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    In vitro Deneddylation Assay
    Authors:  Anna M. Köhler, Cindy Meister and Gerhard H. Braus, date: 03/20/2016, view: 5628, Q&A: 0
    [Abstract] Nedd8 is a small ubiquitin-like protein (9 kDa) covalently attached to a conserved lysine residue of a cullin protein which is part of cullin-RING ligases (CRLs). CRLs are major E3 ligases important for protein ubiquitination in the ubiquitin-proteasome pathway (UPP). The activity of CRLs is regulated by cycles of neddylation (CulA-N8, ~98 kDa) ...
    Purification of the GfsA-3x FLAG Protein Expressed in Aspergillus nidulans
    [Abstract] GfsA is a fungal β-galactofuranosyltransferase involved in the biosynthesis of O-glycan. To investigate the enzymatic functions of GfsA, we attempted to obtain a recombinant protein of this enzyme from two heterologous host organisms. However, GfsA could not be expressed as a recombinant protein in either Escherichia coli (E. ...
    Transport Assays in Aspergillus nidulans
    Authors:  Emilia Krypotou and George Diallinas, date: 11/20/2013, view: 5684, Q&A: 0
    [Abstract] Transport assays allow the direct kinetic analysis of a specific transporter by measuring apparent Km and Vmax values, and permit the characterization of substrate specificity profiles through competition assays. In this protocol, we describe a rapid and easy method for performing uptake assays in the model ...
    Western Analysis of Histone Modifications (Aspergillus nidulans)
    Authors:  Alexandra Soukup and Nancy P. Keller, date: 04/05/2013, view: 8823, Q&A: 0
    [Abstract] Western blotting allows for the specific detection of proteins and/or modifications of proteins by an antibody of interest. This protocol utilizes a crude nuclei extraction protocol for Aspergillus nidulans to enrich for histones and other nuclear proteins prior to gel electrophoresis. Post translational modifications of histones may ...



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