Sabine Häfner

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The cytoplasmic Raf-1 kinase is essential for mitogenic signalling by growth factors, which couple to tyrosine kinases, and by tumor-promoting phorbol esters such as 12-O-tetradecanoylphorbol-13-acetate, which activate protein kinase C (PKC). Signalling by the Raf-1 kinase can be blocked by activation of the cyclic AMP (cAMP)-dependent protein kinase A(More)
The 5'-terminal cloverleaf (CL)-like RNA structures are essential for the initiation of positive- and negative-strand RNA synthesis of entero- and rhinoviruses. SLD is the cognate RNA ligand of the viral proteinase 3C (3C(pro)), which is an indispensable component of the viral replication initiation complex. The structure of an 18mer RNA representing the(More)
We have carried out chemical shift correlation experiments with symmetry-based mixing sequences at high MAS frequencies and examined different strategies to simultaneously acquire 3D correlation spectra that are commonly required in the structural studies of proteins. The potential of numerically optimised symmetry-based mixing sequences and the(More)
Chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infectionsmay lead to severe diseases like liver cirrhosis or hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The HBV post-transcriptional regulatory element (HPRE) facilitates the nuclear export of unspliced viral mRNAs, contains a splicing regulatory element and resides in the 3’-region of all viral transcripts. The HPRE consists of three(More)
Chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infections may lead to severe diseases like liver cirrhosis or hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The HBV post-transcriptional regulatory element (HPRE) facilitates the nuclear export of unspliced viral mRNAs, contains a splicing regulatory element and resides in the 3'-region of all viral transcripts. The HPRE consists of three(More)
Stemloop D (SLD) of the 5' cloverleaf RNA is the cognate ligand of the coxsackievirus B3 (CVB3) 3C proteinase (3Cpro). Both are indispensable components of the viral replication initiation complex. SLD is a structurally autonomous subunit of the 5' cloverleaf. The SLD structure was solved by NMR spectroscopy to an rms deviation of 0.66 A (all heavy atoms).(More)
RNA plays a central role in biological processes and exhibits a variety of secondary and tertiary structural features that are often stabilized via hydrogen bonds. The distance between the donor and acceptor nitrogen nuclei involved in NH...N hydrogen bonds in nucleic acid base pairs is typically in the range of 2.6-2.9 A. Here, we show for the first time(More)
The minichromosome maintenance complex (MCM) represents the replicative DNA helicase both in eukaryotes and archaea. Here, we describe the solution structure of the C-terminal domains of the archaeal MCMs of Sulfolobus solfataricus (Sso) and Methanothermobacter thermautotrophicus (Mth). Those domains consist of a structurally conserved truncated winged(More)
Two different NMR pulse schemes involving sequential (1)H data acquisition are presented for achieving protein backbone sequential resonance assignments: (i) acquisition of 3D {HCCNH and HNCACONH} and (ii) collection of 3D {HNCOCANH and HNCACONH} chemical shift correlation spectra using uniformly (13)C,(15)N labelled proteins. The sequential acquisition of(More)