Siang-Yo Lin

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Vinculin is a conserved actin binding protein localized in focal adhesions and cell-cell junctions. Here, we report that vinculin is tyrosine phosphorylated in platelets spread on fibrinogen and that the phosphorylation is Src kinases dependent. The phosphorylation of vinculin on tyrosine was reconstituted in vanadate treated COS-7 cells coexpressing c-Src.(More)
The focal adhesion kinase (FAK) is a key regulator of cell migration. Phosphorylation at Tyr-397 activates FAK and creates a binding site for Src family kinases. FAK phosphorylates the cytoskeletal protein alpha-actinin at Tyr-12. Here we report that protein-tyrosine phosphatase 1B (PTP 1B) is an alpha-actinin phosphatase. PTP 1B-dependent dephosphorylation(More)
Bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) localize to solid tumors. Defining the signaling mechanisms that regulate this process is important in understanding the role of MSCs in tumor growth. Using a combination of chromatography and electrospray tandem mass spectrometry we have identified novel soluble signaling molecules that induce MSC(More)
Platelet activation triggers integrin alpha(IIb)beta(3)-dependent signals and the induction of tyrosine phosphorylation of the cytoskeletal protein alpha-actinin. We have previously reported that alpha-actinin is phosphorylated by the focal adhesion kinase (FAK). In this study, a phosphatase of 68 kDa that dephosphorylated alpha-actinin in vitro was(More)
Mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) are multipotent fibroblast-like cells located in the bone marrow that localize to areas of tissue damage including wounds and solid tumors. Within the tumor microenvironment, MSCs adopt the phenotype of carcinoma-associated fibroblasts (CAFs) and stimulate tumor growth. Production of the chemokine CXCL12, also known as(More)
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