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The phytohormone abscisic acid (ABA) plays a key role in the plant response to drought stress. Hence, ABA-dependent gene transcription and ion transport is regulated by a variety of protein kinases and phosphatases. However, the nature of the membrane-delimited ABA signal transduction steps remains largely unknown. To gain insight into plasma membrane-bound(More)
Tandem affinity purification (TAP) is a method originally established in yeast to isolate highly purified protein complexes in a very gentle and efficient way. In this work, we have modified TAP for Dictyostelium applications and have proved it as a useful method to specifically isolate and identify microtubule-associated protein (MAP) complexes. MAPs are(More)
Cathepsins B and L are lysosomal cysteine proteases which have been implicated in a variety of pathological processes such as cancer, tumor angiogenesis, and neurodegeneration. However, only a few protein substrates have thus far been described and the mechanisms by which cathepsins B and L regulate cell proliferation, invasion, and apoptosis are poorly(More)
The gene product of RSC1A1, RS1, participates in the regulation of the Na(+)-D-glucose cotransporter SGLT1. RS1 inhibits release of SGLT1 from the trans Golgi network. In subconfluent LLC-PK(1) cells, RS1 migrates into the nucleus and modulates transcription of SGLT1, whereas most confluent cells do not contain RS1 in the nuclei. We showed that(More)
The centrosome functions as the main microtubule-organization center of the cell and is of importance for all microtubule-dependent processes such as organelle transport and directionality of cell migration. One of the major model organisms in centrosome research is the slime mold Dictyostelium discoideum. Since only 10 centrosomal proteins are known so far(More)
In various areas of research, proteomics and particularly the quantification of proteins and peptides renders a useful addition to biochemical experiments. The range of possible applications varies from supervision of concentration changes of relevant proteins during biogenesis to differential proteomics approaches, distinguishing, for instance, healthy and(More)
The Dictyostelium dicoideum centrosome consists of a box-shaped, layered core structure surrounded by dense nodules embedded in amorphous material, which make up the so-called corona. Thus, it differs markedly from centriole-containing centrosomes in animal cells or the plaque structure of yeast spindle pole bodies. For a long time, purification of(More)
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