Hai-Tao He

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Despite intensive investigation, the mechanisms of T cell receptor (TCR)-mediated signal generation remain poorly understood. Here we review various dynamic processes at the cell membrane that might critically control this signaling. Firstly, we summarize recent reports providing new information on the sensitivity of TCR/ligand interaction to the membrane(More)
Cell membranes are fascinating supramolecular aggregates that not only form a barrier between compartments but also harbor many chemical reactions essential to the existence and functioning of a cell. Here, it is proposed to review the molecular dynamics and mosaic organization of the plasma membrane, which are thought to have important functional(More)
  • Bénédicte Mugnier, Béatrice Nal, Christophe Verthuy, Claude Boyer, David Lam, Lionel Chasson +7 others
  • 2008
Actin polymerization plays a critical role in activated T lymphocytes both in regulating T cell receptor (TCR)-induced immunological synapse (IS) formation and signaling. Using gene targeting, we demonstrate that the hematopoietic specific, actin-and Arp2/3 complex-binding protein coronin-1A contributes to both processes. Coronin-1A-deficient mice(More)
We introduce a series of experimental procedures enabling sensitive calcium monitoring in T cell populations by confocal video-microscopy. Tracking and post-acquisition analysis was performed using Methods for Automated and Accurate Analysis of Cell Signals (MAAACS), a fully customized program that associates a high throughput tracking algorithm, an(More)
The zeta-chain-associated protein kinase 70 kDa (ZAP-70), a member of the spleen tyrosine kinase (Syk) family, plays an essential role in early T cell receptor (TCR) signaling. Defects in ZAP-70 lead to impaired thymocyte development and peripheral T cell activation. To better understand its activation dynamics and regulation, we visualized ZAP-70(More)
BACKGROUND Siah proteins play an important role in cancer progression. We evaluated the effect of Siah1, its splice variants Siah1L and the Siah1 mutant with the RING finger deleted (Siah1DeltaR) on radiosensitization of human breast cancer cells. METHODS The status of Siah1 and Siah1L was analysed in five breast cancer cell lines. To establish stable(More)
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