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Abrogation of negative feedback control represents a fundamental requirement for aberrantly activated signaling pathways to promote malignant transformation and resistance to therapy. Here we identify URI, which encodes a mitochondrial inhibitor of PP1γ and PP1γ-mediated feedback inhibition of S6K1-BAD survival signaling, as an oncogene amplified and(More)
The protein toxin of Pasteurella multocida PMT is a potent mitogen and activator of phospholipase Cbeta. In this study different toxin fragments were investigated. A C-terminal fragment encompassing amino acids 581 through 1285 (PMT581C) was constructed, which was inactive toward intact embryonic bovine lung (EBL) cells after addition to culture medium but(More)
Unconventional prefoldin RPB5 Interactor (URI) was identified as a transcriptional repressor that binds RNA polymerase II (pol II) through interaction with the RPB5/POLR2E subunit. Despite the fact that many other proteins involved in transcription regulation have been shown to interact with URI, its nuclear function still remains elusive. Previous mass(More)
Glucose is partly metabolized through the glucose sensing hexosamine biosynthetic pathway (HBP) leading to the formation of an end product called acetylated amino sugar nucleotide uridine 5'-diphospho-N-acetylglucosamine (UDP-GlcNAc). UDP-GlcNAC serves as a donor substrate during O-GlcNAcylation (O-linked β-N-acetylglucosamine or O-GlcNAc) [1]. Serine or(More)
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the third leading cause of cancer death worldwide yet has limited therapeutic options. We recently demonstrated that inhibition of de novo nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD(+)) synthesis is responsible for DNA damage, thereby initiating hepatocarcinogenesis. We propose that boosting NAD(+) levels might be used as a(More)
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