Mona Zimmermann

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Interactions between integral proteins of the plasma membrane and the cytoskeleton may be important for localizing certain membrane proteins in a nonrandom fashion at specialized domains of the cell surface. Here, we show that ankyrin, the key protein for the linkage of the erythrocyte anion exchanger (band 3) to the spectrin-based membrane cytoskeleton, is(More)
Peptide-N4-(N-acetyl-β-glucosaminyl)asparagine amidase F (PNGase F) fromFlavobacterium meningosepticum is a highly useful enzyme for the structural analysis of N(asparagine)-linked carbohydrate chains derived from glycoproteins. The enzyme was enriched using a published procedure [Tarentino AL, Gomez CM, Plummer TH, Jr (1984) Biochemistry 1985:4665–71;(More)
Dipeptidyl peptidase IV (DPP IV) is a serine exopeptidase expressed at high levels in rat kidney, liver and lung. We established eight monoclonal antibodies against partially purified DPP IV from rat liver plasma membranes. By means of a competitive dot blot assay with purified DPP IV, these antibodies were shown to recognize four different epitopes of the(More)
The fluorescing sulfhydryl reagent N-(7-dimethylamino-4-methylcoumarinyl)maleimide (DACM) inactivates purified (Na+ + K+)-ATPase at 20 microM. This inactivation results in a decrease of the ouabain-binding capacity of the enzyme. Treatment of (Na+ + K+)-ATPase, embedded in right-side-out-oriented vesicles, by DACM does not affect ouabain binding to the(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Hepatitis C virus leads to chronic hepatitis in the majority of infected individuals. The mechanism of viral persistence is not completely understood. Hepatitis C virus core protein is produced within hepatocytes and is secreted during HCV infection. Our study characterizes the effects of core protein on T cell priming in mice. METHODS We(More)
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