Wolfgang Ballensiefen

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Vesicle-specific SNAP receptors (v-SNAREs) are believed to cycle between consecutive membrane compartments. The v-SNARE Sec22(Sly2)p mediates the targeting of vesicles between endoplasmic reticulum (ER) and early Golgi of Saccharomyces cerevisiae. To analyze factors involved in targeting of Sec22(Sly2)p, an alpha-factor-tagged Sec22 protein (Sec22-alpha)(More)
The cell surface expression of the envelope glycoproteins (Envs) of primate immunodeficiency viruses is, at least in part, regulated by endocytosis signal(s) located in the Env cytoplasmic domain. Here, we show that a membrane proximal signal that directs the simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) Env to clathrin-coated pits, and is conserved in all SIV and(More)
BACKGROUND Personalised medicine (PM) is an innovative way to produce better patient outcomes by using an individualised or stratified approach to disease and treatment rather than a collective treatment approach for patients. Despite its tangible advantages, the complex process to translate PM into the member states and European healthcare systems has(More)
Saccharomyces cerevisiae MATa and MAT alpha cells secrete a-factor and alpha-factor pheromones. These peptides act on cells of the opposite mating type. They induce physiological changes which allow the formation of diploid cells. MATa strains produce an extracellular protease which cleaves, and thus inactivates the MAT alpha cell-specific alpha-factor(More)
Scientific knowledge and our understanding of the human body and diseases have limited any possible treatment tailoring to each patient. The technological advances enabling the integration of various data sets (e.g. '-omics', microbiome, epigenetics and environmental exposure) have facilitated a greater understanding of the human body, the molecular basis(More)
In Saccharomyces cerevisiae cells lacking the Rer1 protein (Rer1p), the type II transmembrane protein Sec12p fails to be retained in the ER. The transmembrane domain of Sec12p is sufficient to confer Rer1p-dependent ER retention to other membrane proteins. In rer1 mutants a large part of the Sec12-derived proteins can escape to the late Golgi. In contrast,(More)
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