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Modification of protein-protein interactions (PPIs) holds promise for novel rational drug design. Disrupting or modifying protein interactions offers new challenges in terms of chemical compound libraries and techniques for compound validation. As proteins interact with several partners in different allosteric conformation in a pathological and(More)
CDC25 dual specificity phosphatases activate the cyclin-dependent kinase complexes, allowing timely ordered progression through out the different phases of the eukaryotic cell cycle. In humans, there are three genes coding for the CDC25A, B and C proteins with both different and redundant specificities and regulations. The CDC25A member of this family acts(More)
Protein-protein interactions (PPIs) may represent one of the next major classes of therapeutic targets. So far, only a minute fraction of the estimated 650,000 PPIs that comprise the human interactome are known with a tiny number of complexes being drugged. Such intricate biological systems cannot be cost-efficiently tackled using conventional(More)
The ATM kinase and p53 are key tumor suppressor factors that control the genotoxic stress response pathway. The ATM substrate Mdm2 controls p53 activity by either targeting p53 for degradation or promoting its synthesis by binding the p53 mRNA. The physiological role and regulation of Mdm2's dual function toward p53 is not known. Here we show that(More)
Here, we demonstrate that the expression of the dual specificity phosphatase CDC25A, a key regulator of cell cycle progression, is deregulated in Ba/F3 cells expressing the oncogenic protein NPM/ALK and in human cell lines derived from NPM/ALK-positive anaplastic large cell lymphomas (ALCL). Both transcriptional and post-translational mechanisms account for(More)
Programmed cell death or apoptosis is a crucial process for normal embryonic development and homeostasis. Apoptosis is known to be coupled to multiple signalling pathways. Identification of critical points in the regulation of apoptosis is of major interest both for the understanding of control of cell fate and for the discovery of new pharmacological(More)
The EBV-encoded EBNA1 was first discovered 40 years ago, approximately 10 years after the presence of EBV had been demonstrated in Burkitt's lymphoma cells. It took another 10 years before the functions of EBNA1 in maintaining the viral genome were revealed, and it has since been shown to be an essential viral factor expressed in all EBV-carrying cells.(More)
Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is tightly associated with certain human cancers, but there is as yet no specific treatment against EBV-related diseases. The EBV-encoded EBNA1 protein is essential to maintain viral episomes and for viral persistence. As such, EBNA1 is expressed in all EBV-infected cells, and is highly antigenic. All infected individuals, including(More)
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