Marleen Otzen

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We show that the dynamin-like proteins Dnm1p and Vps1p are not required for re-introduction of peroxisomes in Hansenula polymorpha pex3 cells upon complementation with PEX3-GFP. Instead, Dnm1p, but not Vps1p, plays a crucial role in organelle proliferation via fission. In H. polymorpha DNM1 deletion cells (dnm1) a single peroxisome is present that forms(More)
The reassembly of peroxisomes in Hansenula polymorpha pex3 cells on reintroduction of Pex3p was examined. Using a Pex3-green fluorescent protein (Pex3-GFP) fusion protein, expressed under the control of an inducible promoter, it was observed that, initially on induction of Pex3-GFP synthesis, GFP fluorescence was localized to the endoplasmic reticulum and(More)
We show that Mdv1 and Caf4, two components of the mitochondrial fission machinery in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, also function in peroxisome proliferation. Deletion of MDV1, CAF4 or both, however, had only a minor effect on peroxisome numbers at peroxisome-inducing growth conditions, most likely related to the fact that Vps1--and not Dnm1--is the key player(More)
We have cloned and characterized the Hansenula polymorpha PEX20 gene. The HpPEX20 gene encodes a protein of 309 amino acids (HpPex20p) with a calculated molecular mass of approximately 35 kDa. In cells of an HpPEX20 disruption strain, PTS2 proteins were mislocalized to the cytosol, whereas PTS1 matrix protein import proceeded normally. Also, the PTS2(More)
Pex4p is an ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme that functions at a late stage of peroxisomal matrix protein import. Here we show that in the methylotrophic yeast Hansenula polymorpha production of a mutant form of ubiquitin (Ub(K48R)) has a dramatic effect on PTS1 matrix protein import. This effect was not observed in cells lacking Pex4p, in which the peroxisome(More)
The peroxin Pex19p is important for the formation of functional peroxisomal membranes. Here we show that Hansenula polymorpha Pex19p is also required for peroxisome inheritance. Peroxisome inheritance is partly defective when Pex19p farnesylation is blocked, whereas deletion of PEX19 resulted in a severe defect in partitioning of peroxisomal structures.(More)
Emp24 is a member of the p24 protein family, which was initially localized to the endoplasmic reticulum, Golgi and COP vesicles, but has recently shown to be associated with Saccharomyces cerevisiae peroxisomes as well. Using cell fractionation and electron- and fluorescence microscopy, we show that in the yeast Hansenula polymorpha, Emp24 also associates(More)
We have cloned and characterized the Hansenula polymorpha PEX19 gene. In cells of a pex19 disruption strain (Hppex19), induced on methanol, peroxisome structures were not detectable; peroxisomal matrix proteins accumulated in the cytosol, whereas peroxisomal membrane proteins (PMPs) were mislocalized to the cytosol (Pex3p) and mitochondria (Pex14p) or(More)
During budding of yeast cells peroxisomes are distributed over mother cell and bud, a process that involves the myosin motor protein Myo2p and the peroxisomal membrane protein Inp2p. Here, we show that Pex19p, a peroxin implicated in targeting and complex formation of peroxisomal membrane proteins, also plays a role in peroxisome partitioning. Binding(More)
We show that the dynamin-like proteins Dnm1p and Vps1p are not required for re-introduction of peroxisomes in Hansenula polymorpha pex3 cells upon complementation with PEX3-GFP. Instead, Dnm1p, but not Vps1p, plays a crucial role in organelle proliferation via fission. In H. polymorpha DNM1 deletion cells (dnm1) a single peroxisome is present that forms(More)