Matthew D Jacobson

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Cyclin-dependent kinases are critical regulators of eukaryotic DNA replication. We show that the S-phase cyclin Clb5 binds stably and directly to the origin recognition complex (ORC). This interaction is mediated by an "RXL" target sequence, or "Cy" motif, in the Orc6 subunit that is recognized by the "hydrophobic patch" region on Clb5. The Clb5-Orc6(More)
Glucocorticoid receptor (GR) gene expression is regulated in a complex tissue-specific manner, notably by early-life environmental events that program tissue GR levels. We have identified and characterized several new rat GR mRNAs. All encode a common protein, but differ in their 5'-leader sequences as a consequence of alternate splicing of, potentially, 11(More)
Cyclin A contains a region implicated in binding to the p27 inhibitor and to substrates. There is strong evolutionary conservation of surface residues contributing to this region in many cyclins, including yeast B-type cyclins, despite the absence of a yeast p27 homolog. The yeast S-phase B-type cyclin Clb5p interacted with mammalian p27 in a two-hybrid(More)
BCL10/CLAP is an activator of apoptosis and NF-kappaB signaling pathways and has been implicated in B cell lymphomas of mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue. Although its role in apoptosis remains to be determined, BCL10 likely activates NF-kappaB through the IKK complex in response to upstream stimuli. The N-terminal caspase recruitment domain (CARD) of BCL10(More)
The caspase recruitment domain (CARD) is a protein-binding module that mediates the assembly of CARD-containing proteins into apoptosis and NF-kappaB signaling complexes. We report here that CARD protein 11 (CARD11) and CARD protein 14 (CARD14) are novel CARD-containing proteins that belong to the membrane-associated guanylate kinase (MAGUK) family, a class(More)
The B-type cyclins of S. cerevisiae are diversified with respect to time of expression during the cell cycle as well as biological function. We replaced the early-expressed CLB5 coding sequence with the late-expressed CLB2 coding sequence, at the CLB5 locus. CLB5::CLB2 exhibited almost no rescue of clb5-specific replication defects, although it could rescue(More)
Unrestrained E2F activity forces S phase entry and promotes apoptosis through p53-dependent and -independent mechanisms. Here, we show that deregulation of E2F by adenovirus E1A, loss of Rb or enforced E2F-1 expression results in the accumulation of caspase proenzymes through a direct transcriptional mechanism. Increased caspase levels seem to potentiate(More)
Cyclical inactivation of B-type cyclins has been proposed to be required for alternating DNA replication and mitosis. Destruction box-dependent Clb5p degradation is strongly increased in mitotic cells, and constitutive overexpression of Clb5p lacking the destruction box resulted in rapid accumulation of inviable cells, frequently multiply budded, with DNA(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Missense mutations in human cationic trypsinogen PRSS1 are frequently detected in patients with hereditary pancreatitis, a rare genetic disease of the pancreas characterized by autodigestive necrosis, chronic inflammation, and fibrosis. To examine the link between PRSS1 mutations and the initiation and progression of hereditary(More)
Two families of proteins have advanced our understanding of the molecular basis of programmed cell death (PCD) in animal cells - the caspases and Bcl-2-related proteins. While caspases lie at the heart of the death programme, Bcl-2-related proteins act as key intracellular regulators. Although there has been considerable progress in elucidating the(More)