Joachim Kruppa

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Chimeric proteins were constructed to define the nuclear localization signals (NLSs) of human ribosomal protein S6. The complete cDNA sequence, different cDNA fragments and oligonucleotides of the human ribosomal proteins S6, respectively, were joined to the 5' end of the entire LacZ gene of Escherichia coli by using recombinant techniques. The hybrid genes(More)
The amino acid (aa) sequence of human ribosomal protein S3a (hRPS3a) was deduced partially from the nucleotide sequence of the corresponding cDNA and confirmed by direct aa sequencing from the N terminus of the purified hRPS3a protein. The cDNA clone was isolated from a cDNA expression library in the pEX vector using antibodies. The hRPS3a protein has 263(More)
Both the inhibitory effect of aphidicolin on the replicative alpha-polymerase and the reversibility of its action in vivo (Pedrali-Noy & Spadari, 1979, Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 88, 1194-2002) allow the synchronization of cells in culture. Aphidicolin prevents G1 cells from entering the DNA synthetic period, blocks cells in "S" phase, allows G2, M and(More)
Polyclonal antibodies directed against a synthetic octapeptide of the cAMP-dependent phosphorylation site of the ribosomal protein S6 of rat liver were used to screen a lambda gt11 cDNA expression library of human lymphoblasts. An S6 specific clone was isolated. It consists of the complete coding sequence of 747 base pairs and the 3' noncoding region of 40(More)
In the course of the eukaryotic ribosomal biogenesis, both the nuclear import and export are involved. We have studied the nuclear and nucleolar localization of the human ribosomal protein S7. We examined the subcellular distribution of the S7:beta-galactosidase fusion protein in SAOS-2 cells. We have identified two evolutionarily conserved domains, both of(More)
Proteomic analyses of the nucleolus have revealed almost 700 functionally diverse proteins implicated in ribosome biogenesis, nucleolar assembly, and regulation of vital cellular processes. However, this nucleolar inventory has not unveiled a specific consensus motif necessary for nucleolar binding. The ribosomal protein family characterized by their basic(More)
This review deals with the events which are triggered in tissue culture cells upon exposure to medium hyperosmolarity, to virus infection and to inducers of terminal differentiation. Increased medium osmolarity mimics, in several ways, events which follow infection of cells by cytopathogenic viruses. These are: inhibition of uptake of amino acids, glucose(More)
G1 and G2 are two forms of the membrane-integrated G protein of vesicular stomatitis virus that migrate differently in gel electrophoresis because G1 is modified by high-mannose and G2 by complex-type oligosaccharide side chains. The cytoplasmic domain in G1 is less exposed to cleavage by several proteases than in G2 molecules. Acylation by palmitic acid as(More)
Mouse myeloma (MPC 11) cells respond rapidly to hypertonic conditions by shutting down protein synthesis at the level of polypeptide chain initiation. Translational activity recovers equally quickly upon a return to isotonicity. Disaggregation and reformation of polysomes occur in parallel to the changes in protein synthesis. Ribosomal protein S6 becomes(More)
Stimulation of secretion in exocrine cells is associated with the incorporation of up to 3 to 4 phosphates into the ribosomal protein S6. This occurs with secretagogues involving either cAMP or free calcium as second messenger. An analysis of the phosphorylation pattern of S6 from stimulated guinea pig parotid glands reveals 3 phosphopeptides (termed(More)