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Signaling by receptor protein kinases (RPKs) involves their dimerization and transphosphorylation. However, atypical RPKs with kinase-defective domains have been described recently. Some of them are essential for proper signaling in animal systems, although the precise mechanism involved is unknown in most cases. Here we describe the cloning and(More)
PKL12 (STK16) is a ubiquitously expressed Ser/Thr kinase, not structurally related to the well known subfamilies, with a putative role in cell adhesion control. Yeast two-hybrid protein interaction screening was used to search for proteins that associate with PKL12 and to delineate signaling pathways and/or regulatory circuits in which this kinase(More)
Although double-stranded (ds) RNA viruses are a rather diverse group, they share general architectural principles and numerous functional features. All dsRNA viruses, from the mammalian reoviruses to the bacteriophage phi6, including fungal viruses, share a specialized capsid involved in transcription and replication of the dsRNA genome, and release of the(More)
To function adequately, many if not all proteins involved in macromolecular assemblies show conformational polymorphism as an intrinsic feature. This general strategy has been described for many essential cellular processes. Here we describe this structural polymorphism in a viral protein, the coat protein of Rabbit hemorrhagic disease virus (RHDV), which(More)
This study describes three novel homozygous missense mutations (S75R, S201Y, and D204N) in the 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-CoA (HMG-CoA) lyase gene, which caused 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaric aciduria in patients from Germany, England, and Argentina. Expression studies in Escherichia coli show that S75R and S201Y substitutions completely abolished the HMG-CoA(More)
The expression “crowdsourced computer networks” refers to a network infrastructure built by citizens and organisations who pool their resources and coordinate their efforts to make these networks happen. “Community networks” are a subset of crowdsourced networks that are structured to be open, free, and neutral. In these communities the infrastructure is(More)
Glucocorticoids inhibit proliferation of many cell types, but the relationship between the glucocorticoid receptor (GR) and the proteins regulating cell cycle progression is not fully understood. We previously found that during fibrosarcoma (FS) progression, GR displays only modest transcriptional activity in the preneoplastic stages, whereas it is highly(More)
A new class of p38α inhibitors based on a biaryl-triazolopyridine scaffold was investigated. X-ray crystallographic data of the initial lead compound cocrystallised with p38α was crucial in order to uncover a unique binding mode of the inhibitor to the hinge region via a pair of water molecules. Synthesis and SAR was directed towards the improvement of(More)
A novel series of aminopyridine N-oxides were designed, synthesized, and tested for their ability to inhibit p38alpha MAP kinase. Some of these compounds showed a significant reduction in the LPS-induced TNFalpha production in human whole blood. Structure-activity relationship studies revealed that N-oxide oxygen was essential for activity and was probably(More)
Expression of pathogenesis-related (PR) genes is part of the plant's natural defense response against pathogen attack. To study the in vivo role and function of the maize PRms protein, tobacco plants were transformed with the PRms cDNA under the control of the CaMV35S promoter. Transgenic tobacco plants grow faster and yield more leaf and seed biomass. By(More)