Weronika Hoffmann

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SEC53, a gene that is required for completion of assembly of proteins in the endoplasmic reticulum in yeast, has been cloned, sequenced, and the product localized by cell fractionation. Complementation of a sec53 mutation is achieved with unique plasmids from genomic or cDNA expression banks. These inserts contain the authentic gene, a cloned copy of which(More)
Ependymins beta and gamma constitute a novel family of secretory proteins in the extracellular fluid of goldfish brain. Here we demonstrate that at least two different transcripts exist in goldfish brain differing mainly in the length of their 3' noncoding regions but encoding very similar precursors for ependymins. Both precursors consist of 216 amino acid(More)
Ependymins are unique, brain specific glycoproteins, which are major constituents of the cerebrospinal fluid. Originally, they were discovered in goldfish and are thought to be involved in synaptic plasticity. In the present study two transcripts were characterized in Brachydanio rerio originating from a single gene possibly by alternative splicing. These(More)
The ribonuclease Dicer is a multidomain enzyme that plays a fundamental role in the biogenesis of small regulatory RNAs (srRNAs), which control gene expression by targeting complementary transcripts and inducing their cleavage or repressing their translation. Recent studies of Dicer's domains have permitted to propose their roles in srRNA biogenesis. For(More)
Ribonuclease Dicer plays a pivotal role in RNA interference pathways by processing long double-stranded RNAs and single-stranded hairpin RNA precursors into small interfering RNAs (siRNAs) and microRNAs (miRNAs), respectively. While details of Dicer regulation by a variety of proteins are being elucidated, less is known about non-protein factors, e.g. RNA(More)
Ependymins are thought to be implicated in fundamental processes involved in plasticity of the goldfish CNS. Gas-phase sequencing of purified ependymins beta and gamma revealed that they share the same N-terminal sequence. Each sequence displays microheterogeneities at several positions. Based on the protein sequences obtained, we constructed synthetic(More)
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