Nilson Ivo Tonin Zanchin

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Type 2A serine/threonine phosphatases are part of the PPP subfamily that is formed by PP2A, PP4 and PP6, and participate in a variety of cellular processes including transcription, translation, regulation of the cell cycle, signal transduction and apoptosis. PP2A is found predominantly as a heterotrimer formed by the catalytic subunit (C) and by a(More)
BACKGROUND Septins belong to the GTPase superclass of proteins and have been functionally implicated in cytokinesis and the maintenance of cellular morphology. They are found in all eukaryotes, except in plants. In mammals, 14 septins have been described that can be divided into four groups. It has been shown that mammalian septins can engage in homo- and(More)
The yeast Tap42 and mammalian alpha4 proteins belong to a highly conserved family of regulators of the type 2A phosphatases, which participate in the rapamycin-sensitive signaling pathway, connecting nutrient availability to cell growth. The mechanism of regulation involves binding of Tap42 to Sit4 and PPH21/22 in yeast and binding of alpha4 to the(More)
BACKGROUND The interactions of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) blasts with bone marrow (BM) stromal cells have a positive impact on leukemia cell survival. In the present study, we proposed to identify and investigate the role of molecules critically involved in leukemia--microenvironment crosstalk. PROCEDURE Gene expression profiling analyses of BM(More)
Ki-1/57 is a cytoplasmic and nuclear protein of 57 kDa first identified in malignant cells from Hodgkin's lymphoma. Based on yeast-two hybrid protein interaction we found out that Ki-1/57 interacts with adaptor protein RACK1 (receptor of activated kinase 1), CIRP (cold-inducible RNA-binding protein), RPL38 (ribosomal protein L38) and FXR1 (fragile X mental(More)
The PI3K pathway is frequently hyperactivated in primary T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL) cells. Activation of the PI3K pathway has been suggested as one mechanism of glucocorticoid resistance in T-ALL, and patients harboring mutations in the PI3K negative regulator PTEN may be at increased risk of induction failure and relapse. By gene(More)
PP2A is the main serine/threonine-specific phosphatase in animal cells. The active phosphatase has been described as a holoenzyme consisting of a catalytic, a scaffolding, and a variable regulatory subunit, all encoded by multiple genes, allowing for the assembly of more than 70 different holoenzymes. The catalytic subunit can also interact with α4, TIPRL(More)
Mass-spectrometry-based shotgun proteomics has become a widespread technology for analyzing complex protein mixtures. Here we describe a new module integrated into PatternLab for Proteomics that allows the pinpointing of differentially expressed domains. This is accomplished by inferring functional domains through our cloud service, using HMMER3 and Pfam(More)
In eukaryotes, ribosome biogenesis involves excision of transcribed spacer sequences from the preribosomal RNA, base and ribose covalent modification at specific sites, assembly of ribosomal proteins, and transport of subunits from the nucleolus to the cytoplasm where mature ribosomes engage in mRNA translation. The biochemical reactions throughout ribosome(More)
The performance of serologic tests in chronic Chagas disease diagnosis largely depends on the type and quality of the antigen preparations that are used for detection of anti-Trypanosoma cruzi antibodies. Whole-cell T. cruzi extracts or recombinant proteins have shown variation in the performance and cross-reactivity. Synthetic chimeric proteins comprising(More)