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Responses to extracellular stimuli are often transduced from cell-surface receptors to protein tyrosine kinases which, when activated, initiate the formation of protein complexes that transmit signals throughout the cell. A prominent component of these complexes is the product of the proto-oncogene c-Cbl, which specifically targets activated protein(More)
The c-Cbl protooncogene can function as a negative regulator of receptor protein tyrosine kinases (RPTKs) by targeting activated receptors for polyubiquitination and downregulation. This function requires its tyrosine kinase binding (TKB) domain for targeting RPTKs and RING finger domain to recruit E2 ubiquitin-conjugating enzymes. It has therefore been(More)
Hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) are multipotent progenitors that give rise to all types of blood cells. In the present study, we document that HSC development and functions are negatively regulated by the E3 ubiquitin ligase c-Cbl (casitas B-cell lymphoma). HSCs of c-Cbl(-/-) mice exhibit augmented pool size, hyperproliferation, greater competence, and(More)
The 120 kD product of the c-cbl oncogene is rapidly tyrosine phosphorylated and recruited to the EGF receptor following ligand binding. Cbl's oncogenic potential is activated by a large carboxy-terminal truncation that generated v-cbl and removes the Ring finger and proline-rich SH3-binding domains. Here we show that this truncation reveals a novel and(More)
c-Cbl and Cbl-b E3 ubiquitin ligases are abundantly expressed in hemopoietic cells where they negatively regulate the activity and levels of many cell surface receptors and associated signaling molecules. By comparing bone marrow-derived mast cells from c-Cbl and Cbl-b-deficient mice it has recently been shown that Cbl-b is the dominant family member for(More)
The activation of signalling pathways by ligand engagement with transmembrane receptors is responsible for determining many aspects of cellular function and fate. While these outcomes are initially determined by the nature of the ligand and its receptor, it is also essential that intracellular enzymes, adaptor proteins and transcription factors are(More)
Signaling from the T-cell receptor (TCR) in thymocytes is negatively regulated by the RING finger-type ubiquitin ligase c-Cbl. To further investigate this regulation, we generated mice with a loss-of-function mutation in the c-Cbl RING finger domain. These mice exhibit complete thymic deletion by young adulthood, which is not caused by a developmental(More)
Casitas b-lineage lymphoma (c-Cbl) is a multiadaptor protein with E3-ubiquitin ligase activity residing within its RING finger domain. We have previously reported that c-Cbl-deficient mice exhibit elevated energy expenditure, reduced adiposity, and improved insulin action. In this study, we examined mice expressing c-Cbl protein with a loss-of-function(More)
Apoptosis is central to the interaction between pathogenic mycobacteria and host macrophages. Caspase-8-dependent apoptosis of infected macrophages, which requires activation of the mitogen-activated protein (MAP) kinase p38, lowers the spread of mycobacteria. Here we establish a link between the release of tumor necrosis factor (TNF) and(More)
Although myeloid leukemias are primarily caused by leukemic stem cells, the molecular basis of their transformation remains largely unknown. Here, by analyzing mice with a mutation in the RING finger domain of c-Cbl, we show that the E3 ubiquitin ligase activity of c-Cbl is required to restrict myeloid leukemia development. These mice develop a(More)