Jacek Kuźnicki

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Sgt1 has been identified as a subunit of both core kinetochore and SCF (Skp1-Cul1-F-box) ubiquitin ligase complexes and is also implicated in plant disease resistance. Sgt1 has two putative HSP90 binding domains, a tetratricopeptide repeat and a p23-like CHORD and Sgt1 (CS) domain. Using NMR spectroscopy, we show that only the CS domain of human Sgt1(More)
Alzheimer disease (AD) is the most common form of adult dementia. Its pathological hallmarks are synaptic degeneration, deposition of amyloid plaques and neurofibrillary tangles, leading to neuronal loss. A few hypotheses have been proposed to explain AD pathogenesis. The beta-amyloid (Abeta) and hyperphosphorylated tau hypotheses suggest that these(More)
Recent findings indicate that Store Operated Ca(2+) Entry (SOCE) in non-excitable cells is based on the interaction of ER calcium sensor STIM1 with the plasma membrane Ca(2+) channel protein ORAI1. However, despite physiological evidence for functional SOCE in neurons, its mechanism is not known. Using PCR, immunoblotting and immunohistochemical methods we(More)
The interaction between Ca(2+) sensors STIM1 and STIM2 and Ca(2+) channel-forming protein ORAI1 is a crucial element of store-operated calcium entry (SOCE) in non-excitable cells. However, the molecular mechanism of SOCE in neurons remains unclear. We addressed this issue by establishing the presence and function of STIM proteins. Real-time polymerase chain(More)
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a neurodegenerative disorder with a complex etiology and pathogenesis. Mutations in presenilin 1 gene (PSEN1), located on chromosome 14, more rarely in amyloid-beta protein precursor (APP) on chromosome 21, and presenilin 2 genes (PSEN2) on chromosome 1, underlie the pathogenesis of most cases of familial early onset of AD(More)
The molecular mechanisms leading to human senescence are still not known mostly because of the complexity of the process. Different research approaches are used to study ageing including studies of monogenic segmental progeroid syndromes. None of the known progerias represents true precocious ageing. Some of them, including Werner (WS), Bloom (BS), and(More)
Capacitative Calcium Entry (CCE) in neurons seems to depend, as in non-excitatory cells, on endoplasmic reticulum calcium sensors STIM1 or STIM2. We show localization of STIM1 in the mouse brain by immunohistochemistry with a specific antibody. STIM1 immunoreactivity has wide, but not uniform, distribution throughout the brain and is observed in neuropil(More)
The saitohin (STH) gene is located in intron 9 of the tau protein gene. It has been postulated that the R allele of Q7R polymorphism at the Saitohin gene is over-represented in the homozygous state in sporadic Alzheimer's disease (AD). Tau protein was implicated in AD pathophysiology and the tau gene haplotype is probably connected with sporadic late-onset(More)
Recently, a human ortholog of mouse calcyclin (S100A6)-binding protein (CacyBP) called SIP (Siah-1-interacting protein) was shown to be a component of a novel ubiquitinylation pathway regulating beta-catenin degradation (Matsuzawa, S., and Reed, J. C. (2001) Mol. Cell 7, 915-926). In murine brain, CacyBP/SIP is expressed at a high level, but S100A6 is(More)
A protein target of mouse calcyclin, p30, which we call calcyclin-binding protein (CacyBP), was identified in mouse brain and Ehrlich ascites tumor (EAT) cells. The amino acid sequence of the CacyBP chymotryptic peptide was used to prepare synthetic oligonucleotides that served as a probe to screen the mouse brain cDNA library. A 1.4-kb positive clone was(More)