Maya V Georgieva

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The nerve growth factor receptor TrkA (tropomyosin-related kinase receptor) participates in the survival and differentiation of several neuronal populations. The C-terminal tail of TrkA contains a PPXY motif, the binding site of the E3 ubiquitin-ligase Nedd4-2 (neural precursor cell expressed, developmentally down-regulated 4-2). In order to analyze the(More)
Tropomyosin-related kinase A (TrkA) receptor mediates the effects exerted by nerve growth factor on several subpopulations of neuronal cells. Ligand binding to TrkA induces receptor autophosphorylation on several tyrosine residues and the activation of signaling cascades. In this study, we describe a new site relevant for TrkA regulation, the tyrosine 701(More)
Protein tagging is widely used in approaches ranging from affinity purification to fluorescence-based detection in live cells. However, an intrinsic limitation of tagging is that the native function of the protein may be compromised or even abolished by the presence of the tag. Here we describe and characterize a set of small, innocuous protein tags(More)
Regulation of mRNA localization is a conserved cellular process observed in many types of cells and organisms. Asymmetrical mRNA distribution plays a particularly important role in the nervous system, where local translation of localized mRNA represents a key mechanism in synaptic plasticity. CaMKIIα is a very abundant mRNA detected in neurites, consistent(More)
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