Peter van der Geer

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The cytoplasmic focal adhesion protein-tyrosine kinase (FAK) localizes with surface integrin receptors at sites where cells attach to the extracellular matrix. Increased FAK tyrosine phosphorylation occurs upon integrin engagement with fibronectin. Here we show that adhesion of murine NIH3T3 fibroblasts to fibronectin promotes SH2-domain-mediated(More)
Mitogen activation of mRNA decay pathways likely involves specific endoribonucleases, such as G3BP, a phosphorylation-dependent endoribonuclease that associates with RasGAP in dividing but not quiescent cells. G3BP exclusively cleaves between cytosine and adenine (CA) after a specific interaction with RNA through the carboxyl-terminal RRM-type RNA binding(More)
Members of the thiazolidinedione (TZD) class of insulin-sensitizing drugs are extensively used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes. Pioglitazone, a member of the TZD family, has been shown to bind specifically to a protein named mitoNEET [Colca JR, McDonald WG, Waldon DJ, Leone JW, Lull JM, Bannow CA, Lund ET, Mathews WR (2004) Am J Physiol 286:E252-E260].(More)
We have used cell lines deficient in p120 Ras GTPase activating protein (Ras-GAP) to investigate the roles of Ras-GAP and the associated p190 Rho-GAP (p190) in cell polarity and cell migration. Cell wounding assays showed that Ras-GAP-deficient cells were incapable of establishing complete cell polarity and migration into the wound. Stimulation of mutant(More)
One of the members of the bZIP family of transcriptional activators is NF-IL6/LAP (IL-6 DBP, C/EBP beta, CRP2). NF-IL6/LAP protein is highly expressed in liver nuclei, where it has been implicated as a master regulator of the acute-phase response, induced by interleukin-6 (IL-6) and other inflammatory mediators. Also, NF-IL6/LAP is involved in the(More)
The mouse protein mSos1 has a central Ras guanine nucleotide exchange domain, and a long proline-rich C-terminal tail which contains several potential binding sites for the SH3 domains of the adaptor protein, Grb2. In fibroblasts, growth factor stimulation results in the recruitment of Grb2-mSos1 into complexes with activated receptors and cytoplasmic(More)
Efficient binding of active phosphatidylinositol (PI) 3'-kinase to the autophosphorylated macrophage colony stimulating factor receptor (CSF-1R) requires the noncatalytic kinase insert (KI) region of the receptor. To test whether this region could function independently to bind PI 3'-kinase, the isolated CSF-1R KI was expressed in Escherichia coli, and was(More)
We report that TGF alpha induces activation of the p90 ribosomal S kinase (RSK), which results in the phosphorylation of rat C/EBP beta on Ser-105 and of mouse C/EBP beta on Thr-217 and concomitantly stimulates proliferation in differentiated hepatocytes. Moreover, C/EBP beta-/- mouse hepatocytes respond to TGF alpha when wild-type C/EBP beta is(More)