Meikel Diepholz

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Nucleocytoplasmic transport occurs through nuclear pore complexes (NPCs) embedded in the nuclear envelope. Here, we discovered an unexpected role for yeast dynein light chain (Dyn2) in the NPC. Dyn2 is a previously undescribed nucleoporin that functions as molecular glue to dimerize and stabilize the Nup82–Nsp1–Nup159 complex, a module of the cytoplasmic(More)
The dynein-related AAA ATPase Rea1 is a preribosomal factor that triggers an unknown maturation step in 60S subunit biogenesis. Using electron microscopy, we show that Rea1's motor domain is docked to the pre-60S particle and its tail-like structure, harboring a metal ion-dependent adhesion site (MIDAS), protrudes from the preribosome. Typically, integrins(More)
Vacuolar ATPases (V-ATPases) are ATP-dependent proton pumps that maintain the acidity of cellular compartments. They are composed of a membrane-integrated proton-translocating V(0) and an extrinsic cytoplasmic catalytic domain V(1), joined by several connecting subunits. To clarify the arrangement of these peripheral connections and their interrelation with(More)
Listeria monocytogenes is an opportunistic, food-borne human and animal pathogen. Host cell invasion requires the action of the internalins A (InlA) and B (InlB), which are members of a family of listerial cell-surface proteins. Common to these proteins are three distinctive N-terminal domains that have been shown to direct host cell-specific invasion for(More)
The CCR4-NOT complex is a deadenylation complex, which plays a major role for mRNA stability. The complex is conserved from yeast to human and consists of nine proteins NOT1-NOT5, CCR4, CAF1, CAF40 and CAF130. We have successfully isolated the complex using a Protein A tag on NOT1, followed by cross-linking on a glycerol gradient. All components of the(More)
The vacuolar (H+)-ATPase (or V-ATPase) is a membrane protein complex that is structurally related to F1 and F0 ATP synthases. The V-ATPase is composed of an integral domain (V0) and a peripheral domain (V1) connected by a central stalk and up to three peripheral stalks. The number of peripheral stalks and the proteins that comprise them remain(More)
The eukaryotic exosome is a complex of at least 11 proteins that is required for various 3'-5' exoribonucleolytic RNA processing and degradation reactions. The minimal core consists of 6 RNase PH and 3 S1 domain subunits; various additional proteins may be associated. We describe here the purification of native exosome from Leishmania tarentolae. The yield(More)
V-ATPases (vacuolar ATPases) are membrane-bound multiprotein complexes that are localized in the endomembrane systems of eukaryotic cells and in the plasma membranes of some specialized cells. They couple ATP hydrolysis with the transport of protons across membranes. On nutrient shortage, V-ATPases disassemble into a membrane-embedded part (V0), which(More)
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