Keith C Jones

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Fibronectin receptor integrin-mediated cell adhesion triggers intracellular signaling events such as the activation of the Ras/mitogen-activated protein (MAP) kinase cascade. In this study, we show that the nonreceptor protein-tyrosine kinases (PTKs) c-Src and focal adhesion kinase (FAK) can be independently activated after fibronectin (FN) stimulation and(More)
The focal adhesion kinase (FAK) protein-tyrosine kinase (PTK) links transmembrane integrin receptors to intracellular signaling pathways. We show that expression of the FAK-related PTK, Pyk2, is elevated in fibroblasts isolated from murine fak-/- embryos (FAK-) compared with cells from fak+/+ embryos (FAK+). Pyk2 was localized to perinuclear regions in both(More)
Insulators are multiprotein-DNA complexes thought to affect gene expression by mediating inter- and intrachromosomal interactions. Drosophila insulators contain specific DNA-binding proteins plus common components, such as CP190, that facilitate these interactions. Here, we examine changes in the distribution of Drosophila insulator proteins during the(More)
Focal adhesion kinase-null (FAK(-/-) fibroblasts exhibit morphological and motility defects that are reversed by focal adhesion kinase (FAK) reexpression. The FAK-related kinase, proline-rich tyrosine kinase 2 (Pyk2), is expressed in FAK(-/-) cells, yet it exhibits a perinuclear distribution and does not functionally substitute for FAK. Chimeric Pyk2/FAK(More)
Barley endosperm halves release acid phosphatase in response to several gibberellins and gibberellin precursors. Seed halves incubated with 10(-7)m GA(3) at 29 degrees begin to release phosphatase after 11 hr and release it for another 26 hr in response to GA(3). After 37 hr, the rate of release slows to that of seed halves incubated without GA(3). GA(3) is(More)
Fenoldopam is a new vasodilator undergoing clinical trials for the treatment of hypertensive emergencies. Its pharmacologic effects result from activation of vascular dopamine-1 receptors. In canine tracheal smooth muscle strips, fenoldopam caused a concentration- and calcium-dependent increase in tension, which was not antagonized by atropine, indomethacin(More)
BACKGROUND Strains from a collection of Drosophila GFP protein trap lines express GFP in the normal tissues where the endogenous protein is present. This collection can be used to screen for proteins distributed in the nucleus in a non-uniform pattern. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS We analyzed four lines that show peripheral or punctate nuclear staining.(More)
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