Cheryl L Weidow

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The interplay between pathogen-encoded virulence factors and host cell signaling networks is critical for both the establishment and clearance of microbial infections. Yersinia uptake into host cells serves as an in vitro model for exploring how host cells respond to Yersinia adherence. In this study, we provide insight into the molecular nature and(More)
SRC family kinases play essential roles in a variety of cellular functions, including proliferation, survival, differentiation, and apoptosis. The activities of these kinases are regulated by intramolecular interactions and by heterologous binding partners that modulate the transition between active and inactive structural conformations. p130(CAS) (CAS)(More)
The adapter molecule CAS is localized primarily within focal adhesions in fibroblasts. Because many of the cellular functions attributed to CAS are likely to be dependent on its presence in focal adhesions, this study was undertaken to identify regions of the protein that are involved in its localization. The SH3 domain of CAS, when expressed in isolation(More)
Uptake of Yersinia pseudotuberculosis into mammalian cells involves engagement of beta1 integrin receptors by the bacterial protein invasin. This triggers a host response that involves tyrosine phosphorylation of proteins and the induction of actin rearrangements that lead to cellular uptake of bacteria. In this report, we show that the focal adhesion(More)
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