Monthly Archives: August 2020

SPP 2002 paper: “Post-translational insertion of small membrane proteins by the bacterial signal recognition particle”

“Post-translational insertion of small membrane proteins by the bacterial signal recognition particle” Steinberg R*, Origi A*, Natriashvili A*, Sarmah P, Licheva M, Walker P M, Kraft C, High S, Luirink J, Shi W Q, Helmstädter M, Ulbrich M H and Koch HG* *SPP 2002 members Abstract:Small membrane proteins represent a largely unexplored yet abundant class […]

SPP 2002 paper: “Eeyarestatin 24 Impairs SecYEG-dependent Protein Trafficking and Inhibits Growth of Clinically Relevant Pathogens”

“Eeyarestatin 24 Impairs SecYEG-dependent Protein Trafficking and Inhibits Growth of Clinically Relevant Pathogens” Steenhuis M , Koningstein G M, Oswald J, Pick T, O’Keefe S, Koch HG*, Cavalié A, Whitehead R C, Swanton E, High S, Luirink J *SPP 2002 member Abstract:Eeyarestatin 1 (ES1) is an inhibitor of endoplasmic reticulum (ER) associated protein degradation, Sec61-dependent Ca2+ homeostasis and protein translocation into the ER. Recently, evidence was […]

SPP 2002 paper: “AcnSP – A Novel Small Protein Regulator of Aconitase Activity in the Cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803”

“AcnSP – A Novel Small Protein Regulator of Aconitase Activity in the Cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803” de Alvarenga L V , Hess W R* and Hagemann M* *SPP 2002 members Abstract:Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 is a widely used model cyanobacterium whose genome has been well annotated. However, several additional small protein coding sequences (sORFs) have been recently identified, […]

SPP 2002 paper: “Complementarity of Different SDS‐PAGE Gel Staining Methods for the Identification of Short Open Reading Frame‐Encoded Peptides”

“Complementarity of Different SDS‐PAGE Gel Staining Methods for the Identification of Short Open Reading Frame‐Encoded Peptides” Kaulich P T, Cassidy L*, Weidenbach K*, Schmitz R A*, Tholey A* *SPP 2002 members Abstract:Short open reading frame‐encoded peptides (SEP) have been identified across all domains of life and are predicted to be involved in many biochemical processes, […]

SPP 2002 paper: “Peptide-based quorum sensing systems in Paenibacillus polymyxa”

“Peptide-based quorum sensing systems in Paenibacillus polymyxa” Voichek M, Maaß S*, Kroniger T, Becher D*, Sorek R* *SPP 2002 members Abstract:Paenibacillus polymyxa is an agriculturally important plant growth–promoting rhizobacterium. Many Paenibacillus species are known to be engaged in complex bacteria–bacteria and bacteria–host interactions, which in other species were shown to necessitate quorum sensing communication. However, to date, no quorum sensing […]

SPP 2002 paper: “An Optimised Proteomics Workflow for the Detection of Small Proteins”

“An Optimised Proteomics Workflow for the Detection of Small Proteins” Bartel J*, Varadarajan A R, Sura T, Ahrens C H, Maaß S*, Becher D* *SPP 2002 members Abstract:Small open reading frame encoded proteins (SEPs) gained increasing interest during the last years due to their broad range of important functions in both, prokaryotes and eukaryotes. In bacteria, signalling, virulence […]

Announcement for workshops by U. Jülly: (1) Refresher on “Talent Management” (date TBA) & (2) “Leadership” 7/10 and 12/11/2020

(1) Possibility of a supervision giving the opportunity to validate progress and discuss successes and difficulties. Therefore, a short refresher will presumably take place in the beginning of October 2020 for all workshop participants to pick them up at their personal development and to reactivate and refresh taught contents. (2) PhD students and postdocs need basic leadership skills […]

Successful workshop: TALENT MANAGEMENT: Peak Performance: Professional Communication and Net-„Working“ (by Ute Jülly)

This workshop was held digitally via Zoom on July 7th-8th 2020 and was focusing on communication and on networking. Two topics, with relevant needs. The objective was to give insight into the communication process and development of possibilities of communication variants and take pleasure and professionalism in networking. Professional behavior in conflict situations turned out […]

SPP 2002 paper: “SR7 – a dual-function antisense RNA from Bacillus subtilis”

“SR7 – a dual-function antisense RNA from Bacillus subtilis” Ul Haq I*, Müller P and Brantl S* *SPP 2002 members Abstract:Here, we describe SR7, a dual-function antisense RNA encoded on the Bacillus subtilis chromosome. This RNA was earlier described as SigB-dependent regulatory RNA S1136 and reported to reduce the amount of the small ribosomal subunit under […]

SPP 2002 paper: “smORFer: a modular algorithm to detect small ORFs in prokaryotes”

“smORFer: a modular algorithm to detect small ORFs in prokaryotes” Bartholomäus A, Kolte B, Mustafayeva A, Goebel I, Fuchs S*, Engelmann S*, Ignatova Z* *SPP 2002 member and associates Abstract:Emerging evidence places small proteins (≤ 50 amino acids) more centrally in physiological processes. Yet, the identification of functional small proteins and the systematic genome annotation […]