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Studies of phosphatidylinositol signaling pathways are entering a new phase in which molecular genetic techniques are providing powerful tools to dissect the functions of various metabolites and pathways. Studies with phospholipase C are most advanced and clearly indicate that phosphatidylinositol turnover is critical for vision in Drosophila and cell(More)
The Src homology 2 domain phosphatase-1 (SHP-1) is a tyrosine phosphatase containing two amino-terminal SH2 domains and is expressed primarily by hematopoietic-derived cells [1]. The viable motheaten (Hcphme-v) mutant mice (mev) suffer from progressive inflammation due to a deficiency of SHP-1 enzyme activity [2,3] and die at 3-4 months of age from(More)
BACKGROUND Shc and Grb2 form a complex in cells in response to growth factor stimulation and link tyrosine kinases to Ras during the resulting signaling process. Shc and Grb2 each contain domains that mediate interactions with other unidentified intracellular proteins. For example, the Shc PTB domain binds to 130 kDa and 145 kDa tyrosine-phosphorylated(More)
We have used antibodies to human thrombomodulin isolated from placenta to investigate the distribution of this cofactor for protein C activation in human tissues. Thrombomodulin was found on endothelial cells of arteries, veins, capillaries, and lymphatics by immunocytochemical staining using an avidin-biotin peroxidase method. Thrombomodulin was not(More)
Users may view, print, copy, download and text and data-mine the content in such documents, for the purposes of academic research, subject always to the full Conditions of use: GenBank accession numbers. Human INPP5E is assigned GenBank number NM_019892, and the encoded protein NP_063945. There is one minor splice variant annotated in human (U45974), due to(More)
We previously demonstrated a pathway for the metabolism of inositol 1,3,4-trisphosphate (Ins(1,3,4)P3) to inositol 3,4-bisphosphate (Ins(3,4)P2) in calf brain extracts. Inositol polyphosphate 1-phosphatase, a Mg2+-dependent, lithium ion-inhibited enzyme, specifically hydrolyzes Ins(1,3,4)P3 to Ins(3,4)P2 and Ins(1,4)P2 to Ins 4-P (Inhorn, R. C., Bansal, V.(More)
The phosphoinositides are minor phospholipids present in all eukaryotic cells. They are storage forms for messenger molecules that transmit signals across the cell membrane and evoke responses to extracellular agonists. The phosphoinositides break down to liberate messenger molecules or precursors of messenger molecules. Many different compounds are formed,(More)
Phosphoinositide breakdown in response to thrombin stimulation of human platelets results in the formation of the calcium-mobilizing messenger molecules inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate and inositol 1,2-cyclic-4,5-trisphosphate and of diglyceride, which activates protein kinase C. We find that protein kinase C phosphorylates and thereby increases the activity(More)