Kishore K Wary

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We provide evidence that a class of integrins combines with the adaptor Shc and thereby with Grb2. Coimmunoprecipitation and mutagenesis experiments indicate that the recruitment of Shc is specified by the extracellular or transmembrane domain of integrin alpha subunit and suggest that this process is mediated by caveolin. Mutagenesis and dominant-negative(More)
Caveolin-1 functions as a membrane adaptor to link the integrin alpha subunit to the tyrosine kinase Fyn. Upon integrin ligation, Fyn is activated and binds, via its SH3 domain, to Shc. Shc is subsequently phosphorylated at tyrosine 317 and recruits Grb2. This sequence of events is necessary to couple integrins to the Ras-ERK pathway and promote cell cycle(More)
The signaling pathways linking integrins to nuclear events are incompletely understood. We have examined intracellular signaling by the alpha6beta4 integrin, a laminin receptor expressed in basal keratinocytes and other cells. Ligation of alpha6beta4 in primary human keratinocytes caused tyrosine phosphorylation of Shc, recruitment of Grb2, activation of(More)
We have examined the mechanism of signal transduction by the hemidesmosomal integrin alpha 6 beta 4, a laminin receptor involved in morphogenesis and tumor progression. Immunoprecipitation and immune complex kinase assays indicated that antibody- or laminin-induced ligation of alpha 6 beta 4 causes tyrosine phosphorylation of the beta 4 subunit in intact(More)
The streptococcal collagen-like proteins Scl1 and Scl2 are prokaryotic members of a large protein family with domains containing the repeating amino acid sequence (Gly-Xaa-Yaa)(n) that form a collagen-like triple-helical structure. Here, we test the hypothesis that Scl variant might interact with mammalian collagen-binding integrins. We show that the(More)
Bone marrow (BM) is the major reservoir for endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs). Postnatal neovascularization depends on not only angiogenesis but also vasculogenesis, which is mediated through mobilization of EPCs from BM and their recruitment to the ischemic sites. Reactive oxygen species (ROS) derived from Nox2-based NADPH oxidase play an important role(More)
The extracellular matrix exerts a stringent control on the proliferation of normal cells, suggesting the existence of a mitogenic signaling pathway activated by integrins, but not significantly by growth factor receptors. Herein, we provide evidence that integrins cause a significant and protracted activation of Jun NH2-terminal kinase (JNK), while several(More)
Traditionally recognized as an extracellular pathogen, the Gram-positive bacterium Staphylococcus aureus can also be internalized by a variety of cell types in vitro. Internalization is known to involve binding of the host extracellular protein fibronectin to the bacterium, recognition of the fibronectin-coated bacterium by the fibronectin-binding integrin(More)
Recent investigations have focused on characterizing the molecular components of the podocyte intercellular junction, because several of these components, including Nephrin, are functionally necessary for development of normal podocyte structure and filter integrity. Accumulating evidence suggests that the Nephrin-associated protein complex is a signaling(More)
We identified vascular endothelial growth factor and type I collagen inducible protein (VCIP), also known as phosphatidic acid phosphatase 2b (PAP2b), in a functional assay of angiogenesis. VCIP/PAP2b exhibits an Arg-Gly-Asp (RGD) cell adhesion sequence. Immunoprecipitation and fluorescence-activated cell sorting analyses demonstrated that VCIP-RGD is(More)