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Hedgehog (Hh) proteins signal by inhibiting the proteolytic processing of Ci/Gli family transcription factors and by increasing Ci/Gli-specific activity. When Hh is absent, phosphorylation of Ci/Gli triggers binding to SCF ubiquitin ligase complexes and consequent proteolysis. Here we show that multiple successively phosphorylated CK1 sites on Ci create an(More)
Members of the RIP serine/threonine kinase family are involved in activation of NF-kappaB, JNK, and p38, and induction of apoptosis. Here we report the identification of a novel RIP-homologous protein designated as RIP5. The C-terminus of RIP5 contains a kinase domain, which is mostly homologous with the kinase domain of RIP. RIP5 also contains a large(More)
In flies and mammals, extracellular Hedgehog (Hh) molecules alter cell fates and proliferation by regulating the levels and activities of Ci/Gli family transcription factors. How Hh-induced activation of transmembrane Smoothened (Smo) proteins reverses Ci/Gli inhibition by Suppressor of Fused (SuFu) and kinesin family protein (Cos2/Kif7) binding partners is(More)
Protein kinase A (PKA) silences the Hedgehog (Hh) pathway in Drosophila in the absence of ligand by phosphorylating the pathway's transcriptional effector, Cubitus interruptus (Ci). Smoothened (Smo) is essential for Hh signal transduction but loses activity if three specific PKA sites or adjacent PKA-primed casein kinase 1 (CK1) sites are replaced by(More)
IFN regulatory factor-3 is a transcription factor that is required for the rapid induction of type I IFNs in the innate antiviral response. Two noncanonical IkappaB kinase (IKK) family members, IKKepsilon and TRAF family-associated NF-kappaB activator-binding kinase-1, have been shown to phosphorylate IFN regulatory factor-3 and are critically involved in(More)
Extracellular Hedgehog (Hh) proteins alter cellular behaviours from flies to man by regulating the activities of Gli/Ci family transcription factors. A major component of this response in Drosophila is the inhibition of proteolytic processing of the latent transcriptional activator Ci-155 to a shorter Ci-75 repressor form. Processing is thought to rely on(More)
To develop an effective and sustainable cell therapy for sickle cell disease (SCD), we investigated the feasibility of targeted disruption of the BCL11A gene, either within exon 2 or at the GATAA motif in the intronic erythroid-specific enhancer, using zinc finger nucleases in human bone marrow (BM) CD34+ hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells (HSPCs).(More)
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