Nancy E Olashaw

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Histone deacetylase 6 (HDAC6) is a tubulin-specific deacetylase that regulates microtubule-dependent cell movement. In this study, we identify the F-actin-binding protein cortactin as a HDAC6 substrate. We demonstrate that HDAC6 binds cortactin and that overexpression of HDAC6 leads to hypoacetylation of cortactin, whereas inhibition of HDAC6 activity leads(More)
SIRT1 is the closest mammalian homologue of yeast SIR2, an important ageing regulator that prolongs lifespan in response to caloric restriction. Despite its importance, the mechanisms that regulate SIRT1 activity are unclear. Our study identifies a novel post-translational modification of SIRT1, namely sumoylation at Lys 734. In vitro sumoylation of SIRT1(More)
Recent evidence suggests that reactive oxygen species (ROS) may function as second messengers in intracellular signal transduction pathways. We explored the possibility that ROS were involved in lysophosphatidic acid (LPA)-induced mitogen-activated protein (MAP) kinase signaling pathway in HeLa cells. Antioxidant N-acetylcysteine inhibited the(More)
Histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitors inhibit the proliferation of transformed cells in vitro, restrain tumor growth in animals, and are currently being actively exploited as potential anticancer agents. To identify gene targets of the HDAC inhibitor trichostatin A (TSA), we compared the gene expression profiles of BALB/c-3T3 cells treated with or without(More)
DNA methylation and histone acetylation/deacetylation are distinct biochemical processes that control gene expression. While DNA methylation is a common epigenetic signal that inhibits gene transcription, histone deacetylation similarly represses transcription but can be both an epigenetic and nonepigenetic phenomenon. Here we report that the histone(More)
The microenvironment has been shown to influence tumor cell phenotype with respect to growth, metastasis, and response to chemotherapy. We have utilized oligonucleotide microarray analysis to identify signal transduction pathways and gene products altered by the interaction of myeloma tumor cells with the extracellular matrix component fibronectin that may(More)
Cortactin binds F-actin and promotes cell migration. We showed earlier that cortactin is acetylated. Here, we identify SIRT1 (a class III histone deacetylase) as a cortactin deacetylase and p300 as a cortactin acetylase. We show that SIRT1 deacetylates cortactin in vivo and in vitro and that the SIRT1 inhibitor EX-527 increases amounts of acetylated(More)
Previous studies have demonstrated that AKT1 and AKT3 are activated by heat shock and oxidative stress via both phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase-dependent and -independent pathways. However, the activation and role of AKT2 in the stress response have not been fully elucidated. In this study, we show that AKT2 in epithelial cells is activated by UV-C(More)
Tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) stimulates proliferation of Mo7e, CMK, HU-3, and M-MOK human leukemic cell lines. We report here the signal transduction pathway involved in TNF-alpha-induced Mo7e cell proliferation. Mo7e cells spontaneously die in the absence of growth factors, but treating the cells with interleukin (IL)-3, IL-6, thrombopoietin,(More)
Chronic NK lymphoproliferative disease of large granular lymphocytes (LDGL) is characterized by the expansion of activated CD3-, CD16+ or CD56+ lymphocytes. The mechanism of survival of NK cells from LDGL patients is unknown but may be related to antigenic stimulation. There is currently no standard effective therapy for LDGL, and the disease is(More)