Réka Belle

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Expansion and acquisition of Th1 cell effector function requires metabolic reprogramming; however, the signals instructing these adaptations remain poorly defined. Here we found that in activated human T cells, autocrine stimulation of the complement receptor CD46, and specifically its intracellular domain CYT-1, was required for induction of the amino acid(More)
Microinjection of cAMP-dependent protein kinase inhibitor (1.8 microM) increases the cAMP level of Xenopus oocyte. Its effect was observed in full-grown (stage VI) as well as in vitellogenic (stage IV) oocytes. In contrast the inhibitor I1 of protein phosphatase-1 blocks cAMP accumulation. Progesterone (1 microM) decreases the cAMP level in control and in(More)
ATP-gamma-S microinjection into Xenopus oocyte prevents progesterone induced maturation. Inhibition is time and dose dependent; 50% inhibition occurs when 50 nl of 0.5 mM ATP-gamma-S solution are microinjected/oocyte 1 hr prior to the hormonal trigger. ATP-gamma-S inhibited oocytes can be induced to mature (100%) following microinjection of extracts(More)
In ovo [32P] phosphoproteins were analyzed during meiotic maturation of Xenopus laevis oocytes. A phosphoprotein of 105,000-dalton was found to increase early (one hour) after progesterone induction of meiosis. The pure heat-stable inhibitor (PKI) of cAMP-dependent protein kinase, which induces maturation, was microinjected into oocytes. Again the early(More)
The ability of various steroids to induce maturation of Pleurodeles waltlii oocytes after incubation has been studied. Progesterone is metabolized during the course of maturation. All metabolites isolated are less efficient than progesterone for inducing germinal vesicle breakdown. Progesterone binding to the 'melanosome' fraction has been studied (KD = 4.5(More)
Free intracellular Ca2+ was monitored in isolated Xenopus laevis oocyte during induced maturation using the Ca2+ -sensitive luminescent protein, aequorin. Internal free Ca2+ was not precisely measured but data suggest it was quite low (in the micromolar range). No change in internal free Ca2+ was detected during maturation induced either by progesterone or(More)
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