Kerstin Beyer

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Endonucleolytic cleavage of pre-mRNAs is the first step during eukaryotic mRNA 3' end formation. It has been proposed that cleavage factors CF IA, CF IB and CF II are required for pre-mRNA 3' end cleavage in yeast. CF IB is composed of a single polypeptide, Nab4p/Hrp1p, which is related to the A/B group of metazoan heterogeneous nuclear ribonucleoproteins(More)
Critical events in 3'-end processing of pre-mRNA are the recognition of the AAUAAA polyadenylation signal by cleavage and polyadenylation specificity factor (CPSF) and the binding of cleavage stimulation factor (CstF) via its 64-kDa subunit to the downstream element. The stability of this CPSF.CstF.RNA complex is thought to determine the efficiency of(More)
Six different protein factors are required for the specific cleavage and polyadenylation of pre-mRNA in mammals. Whereas four of them have been purified and most of their components cloned, cleavage factor Im (CF Im) and cleavage factor IIm (CF IIm) remained poorly characterized. We report here the separation of CF Im from CF 11m and the purification of CF(More)
Oxidative stress is a widespread phenomenon in the pathology of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Neuronal cell death due to oxidative stress may causally contribute to the pathogeneses of these diseases. Therefore, neuroprotective antioxidants are considered to be a promising(More)
The human U1 snRNP-specific U1A protein autoregulates its production by binding its own pre-mRNA and inhibiting polyadenylation. The mechanism of this regulation has been elucidated by in vitro studies. U1A protein is shown not to prevent either binding of cleavage and polyadenylation specificity factor (CPSF) to its recognition sequence (AUUAAA) or to(More)
G protein-coupled receptors, like many other membrane proteins, are notoriously difficult to synthesize in conventional cellular systems. Although expression in insect cells is considered the preferred technique for structural characterizations in particular, inefficient membrane translocation, instability, toxic effects and low yields still pose clear(More)
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