Thorten Braun

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The endoplasmic reticulum (ER) of the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae contains of proteolytic system able to selectively degrade misfolded lumenal secretory proteins. For examination of the components involved in this degradation process, mutants were isolated. They could be divided into four complementation groups. The mutations led to stabilization of two(More)
Selective degradation of proteins at the endoplasmic reticulum (ER-associated degradation) is thought to proceed largely via the cytosolic ubiquitin-proteasome pathway. Recent data have indicated that the dislocation of short-lived integral-membrane proteins to the cytosolic proteolytic system may require components of the Sec61 translocon. Here we show(More)
Cloned cDNA encoding the rat Sertoli cell receptor for FSH was isolated from a cognate library and functionally expressed in cultured mammalian cells. The FSH receptor (FSH-R), as predicted from the cDNA, is a single 75K polypeptide with a 348 residue extracellular domain which contains three N-linked glycosylation sites. This domain is connected to a(More)
Recombinant expression of truncated receptors for luteinizing hormone/chorionic gonadotropin (LH/CG) revealed that the amino-terminal leucine-rich repeats 1-8 of the extracellular receptor domain bind human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) with an affinity (Kd = 0.72 +/- 0.2 nM) similar to that of the native LH/CG receptor (Kd = 0.48 +/- 0.05 nM). LH/CG(More)
A new member of the protein superfamily of G-protein coupled receptors has been isolated by homology screening. By virtue of its homology with other muscarinic acetylcholine receptors and its ability to bind muscarinic specific antagonists, this muscarinic receptor subtype is designated M4. The M4 mRNA is preferentially expressed in certain brain regions.(More)
The FLAG peptide has been widely used as a multi-purpose tag for the identification and detection of recombinant FLAG fusion proteins. The practicability of this approach depends on specific detection of FLAG fusion proteins with no or very little cross-reactivity to cellular proteins. We have isolated a rat cDNA clone coding for a new splicing isoform of(More)
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