Ya-sheng Gao

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The folding of alpha- and beta-tubulin requires three proteins: the heteromeric TCP-1-containing cytoplasmic chaperonin and two additional protein cofactors (A and B). We show that these cofactors participate in the folding process and do not merely trigger release, since in the presence of Mg-ATP alone, alpha- and beta-tubulin target proteins are(More)
The mammalian protein TAP/p115 and its yeast homologue Uso1p have an essential role in membrane traffic (Nakajima et al., 1991; Waters et al., 1992; Sztul et al., 1993; Rabouille et al.; 1995). To inquire into the site and mechanism of TAP/p115 action, we aimed to localize it and to identify domains required for its function. We show that in interphase(More)
The integration of the vimentin intermediate filament (IF) cytoskeleton and cellular organelles in vivo is an incompletely understood process, and the identities of proteins participating in such events are largely unknown. Here, we show that the Golgi complex interacts with the vimentin IF cytoskeleton, and that the Golgi protein formiminotransferase(More)
Nuclear aggregates of polyglutamine (polyQ)-expanded proteins are associated with a number of neurodegenerative diseases including Huntington's disease (HD) and spinocerebellar ataxias (SCAs). The nuclear deposition of polyQ proteins correlates with rearrangements of nuclear matrix, transcriptional dysregulation, and cell death. To explore the requirement(More)
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