Andrew B. Fielding

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Integrin-linked kinase (ILK) is a multifunctional intracellular effector of cell-matrix interactions and regulates many cellular processes, including growth, proliferation, survival, differentiation, migration, invasion and angiogenesis. The use of recently developed Cre-lox-driven recombination and RNA-interference technologies has enabled the evaluation(More)
The dual Rab11/Arf binding proteins, family of Rab11-interacting proteins FIP3 and FIP4 function in the delivery of recycling endosomes to the cleavage furrow and are, together with Rab11, essential for completion of abscission, the terminal step of cytokinesis. Here, we report that both FIP3 and FIP4 bind Arf6 in a nucleotide-dependent manner but exhibit(More)
An integral part of cell division is the separation of daughter cells via cytokinesis. There is now good evidence that the completion of cytokinesis requires coordinated membrane trafficking to deliver new membrane to the tip of the furrow and to complete the abscission. Here we have examined membrane traffic in cytokinesis and describe several novel(More)
Arfophilin is an ADP ribosylation factor (Arf) binding protein of unknown function. It is identical to the Rab11 binding protein eferin/Rab11-FIP3, and we show it binds both Arf5 and Rab11. We describe a related protein, arfophilin-2, that interacts with Arf5 in a nucleotide-dependent manner, but not Arf1, 4, or 6 and also binds Rab11. Arfophilin-2(More)
Many cancer cells contain more than two centrosomes, which imposes a potential for multipolar mitoses, leading to cell death. To circumvent this, cancer cells develop mechanisms to cluster supernumerary centrosomes to form bipolar spindles, enabling successful mitosis. Disruption of centrosome clustering thus provides a selective means of killing(More)
Integrin-linked kinase (ILK) is a serine-threonine kinase and scaffold protein with well defined roles in focal adhesions in integrin-mediated cell adhesion, spreading, migration, and signaling. Using mass spectrometry-based proteomic approaches, we identify centrosomal and mitotic spindle proteins as interactors of ILK. alpha- and beta-tubulin, ch-TOG(More)
Integrin-linked kinase (ILK) localizes to both focal adhesions and centrosomes in distinct multiprotein complexes. Its dual function as a kinase and scaffolding protein has been well characterized at focal adhesions, where it regulates integrin-mediated cell adhesion, spreading, migration and signaling. At the centrosomes, ILK regulates mitotic spindle(More)
Protein-protein interactions play an essential role in the regulation of vital biological functions. Through a network of interactions, integrin-linked kinase (ILK) functions downstream of integrin receptors to control cell spreading, migration, growth, survival, and cell cycle progression. Despite many reports on the role of ILK in the regulation of(More)
The novel pore-forming toxin hemolysin E (HlyE, ClyA, or SheA) consists of a long four-helix bundle with a subdomain (beta tongue) that interacts with target membranes at one pole and an additional helix (alpha(G)) that, with the four long helices, forms a five-helix bundle (tail domain) at the other pole. Random amino acid substitutions that impair(More)
Integrin-linked kinase (ILK) is a member of a multiprotein complex at focal adhesions which interacts with actin. Here, it functions as a kinase and adapter protein to regulate diverse cellular processes. Gene knockout studies have demonstrated critical roles for ILK in embryonic development and in organ and tissue homeostasis. However, ILK is overexpressed(More)