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The yeast ribosome is composed of two subunits, the large 60S subunit (LSU) and the small 40S subunit (SSU) and harbors 78 ribosomal proteins (RPs), 59 of which are encoded by duplicate genes. Recently, deletions of the LSU paralogs RPL31A and RPL6B were found to increase significantly yeast replicative life span (RLS). RPs Rpl10 and Rps6 are known(More)
The yeast gene, GRC5 (growth control), is a member of the highly conserved QM gene family, the human member of which has been associated with the suppression of Wilms' tumor. GRC5 encodes ribosomal protein L10, which is thought to play a regulatory role in the translational control of gene expression. A revertant screen identified four spontaneous(More)
Functional ribosomes synthesize proteins in all living cells and are composed of two labile associated subunits, which are made of rRNA and ribosomal proteins. The rRNA of the small 40S subunit (SSU) of the functional eukaryotic 80S ribosome decodes the mRNA molecule and the large 60S subunit (LSU) rRNA catalyzes protein synthesis. Recent fine structure(More)
Steady improvements in proteomics present a bioinformatic challenge to retrieve, store, and process the accumulating and often redundant amount of information. In particular, a large-scale comparison and analysis of protein-protein interaction (PPI) data requires tools for data interpretation as well as validation. At this juncture, the Protein Interaction(More)
Biogenesis of an active ribosome complement and a dynamic cell surface complement are two major determinants of cellular growth. In yeast, the 60S ribosomal subunit protein RpL10p/Grc5p functions during successive stages in ribosome biogenesis, specifically rRNA processing, nucle(ol)ar preribosomal subunit assembly, nucleo-cytoplasmic transport and(More)
The bacterium Staphylococcus aureus causes significant morbidity and mortality in humans, primarily due to the emergence of strains that are resistant to antibiotics – notably methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) isolates. Development of effective strategies for the control and treatment of MRSA infections may best be achieved through 'omics' approaches,(More)
In the last decades, biological databases became the major knowledge resource for researchers in the field of molecular biology. The distribution of information among these databases is one of the major problems. An overview about the subject area of data access and representation of protein and protein-protein interaction data within public biological(More)
The contribution of extracellular matrix components to intrinsic skin aging has been investigated thoroughly, however, there is little information as to the role of the cytoskeletal proteins in this process. Therefore, we compared the expression of the constituents of the cytoskeleton, keratins 1-23 (K1-K23) as well as junction-plakoglobin (JUP),(More)
The Gram-negative bacterium Chlamydia pneumoniae (Cpn) is the leading intracellular human pathogen responsible for respiratory infections such as pneumonia and bronchitis. Basic and applied research in pathogen biology, especially the elaboration of new mechanism-based anti-pathogen strategies, target discovery and drug development, rely heavily on the(More)