Timo Koerner

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Two yeast/E. coli shuttle vectors have been constructed. The two vectors, YEp351 and YEp352, have the following properties: (1) they can replicate autonomously in Saccharomyces cerevisiae and in E. coli; (2) they contain the beta-lactamase gene and confer ampicillin resistance to E. coli; (3) they contain the entire sequence of pUC18; (4) all ten(More)
A cDNA library from LPS-treated murine peritoneal macrophages has been screened by differential hybridization with radiolabeled cDNA from untreated and LPS-treated macrophages. Six clones hybridizing with mRNA sequences present in LPS-treated cells but not in controls were selected for further characterization. When the recombinant bacteriophage DNA from(More)
Nuclear respiration-deficient mutants of Saccharomyces cerevisiae previously assigned to complementation group G93 lack cytochromes a and a3 and detectable cytochrome oxidase activity. Other respiratory chain carriers and the ATPase complex are present at near wild-type levels, indicating that the mutations specifically affect cytochrome oxidase. Since(More)
Noncomplementing mutations in a nuclear gene (CBP1) of Saccharomyces cerevisiae D273-10B specifically affect the synthesis of cytochrome b, a mitochondrially encoded carrier of the respiratory chain. The nuclear mutants have been shown to have lowered levels of cytochrome b-specific transcripts. This phenotype is attributed to the inability of the mutant(More)
The wild-type yeast nuclear gene MST1 complements mutants defective in mitochondrial protein synthesis. The gene has been sequenced and shown to code for a protein of 54,030 kDa. The predicted product of MST1 is 36% identical over its 462 residues to the Escherichia coli threonyl-tRNA synthetase. Amino-acylation of wild-type mitochondrial tRNAs with a(More)
The respiratory defect of pet mutants of Saccharomyces cerevisiae assigned to complementation group G120 has been ascribed to their inability to acylate the mitochondrial phenylalanyl tRNA. A fragment of wild type yeast genomic DNA capable of complementing the genetic lesion of G120 mutants has been cloned by transformation with a yeast genomic recombinant(More)