Karolina Maria Górecka

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On the basis of earlier reports suggesting that annexin A1 from Arabidopsis thaliana (AnnAt1) participates in limiting the excessive levels of reactive oxygen species during oxidative burst in plants, we examined the sensitivity of recombinant AnnAt1 to hydrogen peroxide and its peroxidase activity. Purified recombinant protein remains mostly alpha-helical(More)
Plant annexins, Ca(2+)- and membrane-binding proteins, are probably implicated in the cellular response to stress resulting from acidification of cytosol. To understand how annexins can contribute to cellular ion homeostasis, we investigated the pH-induced changes in the structure and function of recombinant annexin AnnAt1 from Arabidopsis thaliana. The(More)
The key intermediate in genetic recombination is the Holliday junction (HJ), a four-way DNA structure. At the end of recombination, HJs are cleaved by specific nucleases called resolvases. In Gram-negative bacteria, this cleavage is performed by RuvC, a dimeric endonuclease that belongs to the retroviral integrase superfamily. Here, we report the first(More)
Annexins belong to a family of multi-functional membrane- and Ca(2+)-binding proteins. The characteristic feature of these proteins is that they can bind membrane phospholipids in a reversible, Ca(2+)-dependent manner. While animal annexins have been known for a long time and are fairly well characterized, their plant counterparts were discovered only in(More)
Annexins are calcium-dependent phospholipid-binding proteins existing both in animal and plant cells. Mammalian and especially human annexins were examined for many years, and their functions in these organisms are already well known, but it is not the case for plant annexins. On the basis of existing literature and experimental evidence, it can be proposed(More)
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