Suzanne Hessefort

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We have purified to apparent homogeneity a 66-kDa protein from rabbit reticulocyte lysate which is associated with hsp 70. Our characterization of this 66-kDa protein demonstrates that its physiological role is to promote the recycling of hsp 70 by catalyzing the dissociation of hsp 70-bound ADP in exchange for ATP. We have therefore termed the 66-kDa(More)
The lysate of an immortalized monoclonal cell line derived from the striatum (X61) contains a dopaminergic stimulatory activity that is capable of increasing the dopamine content of an immortalized mouse mesencephalic cell line (MN9D) which expresses a dopaminergic phenotype. Purification of an isoamyl alcohol extract of this lysate and subsequent(More)
The gamma(1)34.5 protein of herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV-1) is a virus-encoded protein phosphatase 1 (PP1) regulatory protein that contributes to viral resistance to interferon. It functions to block the shutoff of protein synthesis mediated by the double-stranded RNA-dependent protein kinase. This requires the carboxyl terminus of the gamma(1)34.5 protein(More)
We have purified a soluble rabbit reticulocyte protein, previously termed the supernatant factor, that reverses the inhibition of protein synthesis in hemin-deficient lysate by promoting the inactivation of the hemin-controlled eIF-2 alpha kinase (HCR) mediating the effect of hemin deficiency. We have identified the supernatant factor as a member of the(More)
We have investigated why the recycling of eIF-2.GDP to eIF-2.GTP, mediated by the guanine nucleotide exchange factor eIF-2B, is rapid in rabbit reticulocyte lysate, reconstituted for optimal protein synthesis, but slow in an isolated reaction with purified eIF-2B. We have found that purified eIF-2B dissociates eIF-2.[3H]GDP as efficiently in the presence of(More)
Trypsinization and sequence analysis of the 66-kDa rabbit reticulocyte protein (RF-hsp 70), shown in the preceding article to function as a recycling protein for hsp 70, demonstrates striking similarity to the transformation-sensitive human protein IEF SSP 3521 (Honoré, B., Leffers, H., Madsen, P., Rasmussen, H. H., Vandekerckhove, J., and Celis, J.(More)
We reported recently that a rabbit reticulocyte 66-kDa protein (termed RF-hsp 70 by our laboratory and p60 and hop by others) functions as a hsp 70 recycling protein and markedly enhances the renaturation of luciferase by hsp 70 (Gross, M., and Hessefort, S. (1996) J. Biol. Chem. 271, 16833-16841). In this report, we confirm that the ability of RF-hsp 70 to(More)
Lysates of X61, a striatal-derived cell line, and a partially purified preparation from the lysate (UF4) contain a factor(s) capable of increasing the dopamine content of a mesencephalic-derived dopaminergic cell line (MN9D) and of cultures containing primary dopaminergic neurons. Treatment of cultures containing dopaminergic primary neurons grown in the(More)
A factor obtained from an immortalized hybrid monoclonal cell line (X61) of striatal origin is capable of increasing the dopamine content of hybrid, monoclonal cells expressing a dopaminergic phenotype (MN9D) and of aggregate cultures containing primary dopaminergic neurons. The factor is a protein smaller than 100 kDa and appears to be different than a(More)
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