Jan R. De Mey

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CLIP-170 is a plus-end tracking protein which may act as an anticatastrophe factor. It has been proposed to mediate the association of dynein/dynactin to microtubule (MT) plus ends, and it also binds to kinetochores in a dynein/dynactin-dependent fashion, both via its C-terminal domain. This domain contains two zinc finger motifs (proximal and distal),(More)
CLIPs (cytoplasmic linker proteins) are a class of proteins believed to mediate the initial, static interaction of organelles with microtubules. CLIP-170, the CLIP best characterized to date, is required for in vitro binding of endocytic transport vesicles to microtubules. We report here that CLIP-170 transiently associates with prometaphase chromosome(More)
To understand how nuclear machineries are targeted to accurate locations during nuclear assembly, we investigated the pathway of the ribosomal RNA (rRNA) processing machinery towards ribosomal genes (nucleolar organizer regions [NORs]) at exit of mitosis. To follow in living cells two permanently transfected green fluorescence protein-tagged nucleolar(More)
Msn2 and Msn4 are two related transcriptional activators that mediate a general response to stress in yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae by eliciting the expression of specific sets of genes. In response to stress or nutritional limitation, Msn2 and Msn4 migrate from the cytoplasm to the nucleus. Using GFP-tagged constructs and high-resolution time-lapse video(More)
The reassembly of microtubules is described in mitotic cells after release from nocodazole-induced block. The formation of microtubules was followed by light microscopic immunocytochemical staining using the PAP method, combined with toluidine blue staining of the chromatin. The light microscopic observations on whole cells were compared with(More)
Cell migration is a highly complex process that requires the coordinated formation of membrane protrusion and focal adhesions (FAs). Focal adhesion kinase (FAK), a major signaling component of FAs, is involved in the disassembly process of FAs through phosphorylation and dephosphorylation of its tyrosine residues, but the role of such phosphorylations in(More)
The use of colloidal gold and colloidal gold followed by silver enhancement as marker for dot or blot immune overlays is described. Colloidal gold probes concentrating at the sites of immune reaction gradually develop a pinkish colour during incubation that can be seen with the naked eye. With a physical developer, very high sensitivity and contrast is(More)
Taxol, a potent promoter of microtubule polymerization in vitro, induces massive assembly of free microtubules in cultured cells as visualized by immunocytochemistry and electron microscopy. The centrosomes and kinetochores largely lost their capacity to organize microtubule assembly, as became evident by the disappearance of the cytoplasmic microtubule(More)