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Ribosome biogenesis starts with transcription of the large ribosomal RNA precursor (47S pre-rRNA), which soon combines with numerous factors to form the 90S pre-ribosome in the nucleolus. Although the subsequent separation of the pre-90S particle into pre-40S and pre-60S particles is critical for the production process of mature small and large ribosomal(More)
Proteomic technologies powered by advancements in mass spectrometry and bioinformatics and coupled with accumulated genome sequence data allow a comprehensive study of cell function through large-scale and systematic protein identifications of protein constituents of the cell and tissues, as well as of multi-protein complexes that carry out many cellular(More)
Previously, we described a novel nucleolar protein, NOP132, which interacts with the small GTP binding protein RRAG A. To elucidate the function of NOP132 in the nucleolus, we identified proteins that interact with NOP132 using mass spectrometric methods. NOP132 associated mainly with proteins involved in ribosome biogenesis and RNA metabolism, including(More)
This report demonstrates for the first time that P5, a member of the protein disulphide isomerase (PDI) family, is present in the mitochondria. Various organelles were screened for proteins bearing the CGHC motif using an affinity column conjugated with the phage antibody 5E, which cross-reacts with PDI family proteins. P5 was found in bovine liver(More)
We have investigated the possible involvement of the ubiquitin-proteasome system (UPS) in ribosome biogenesis. We find by immunofluorescence that ubiquitin is present within nucleoli and also demonstrate by immunoprecipitation that complexes associated with pre-rRNA processing factors are ubiquitinated. Using short proteasome inhibition treatments, we show(More)
Ribosome biogenesis is an essential process for cell growth and proliferation and is enhanced in cancer and embryonic stem cells. Mouse Ly-1 antibody reactive clone product (Lyar) is expressed at very high levels in many tumor, leukemia or embryonic stem cells; is a novel nucleolar protein with zinc-finger DNA-binding motifs and is involved in cell growth(More)
In this study, we screened for protein disulfide isomerase (PDI)-binding proteins in bovine liver microsomes under strict salt concentrations, using affinity column chromatography. One main band observed using SDS-PAGE was identified as ERp57 (one of the PDI family proteins) by LC-MS/MS analysis. The K(D) value of PDI binding to ERp57 was calculated as(More)
Although RecQ5beta is a ssDNA (single-stranded DNA)-stimulated ATPase and an ATP-dependent DNA helicase with strand-annealing activities, its cellular function remains to be explored. In the present paper, we used immunopurification and MS-based analyses to show that human DNA helicase RecQ5beta is associated with at least four RNAP II (RNA polymerase II)(More)
Proteomics developed initially from the decade-long study of comprehensive protein visualization on two-dimensional electrophoresis gels has been expanded by mass spectrometry and the growth in searchable sequence databases. Currently, by use of more sophisticated technology such as a combination of multidimensional chromatography and mass spectrometry,(More)
We have developed a novel automated system to analyze protein complexes by integrating a surface plasmon resonance (SPR) biosensor with highly sensitive nanoflow liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS). A His-tagged protein, which is also tagged with FLAG and biotinylated sequences, was expressed in mammalian cells. After purification by(More)