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Many glycolytic enzymopathies have been described that manifest clinically as chronic hemolytic anemia. One of these, triosephosphate isomerase (TPI) deficiency, is unique among the glycolytic enzyme defects since it is associated with progressive neurological dysfunction and frequently with childhood death. The physiological function of TPI is to adjust(More)
TPPP/p25 is a brain-specific protein, which induces tubulin polymerization and microtubule (MT) bundling and is enriched in Lewy bodies characteristic of Parkinson's disease [Tirián et al. (2003) Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 100, 13976-13981]. We identified two human gene sequences, CG1-38 and p25beta, which encoded homologous proteins, that we termed p20(More)
A number of neurodegenerative diseases are mediated by mutation-induced protein misfolding. The resulting genetic defects, however, are expressed in varying phenotypes. Of the several well-established glycolytic enzyme deficiencies, triosephosphate isomerase (TPI) deficiency is the only one in which haemolytic anaemia is coupled with progressive, severe(More)
Recently, we isolated from bovine brain a protein, TPPP/p25 and identified as p25, a brain-specific protein that induced aberrant tubulin assemblies. The primary sequence of this protein differs from that of other proteins identified so far; however, it shows high homology with p25-like hypothetical proteins sought via blast. Here, we characterized the(More)
Previously, we have demonstrated the presence of a protein factor [tubulin polymerization perturbing protein (TPPP)] in brain and neuroblastoma cell but not in muscle extract that uniquely influences the microtubule assembly. Here we describe a procedure for isolation of this protein from the cytosolic fraction of bovine brain and present evidence that this(More)
The disordered tubulin polymerization promoting protein (TPPP/p25) was found to be co-enriched in neuronal and glial inclusions with α-synuclein in Parkinson disease and multiple system atrophy, respectively; however, co-occurrence of α-synuclein with β-amyloid (Aβ) in human brain inclusions has been recently reported, suggesting the existence of mixed type(More)
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an idiopathic chronic inflammatory demyelinating disease of the central nervous system with variable extent of remyelination. Remyelination originates from oligodendrocyte (OG) precursor cells, which migrate and differentiate into mature OG. Tubulin polymerization promoting protein (TPPP/p25) is located in mature OG and aggregates(More)
The aim of the study was to demonstrate that the bZIP-type transcription factor AtfA regulates different types of stress responses in Aspergillus nidulans similarly to Atf1, the orthologous 'all-purpose' transcription factor of Schizosaccharomyces pombe. Heterologous expression of atfA in a S. pombe Deltaatf1 mutant restored the osmotic stress tolerance of(More)
The triosephosphate isomerase (TPI) functions at a metabolic cross-road ensuring the rapid equilibration of the triosephosphates produced by aldolase in glycolysis, which is interconnected to lipid metabolism, to glycerol-3-phosphate shuttle and to the pentose phosphate pathway. The enzyme is a stable homodimer, which is catalytically active only in its(More)
Tubulin polymerization promoting protein/p25 (TPPP/p25) modulates the dynamics and stability of the microtubule system and plays crucial role in the myelination of oligodendrocytes. Here we showed by CD, fluorescence, and NMR spectroscopies that Zn(2+) is the first ligand that induces considerable rearrangement of the disordered TPPP/p25. Zinc finger motif(More)