Nashwa Nageh Ahmed

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The protein kinase encoded by the Akt proto-oncogene is activated by phospholipid binding, membrane translocation and phosphorylation. To address the relative roles of these mechanisms of Akt activation, we have employed a combination of genetic and pharmacological approaches. Transient transfection of NIH3T3 cells with wild-type Akt, pleckstrin homology(More)
The interleukin-2 (IL-2) receptor (IL-2R) is composed of three subunits. Of these, IL-2Ra is required for high-affinity IL-2 binding, while IL-2R beta and IL-2R gamma(c) are required for the transduction of IL-2-generated signals. Signals transduced via the S region of the IL-2R beta (amino acids 267-322) in BAF/3 cells activate the phosphatidylinositol(More)
The acute retrovirus AKT8, isolated from an AKR mouse T-cell lymphoma, transforms mink lung cells in culture and is oncogenic when inoculated into newborn mice. The oncogene carried by this virus, v-akt, arose by recombination between Gag and the 5' untranslated region of the cellular gene c-akt. v-akt encodes a 105 kilodalton (kd) Gag-Akt fusion protein(More)
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