Niki Tzenaki

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Class IA PI3Ks consists of three isoforms of the p110 catalytic subunit designated p110α, p110β, and p110δ which are encoded by three separate genes. Gain-of-function mutations on PIK3CA gene encoding for p110α isoform have been detected in a wide variety of human cancers whereas no somatic mutations of genes encoding for p110β or p110δ have been reported.(More)
Colony stimulating factor-1 (CSF-1) and its receptor (CSF-1R) are key regulators of macrophage biology, and their elevated expression in cancer cells has been linked to poor prognosis. CSF-1Rs are thought to function at the plasma membrane. We show here that functional CSF-1Rs are present at the nuclear envelope of various cell types, including primary(More)
Class IA PI3K isoforms have divergent, nonredundant cell biological roles. In untransformed cells and tissues, p110α and p110β are ubiquitously expressed, whereas p110δ expression is highly enriched in leukocytes. High levels of p110δ expression have been documented in some solid tumor cell lines, but the functional role is unknown. This study aimed to(More)
The phosphatase and tensin homolog deleted on chromosome 10 (PTEN) tumor suppressor protein is regulated by various mechanisms that are not fully understood. This includes regulation by Tyr phosphorylation by a mechanism that remains elusive. Here, we show that focal adhesion kinase (FAK) phosphorylates PTEN in vitro, in cell-free systems and in cells.(More)
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