Giorgos Pyrowolakis

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Covalent modification of cellular proteins by the ubiquitin-like modifier SUMO regulates various cellular processes, such as nuclear transport, signal transduction, stress response and cell-cycle progression. But, in contrast to ubiquitylation, sumoylation does not tag proteins for degradation, but seems to enhance their stability or modulate their(More)
Modification of proteins by the covalent attachment of ubiquitin is known to target them for degradation by proteasomes. Several proteins have been discovered recently that are related to ubiquitin or function similarly. Some of these proteins act as modifiers; others bear ubiquitin-like domains embedded in their polypeptide chain but do not form conjugates(More)
Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK) often mediates apoptosis in response to cellular stress. However, during normal development, JNK signaling controls a variety of live cell behaviors, such as during dorsal closure in Drosophila embryos. During this process, the latent proapoptotic activity of JNK becomes apparent following Dpp signaling suppression, which leads(More)
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