Jean-Baptiste Telliez

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Mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK)-activated protein kinase 2 (MK2) is activated upon stress by p38 MAPK alpha and -beta, which bind to a basic docking motif in the C terminus of MK2 and which subsequently phosphorylate its regulatory sites. As a result of activation MK2 is exported from the nucleus to the cytoplasm and cotransports active p38 MAPK to(More)
TNF-alpha is a pleiotropic cytokine considered a primary mediator of immune regulation and inflammatory response and has been shown to play a central role in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). MAPKAP kinase 2 (MK2) is a serine/threonine kinase that is regulated through direct phosphorylation by p38 MAPK, and has been shown to be an essential component in the(More)
Five new polyketide metabolites, phaeochromycins A-E (1-5), were isolated from an actinomycete designated Streptomyces phaeochromogenes LL-P018, cultured from a soil sample collected from a riverbank in Westevenger, Germany. Phaeochromycins A and C were found to be weak inhibitors of MAPKAP kinase-2 (IC50 = 39 and 130 microM, respectively). The structures(More)
Tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNFalpha) is a pro-inflammatory cytokine that controls the initiation and progression of inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis. Tpl2 is a MAPKKK in the MAPK (i.e. ERK) pathway, and the Tpl2-MEK-ERK signaling pathway is activated by the pro-inflammatory mediators TNFalpha, interleukin (IL)-1beta, and bacterial(More)
Tumor necrosis factor receptor-1 (TNFR-1) death domain (DD) is the intracellular functional domain responsible for the receptor signaling activities. To understand the transduction mechanism of TNFR-1 signaling we performed structural and functional analysis of the TNFR-DD. The secondary structure of the TNFR-DD shows that it consists of six anti-parallel(More)
The Janus kinases (JAKs) are a family of intracellular tyrosine kinases that play an essential role in the signaling of numerous cytokines that have been implicated in the pathogenesis of inflammatory diseases. As a consequence, the JAKs have received significant attention in recent years from the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries as therapeutic(More)
The inflammatory diseases ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease constitute the two main forms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). They are characterized by chronic, relapsing inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract, significantly impacting on patient quality of life and often requiring prolonged treatment. Existing therapies for IBD are not effective(More)
MAP KAP kinase 2 (MK2), a Ser/Thr kinase, plays a crucial role in the inflammatory process. We have determined the crystal structures of a catalytically active C-terminal deletion form of human MK2, residues 41-364, in complex with staurosporine at 2.7 A and with ADP at 3.2 A, revealing overall structural similarity with other Ser/Thr kinases. Kinetic(More)
Tumor progression loci-2 (Tpl2) (Cot/MAP3K8) is a serine/threonine kinase in the MAP3K family directly upstream of MEK. Recent studies using Tpl2 knockout mice have indicated an important role for Tpl2 in the lipopolysaccharide (LPS) induced production of tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha) and other proinflammatory cytokines involved in diseases such(More)
Type 1 interferon (IFN) is a key mediator of organismal responses to pathogens, eliciting prototypical "interferon signature genes" that encode antiviral and inflammatory mediators. For a global view of IFN signatures and regulatory pathways, we performed gene expression and chromatin analyses of the IFN-induced response across a range of immunocyte(More)