Mariarita Bianchi

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The nucleolar transcription factor UBF consists of two proteins, UBF1 and UBF2, which originate by alternative splicing. Here we show that deletion of 37 amino acids within the second of five HMG box motifs in UBF2 is important for the dual role of UBF as transcriptional activator and antirepressor. UBF1 is a potent antirepressor and transcriptional(More)
Immunofluorescence studies with protein phosphatase-1 (PP1) isoforms-specific antibodies detected PP1delta, but not alpha or gamma1, at focal adhesions. PP1delta also co-immunoprecipitated with the focal adhesion kinase (FAK) and the alphav-integrin. In the present study glutathione S-transferase (GST)-PP1delta pulled-down FAK from fibroblasts extract and(More)
The product of the retinoblastoma-susceptibility gene (pRb) is a substrate for Protein Phosphatase 1 (PP1). At mitotic exit, all three PP1 isoforms, α, γ1 and δ, bind to pRb and dephosphorylate its Ser/Thr sites in a sequential and site-specific way. The pRb-C terminal has been reported to be necessary and sufficient for PP1α binding. The present study(More)
In addition to tyrosine sites, FAK (focal adhesion kinase) is phosphorylated on multiple serine residues. In the present study, the regulation of two of these sites, Ser-722 (S1) and Ser-911 (S4), was investigated. Phosphorylation of S1 (but not S4) decreased in resuspended cells, and recovered during spreading on fibronectin, indicating adhesion-dependent(More)
Protein phosphatase 1δ (PP1δ) localizes to focal adhesions and associates with the focal adhesion kinase (FAK). In the present work we used deletion mutants of PP1δ and FAK to detect their reciprocally interacting domains. Dissection of PP1δ indicated 194–260 as the shortest FAK-interacting domain among those tested. Domain 194–260 encompasses several sites(More)
The tyrosine kinase c-Abl (or Abl) and the prolyl-isomerase Pin1 cooperatively activate the transcription factor p73 by enhancing recruitment of the acetyltransferase p300. As the transcription factor c-Myc (or Myc) is a known target of Pin1 and p300, we hypothesized that it might be regulated in a similar manner. Consistent with this hypothesis,(More)
Protein Ser/Thr phosphatase-1 (PP1) controls the retinoblastoma protein (pRb) function, including its dephosphorylation at mitotic exit. Since PP1delta was found to coimmunoprecipitate with pRb from mitotic and early G1 cells, we further investigated the PP1delta-pRb association using GST-full length and GST-deletion mutants of delta. GST-delta pulled-down(More)
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