Pavel Lebduška

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Engagement of the Fcepsilon receptor I (FcepsilonRI) on mast cells and basophils initiates signaling pathways leading to degranulation. Early activation events include tyrosine phosphorylation of two transmembrane adaptor proteins, linker for activation of T cells (LAT) and non-T cell activation linker (NTAL; also called LAB; a product of Wbscr5 gene).(More)
Phosphatidylserine (PS) in quiescent cells is predominantly confined to the inner leaflet of the plasma membrane. Externalization of PS is a marker of apoptosis, exocytosis, and some nonapoptotic activation events. It has been proposed that PS externalization is regulated by the activity of PLSCR1 (phospholipid scramblase 1), a Ca(2+)-dependent endofacial(More)
Immunolabeling of isolated plasma membrane (PM) sheets combined with high-resolution electron microscopy is a powerful technique for understanding the topography of PM-bound signaling molecules. However, this technique has been mostly confined to analysis of membrane sheets from adherent cells. Here we present a rapid, simple and versatile method for(More)
Although aggregation of the Fcepsilon receptor I (FcepsilonRI) is necessary for Ag-mediated mast cell triggering, the relationship between the extent of the FcepsilonRI aggregation and subsequent biochemical and topographical events is incompletely understood. In this study, we analyzed the activation events induced by FcepsilonRI dimers, elicited by(More)
Thy-1 (CD90) is a glycoprotein bound to the plasma membrane by a GPI anchor. Aggregation of Thy-1 in mast cells and basophils induces activation events independent of the expression of Fcepsilon receptor I (FcepsilonRI). Although we and others have previously suggested that plasma membrane microdomains called lipid rafts are implicated in both Thy-1 and(More)
The essential gene product Prp45 (379 aa) of Saccharomyces cerevisiae is a highly conserved, but N-terminally abridged, ortholog of the human transcriptional coactivator SKIP, which is involved in TGFbeta, Notch, and steroid hormone signaling. We used a diploid strain harboring PRP45 deletion, which is inviable in the haploid, to test for complementation(More)
Engagement of the FcepsilonRI in mast cells and basophils leads to a rapid tyrosine phosphorylation of the transmembrane adaptors LAT (linker for activation of T cells) and NTAL (non-T cell activation linker, also called LAB or LAT2). NTAL regulates activation of mast cells by a mechanism, which is incompletely understood. Here we report properties of rat(More)
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