Alejandra Collazos

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In the pituitary gland, activated protein kinase C (PKC) isoforms accumulate either selectively at the cell-cell contact (alpha and epsilon) or at the entire plasma membrane (beta1 and delta). The molecular mechanisms underlying these various subcellular locations are not known. Here, we demonstrate the existence within PKCepsilon of a cell-cell contact(More)
In pituitary GH3B6 cells, signaling involving the protein kinase C (PKC) multigene family can self-organize into a spatiotemporally coordinated cascade of isoform activation. Indeed, thyrotropin-releasing hormone (TRH) receptor activation sequentially activated green fluorescent protein (GFP)-tagged or endogenous PKCbeta1, PKCalpha, PKCepsilon, and(More)
Protein kinase C (PKC) has been implicated in the control of intercellular adhesion. Our previous observation demonstrating that activated PKC alpha (PKCalpha is selectively targeted to cell-cell contacts of pituitary GH3B6 cells supports these findings. The relevance of this observation is further strengthened by the present data establishing that this(More)
Stromelysin-3 (ST3, MMP-11) has been shown to be strongly overexpressed in stromal fibroblasts of most invasive human carcinomas. However, the molecular mechanisms leading to ST3 expression in nonmalignant fibroblasts remain unknown. The aim of the present study was to analyze the signaling pathways activated in normal pulmonary fibroblasts after their(More)
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