Jeffrey Smirle

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Calnexin is an abundant integral membrane phosphoprotein of the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) of eukaryotic cells. The role of the luminal domain as an N-glycoprotein specific lectin has been well-established. Cytosolic C-terminal domain phosphorylation of calnexin has recently been elucidated in glycoprotein folding and quality control. Signalling of the(More)
The molecular basis of changes in structure, cellular location, and function of the Golgi apparatus during male germ cell differentiation is unknown. To deduce cognate Golgi proteins, we isolated germ cell Golgi fractions, and 1318 proteins were characterized, with 20 localized in situ. The most abundant protein, GL54D of unknown function, is characterized(More)
Enriched endoplasmic reticulum (ER) and Golgi membranes subjected to mass spectrometry have uncovered over a thousand different proteins assigned to the ER and Golgi apparatus of rat liver. This, in turn, led to the uncovering of several hundred proteins of poorly understood function and, through hierarchical clustering, showed that proteins distributed in(More)
Discovered in 1909 by Retzius and described mainly by morphology, the cytoplasmic droplet of sperm (renamed here the Hermes body) is conserved among all mammalian species but largely undefined at the molecular level. Tandem mass spectrometry of the isolated Hermes body from rat epididymal sperm characterized 1511 proteins, 43 of which were localized to the(More)
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