María Cristina Rodriguez

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Tyrosine kinase signaling is tightly controlled by negative feedback inhibitors including suppressors of cytokine signaling (SOCS). SOCS assemble as SH2 domain substrate recognition modules in ElonginB/C-cullin ubiquitin ligases. In accordance, SOCS4 reduces STAT3 signaling from EGFR through increased receptor degradation. Variable C-termini in SOCS4-SOCS7(More)
DNA single-strand break repair (SSBR) is important for maintaining genome stability and homeostasis. The current SSBR model derived from an in vitro-reconstituted reaction suggests that the SSBR complex mediated by X-ray repair cross-complementing protein 1 (XRCC1) is assembled sequentially at the site of damage. In this study, we provide biochemical data(More)
Protein phosphorylation by protein kinases may generate docking sites for other proteins. It thus allows the assembly of signaling complexes in response to kinase activation. Several protein domains that bind phosphoserine or phosphothreonine residues have been identified, including the 14-3-3, PIN1, FHA, KIX, WD-40 domain, and polo box (Yaffe, M. B., and(More)
One of the major questions in signal transduction is how the specificities of protein-protein interactions determine the assembly of distinct signaling complexes in response to stimuli. Several peptide library methods have been developed and widely used to study protein-protein interactions. These approaches primarily rely on peptide or DNA sequencing to(More)
The BRCA1 C-terminus (BRCT) domains are essential for the tumor suppressor function of BRCA1, and have been found in a variety of proteins from bacteria to men. Recent studies demonstrate that the BRCT domain constitutes a novel phosphopeptide binding region. In this review we seek to discuss the recent biochemical and structural data that have helped(More)
The activation of lymphocytes and monocytes and the concentration of reduction equivalents in serum were studied in a cohort of multiple sclerosis (MS) patients undergoing weekly treatment with 30 microg intramuscular interferon beta-1a for 2 years. The degree of activation of monocytes and lymphocytes and reactive oxygen species (ROS) production was higher(More)
Patients operated on for myelomeningocele (MMC) and lipomeningocele (LMC) can suffer from late functional worsening that, in many cases, is due to spinal cord tethering by the post-repair scarring process. In this case-based update, we report two patients operated on for MMC and LMC, respectively, who presented the clinical manifestations of spinal cord(More)
Protein phosphorylation by protein kinases may generate docking sites for other proteins. It thus allows the assembly of signaling complexes in response to kinase activation. Several protein domains that bind phosphoserine or phosphothreonine residues have been identified, including the 14-3-3, PIN1, FHA, KIX, WD-40 domain, and polo box (Yaffe, M. B., and(More)
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