Stefanie Simone Jourdan

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In eukaryote cells various mechanisms exist that are responsible for the removal of non-functional proteins. Here we show that in the yeast Hansenula polymorpha (H. polymorpha) a peroxisomal Lon protease, Pln, plays a role in degradation of unfolded and non-assembled peroxisomal matrix proteins. In addition, we demonstrate that whole peroxisomes are(More)
The arterivirus nucleocapsid (N) protein is a multifunctional protein that binds viral RNA for encapsidation and has potential roles in host cell processes. This study characterised the N protein from a highly virulent North American strain of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV). The association with viral RNA was mapped to defined(More)
Positive strand RNA viruses replicate in the cytoplasm of an infected cell and encode nucleocapsid proteins. These proteins function to promote encapsidation of the RNA genome and virus particle assembly as well as playing potential roles in viral RNA synthesis. Nucleocapsid proteins can also associate with cellular proteins and signaling cascades. The(More)
The best characterized pathway for the initiation of mRNA degradation in Escherichia coli involves the removal of the 5'-terminal pyrophosphate to generate a monophosphate group that stimulates endonucleolytic cleavage by RNase E. We show here however, using well-characterized oligonucleotide substrates and mRNA transcripts, that RNase E can cleave certain(More)
The RNase E/G family of endoribonucleases has a central role in RNA degradation and processing. Previous work has shown that their cleavage of substrates in vitro can be stimulated by the presence of a 5' monophosphate group. It has not however, established the importance of this activation for any natural RNA processing or decay pathway in vivo. Here we(More)
The study of RNA decay and processing in Escherichia coli has revealed a central role for RNase E, an endonuclease that is essential for cell viability. This enzyme is required for the normal rapid decay of many transcripts and is involved in the processing of precursors of 16S and 5S ribosomal RNA, transfer RNA, the transfer-messenger RNA, and the RNA(More)
Members of the RNase E/G family are multimeric, 5'-end-sensing, single-strand-specific endoribonucleases that are found in chloroplasts as well as bacteria, and have central roles in RNA processing and degradation. A well-studied member of this family is Escherichia coli RNase G. Recently, we have shown that the interaction of this enzyme with a(More)
The best characterized pathway for the initiation of mRNA degradation in Escherichia coli involves the removal of the 5 -terminal pyrophosphate to generate a monophosphate group that stimulates endonucleolytic cleavage by RNase E. We show here however, using well-characterized oligonucleotide substrates and mRNA transcripts, that RNase E can cleave certain(More)
The Escherichia coli endoribonuclease RNase E is central to the processing and degradation of all types of RNA and as such is a pleotropic regulator of gene expression. It is essential for growth and was one of the first examples of an endonuclease that can recognise the 5'-monophosphorylated ends of RNA thereby increasing the efficiency of many cleavages.(More)
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