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Pleckstrin homology (PH) domains may act as membrane localization modules through specific interactions with phosphoinositide phospholipids. These interactions could represent responses to second messengers, with scope for regulation by soluble inositol polyphosphates. A biosensor-based assay was used here to probe interactions between PH domains and(More)
Adhesive and locomotive properties of cells have key roles in normal physiology and disease. Cell motility and adhesion require the assembly and organization of actin microfilaments into stress fibers, lamellipodia and filopodia, and the formation of these structures is mediated by signalling through Rho; GTPases. Here we identify c-Cbl (a multi-adaptor(More)
We have purified a 100-kD rat brain protein that has microtubule cross-linking activity in vitro, and have determined that it is dynamin, a putative microtubule-associated motility protein. We find that dynamin appears to be specific to neuronal tissue where it is present in both soluble and particulate tissue fractions. In the cytosol it is abundant,(More)
The induction of protein tyrosine kinase signaling pathways is a principal mechanism for promoting cellular activation. Biochemical and genetic analyses have implicated the multi-adaptor proto-oncogene protein Cbl as a key negative regulator of activated protein tyrosine kinases. By inhibiting the function of Cbl as a multi-domain adaptor protein, through(More)
Although cadherins appear to be necessary for proper cell-cell contacts, the physiological role of VE-cadherin (vascular endothelium cadherin) in adult tissue has not been clearly determined. To shed some light on this question, we have disturbed the adhesive function of VE-cadherin in human endothelial cell culture using a polyclonal anti-VE-cadherin(More)
Fyn is a prototype Src-family tyrosine kinase that plays specific roles in neural development, keratinocyte differentiation, and lymphocyte activation, as well as roles redundant with other Src-family kinases. Similar to other Src-family kinases, efficient regulation of Fyn is achieved through intramolecular binding of its SH3 and SH2 domains to conserved(More)
Because proliferation of eukaryotic cells requires cell cycle-regulated chromatid separation by the mitotic spindle, it is subject to regulation by mitotic checkpoints. To determine the mechanism of the antiproliferative activity of the flavoprotein-specific inhibitor diphenyleneiodonium (DPI), I have examined its effect on the cell cycle and mitosis.(More)
Dynamin, a 100 kDa GTPase, is critical for endocytosis, synaptic transmission and neurogenesis. Endocytosis accompanies receptor processing and plays an essential role in attenuating receptor tyrosine kinase signal transduction. Dynamin has been demonstrated to be involved in the endocytic processing at the cell surface and may play a general role in(More)
The temperature-sensitive mutations of the shibire (shi) gene in Drosophila cause endocytic arrest, resulting in neurotransmission block and paralysis at high temperatures. However, underlying mechanism for the defects is not yet known. We examined the subcellular distribution of dynamin, a product of the shi gene, by immunoblotting and immunocytochemical(More)
Dynamin, a 100 kD GTPase, is necessary for the normal development and function of mammalian neural tissue. In neurons, it is necessary for the biogenesis of synaptic vesicles, and in other cell types dynamin has a general and important role in clathrin mediated receptor endocytosis. Different isoforms function as molecular scissors either during the(More)