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Signals induced by granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF), the major cytokine involved in neutrophil development, are tightly controlled by ligand-induced receptor internalization. Truncated G-CSF receptors (G-CSF-Rs) that fail to internalize show sustained proliferation and defective differentiation signaling. Steady-state forward routing also(More)
In the present study we show that expression of the neural PKC-substrate B-50 (growth-associated protein [GAP-43]) in Rat-1 fibroblasts induced the formation of filopodial extensions during spreading. This morphological change was accompanied by an enhanced formation of peripheral actin filaments and by accumulation of vinculin immunoreactivity in(More)
B-50 (GAP-43) is a neural, membrane-associated protein that has been implicated in neurite outgrowth and guidance. Following stable transfection of Rat1 fibroblasts with B-50 cDNA we observed a dispersed distribution of B-50 immunoreactivity in flattened resting cells. In contrast, motile cells exhibited high concentrations of B-50 at the leading edge of(More)
Hematopoiesis, the process of blood cell formation, is orchestrated by cytokines and growth factors that stimulate the expansion of different progenitor cell subsets and regulate their survival and differentiation into mature blood cells. Granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) is the major hematopoietic growth factor involved in the control of(More)
We have studied the intracellular distribution and internalization kinetics of the granulocyte colony-stimulating factor receptor (G-CSF-R) in living cells using fusion constructs of wild-type or mutant G-CSF-R and enhanced green fluorescent protein (EGFP). Under steady-state conditions the G-CSF-R localized predominantly to the Golgi apparatus, late(More)
We have examined the subcellular distribution of the growth-associated protein B-50 (GAP-43) in pheochromocytoma (PC12) cells, using confocal microscopy. Proliferating PC12 cells contained very low levels of B-50 in the cytosol. Enhanced expression of B-50 in these cells, evoked by either nerve growth factor (NGF) treatment or transient transfection with(More)
B-50 (GAP-43) is an axonal, plasma membrane-associated protein involved in growth cone morphology and function. We have conducted immunocytochemical, electron microscopic, and time-lapse experiments to visualize morphological consequences of local accumulations of B-50 at the plasma membrane of B-50-transfected PC-B2 cells, a clonal PC12 cell line with very(More)
The hematopoietic system provides an attractive model for studying growth factor-controlled expansion and differentiation of cells in relation to receptor routing and its consequences for signal transduction. Suppressor of cytokine signaling (SOCS) proteins regulate receptor signaling partly via their ubiquitin ligase (E3)-recruiting SOCS box domain.(More)
Truncated granulocyte colony-stimulating factor receptors (G-CSF-Rs) are implicated in severe congenital neutropenia (SCN) and the consecutive development of acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Mice expressing G-CSF-R truncation mutants (gcsfr-d715) show defective receptor internalization, an increased signal transducer and activator of transcription 5(More)