Christine C. Jones

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APPL1 (adaptor protein containing PH domain, PTB domain, and leucine zipper motif 1) is an Akt/protein kinase B-binding protein involved in signal transduction and membrane trafficking pathways for various receptors, including receptor tyrosine kinases. Here, we establish a role for APPL1 in insulin signaling in which we demonstrate its interaction with(More)
Proteins of the hsp70 family are abundant in mouse spermatogenic cells. These cells also synthesize relatively large amounts of a 70,000-molecular-weight protein (P70) that appears to be a cell-specific isoform of hsp70, the major heat-inducible protein (R.L. Allen, D.A. O'Brien, and E.M. Eddy, Mol. Cell. Biol. 8:828-832, 1988). In this study, proteins of(More)
Phosphatase and tensin homolog (PTEN), a negative regulator of the phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase/Akt pathway, is one of the most frequently mutated/deleted tumor suppressor genes in human cancers. The aim of this study was to gain insight into the role played by PTEN in intestinal homeostasis and epithelial cell function. Using the Cre/loxP system, we have(More)
Promyelocytic leukemia zinc-finger (PLZF) is a transcriptional repressor that regulates proliferation, differentiation and apoptosis among various cellular origins. PLZF expression is upregulated in colorectal cancer cell lines but its putative functional role in this context is unknown. Here, we report the identification of a novel p65 PLZF isoform that(More)
The CCAAT-Displacement-Protein (CUX1) can transcriptionally repress sucrase–isomaltase gene expression, a specific product of enterocytes that becomes re-expressed during human colonic polyposis. Little is known of the gene repertoire that is directly affected by CUX1 in the intestinal epithelial context. This article identifies the Promyelocytic Leukemia(More)
SAP-1 is a sphingolipid activator protein found in human tissues required for the enzymatic hydrolysis of GM1 ganglioside and sulfatide. It appears to be missing in patients who have a genetic lipidosis resembling juvenile metachromatic leukodystrophy. Using rabbit antibodies against human SAP-1 it could be visualized in extracts from cultured human skin(More)
Chronic renal failure (CRF) is associated with an increased bioavailability of drugs by a poorly understood mechanism. One hypothesis is a reduction in the elimination of drugs by the intestine, i.e., drug elimination mediated by protein membrane transporters such as P-glycoprotein (Pgp) and multidrug-resistance-related protein (MRP) 2. The present study(More)
The severe and protracted inflammation that characterizes acute lung injury (ALI) is driven by the ongoing recruitment of neutrophils to the lung. Although much of the cytokine signaling responsible for the initial phase of ALI has been elaborated, relatively little is known about the mechanisms governing the recruitment of neutrophils from the bone marrow(More)
Allergen sensitization and allergic airway disease are likely to come about through the inhalation of Ag with immunostimulatory molecules. However, environmental pollutants, including nitrogen dioxide (NO2), may promote adaptive immune responses to innocuous Ags that are not by themselves immunostimulatory. We tested in C57BL/6 mice whether exposure to NO2,(More)