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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

Involvement of Crm 1 in hepatitis B virus X protein-induced aberrant centriole replication and abnormal mitotic spindles

Hepatitis B virus (HBV) includes an X gene (HBx gene) that plays a critical role in liver carcinogenesis. Because centrosome abnormalities are associated with genomic instability in most human cancer cells, we examined the effect of HBx on...
Authors: Forgues M, Difilippantonio MJ, Linke SP, Ried T, Nagashima K, Feden, J, Valerie K, Fukasawa K and...

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

Novel cell specific and dominant negative anti apoptotic roles of p73 in transformed leukemia cells

Although extensive homology exists between related genes p53 and p73, recent data suggest that the family members have divergent roles. We demonstrate that the differential regulatory roles of p53 family member p73 are highly cell-context and...
Authors: Freebern W, Smith JL, Chaudhry SS, Haggerty CM and Gardner K

The human fascin gene promoter is highly active in mature dendritic cells due to a stage-specific enhancer

Dendritic cells (DC), regarded as the most efficient APCs of the immune system, are capable of activating naive T cells. Thus, DC are primary targets in immunotherapy. However, little is known about gene regulation in DC, and for efficient...
Authors: Bros M, Ross XL, Pautz A, Reske-Kunz AB and Ross R

NPC1 and NPC2 regulate cholesterol homeostasis through generation of LDL cholesterol-derived oxysterols

Mutations in the Niemann-Pick disease genes cause lysosomal cholesterol accumulation and impaired low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol esterification. These findings have been attributed to a block in cholesterol movement from lysosomes to the...
Authors: Frolov A, Zielinski SE, Crowley JR, Dudley-Rucker N, Schaffer JE and Ory DS

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

The gene product Murr1 restricts HIV-1 replication in resting CD4+ lymphocytes

Although human immunodeficiency virus-1 (HIV-1) infects quiescent and proliferating CD4+ lymphocytes, the virus replicates poorly in resting T cells. Factors that block viral replication in these cells might help to prolong the asymptomatic phase of...
Authors: Ganesh L, Burstein E, Guha-Niyogi A, Louder MK, Mascola JR, Klomp LW, Wijmenga C, Duckett CS and...

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

Evidence that high teleromerase activity may induce a senescent-like growth arrest in human fibroblasts

Expression of the catalytic subunit of human telomerase (hTERT), in normal human fibroblasts allows them to escape replicative senescence. However, we have observed that populations of hTERT-immortalized human fibroblasts contain 3-20% cells with a...
Authors: Gorbunova V, Seluanov A and Pereira-Smith OM
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