Nima Yousefi

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In vitro studies indicate that binding of talin to the beta(3) integrin cytoplasmic domain (tail) results in integrin alpha(IIb)beta(3) (GPIIb-IIIa) activation. Here we tested the importance of talin binding for integrin activation in vivo and its biological significance by generating mice harboring point mutations in the beta(3) tail. We introduced a(More)
A-kinase anchoring proteins (AKAPs) control the localization and substrate specificity of cAMP-dependent protein kinase (PKA), tetramers of regulatory (PKA-R) and catalytic (PKA-C) subunits, by binding to PKA-R subunits. Most mammalian AKAPs bind Type II PKA through PKA-RII (ref. 2), whereas dual specificity AKAPs bind both PKA-RI and PKA-RII (ref. 3).(More)
Cell migration is a dynamic process that requires temporal and spatial regulation of integrin activation and focal adhesion assembly/disassembly. Talin, an actin and beta-integrin tail-binding protein, is essential for integrin activation and focal adhesion formation. Calpain-mediated cleavage of talin has a key role in focal adhesion turnover; however, the(More)
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