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Akt Promotes Cell Survival by Phosphorylating and Inhibiting a Forkhead Transcription Factor
Survival factors can suppress apoptosis in a transcription-independent manner by activating the serine/ threonine kinase Akt, which then phosphorylates and inactivates components of the apoptoticExpand
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Cell survival promoted by the Ras-MAPK signaling pathway by transcription-dependent and -independent mechanisms.
A mechanism by which the Ras-mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) signaling pathway mediates growth factor-dependent cell survival was characterized. The MAPK-activated kinases, the Rsks,Expand
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Regulation of gliogenesis in the central nervous system by the JAK-STAT signaling pathway.
A mechanism by which members of the ciliary neurotrophic factor (CNTF)-leukemia inhibitory factor cytokine family regulate gliogenesis in the developing mammalian central nervous system wasExpand
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The X-Linked Mental Retardation Gene SMCX/JARID1C Defines a Family of Histone H3 Lysine 4 Demethylases
Histone methylation regulates chromatin structure and transcription. The recently identified histone demethylase lysine-specific demethylase 1 (LSD1) is chemically restricted to demethylation of onlyExpand
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Neuronal activity-dependent cell survival mediated by transcription factor MEF2.
During mammalian development, electrical activity promotes the calcium-dependent survival of neurons that have made appropriate synaptic connections. However, the mechanisms by which calcium mediatesExpand
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A Calcium-Regulated MEF2 Sumoylation Switch Controls Postsynaptic Differentiation
Postsynaptic differentiation of dendrites is an essential step in synapse formation. We report here a requirement for the transcription factor myocyte enhancer factor 2A (MEF2A) in the morphogenesisExpand
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SIRT1 Redistribution on Chromatin Promotes Genomic Stability but Alters Gene Expression during Aging
Genomic instability and alterations in gene expression are hallmarks of eukaryotic aging. The yeast histone deacetylase Sir2 silences transcription and stabilizes repetitive DNA, but during aging orExpand
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Nerve growth factor activates a Ras-dependent protein kinase that stimulates c-fos transcription via phosphorylation of CREB
A mechanism by which the nerve growth factor (NGF) signal is transduced to the nucleus to induce gene expression has been characterized. An NGF-inducible, Ras-dependent protein kinase has beenExpand
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A Conserved MST-FOXO Signaling Pathway Mediates Oxidative-Stress Responses and Extends Life Span
Oxidative stress influences cell survival and homeostasis, but the mechanisms underlying the biological effects of oxidative stress remain to be elucidated. Here, we demonstrate that the proteinExpand
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Degradation of Id2 by the anaphase-promoting complex couples cell cycle exit and axonal growth
In the developing nervous system, Id2 (inhibitor of DNA binding 2, also known as inhibitor of differentiation 2) enhances cell proliferation, promotes tumour progression and inhibits the activity ofExpand
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