Zoe Karetsou

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The oncoprotein SET/TAF-Ibeta is a histone chaperone which is involved in cell-cycle control and chromatin remodeling. Confocal laser scanning microscopy reveals that SET is localized in distinct foci of variable size throughout the nucleoplasm of interphase cells. We report here that SET interacts directly with the acetyltransferase CREB-binding protein(More)
Prothymosin alpha (ProTalpha) is an abundant acidic nuclear protein that may be involved in cell proliferation. In our search for its cellular partners, we have recently found that ProTalpha binds to linker histone H1. We now provide further evidence for the physiological relevance of this interaction by immunoisolation of a histone H1-ProTalpha complex(More)
Prothymosin alpha (ProTalpha) is a histone H1-binding protein localized in sites of active transcription in the nucleus. We report here that ProTalpha physically interacts with the CREB-binding protein (CBP), which is a versatile transcription co-activator. Confocal laser scanning microscopy reveals that ProTalpha partially colocalizes with CBP in discrete(More)
Prothymosin alpha (ProTalpha) is a histone H1-binding protein that interacts with the transcription coactivator CREB-binding protein and potentiates transcription. Based on coimmunoprecipitation and mammalian two-hybrid assays, we show here that ProTalpha forms a complex with the oncoprotein SET. ProTalpha efficiently decondenses human sperm chromatin,(More)
Linker histone H1 is the major factor that stabilizes higher order chromatin structure and modulates the action of chromatin-remodeling enzymes. We have previously shown that parathymosin, an acidic, nuclear protein binds to histone H1 in vitro and in vivo. Confocal laser scanning microscopy reveals a nuclear punctuate staining of the endogenous protein in(More)
The assembly of nucleosomes to higher-order chromatin structures is finely tuned by the relative affinities of histones for chaperones and nucleosomal binding sites. The myeloid leukaemia protein SET/TAF-Iβ belongs to the NAP1 family of histone chaperones and participates in several chromatin-based mechanisms, such as chromatin assembly, nucleosome(More)
Prothymosin alpha (ProTα) is an abundant nuclear protein involved in cellular processes intricately linked to development, such as cell proliferation and apoptosis. Although it is known that ProTα inhibits the formation of apoptosome and blocks caspase-3 activity, its mechanism of function in the apoptotic machinery is still under investigation. We have(More)
The non-ribosomal functions of mammalian ribosomal proteins have recently attracted worldwide attention. The mouse ribosomal protein S5 (rpS5) derived from ribosomal material is an assembled non-phosphorylated protein. The free form of rpS5 protein, however, undergoes phosphorylation. In this study, we have (a) investigated the potential role of(More)
The oncoprotein SET/I2PP2A (protein phosphatase 2A inhibitor 2) participates in various cellular mechanisms such as transcription, cell cycle regulation and cell migration. SET is also an inhibitor of the serine/threonine phosphatase PP2A, which is involved in the regulation of cell homeostasis. In zebrafish, there are two paralogous set genes that encode(More)
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