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Monoubiquitination of core histone 2A (H2A-K119u) has a critical role in gene regulation in hematopoietic differentiation and other developmental processes. To explore the interplay of histone H2A deubiquitinase Myb-like SWIRM and MPN domain containing1 (2A-DUB/Mysm1) with the p53 axis in the sequential differentiation of mature lymphocytes from(More)
Naive T cells encountering their cognate antigen become activated and acquire the ability to proliferate in response to cytokines. Stat5 is an essential component in this response. We demonstrate that Stat5 cannot access DNA in naive T cells and acquires this ability only after T-cell receptor (TCR) engagement. The transition is not associated with changes(More)
Defective development and function of CD4(+)CD25(high+)Foxp3(+) regulatory T cells (Tregs) contribute to the pathogenesis of psoriasis and other autoimmune diseases. Little is known about the influence of adhesions molecules on the differentiation of Foxp3(+) Tregs into proinflammatory Th17 cells occurring in lesional skin and blood of psoriasis patients.(More)
The healthy immune system makes use of a variety of surveillance mechanisms at different stages of lymphoid development to prevent the occurrence and expansion of potentially harmful autoreactive T cell clones. Disruption of these mechanisms may lead to inappropriate activation of T cells and the development of autoimmune and lymphoproliferative diseases(More)
The contribution of DRAK2 [death-associated protein kinase (DAPK)-related apoptosis-inducing kinase 2] to anti-viral memory T cell responses following infection with mouse hepatitis virus (MHV) was examined. DRAK2 is a lymphoid-enriched serine/threonine kinase that is an important regulatory molecule involved in modulating T cell responses. Memory T cells(More)
IL-17 is a critical factor in the pathogenesis of psoriasis and other inflammatory diseases. The impact of γδ T cells, accounting for an important source of IL-17 in acute murine IL-23- and imiquimod-induced skin inflammation, in human psoriasis is still unclear. Using the polygenic CD18(hypo) PL/J psoriasis mouse model spontaneously developing chronic(More)
Activation of the transcription factors STAT5A and STAT5B by JAK1 and JAK3 tyrosine kinases is a key event in downstream signaling of gammac (common gamma chain)-family cytokine receptors in lymphoid cells. STAT5A/B-deficiency in mice causes, among other consequences, a reduced size and altered composition of the peripheral T-cell pool with predominance of(More)
Negative regulation of TCR signaling is an important mechanism enforcing immunological self-tolerance to prevent inappropriate activation of T cells and thus the development of autoimmune diseases. The lymphoid-restricted serine/threonine kinase death-associated protein-related apoptotic kinase-2 (DRAK2) raises the TCR activation threshold by targeting(More)
Clonal expansion of T cells is vital to adaptive immunity, yet this process must be tightly controlled to prevent autoimmune disease. The serine/threonine kinase death-associated protein kinase-related apoptosis-inducing kinase 2 (DRAK2) is a negative regulator of TCR signaling and sets the threshold for the activation of naive and memory T cells and(More)
R- cells are 3T3 cells derived from mouse embryos with a targeted disruption of the type 1 insulin-like growth factor receptor (IGF-IR) genes. R- cells are refractory to transformation by a variety of viral and cellular oncogenes, including an activated Ras. R- cells stably transfected with an activated Ha-Ras (R-Ras cells) fail to form colonies in soft(More)