Bryon D. Grove

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Ovarian carcinomas are thought to arise in the ovarian surface epithelium (OSE). Although this tissue forms a simple epithelial covering on the ovarian surface, OSE cells exhibit some mesenchymal characteristics and contain little or no E-cadherin. However, E-cadherin is present in metaplastic OSE cells that resemble the more complex epithelia of the(More)
In this paper we provide evidence that ectoplasmic specializations are a form of intercellular adhesion junction. Ectoplasmic specializations, found at basal junctions between adjacent Sertoli cells and at sites of adhesion between Sertoli cells and germ cells, consist of actin filament bundles sandwiched between the plasma membrane and a cistern of(More)
A Dictyostelium Rab7 homolog has been demonstrated to regulate fluid-phase influx, efflux, retention of lysosomal hydrolases and phagocytosis. Since Rab7 function appeared to be required for efficient phagocytosis, we sought to further characterize the role of Rab7 in phagosomal maturation. Expression of GFP-Rab7 resulted in labeling of both early and late(More)
The Dictyostelium p110-related PI 3-kinases, PIK1 and PIK2, regulate the endosomal pathway and the actin cytoskeleton, but do not significantly regulate internalization of particles in D. discoideum. Bacteria internalized into delta ddpik1/ddpik2 cells or cells treated with PI 3-kinase inhibitors remained intact as single particles in phagosomes with(More)
Gravin, a multivalent A-kinase anchoring protein (AKAP), localizes to the cell periphery in several cell types and is postulated to target PKA and other binding partners to the plasma membrane. An N-terminal myristoylation sequence and three regions rich in basic amino acids are proposed to mediate this localization. Reports indicating that phorbol ester(More)
A cDNA clone was isolated by screening of a lambda gt11 endothelial expression library with serum from a patient with myasthenia gravis (MG). Rabbit antisera raised against the recombinant protein and human MG sera reactive with the clone immunoblotted an M(r) integral of 250,000 polypeptide (gravin) present in endothelial cells and several adherent cells.(More)
BACKGROUND Gravin, a novel, high molecular weight, intracellular protein, is expressed in endothelial cells and several other adherent cell types in vitro. To gain insights into its function, we examined the distribution of gravin in tissues. METHODS Affinity-purified polyclonal and monoclonal antibodies were raised against a bacterial fusion protein(More)
We have investigated, using indirect immunofluorescence techniques, the possibility that vinculin is a component of Sertoli cell ectoplasmic specializations. Affinity-purified polyclonal antibodies produced against human platelet vinculin were used to probe fixed frozen sections of rat testis. Specific fluorescence occurs in Sertoli cell regions adjacent to(More)
Gravin, a high-molecular-weight protein expressed widely in tissues and cells, is upregulated in cultured endothelial cells under conditions which suggest that it may play a role in wound repair and vascular development. In the current study, we examined the intracellular distribution of gravin to determine if it is associated with the cytoskeleton or with(More)
The sodium hydrogen exchanger isoform one (NHE1) plays a critical role coordinating asymmetric events at the leading edge of migrating cells and is regulated by a number of phosphorylation events influencing both the ion transport and cytoskeletal anchoring required for directed migration. Lysophosphatidic acid (LPA) activation of RhoA kinase (Rock) and the(More)