David S. Lawrence

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Previous research has suggested that cGMP-dependent protein kinases (cGKs) may play a role in long-term potentiation in hippocampus, but their site of action has been unknown. We examined this question at synapses between pairs of hippocampal neurons in dissociated cell culture. Injection of a specific peptide inhibitor of cGK into the presynaptic but not(More)
Parallel fiber synapses onto Purkinje neurons in acute cerebellar slices undergo long-term depression (LTD) when presynaptic activity coincides with postsynaptic depolarization. These electrical inputs can be respectively replaced by nitric oxide (NO) and Ca2+ photolytically released inside the Purkinje neuron, showing that these two messengers are(More)
The substrate recognition determinants of Ca2+-calmodulin-dependent protein kinase (CaMK) IV and CaMKIIalpha were investigated using peptide substrates modeled on the amino acid sequence encompassing Ser-9 of synapsin I. For both kinases, hydrophobic residues (Leu or Phe) at the -5 position, are well tolerated, whereas non-hydrophobic residues (Arg, Ala, or(More)
Cellular behavior, such as mitosis and motility, are controlled by both when and where specific intracellular signaling pathways are activated in response to environmental cues. Analogous temporally and spatially controlled events occur throughout the lifetime of an organism (e.g. embryogenesis). Consequently, reagents that can be switched on (or off) at(More)
Metastatic progression is a multistep process that involves tumor growth and survival, motility and invasion, and subsequent proliferation in an inappropriate environment. The Src protein tyrosine kinase has been implicated in many of the biochemical pathways that drive these behaviors. Although Src itself is only rarely mutated in human tumors, its(More)
Doublecortin kinase-1 (DCK1) is a newly described multidomain protein kinase with a sequence significantly similar to those of both CaM kinases (CaMKs) and doublecortin, the product of the gene mutated in X-linked lissencephaly/double cortex syndrome, a severe developmental disorder of the nervous system. Functional studies have revealed microtubule binding(More)
Protein kinases, and the signal transduction pathways in which they participate, are now recognized to be medicinally attractive targets of opportunity. Inhibitors of the protein kinase family not only hold great promise as therapeutic agents, but are also of profound utility in the characterization of signaling pathways. The direct visualization of protein(More)
The proteasome, a validated anticancer target, participates in an array of biochemical activities, which range from the proteolysis of defective proteins to antigen presentation. We report the preparation of biochemically and photophysically distinct green, red, and far-red real-time sensors designed to simultaneously monitor the proteasome's chymotrypsin-,(More)
  • David Lawrence, Dimitri Racordon, Maximilien Colange, Steve Hostettler, Alban Linard, Edmundo López Bóbeda +4 others
  • 2014
" In the end, you are a mathematician, not a computer scientist " or " Have we not already discovered everything in computer science? ". Which theoretical computer scientist has not heard a similar sentence when trying to explain their research to a layperson? Promotion of theoretical computer science, and formal methods in particular, is mainly hindered by(More)