Ulrike Majdic

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Fungal conventional kinesins are unusually fast microtubule motor proteins. To compare the functional organization of fungal and animal conventional kinesins, a set of C-terminal deletion mutants of the Neurospora crassa conventional kinesin, NcKin, was investigated for its biochemical and biophysical properties. While the shortest, monomeric construct(More)
The neck domain of fungal conventional kinesins displays characteristic properties which are reflected in a specific sequence pattern. The exchange of the strictly conserved Tyr 362, not present in animals, into Lys, Cys or Phe leads to a failure to dimerize. The destabilizing effect is confirmed by a lower coiled-coil propensity of mutant peptides. Whereas(More)
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