Klaus Rieger

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The interaction of G-actin with thymosin beta 4 (T beta 4), the major G-actin-sequestering protein in motile and proliferating cells, has been analyzed in vitro. T beta 4 is found to have a 50-fold higher affinity for MgATP-actin than for MgADP-actin. These results imply that in resting platelets and neutrophils, actin is sequestered by T beta 4 as(More)
The centromere binding factor 1 (Cbf1) is necessary for proper chromosome segregation and transcriptional activation of methionine biosynthesis genes in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae and is essential for viability in the related yeasts Kluyveromyces lactis and Candida glabrata. To study the function of Cbf1p in Candida albicans, the major human fungal(More)
In 1993, a pilot project for the functional analysis of newly discovered open reading frames, presumably coding for proteins, from yeast chromosome III was launched by the European Community. In the frame of this programme, we have developed a large-scale screening for the identification of gene/protein functions via systematic phenotypic analysis. To this(More)
The degradation of N-Ac-Ser-Asp-Lys-Pro (AcSDKP), a negative regulator controlling the proliferation of the haematopoietic stem cell, by enzymes present in human plasma, has been investigated. Radiolabelled AcSD[4-3H]KP ([3H]AcSDKP, 1 mM) was completely metabolized in human plasma with a half-life of 80 min, leading exclusively to the formation of(More)
It is shown that AcSDKP a new regulator of the hematopoietic system can be generated from thymosin beta 4 by a one-step enzymatic cleavage in vitro and in vivo. AcSDKP and T beta 4 were both detected in bone marrow cells (BMC). Incubation of [3H]T beta 4 with either intact or lysed BMC led to the formation of [3H]AcSDKP whereas the labelled tetrapeptide was(More)
By now, the EUROFAN programme for the functional analysis of genes from the yeast genome has attained its cruising speed. Indeed, several hundreds of yeast mutants with no phenotype as tested by growth on standard media and no significant sequence similarity to proteins of known function are available through the efforts of various laboratories. Based on(More)
In the frame of the European Pilot Project for the functional analysis of newly discovered open reading frames (ORFs) from Saccharomyces cerevisiae chromosome III, we have deleted entirely the YCR46C ORF by a one-step polymerase chain reaction method and replaced it by the HIS3 marker in the strain W303. The deletion has been checked by meiotic segregation(More)
Thymosin beta 4 is a major actin sequestering peptide in vertebrate cells and plays a role in the regulation of actin monomer/polymer ratio. Thymosin beta 9 and thymosin beta met9 are minor variants of thymosin beta 4. The possible function of these peptides has been investigated by comparing the actin binding properties of these beta-thymosins. Thymosin(More)
The demonstration that AcSDKP, a new regulator of the hematopoietic system, is formed in the bone marrow by a one-step enzymatic maturation processing of thymosin beta 4 (T beta 4) is presented. AcSDKP and T beta 4 were both detected in bone marrow cells (BMC). Incubation of [3H]T beta 4 with either intact or lysed BMC led to the formation of [3H]AcSDKP,(More)