Alberto Marcelo Díaz Añel

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In non-neuronal cells, inactivation of protein kinase D (PKD) blocks fission of trans-Golgi network (TGN) transport carriers, inducing the appearance of long tubules filled with cargo. We now report on the function of PKD1 in neuronal protein trafficking. In cultured hippocampal pyramidal cells, the transferrin receptor (TfR) and the low-density(More)
Protein kinase D (PKD) binds to a pool of diacylglycerol (DAG) in the TGN and undergoes a process of activation that involves heterotrimeric GTP-binding protein subunits betagamma to regulate membrane fission. This fission reaction is used to generate transport carriers at the TGN that are en route to the cell surface. We now report that PKD is activated(More)
The requirement of DAG (diacylglycerol) to recruit PKD (protein kinase D) to the TGN (trans-Golgi network) for the targeting of transport carriers to the cell surface, has led us to a search for new components involved in this regulatory pathway. Previous findings reveal that the heterotrimeric Gbetagamma (GTP-binding protein betagamma subunits) act as PKD(More)
Differential display of mRNAs from Trypanosoma cruzi epimastigote and metacyclic trypomastigote stages showed several mRNA species differing in their expression level. The cDNA corresponding to one of these mRNAs was used as a probe in Northern blots and identified a RNA product of 2.6 kb with an expression level eight or more times higher in(More)
A guanosine 5'-[gamma-[35S]thio]triphosphate-binding activity was detergent-extracted from Trypanosoma cruzi membranes. This binding activity was co-eluted from gel-filtration columns with a factor which, in a heterologous reconstitution system, blocks glucagon stimulation of adenylate cyclase activity in liver membranes. ADP-ribosylation of these membranes(More)
Detecting, imaging, and being able to localize the distribution of several cell membrane receptors on a single neuron are very important topics in neuroscience research. In the present work, the distribution of metabotropic glutamate receptor 1a (mGluR1a) density on neuron cells on subcellular length scales is determined by evaluating the role played by(More)
BACKGROUND INFORMATION Heterotrimeric GTP-binding proteins play a key role in cell trafficking regulation. Above all, specific Gβγ subunits have been shown to be a major component of a signal transduction pathway, which also involves phospholipases C (PLC), protein kinases C (PKC) and D (PKD), whose main function is to regulate transport between Golgi and(More)
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