Joachim Kremerskothen

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SNX-BAR proteins are a sub-family of sorting nexins implicated in endosomal sorting. Here, we establish that through its phox homology (PX) and Bin-Amphiphysin-Rvs (BAR) domains, sorting nexin-4 (SNX4) is associated with tubular and vesicular elements of a compartment that overlaps with peripheral early endosomes and the juxtanuclear endocytic recycling(More)
WW domain-containing proteins are found in all eukaryotic cells and they are involved in the regulation of a wide variety of cellular functions. We recently identified the neuronal protein KIBRA as novel member of this family of signal transducers. In this report, we describe the identification of protein kinase C (PKC) zeta as a KIBRA-interacting protein.(More)
In a yeast two hybrid screen with the human isoform of Dendrin (KIAA0749), a putative modulator of the postsynaptic cytoskeleton, we isolated a cDNA coding for a novel protein, KIBRA, possessing two amino-terminal WW domains, an internal C2-like domain and a carboxy-terminal glutamic acid-rich stretch. Northern blot analysis revealed that the expression of(More)
The gene encoding brain-specific dendritic BC200 small non-messenger RNA is limited to the primate order and arose from a monomeric Alu element. It is present and neuronally expressed in all Anthropoidea examined. By comparing the human sequence of about 13.2 kb with each of the prosimian (lemur 14.6 kb, galago 12 kb, and tarsier 13.8 kb) orthologous loci,(More)
The genetic locus encoding KIBRA, a member of the WWC family of proteins, has recently been shown to be associated with human memory performance through genome-wide single nucleotide polymorphism screening. Gene expression analysis and a variety of functional studies have further indicated that such a role is biologically plausible for KIBRA. Here, we(More)
Synaptopodin (SYNPO) is a cytoskeletal protein that is preferentially located in mature dendritic spines, where it accumulates in the spine neck and closely associates with the spine apparatus. Formation of the spine apparatus critically depends on SYNPO. To further determine its molecular action, we screened for cellular binding partners. Using the yeast(More)
The Rab6 GTPase regulates a retrograde transport route connecting endosomes and the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) via the Golgi apparatus. Recently it was shown that active (GTP-loaded) Rab6A regulates intracellular processing of the amyloid precursor protein (APP). To characterize the role of Rab6A in APP trafficking and to identify effector proteins of the(More)
BC1 RNA and BC200 RNA are two non-homologous, small non-messenger RNAs (snmRNAs) that were generated, evolutionarily, quite recently by retroposition. This process endowed the RNA polymerase III transcripts with central adenosine-rich regions. Both RNAs are expressed almost exclusively in neurons, where they are transported into dendritic processes as(More)
Asymmetric delivery and distribution of macromolecules are essential for cell polarity and for cellular functions such as differentiation, division, and signaling. Injury of podocytes, which are polarized epithelial cells, changes the dynamics of the actin meshwork, resulting in foot process retraction and proteinuria. Although the spatiotemporal control of(More)
The gene encoding BC200 RNA arose from a monomeric Alu element. Subsequently, the RNA had been recruited or exapted into a function of the nervous system. Here we confirm the presence of the BC200 gene in several primate species among the Anthropoidea. The period following the divergence of New World monkeys and Old World monkeys from their common ancestor(More)