Linda M. McAllister-Lucas

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At least two distinct recurrent chromosomal translocations have been implicated in the pathogenesis of MALT lymphoma. The first, t(1;14), results in the transfer of the entire Bcl10 gene to chromosome 14 wherein Bcl10 expression is inappropriately stimulated by the neighboring Ig enhancer. The second, t(11;18), results in the synthesis of a novel fusion(More)
Proper regulation of nuclear factor κB (NF-κB) transcriptional activity is required for normal lymphocyte function, and deregulated NF-κB signaling can facilitate lymphomagenesis. We demonstrate that the API2-MALT1 fusion oncoprotein created by the recurrent t(11;18)(q21;q21) in mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma induces proteolytic cleavage(More)
Cell-surface antigen receptors on B and T lymphocytes are complex, multisubunit assemblies that must recruit several accessory proteins and activate multiple signaling pathways in order to illicit a proper immune response. One pathway culminates in the activation of specific protein kinase C (PKC) isoforms, which is necessary for the ultimate activation of(More)
Angiotensin II (Ang II) is a peptide hormone that, like many cytokines, acts as a proinflammatory agent and growth factor. After injury to the liver, the hormone assists in tissue repair by stimulating hepatocytes and hepatic stellate cells to synthesize extracellular matrix proteins and secrete secondary cytokines and by stimulating myofibroblasts to(More)
The CARMA1, Bcl10, and MALT1 proteins together constitute a signaling complex (CBM signalosome) that mediates antigen-dependent activation of NF-kappaB in lymphocytes, thereby representing a cornerstone of the adaptive immune response. Although CARMA1 is restricted to cells of the immune system, the analogous CARMA3 protein has a much wider expression(More)
Bcl10 and MALT1, products of distinct chromosomal translocations in mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma, cooperate in activating NF-kappaB. Mice lacking Bcl10 demonstrate severe immunodeficiency associated with failure of lymphocytes to activate nuclear factor kappaB (NF-kappaB) in response to antigen receptor stimulation and protein kinase C(More)
Stimulation of the T cell receptor (TCR) complex initiates multiple signaling cascades that lead to the activation of several transcription factors, including the NF-kappa B family members. Although various proximal signaling components of the TCR have been intensively studied, the distal components that mediate TCR-induced NF-kappa B activation remain(More)
cGMP-binding phosphodiesterases contain two kinetically distinct cGMP-binding sites (a and b), and each site contains a conserved N(K/R)XnFX3DE sequence. N276A, K277A, K277R, D289A, and E290A mutants in the N276KX7FX3DE290 sequence of site a (higher affinity site) of bovine cGMP-binding, cGMP-specific phosphodiesterase (cGB-PDE or PDE5A) were expressed in(More)
Thrombin is a potent modulator of endothelial function and, through stimulation of NF-κB, induces endothelial expression of intracellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1) and vascular cell adhesion molecule-1 (VCAM-1). These cell surface adhesion molecules recruit inflammatory cells to the vessel wall and thereby participate in the development of(More)
Mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphomais the most common extranodal lymphoid neoplasm. Chromosomal translocation t(11;18)(q21,q21) is found in 30% of gastric MALT lymphomas and is associated with a failure to respond to standard treatment and a tendency to disseminate. This translocation generates a chimeric protein composed of N-terminal(More)