Marie-Louise Bach

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A total of 68 different tRNA genes from the cellular slime mold Dictyostelium discoideum have been isolated and characterized. Although these tRNA genes show features common to typical nuclear tRNA genes from other organisms, several unique characteristics are apparent: (1) the 5'-proximal flanking region is very similar for most of the tRNA genes; (2) more(More)
We have studied by electron microscopy the structures of native small nuclear ribonucleoprotein (snRNP) particles U2 and U5 from HeLa cells. The structure of native U2 snRNP is characterized by a main body 8 nm in diameter with one additional domain about 4 nm long and 6 nm wide. Electron micrographs show that the 20S U5 snRNP, which contains at least seven(More)
We have investigated the structure of the small nuclear RNP (snRNP) U1 by combining EM of complete and partially protein-deficient particles with immunoelectron microscopy employing mAbs against known components of the U1 snRNP. It was found that the two main protuberances of this particle can be identified with the U1-specific proteins A and 70K. The 70K(More)
One of the functions of U1 small nuclear ribonucleoprotein (snRNP) in the splicing reaction of pre-mRNA molecules is the recognition of the 5' splice site. U1 snRNP proteins as well as base-pair interactions between U1 snRNA and the 5' splice site are important for the formation of the snRNP-pre-mRNA complex. To determine which proteins are needed for(More)
Small nuclear ribonucleoprotein particles containing the five major nucleoplasmic snRNAs U1, U2, U4, U5 and U6 as well as two smaller sized snRNAs were purified from broad bean nuclear extracts by anti-m3G, monoclonal antibody, immunoaffinity chromatography. We have so far defined 13 polypeptides of approximate mol. wts. of 11 kd, 11.5 kd, 12.5 kd, 16 kd,(More)
U5 small nuclear ribonucleoprotein (snRNP), purified from HeLa nuclear extracts (splicing extracts), shows a complex protein composition. In addition to the snRNP proteins B', B, D, D', E, F, and G, which are present in each of the major snRNPs U1, U2, U4/U6, and U5, U5 snRNP contains a number of unique proteins characterized by apparent molecular masses of(More)
URA4, the gene coding for orotidine monophosphate decarboxylase (OMPdecase), has been cloned from the fission yeast by homologous complementation and restricted in an Escherichia coli-Schizosaccharomyces pombe (E. coli-S. pombe) replicative plasmid to a 1.76 kb HindIII fragment. This plasmid is maintained at a high copy number in S. pombe and allows(More)
The cDNA for the mouse 5HT5A receptor has been functionally expressed in the unicellular yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. The NH2-terminal end of the receptor gene was fused to the Bacillus macerans (1-3, 1-4)-beta-glucanase signal sequence to ensure proper membrane insertion and to the c-myc epitope to permit immunological detection of the heterologously(More)
Carnitine octanoyltransferase (COT) transports medium-chain fatty acids through the peroxisome. During isolation of a COT clone from a rat liver library, a cDNA in which exon 2 was repeated, was characterized. Reverse transcription-PCR amplifications of total RNAs from rat liver showed a three-band pattern. Sequencing of the fragments revealed that, in(More)