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Activation of Ras induces a variety of cellular responses depending on the specific effector activated and the intensity and amplitude of this activation. We have previously shown that calmodulin is an essential molecule in the down-regulation of the Ras/Raf/MEK/extracellularly regulated kinase (ERK) pathway in cultured fibroblasts and that this is due at(More)
Ras activation induces a variety of cellular responses that depend on the specific activated effector, the intensity and amplitude of its activation, and the cellular type. Transient activation followed by a sustained but low signal of the Ras/Raf/MEK/ERK pathway is a common feature of cell proliferation in many systems. On the contrary, sustained, high(More)
The SET protein and the cell cycle inhibitor p21(Cip1) interact in vivo and in vitro. We identified here the domain (157)LIF(159) of p21(Cip1) as essential for the binding of SET. We also found that SET contains at least two domains of interaction with p21(Cip1), one located in the fragment amino acids 81-180 and the other one in the fragment including(More)
Three nuclear subfractions were prepared from isolated hepatocytes nuclei. The calmodulin content in whole nuclei was 79 ng/mg of protein. The soluble fraction obtained after digestion of the nuclei with DNase I and RNase A (S1 fraction) contained 252 ng of calmodulin/mg of protein. The pellet obtained after the digestion with nucleases was treated with 1.6(More)
alpha-Spectrin, myosin light chain kinase (MLCK), and caldesmon have been detected in the nuclei of rat liver cells by 125I-calmodulin overlay, immunoblotting, and immunocytochemical methods. alpha-Spectrin is localized in the nuclear matrix, nuclear envelope, and nuclear pores. It has also been detected inside the nuclei in the form of small aggregates.(More)
Three plasma membrane subfractions have been isolated and characterized from rat liver cells. The high affinity Ca2+-stimulated ATPase is highly enriched in the bile canalicular subfraction. Taking into account cross-contamination by the blood sinusoidal and lateral membranes it is suggested that the high-affinity Ca2+-ATPase is located exclusively in this(More)
A cytosolic calmodulin wave has been described in the pre-replicative phase of rat liver regeneration. Here we demonstrate that this calmodulin increase is reduced by injection of cycloheximide (translation inhibitor) and actinomycin D (transcription inhibitor). In addition, we found that calmodulin mRNA levels are increased during the early pre-replicative(More)
Overexpression of p21(cip1) induces cell cycle arrest. Although this ability has been correlated with its nuclear localization, the evidence is not conclusive. The mutants that were used to inhibit its nuclear translocation could no longer bind to several proteins known to interact with the last 25 amino acids of p21(cip1). Here we used point mutation(More)
Glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase (GAPDH) is considered a housekeeping glycolitic enzyme that recently has been implicated in cell signaling. Under apoptotic stresses, cells activate nitric oxide formation leading to S-nitrosylation of GAPDH that binds to Siah and translocates to the nucleus. The GAPDH-Siah interaction depends on the integrity of(More)