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Nucleoporation of dendritic cells: efficient gene transfer by electroporation into human monocyte-derived dendritic cells

Dendritic cells (DCs) are ideal accessory cells in the developing field of gene therapy. Although viral transfection of DCs has become widespread, non-viral transfection of DCs has shown disappointing results. Recently, a new technique for...
Authors: Lenz P, Bacot SM, Frazier-Jessen MR and Feldman GM

Proteasome inhibition results in TRAIL sensitization of primary keratinocytes by removing the restistance-mediating block of effector caspase maturation

Tumor necrosis factor-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL) exerts potent cytotoxic activity against transformed keratinocytes, whereas primary keratinocytes are relatively resistant. In several cell types, inhibition of the proteasome sensitizes...
Authors: Leverkus M, Sprick MR, Wachter T, Mengling T, Baumann B, Serfling E, Brocker EB, Goebeler M, Neumann...

BPAG1n4 is essential for retrograde axonal transport in sensory neurons

Disruption of the BPAG1 (bullous pemphigoid antigen 1) gene results in progressive deterioration in motor function and devastating sensory neurodegeneration in the null mice. We have previously demonstrated that BPAG1n1 and BPAG1n3 play important...
Authors: Liu JJ, Ding J, Kowal AS, Nardine T, Allen E, Delcroix JD, Wu C, Mobley W, Fuchs E and Yang Y

Characterization of a nuclear export signal within the human T cell leukemia virus type I transactivator protein Tax

Human T cell leukemia virus type I (HTLV-I) is the etiologic agent of adult T cell leukemia and HTLV-I-associated myelopathy/tropical spastic paraparesis. The HTLV-I transactivator protein Tax plays an integral role in the etiology of adult T cell...
Authors: Alefantis T, Barmak K, Harhaj E, Grant C and Wigdahl B

Src family protein-tyrosine kinases alter the function of PTEN to regulate phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase/AKT cascades

Src family protein-tyrosine kinases, which play an important role in signal integration, have been implicated in tumorigenesis in multiple lineages, including breast cancer. We demonstrate, herein, that Src kinases regulate the phosphatidylinositol...
Authors: Lu Y, Yu Q, Liu JH, Zhang J, Wang H, Koul D, McMurray JS, Fang X, Yung WKA, Siminovitch KA and Mills...

Characterization and analysis of the proximal Janus Kinase 3 promoter

Janus kinase 3 (Jak3) is a nonreceptor tyrosine kinase essential for signaling via cytokine receptors that comprise the common gamma-chain (gammac), i.e., the receptors for IL-2, IL-4, IL-7, IL-9, IL-15, and IL-21. Jak3 is preferentially expressed in...
Authors: Aringer M, Hofmann S, Frucht DM, Chen M, Centola M, Morinobu A, Visconti R, Kastner DL, Smolen JS...

Efficient gene transfer into the human natural killer cell line, NKL, using the amaxa nucleofection system

Natural killer (NK) cell lines are useful for studying facets of NK cell biology. Such cell lines are notoriously difficult to transfect by traditional methods, a fact that has hampered NK cell biology studies for a long time. To overcome this, we...
Authors: Maasho K, Marusina A, Reynolds NM, Coligan JE and Borrego F

Substitution in position 3 of cyclosporin A abolishes the cyclophilin-mediated gain-of-function mechanism but not immunosuppression

Binary complex formation between the immunosuppressive drug cyclosporin A (CsA) and cyclophilin 18 is the prerequisite for the ability of CsA to inhibit the protein phosphatase activity of calcineurin, a central mediator of antigen-receptor...
Authors: Baumgrass R, Zhang Y, Erdmann F, Thiel A, Weiwad M, Radbruch A and Fischer G

Nucleofection as an efficient nonviral transfection method for human monocytic cells

Despite some progress in the field of gene transfer into hard-to-transfect cells, so far an efficient nonviral method for monocytes has not been available. A comparison of plasmid DNA with capped and polyadenylated mRNA for enhanced green fluorescent...
Authors: Martinet W, Schrijvers DM and Kockx MM

Cathepsin D triggers Bax activation, resulting in selective AIF relocation in T lymphocytes entering the early commitment phase to apoptosis

Activated human T lymphocytes exposed to apoptotic stimuli targeting mitochondria (i.e. staurosporine), enter an early, caspase-independent phase of commitment to apoptosis characterized by cell shrinkage and peripheral chromatin condensation. We...
Authors: Bidère N, Lorenzo HK, Carmona S, Laforge M, Harper F, Dumont C and Senik A
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