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JNK-dependent release of mitochondrial protein, SMAC during apoptosis in multiple myeloma (MM) cells

Smac, second mitochondria-derived activator of caspases, promotes apoptosis via activation of caspases. Previous studies have shown that c-Jun NH(2)-terminal kinase (JNK) is involved in regulating another mitochondrial protein, cytochrome c during...
Authors: Chauhan D, Li G, Hideshima T, Podar K, Mitsiades C, Midsiades N, Munshi N, Kharbanda S and Anderson...

Distinct involvement of the Jun-N-terminal kinase and NF-kappaB pathways in the expression of the human COL1A2 gene by TNF-alpha

We used a gene knockout approach to elucidate the specific roles played by the Jun-N-terminal kinase (JNK) and NF-kappaB pathways downstream of TNF-alpha in the context of alpha(2) type I collagen gene (COL1A2) expression. In JNK1-/--JNK2-/- (JNK-/-)...
Authors: Verrecchia F, Wagner EF and Mauviel A

Pericyte-specific expression of RGs5: implications for PDGF and EDG receptor signaling during vascular maturation

RGS proteins finely tune heterotrimeric G-protein signaling. Implying the need for such fine-tuning in the developing vascular system, in situ hybridization revealed a striking and extensive expression pattern of Rgs5 in the arterial walls of...
Authors: Cho H, Kozasa T, Bondjers C, Betsholtz C and Kehrl JH

Coordinate notch 3-hairy related transscription factor pathway regulation in response to arterial injury: mediator role of PDGF and ERK

The Notch family of receptors and downstream effectors plays a critical role in cell fate determination during vascular ontogeny. Moreover, the human cerebral autosomal dominant artriopathy with subcortical infarcts and leukoencephalopathy (CADASIL)...
Authors: Wang W, Campos AH, Prince CZ, Mou Y and Pollmann MJ

Pleiotropic defects in lymphocyte activation caused by caspase-8 mutations lead to human immunodeficiency

Apoptosis is a form of programmed cell death that is controlled by aspartate-specific cysteine proteases called caspases. In the immune system, apoptosis counters the proliferation of lymphocytes to achieve a homeostatic balance, which allows potent...
Authors: Chun HJ, Zheng L, Ahmad M, Wang J, Speirs CK, Siegel RM, Dale JK, Puck J, Davis J, Hall CG,...
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Interactions of human myosin Va isoforms, endogenously expressed in human melanocytes, are tightly regulated by the tail domain

Primary human epidermal melanocytes express six endogenous isoforms of the human actin-associated myosin Va motor protein, involved in organelle transport. As isoforms containing exon F are most abundant in melanocytes, we hypothesized that these...
Authors: Westbroek W, Lambert J, Bahadoran P, Busca R, Herteleer MC, Smit N, Mommaas M, Ballotti R and...

Shear stress-induced endothelial cell polarization in mediated by Rho and Rac but not Cdc42 or PI 3-kinase

Shear stress induces endothelial polarization and migration in the direction of flow accompanied by extensive remodeling of the actin cytoskeleton. The GTPases RhoA, Rac1, and Cdc42 are known to regulate cell shape changes through effects on the...
Authors: Wojciak-Stothard B and Ridley AJ

Supression of endothelial adhesion molecule up-regulation with cyclopentenone prostaglandins is dissociated from IkappaB kinase inhibition and cell death induction

The cyclopentenone prostaglandins (cPG) 15-deoxy-Delta12,14-prostaglandin J2 (dPGJ2) and PGA1 can inhibit multiple steps in nuclear factor (NF)-kappaB signaling and can induce cell death. Here we characterized the effects of dPGJ2 and PGA1 on the...
Authors: Zernecke A, Erl W, Fraemohs L, Lietz M and Weber C

RNA-transfected CD40-activated B cells induce functional T-cell responses against viral and tumor antigen targets: implications for pediatric immunotherapy

Vaccination with antigen-presenting cells (APCs) engineered to mimic mechanisms of immune stimulation represents a promising approach for cancer immunotherapy. Dendritic cell vaccines have entered phase 3 testing in adult malignancies, but such...
Authors: Coughlin CM, Vance BA, Grupp SA and Vonderheide RH
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The steroidal analog GW707 activates the SREBP pathway through disruption of intracellular cholesterol trafficking

Recently, a new class of lipid-lowering agents has been described that upregulate LDL receptor (LDLr) activity. These agents are proposed to activate sterol-regulated gene expression through binding to the sterol regulatory element binding protein...
Authors: Zhang J, Dudley-Rucker N, Crowley JR, Lopez-Perez E, Issandou M, Schaffer JE and Ory DS
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