Kirsten Cooper

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TolAI-beta-lactamase a fusion protein consisting of the inner membrane anchoring domain of the Escherichia coli transenvelope protein TolA followed by TEM-beta-lactamase was found to be toxic and highly unstable when transcribed from the bacteriophage T7 promoter at 37 degrees C. Expression at 15 or 23 degrees C alleviated toxicity, but led to only partial(More)
The dense-core vesicle is a secretory organelle that mediates the regulated release of peptide hormones, growth factors, and biogenic amines. Dense-core vesicles originate from the trans-Golgi of neurons and neuroendocrine cells, but it is unclear how this specialized organelle is formed and acquires its specific cargos. To identify proteins that act in(More)
15 16. CC-BY-NC 4.0 International license peer-reviewed) is the author/funder. It is made available under a The copyright holder for this preprint (which was not. Abstract 17 18 The dense-core vesicle is a secretory organelle that mediates the regulated release of 19 peptide hormones, growth factors, and biogenic amines. Dense-core vesicles originate from(More)
The heterotrimeric G protein Gq positively regulates neuronal activity and synaptic transmission. Previously, the Rho guanine nucleotide exchange factor Trio was identified as a direct effector of Gq that acts in parallel to the canonical Gq effector phospholipase C. Here, we examine how Trio and Rho act to stimulate neuronal activity downstream of Gq in(More)
TolAI--II--beta-lactamase, a fusion protein consisting of the inner membrane and transperiplasmic domains of TolA followed by TEM--beta-lactamase associated with the inner membrane but remained confined to the cytoplasm when expressed at high level in Escherichia coli. Although the fusion protein was resistant to proteolysis in vivo, it was hydrolyzed(More)
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