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Caveolins are integral membrane proteins which are a major component of caveolae. In addition, caveolins have been proposed to cycle between intracellular compartments and the cell surface but the exact trafficking route and targeting information in the caveolin molecule have not been defined. We show that antibodies against the caveolin scaffolding domain(More)
Caveolins are a crucial component of caveolae but have also been localized to the Golgi complex, and, under some experimental conditions, to lipid bodies (LBs). The physiological relevance and dynamics of LB association remain unclear. We now show that endogenous caveolin-1 and caveolin-2 redistribute to LBs in lipid loaded A431 and FRT cells. Association(More)
In a 3-year bioavailability program 14 studies in 45 healthy volunteers were carried out to differentiate between experimental lots of rifampicin (RMP) capsules and marketed preparations of other manufacturers with lower bioavailability than Rifadin (RFD), used as standard reference drug. In each study single oral doses of 600 mg of 2-5 different RMP(More)
Rev-erbA alpha is an orphan steroid receptor that is expressed in skeletal muscle. Rev-erbA alpha binds to single/tandem copies of an AGGTCA motif, is transcribed on the noncoding strand of the c-erbA- alpha gene locus, and is postulated to modulate the thyroid hormone (T3) response. T3 induces terminal muscle differentiation and regulates fiber type(More)
Phosphatidylinositide (PI) 3-kinase binds to tyrosyl-phosphorylated insulin receptor substrate-1 (IRS-1) in insulin-treated adipocytes, and this step plays a central role in the regulated movement of the glucose transporter, GLUT4, from intracellular vesicles to the cell surface. PDGF, which also activates PI 3-kinase in adipocytes, has no significant(More)
Insulin stimulates glucose transport in muscle and fat cells by inducing the redistribution of a specific glucose transporter, GLUT4, from intracellular vesicles to the cell surface. Phosphoinositide (PI) 3-kinase has been implicated as a key intermediate in insulin-stimulated glucose transport by studies that have examined the effects of wortmannin and(More)
Recent work has suggested that caveolae biogenesis and transverse-tubule (T-tubule) formation in muscle cells share similar underlying features. We compared the properties of caveolin-1 (cav-1)-positive caveolae, in epithelial cells, with caveolin-3 (cav-3)-positive precursor T-tubules, in differentiating C2C12 muscle cells, using the cholesterol-binding(More)
Specific point mutations in caveolin-3, a predominantly muscle-specific member of the caveolin family, have been implicated in limb-girdle muscular dystrophy and in rippling muscle disease. We examined the effect of these mutations on caveolin-3 localization and function. Using two independent assay systems, Raf activation in fibroblasts and neurite(More)
RVR/Rev-erb beta/BD73 is an orphan steroid receptor that has no known ligand in the "classical' sense. RVR binds as a monomer to an element which consists of an A/T-rich sequence upstream of the consensus hexameric half-site. However, RVR does not activate transcription and blocks transactivation of this element by ROR/RZR. The mechanism of RVR action(More)