Jonathan R. Halstead

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The phosphoinositide phosphatidylinositol 4, 5-bisphosphate (PtdIns(4,5)P(2)) is essential for many cellular processes and is linked to the etiology of numerous human diseases . PtdIns(4,5)P(2) has been indirectly implicated as a negative regulator of apoptosis ; however, it is unclear if apoptotic stimuli negatively regulate PtdIns(4,5)P(2) levels in vivo.(More)
BACKGROUND The provision of stress resistance diverts resources from development and reproduction and must therefore be tightly regulated. In Caenorhabditis elegans, the switch to increased stress resistance to promote survival through periods of starvation is regulated by the DAF-16/FOXO transcription factor. Reduction-of-function mutations in AGE-1, the(More)
In N1E-115 cells, neurite retraction induced by neurite remodelling factors such as lysophosphatidic acid, sphingosine 1-phosphate and semaphorin 3A require the activity of phosphatidylinositol 4-phosphate 5-kinases (PIP5Ks). PIP5Ks synthesise the phosphoinositide lipid second messenger phosphatidylinositol(4,5)bisphosphate [PtdIns(4,5)P₂], and(More)
BACKGROUND Advances in fluorescence microscopy and mouse transgenesis have made it possible to image molecular events in living animals. However, the generation of transgenic mice is a lengthy process and intravital imaging requires specialized knowledge and equipment. Here, we report a rapid and undemanding intravital imaging method using generally(More)
The phosphoinositide phosphatidylinositol 4, 5-bi-sphosphate (PtdIns(4,5)P 2) is essential for many cellular processes and is linked to the etiology of numerous human diseases [1–4]. PtdIns(4,5)P 2 has been indirectly implicated as a negative regulator of apoptosis [5–9]; however, it is unclear if apoptotic stimuli negatively regulate PtdIns(4,5)P 2 levels(More)
Inositide signaling at the plasma membrane has been implicated in the regulation of numerous cellular processes including cytoskeletal dynamics, vesicle trafficking, and gene transcription. Studies have also shown that a distinct inositide pathway exists in nuclei, where it may regulate nuclear processes such as mRNA export, cell cycle progression, gene(More)
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