these proteins. Therefore, weExpand
Biochemical Analysis of the Complex between the Tetrameric Export Adapter Protein Rec of HERV-K/HML-2 and the Responsive RNA Element RcRE pck30
ABSTRACT The RNA export adaptor protein Rec, encoded for by the human endogenous retrovirus HERV-K/HML-2 elements, binds to the Rec responsive element (RcRE) located in the 3′ untranslated region ofExpand
DNA Damage in Oocytes Induces a Switch of the Quality Control Factor TAp63α from Dimer to Tetramer
Summary TAp63α, a homolog of the p53 tumor suppressor, is a quality control factor in the female germline. Remarkably, already undamaged oocytes express high levels of the protein, suggesting thatExpand
Oligomeric structure of ExbB and ExbB-ExbD isolated from Escherichia coli as revealed by LILBID mass spectrometry.
Energy-coupled transporters in the outer membrane of Escherichia coli and other Gram-negative bacteria allow the entry of scarce substrates, toxic proteins, and bacterial viruses (phages) into theExpand
Analyzing native membrane protein assembly in nanodiscs by combined non-covalent mass spectrometry and synthetic biology
Membrane proteins frequently assemble into higher order homo- or hetero-oligomers within their natural lipid environment. This complex formation can modulate their folding, activity as well asExpand
Asymmetric ATP Hydrolysis Cycle of the Heterodimeric Multidrug ABC Transport Complex TmrAB from Thermus thermophilus*
ATP-binding cassette (ABC) systems translocate a wide range of solutes across cellular membranes. The thermophilic Gram-negative eubacterium Thermus thermophilus, a model organism for structuralExpand
Helical jackknives control the gates of the double-pore K+ uptake system KtrAB
Ion channel gating is essential for cellular homeostasis and is tightly controlled. In some eukaryotic and most bacterial ligand-gated K+ channels, RCK domains regulate ion fluxes. Until now, aExpand
Studying the stoichiometries of membrane proteins by mass spectrometry: microbial rhodopsins and a potassium ion channel.
In the present work we demonstrate the advantages of LILBID mass spectrometry in the mass analysis of membrane proteins with emphasis on ion-pumps and channels. Due to their hydrophobic nature,Expand
ATP synthases: cellular nanomotors characterized by LILBID mass spectrometry.
Mass spectrometry of membrane protein complexes is still a methodological challenge due to hydrophobic and hydrophilic parts of the species and the fact that all subunits are bound non-covalentlyExpand
Multiple targets for suppression of RNA interference by tomato aspermy virus protein 2B.
Viral suppressors of RNA interference (RNAi) appear to have evolved as a response to this innate genomic defense. We report the nucleic acid binding properties of the Cucumovirus RNAi suppressorExpand