Morten P. Oksvold

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Cytokines of the transforming growth factor β (TGF-β) superfamily exert effects on proliferation, apoptosis and differentiation in various cell types. Cancer cells frequently acquire resistance to the anti-proliferative signals of TGF-β, which can be due to mutations in proteins of the signalling cascade. We compared the TGF-β-related signalling properties(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)
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)
We have previously reported that endocytic sorting of ET(A) endothelin receptors to the recycling pathway is dependent on a signal residing in the cytoplasmic carboxyl-terminal region. The aim of the present work was to characterize the carboxyl-terminal recycling motif of the ET(A) receptor. Assay of truncation mutants of the ET(A) receptor with increasing(More)
PURPOSE Exosomes are small (30- to 100-nm) vesicles secreted by all cell types in culture and found in most body fluids. A mean of 1 mL of blood serum, derived from healthy donors, contains approximately 10(12) exosomes. Depending on the disease, the number of exosomes can fluctuate. Concentration of exosomes in the bloodstream and all other body fluids is(More)
In the present study, we examined EGF-induced internalization, degradation and trafficking of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutated at serines 1046, 1047, 1057 and 1142 located in its cytoplasmic carboxy-terminal region. We found the serine-mutated EGFR to be inhibited in EGF-induced internalization and degradation in NIH3T3 cells. We(More)
After binding of epidermal growth factor (EGF), the EGF receptor (EGFR) becomes autophosphorylated via tyrosine. The ligand-activated receptor is internalized by endocytosis and subsequently degraded in the lysosomal pathway. To follow EGFR activation after EGF stimulation, we generated antisera to the EGFR phosphotyrosine sites pY992 and pY1173. The SH2(More)
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)
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)
Smad anchor for receptor activation (SARA or ZFYVE9) has been proposed to mediate transforming growth factor β (TGF-β) signaling by direct interaction with the non-activated Smad proteins and the TGF-β receptors; however, these findings are controversial. We demonstrate no correlation between SARA expression and the levels of TGF-β-induced phosphorylation(More)