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Minutes comprise > 50 phenotypically similar mutations scattered throughout the genome of Drosophila, many of which are identified as mutations in ribosomal protein (rp) genes. Common traits of the Minute phenotype are short and thin bristles, slow development, and recessive lethality. By mobilizing a P element inserted in the 5' UTR of M(3)95A, the gene(More)
We have compared the activation and trafficking of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) induced by UV light and EGF. Tyrosine phosphorylation of EGFR was not detected in UV-exposed cells by immunoblotting of whole cell lysates or EGFR immunoprecipitates with antibodies specific for each of the five activated autophosphorylation sites of EGFR. In(More)
The RING finger type E3 ubiquitin ligase, Cbl-b, is abundantly expressed in bone marrow-derived mast cells (BMMCs) and functions as a potent negative regulator of signalling responses from the high-affinity IgE receptor (FcvarepsilonRI). To determine the contribution of Cbl-b E3 ligase activity we generated knockin mice with a loss-of-function mutation in(More)
Bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) are members of the TGF-β superfamily. TGF-β can affect class switch recombination in human B cells, but whether BMPs also play a role have not been tested. We investigated the functional effects of exogenously added BMPs on CD27(-) naive and CD27(+) memory B cells from healthy donors. BMP-2, -4, -6 and -7 inhibited(More)
Reactive oxygen species (ROS) are implicated in tissue damage causing primary hepatic dysfunction following ischemia/reperfusion injury and during inflammatory liver diseases. A potential role of extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) as a mediator of survival signals during oxidative stress was investigated in primary cultures of hepatocytes exposed(More)
We have studied epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) phosphorylation and localization in the pre-replicative phase of liver regeneration induced by a 70% partial hepatectomy (PH), and how a PH affects EGFR activation and trafficking. When Western blotting was performed on livers after PH with antibodies raised against activated forms of EGFR(More)
Dasatinib inhibits B-cell receptor-Abelson murine leukemia viral oncogene homologue 1, Src, and other tyrosine kinases. Few studies have addressed the impact of dasatinib on normal blood cells, especially in vivo. Here we show that dasatinib leads to a reduced number of human CD19+ peripheral B cells owing to a strong induction of apoptosis. In contrast, no(More)
Ras proteins mediate signals both via extracellular signal-regulated kinase 1 and 2 (ERK), and phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K). These signals are key events in cell protection and compensatory cell growth after exposure to cell damaging and pro-apoptotic stimuli, thus maintaining homeostasis. By transfection techniques, we found that both H-Ras and K-Ras(More)
The 14-3-3 proteins are known to interact with a number of proteins involved in the regulation of cell signaling. Here, we describe an association of 14-3-3zeta with the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) that is rapidly induced by EGF. The 1028-EGFR truncated mutant which lacks the cytoplasmic tail from amino acids 1029-1186 identified the binding(More)
The rapid internalization of receptor tyrosine kinases after ligand binding has been assumed to be a negative modulation of signal transduction. However, accumulating data indicate that signal transduction from internalized cell surface receptors also occurs from endosomes. We show that a substantial fraction of tyrosine-phosphorylated epidermal growth(More)