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The microtubule binding domain of microtubule-associated protein MAP1B contains a repeated sequence motif unrelated to that of MAP2 and tau
We report the complete sequence of the microtubule-associated protein MAP1B, deduced from a series of overlapping genomic and cDNA clones. The encoded protein has a predicted molecular mass ofExpand
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Prefoldin, a Chaperone that Delivers Unfolded Proteins to Cytosolic Chaperonin
We describe the discovery of a heterohexameric chaperone protein, prefoldin, based on its ability to capture unfolded actin. Prefoldin binds specifically to cytosolic chaperonin (c-cpn) and transfersExpand
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Tubulin Subunits Exist in an Activated Conformational State Generated and Maintained by Protein Cofactors
The production of native α/β tubulin heterodimer in vitro depends on the action of cytosolic chaperonin and several protein cofactors. We previously showed that four such cofactors (termed A, C, D,Expand
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Adp Ribosylation Factor-like Protein 2 (Arl2) Regulates the Interaction of Tubulin-Folding Cofactor D with Native Tubulin
The ADP ribosylation factor-like proteins (Arls) are a family of small monomeric G proteins of unknown function. Here, we show that Arl2 interacts with the tubulin-specific chaperone protein known asExpand
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Microtubule-associated protein MAP2 shares a microtubule binding motif with tau protein
The microtubule-associated protein MAP2 is a prominent large-sized component of purified brain microtubules that, like the 36- to 38-kilodalton tau proteins, bears antigenic determinants found inExpand
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Five mouse tubulin isotypes and their regulated expression during development
We describe five mouse tubulin cloned cDNAs, two (M alpha 1 and M alpha 2) that encode alpha-tubulin and three (M beta 2, M beta 4, and M beta 5) that encode beta-tubulin. The sequence of theseExpand
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Functional Overlap between Retinitis Pigmentosa 2 Protein and the Tubulin-specific Chaperone Cofactor C*
Mutations in the X-linked retinitis pigmentosa 2 gene cause progressive degeneration of photoreceptor cells. The retinitis pigmentosa 2 protein (RP2) is similar in sequence to the tubulin-specificExpand
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The mammalian beta-tubulin repertoire: hematopoietic expression of a novel, heterologous beta-tubulin isotype
We describe the structure of a novel and unusually heterologous beta- tubulin isotype (M beta 1) isolated from a mouse bone marrow cDNA library, and a second isotype (M beta 3) isolated from a mouseExpand
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Structure of eukaryotic prefoldin and of its complexes with unfolded actin and the cytosolic chaperonin CCT
The biogenesis of the cytoskeletal proteins actin and tubulin involves interaction of nascent chains of each of the two proteins with the oligomeric protein prefoldin (PFD) and their subsequentExpand
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Sequence of a cDNA clone encoding mouse glial fibrillary acidic protein: structural conservation of intermediate filaments.
A clone encoding mouse glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) was isolated from a cDNA library constructed so as to express the cloned sequences. The library was screened using a GFAP-specificExpand
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