A Kauffmann-Zeh

Learn More
The viability of vertebrate cells depends on survival factors which activate signal transduction pathways that suppress apoptosis. Defects in anti-apoptotic signalling pathways are implicated in many pathologies including cancer, in which apoptosis induced by deregulated oncogenes must be forestalled for a tumour to become established.(More)
Using a series of insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I) receptor mutants, we have attempted to define domains required for transmitting the antiapoptotic signal from the receptor and to compare these domains with those required for mitogenesis or transformation. In FL5.12 cells transfected with wild-type IGF-I receptors, IGF-I affords protection from(More)
Survival signalling by ligand-activated tyrosine kinase receptors plays a crucial role in maintaining the balance between cell viability and apoptosis in multicellular organisms. To identify receptor domains and pathways involved in survival signalling, the nerve growth factor receptor TrkA was expressed in Rat-1/MycER fibroblasts. We demonstrate that(More)
Stimulation of phosphatidylinositol-4,5-bisphosphate (PIP2) hydrolysis is a widespread mechanism for receptor-mediated signaling in eukaryotes. Cytosolic phosphatidylinositol transfer protein (PITP) is necessary for guanosine triphosphate (GTP)-dependent hydrolysis of PIP2 by phospholipase C-beta (PLC-beta), but the role of PITP is unclear. Stimulation of(More)
Epidermal growth factor (EGF) stimulates phosphatidylinositol PtdIns) hydrolysis in many cell types by effecting the specific interaction between the EGF receptor and phospholipase C gamma. Several studies have suggested that PtdIns 4-kinase activity can also be regulated by EGF, but the mechanism of this stimulation was unclear. We report here that EGF(More)
To facilitate the creation of Bak knockout mice and the further analysis of this Bcl-2 family member, we have isolated and sequenced the complete mouse Bak cDNA. The cDNA is 2 kb long and shares an overall nucleotide identity to the human Bak cDNA of 62%. The mouse Bak protein is 208 amino acids long with a predicted molecular weight of 23 kDa. The mouse(More)
Two species of PtdIns 4-kinase with molecular masses of 50 kDa and 45 kDa were detected in human erythrocyte membranes using SDS/PAGE. These enzymes were purified to near homogeneity and found to display very similar enzymatic characteristics. The purification scheme consisted of solubilization from erythrocyte membranes in the presence of Triton X-100,(More)
  • 1