Ranjini Ramachander

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The diacylglycerol kinase (DGK) enzymes function as regulators of intracellular signaling by altering the levels of the second messengers, diacylglycerol and phosphatidic acid. The DGK delta and eta isozymes possess a common protein-protein interaction module known as a sterile alpha-motif (SAM) domain. In DGK delta, SAM domain self-association inhibits the(More)
SAM (sterile alpha motif) domains are protein-protein interaction modules found in a large number of regulatory proteins. Byr2 and Ste4 are two SAM domain-containing proteins in the mating pheromone response pathway of the fission yeast, Schizosaccharomyces pombe. Byr2 is a mitogen-activated protein kinase kinase kinase that is regulated by Ste4. Tu et al.(More)
The mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) Byr2 and its activator Ste4 are involved in the mating pheromone response pathway of Schizosaccharomyces pombe and interact via their SAM domains. SAM domains can self-associate to form higher-order structures, including dimers, polymers and closed oligomers. Ste4-SAM is adjacent to a trimeric leucine zipper(More)
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