Rebecca Leadem Daugherty

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Nesprins and emerin are structural nuclear envelope proteins that tether nuclei to the cytoskeleton. In this work, we identified the cytoskeleton-associated α-N/E-catenins as novel nesprin-2-binding partners. The association involves the C termini of nesprin-2 giant and α-N/E-catenins. α-E/T/N-catenins are known primarily for their roles in(More)
Beta-catenin plays a critical structural role in cadherin-based adhesions and is also an essential co-activator of Wnt-mediated gene expression. The degree to which beta-catenin participates in these two functions is dictated by the availability of beta-catenin binding partners, and an emerging theme is that these binding interactions are regulated by(More)
α-Catenin (α-cat) is an actin-binding protein required for cell-cell cohesion. Although this adhesive function for α-cat is well appreciated, cells contain a substantial amount of nonjunctional α-cat that may be used for other functions. We show that α-cat is a nuclear protein that can interact with β-catenin (β-cat) and T-cell factor (TCF) and that the(More)
The low affinity neurotrophin receptor p75(NTR) is a multifunctional receptor with important roles in neurotrophin signaling, axon outgrowth, and oligodendroglia and neuron survival. It is transcriptionally regulated with spatial and temporal precision during nervous system development, injury and regeneration. Very little is known about how p75(NTR)(More)
Suramin is being evaluated for the treatment of metastatic prostate cancer based on its inhibition of growth factor action. In addition, suramin may inhibit the endocrine control of androgen production, which was explored herein. Adult Sprague-Dawley rats were injected (i.p.) daily with varying doses of suramin. At a cumulative dose of 200 mg., suramin(More)
The cadherin-catenin adhesion complex is a key contributor to epithelial tissue stability and dynamic cell movements during development and tissue renewal. How this complex is regulated to accomplish these functions is not fully understood. We identified several phosphorylation sites in mammalian αE-catenin (also known as catenin α-1) and Drosophila(More)
Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) is a glycoprotein derived from prostatic ductal and acinar epithelial cells. The main clinical use of PSA is as a marker of prostate tumor progression/recurrence. We present a case of a sixty-nine-year-old patient with recurrent endometrioid carcinoma of the prostate (status post-radical prostatectomy, hormonal therapy, and(More)
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