Daniek Joubert

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Increased protein kinase C (PKC) activity in malignant breast tissue and in most aggressive breast cancer cell lines has suggested a possible role of PKC in breast carcinogenesis and tumor progression. We have investigated here the involvement of PKC in the in vitro invasiveness and motility of several breast cancer cell lines. Modulation of PKC activity by(More)
Endogenous production of SRIH and GHRH was analyzed in human breast tissue. SRIH precursor (pro-SRIH) was identified after Sephadex G-50 filtration of acetic acid extracts of normal and tumoral human breast samples. SRIH-(1-14) or -(1-28) could not be detected in breast tissue, whereas the immunoreactive SRIH released in vitro was characterized as(More)
Neuropeptides such as vasoactive intestinal peptide, LHRH, or TRH have been found in rat pituitary tissue and could act via paracrine or autocrine actions in this tissue. In this study we investigated whether normal human pituitary tissue and GH-secreting human pituitary adenomas could release somatostatin (SRIH) and GHRH. Fragments from three human(More)
An altered protein expression of Ca(2+)-dependent protein kinase C (PKC) isoforms and a point mutation in the PKC alpha cDNA (position 908 of the nucleotide sequence, position 294 of the amino acid sequence, substitution of an aspartic acid by a glycine) have been previously described in a subpopulation of human pituitary tumors. In this work, we screened(More)
Given the importance of intercellular adhesion for many regulatory processes, we have investigated the control of protein kinase Calpha (PKCalpha) targeting to the cell-cell contacts. We have previously shown that, upon treatment of the pituitary cell line GH3B6 with thyrotropin-releasing hormone (TRH) or phorbol 12-myristate 13-acetate (PMA), human(More)
In order to map the molecular determinants that dictate the subcellular localization of human protein kinase C alpha (hPKCalpha), full-length and deletion mutants of hPKCalpha were tagged with the green fluorescent protein (GFP) and transiently expressed in GH3B6 cells. We found that upon thyrotropin-releasing hormone (TRH) or phorbol 12-myristate(More)
We consider the dense mapping problem where a mobile robot must combine range measurements into a consistent world-centric map. If the range sensor is mounted on the robot, as is usually the case, some form of SLAM must be implemented in order to estimate the robot's pose (position and orientation) at every time step. Such estimates are typically(More)
Protein kinase-C (PKC) is a ubiquitous eukaryotic kinase that plays a key role in transmembrane signaling and influences important cellular processes, such as proliferation. Increases in its activity and expression have been demonstrated in adenomatous human pituitaries, with protein expression being the highest in invasive tumors (1). Moreover, in these(More)
A point mutation in PKCalpha was originally discovered in a subpopulation of human pituitary tumors characterized by their invasive phenotype, and the same mutation was also seen in some thyroid neoplasms. To investigate the role of this mutation in tumorigenesis, normal and mutant human PKCalpha cDNAs were overexpressed in Rat6 embryo fibroblasts (R6).(More)
The tumour-associated D294G mutant of protein kinase Calpha (PKCalpha) was recently shown not to be translocated to the plasma membrane on stimulation with PMA, in contrast with the wild-type enzyme. Using recombinant wild-type and mutant PKCalpha, we establish here that, although the PKCalpha intrinsic lipid-dependent catalytic activity remains unaltered(More)