Helena Tolarová

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Previous studies using cytochalasins and latrunculin B, inhibitors of actin polymerization, showed that filamentous (F)-actin had a negative regulatory role in Fc epsilon receptor I (Fc epsilon RI) signaling. How F-actin is involved in regulating the activation of mast cells is unknown. In this study we investigated the role of F-actin in mast cell(More)
Gangliosides released from tumor cells, as well as administered exogenously, suppress the immune responses by largely unknown mechanisms. We show here that a pretreatment of rat basophilic leukemia cells with isolated brain gangliosides inhibited the release of preformed secretory mediators from cells activated via FcepsilonRI but not Thy-1 glycoprotein.(More)
Although it is known that the Src family tyrosine kinase Lyn initiates Fc epsilon receptor I (Fc epsilon RI) signaling by phosphorylation of the receptor subunits, regulation of Lyn kinase activity and its consequences for receptor signaling are incompletely understood. Using a phospho-Lyn-specific antiserum, we show an increased phosphorylation of the Lyn(More)
Although aggregation of the Fcepsilon receptor I (FcepsilonRI) is necessary for Ag-mediated mast cell triggering, the relationship between the extent of the FcepsilonRI aggregation and subsequent biochemical and topographical events is incompletely understood. In this study, we analyzed the activation events induced by FcepsilonRI dimers, elicited by(More)
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