Peter Tessarz

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Cell survival under severe thermal stress requires the activity of the ClpB (Hsp104) AAA+ chaperone that solubilizes and reactivates aggregated proteins in concert with the DnaK (Hsp70) chaperone system. How protein disaggregation is achieved and whether survival is solely dependent on ClpB-mediated elimination of aggregates or also on reactivation of(More)
The oligomeric AAA+ chaperone Hsp104 is essential for thermotolerance development and prion propagation in yeast. Thermotolerance relies on the ability of Hsp104 to cooperate with the Hsp70 chaperone system in the reactivation of heat-aggregated proteins. Prion propagation requires the Hsp104-dependent fragmentation of prion fibrils to create infectious(More)
The AAA+ protein ClpB cooperates with the DnaK chaperone system to solubilize and refold proteins from an aggregated state. The substrate-binding site of ClpB and the mechanism of ClpB-dependent protein disaggregation are largely unknown. Here we identified a substrate-binding site of ClpB that is located at the central pore of the first AAA domain. The(More)
The yeast AAA(+) chaperone Hsp104 is essential for the development of thermotolerance and for the inheritance of prions. Recently, Hsp104, together with the actin cytoskeleton, has been implicated in the asymmetric distribution of carbonylated proteins. Here, we investigated the interplay between Hsp104 and actin by using a dominant-negative variant of(More)
Cell survival under severe thermal stress requires the activity of a bi-chaperone system, consisting of the ring-forming AAA+ chaperone ClpB (Hsp104) and the DnaK (Hsp70) chaperone system, which acts to solubilize and reactivate aggregated proteins. Recent studies have provided novel insight into the mechanism of protein disaggregation, demonstrating that(More)
A protein quality control system, consisting of molecular chaperones and proteases, controls the folding status of proteins and mediates the refolding or degradation of misfolded proteins. Ring-forming AAA+ (ATPase associated with various cellular activities) proteins play crucial roles in both processes by co-operating with either peptidases or chaperone(More)
Ageing has been associated with structural changes in chromatin. At the molecular level, multiple histone modifications with established epigenetic mechanisms have been connected to the regulation of lifespan. Here, we review the changes in histone modification profiles during ageing and their possible functional contribution to ageing and lifespan(More)
Abstract TPR proteins modulate the activity of molecular chaperones. Here, we describe the S. cerevisiae TPR protein Sgt2 as interaction partner of Ssa1 and Hsp104 and as a component of the GET pathway by interacting with Get5. The GET pathway mediates the sorting of tail-anchored (TA) proteins, harboring a C-terminal trans-membrane segment, to the ER(More)
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