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NF-kappaB regulates the expression of human complement receptor 2 gene

CR2 is a key regulator of the B cell response to Ag. Here we show that NF-kappaB enhances the expression of the human CR2 gene. Promoter truncation, deletion, and mutagenesis studies indicated a functional role for a consensus NF-kappaB promoter...
Authors: Tolnay M, Vereshchagina LA and Tsokos GC

Chemokine stimulation of human periphereal blood T lymphocytes induces rapid dephosphorylation of ERMs which facilitates loss of microvilli and polarization

Lymphocyte microvilli mediate initial rolling-adhesion along endothelium but are lost during transmigration from circulation to tissue. However, the mechanism for resorption of lymphocyte microvilli remains unexplored. We show that chemokine...
Authors: Brown MJ, Nijhara R, Hallam JA, Gignac M, Yamada KM, Erlandsen SL, Delon J, Kruhlak M and Shaw S

Wnt-5a inhibits the canonical Wnt pathway by promoting GSK-3-independent-catenin degradation

Wnts are secreted signaling molecules that can transduce their signals through several different pathways. Wnt-5a is considered a noncanonical Wnt as it does not signal by stabilizing beta-catenin in many biological systems. We have uncovered a new...
Authors: Topol L, Jiang X, Choi H, Garrett-Beal L, Carolan PJ and Yang Y

High-resolution multicolor imaging of dynamic signaling complexes in T cells stimulated by planar substrates

The dynamic visualization of developing immunological synapses has been hindered by the difficulty of imaging the contact between the T cell and the antigen-presenting cell (APC). Here, we describe a technique in which T cell responses are...
Authors: Bunnell SC, Barr VA, Fuller CL and Samelson LE

Rapid and highly efficient gene transfer into natural killer cells by nucleofection

Natural killer (NK) cells are important mediators of virus- and tumor-specific immune responses. The transfection of genes into NK cells has been proven difficult and so far requires infection with virus-based vectors. Here, the application of a...
Authors: Trompeter HI, Weinhold S, Thiel C, Wernet P and Uhrberg M

T cell receptor ligation induces the formation of dynamically regulated signaling assemblies.

Tcell antigen receptor (TCR) ligation initiates tyrosine kinase activation, signaling complex assembly, and immune synapse formation. Here, we studied the kinetics and mechanics of signaling complex formation in live Jurkat leukemic T cells using...
Authors: Bunnell SC, Hong DI, Kardon JR, Yamazaki T, McGlade CJ, Barr VA and Samelson LE

Production of PtdIns(5)P by the phosphoinositide 3-phosphatase myotubularin in mammalian cells

MTM1, the gene encoding myotubularin (MTM1), is mutated in the X-linked myotubular myopathy (XLMTM), a severe genetic muscular disorder. MTM1 is a phosphoinositide phosphatase hydrolyzing phosphatidylinositol 3-phosphate (PtdIns(3)P) in yeast and in...
Authors: Tronchere H, Laporte J, Pendaries C, Chaussade C, Liaubet L, Pirola L, Mandel JL and Payrastre B

Determinants of Notch-3 receptor expression and signaling in vascular smooth muscle cells. Implications in cell-cycle regulation

The Notch family of receptors and ligands plays an important role in cell fate determination, vasculogenesis, and organogenesis. Mutations of the Notch-3 receptor result in an arteriopathy that predisposes to early-onset stroke. However, the...
Authors: Campos AH, Wang W, Pollmann MJ and Gibbons GH

Transforming growth factor-beta-mediated chondrogenesis of human mesenchymal progenitor cells involves N-cadherin and mitogen-activated protein kinase and Wnt signaling cross-talk

The multilineage differentiation potential of adult tissue-derived mesenchymal progenitor cells (MPCs), such as those from bone marrow and trabecular bone, makes them a useful model to investigate mechanisms regulating tissue development and...
Authors: Tuli R, Tuli S, Nandi S, Huang X, Manner PA, Hozack WJ, Danielson KG, Hall DJ and Tuan RS

HSP27 inhibits release of mitochondrial protein Smac in multiple myeloma cells and confers dexamethasone resistance

Smac, second mitochondria-derived activator of caspases, promotes apoptosis via activation of caspases. Heat shock protein 27 (Hsp27) negatively regulates another mitochondrial protein, cytochrome c, during apoptosis; however, the role of Hsp27 in...
Authors: Chauhan D, Li G, Hideshima T, Podar K, Mitsiades C, Midsiades N, Catley L, Tai YT, Hayashi T,...
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