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The NF-kappaB/RelA family of transcription factors regulates inducible transcription of a large number of genes in response to diverse stimuli. Little is known, however, about the location of NF-kappaB in the cytoplasm and the transport mechanism to the nucleus. We found that NF-kappaB is associated with the actin-binding protein alpha-actinin-4. NF-kappaB(More)
Friedreich's ataxia (FRDA) is caused by reduction of frataxin levels to 5-35%. To better understand the biochemical sequelae of frataxin reduction, in absence of the confounding effects of neurodegeneration, we studied the gene expression profile of a mouse model expressing 25-36% of the normal frataxin levels, and not showing a detectable phenotype or(More)
The tumour suppressor p53 is a crucial regulator of cell cycle arrest and apoptosis by acting as a transcription factor to regulate a variety of genes. At least in part, this control is exerted by p53 via regulating expression of numerous microRNAs. We identified two abundantly expressed microRNAs, miR-16 and miR-26a, whose expression is regulated by p53(More)
During the recent years lysine methyltransferase Set7/9 ((Su(var)-3-9, Enhancer-of-Zeste, Trithorax) domain containing protein 7/9) has emerged as an important regulator of different transcription factors. In this study, we report a novel function for Set7/9 as a critical co-activator of E2 promoter-binding factor 1 (E2F1)-dependent transcription in(More)
Alpha-actinins are actin-binding proteins of non-muscle cells, which can participate in the regulation of transcription factor activity. We describe the distribution of alpha-actinin-1 and -4 depending on different actin cytoskeleton formed as a result of cell adhesion to extracellular matrix proteins, such as fibronectin and laminin 2/4. Immunofluorescent(More)
Alpha-actinin 4 (ACTN4) is an actin-binding protein. In the cytoplasm, ACTN4 participates in structural organisation of the cytoskeleton via cross-linking of actin filaments. Nuclear localisation of ACTN4 has also been reported, but no clear role in the nucleus has been established. In this report, we describe the identification of proteins associated with(More)
Genotoxic stress inflicted by anti-cancer drugs causes DNA breaks and genome instability. DNA double strand breaks induced by irradiation or pharmacological inhibition of Topoisomerase II activate ATM (ataxia-telangiectasia-mutated) kinase signalling pathway that in turn triggers cell cycle arrest and DNA repair. ATM-dependent gamma-phosphorylation of(More)
Extracellular matrix (ECM) is a highly organized multimolecular structure essential for vital function of any organism. Although a lot of data on the extracellular matrix components has been accumulated, an isolation of the entire set of these proteins still remains to be a complex procedure since ECM contains fibrillar proteins and proteoglycans, which(More)
Actin-binding protein alpha-actinin-4 is a member of spectrin super family. It is located in the cytoplasm and in the nucleus. However, nuclear functions of alpha-actinin-4 are still not clear. In this study, we analyzed composition of nuclear protein complexes associated with alpha-actinin-4 in A431 cells. Using 2D electrophoresis, we have determined that(More)
The 2nd workshop 'Novel Therapeutic Strategies in Cancer' sponsored by the Russian Government program, supporting the research in Russian universities under the guidance of the world-leading scientists was held in September 2012. Presentations reviewed recent findings of the leading scientists from Russia, Europe, US and China on various aspects of cell(More)