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This review focuses on remarkable recent findings concerning the mechanism by which the LKB1 protein kinase that is mutated in Peutz-Jeghers cancer syndrome operates as a tumor suppressor. We discuss evidence that the cellular localization and activity of LKB1 is controlled through its interaction with a catalytically inactive protein resembling a protein(More)
PDK1 activates a group of kinases, including protein kinase B (PKB)/Akt, p70 ribosomal S6 kinase (S6K), and serum and glucocorticoid-induced protein kinase (SGK), that mediate many of the effects of insulin as well as other agonists. PDK1 interacts with phosphoinositides through a pleckstrin homology (PH) domain. To study the role of this interaction, we(More)
The present study explored the consequences of phosphoinositide (3,4,5)-triphosphate [PI(3,4,5)P(3)] binding to the pleckstrin homology (PH) domain of the serine/threonine kinase 3-phosphoinositide-dependent kinase 1 (PDK1). The salient finding is that PDK1 directly transduces the PI(3,4,5)P(3) signaling that determines T-cell trafficking programs but not(More)
The members of the glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF) family of neurotrophic factors (GDNF, neurturin, persephin, and artemin) are able to promote in vivo and in vitro survival of different neuronal populations, including spinal cord motoneurons. These factors signal via multicomponent receptors that consist of the Ret receptor tyrosine(More)
Fas apoptosis inhibitory molecule (FAIM) is a protein identified as an antagonist of Fas-induced cell death. We show that FAIM overexpression fails to rescue neurons from trophic factor deprivation, but exerts a marked neurite growth-promoting action in different neuronal systems. Whereas FAIM overexpression greatly enhanced neurite outgrowth from PC12(More)
Most of the cellular responses to phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase activation and phosphatidylinositol 3,4,5-trisphosphate production are mediated by the activation of a group of AGC kinases comprising PKB, S6K, RSK, SGK and PKC isoforms, which play essential roles in regulating physiological processes related to cell growth, proliferation, survival and(More)
The 3-phosphoinositide-dependent protein kinase-1 (PDK1) mediates the cellular effect of insulin and growth factors by activating a group of kinases including PKB/Akt, S6K, RSK, SGK and PKC isoforms. PDK1 possesses two regulatory domains namely a Pleckstrin Homology (PH) domain that binds to the phosphatidylinositol 3,4,5-trisphosphate [PtdIns(3,4,5)P(3)](More)
Platyhelminthes are widely considered to be the sister group of coelomates (Philippe, H., Chenuil, A. and Adoutte, A. (1994)Development 1994 Supplement, 15-24) and the first organisms to show bilateral symmetry and cephalization. Within this phylum, the freshwater planarians (Turbellaria, Tricladida) have been used as model systems for studying(More)
Death receptors (DRs) and their ligands are expressed in developing nervous system. However, neurons are generally resistant to death induction through DRs and rather their activation promotes neuronal outgrowth and branching. These results suppose the existence of DRs antagonists expressed in the nervous system. Fas apoptosis inhibitory molecule (FAIM(S))(More)