María M Municio

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The atypical PKCs are involved in a number of important cellular functions, including cell proliferation. We report here that the product of the par-4 gene specifically interacts with the regulatory domains of zeta PKC and lambda/LPKC, which dramatically inhibits their enzymatic activity. This is particularly challenging, because expression of par-4 has(More)
The requirement of protein kinase C zeta (zeta PKC) for maturation of X. laevis oocytes in response to insulin, p21ras, and phosphatidylcholine-hydrolyzing phospholipase C has recently been shown. Here we present experimental evidence demonstrating that activation of zeta PKC is not only necessary but also sufficient by itself to activate maturation in(More)
Recent studies have documented the involvement of the atypical protein kinase C (aPKC) isoforms in important cellular functions such as cell proliferation and survival. Exposure of cells to a genotoxic stimulus that induces apoptosis, such as UV irradiation, leads to a profound inhibition of the atypical PKC activity in vivo. In this study, we addressed the(More)
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