Stacey C Masters

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The 14-3-3 proteins are a family of conserved regulatory molecules expressed in all eukaryotic cells. A striking feature of the 14-3-3 proteins is their ability to bind a multitude of functionally diverse signaling proteins, including kinases, phosphatases, and transmembrane receptors. This plethora of interacting proteins allows 14-3-3 to play important(More)
14-3-3 proteins bind a variety of molecules involved in signal transduction, cell cycle regulation and apoptosis. 14-3-3 binds ligands such as Raf-1 kinase and Bad by recognizing the phosphorylated consensus motif, RSXpSXP, but must bind unphosphorylated ligands, such as glycoprotein Ib and Pseudomonas aeruginosa exoenzyme S, via a different motif. Here we(More)
The 14-3-3 proteins are a family of highly conserved eukaryotic regulatory molecules that play important roles in many biological processes including cell cycle control and regulation of cell death. They are able to carry out these effects through binding and modulating the activity of a host of signaling proteins. The ability of 14-3-3 to inhibit Bad and(More)
Through interaction with a multitude of target proteins, 14-3-3 proteins participate in the regulation of diverse cellular processes including apoptosis. These 14-3-3-interacting proteins include a proapoptotic Bcl-2 homolog, Bad (Bcl-2/Bcl-XL-associated death promoter). To understand how 14-3-3 interacts with Bad and modulates its function, we have(More)
The 14-3-3 proteins are a family of phosphoserine/phosphothreonine-binding molecules that control the function of a wide array of cellular proteins. We suggest that one function of 14-3-3 is to support cell survival. 14-3-3 proteins promote survival in part by antagonizing the activity of associated proapoptotic proteins, including Bad and apoptosis(More)
14-3-3 proteins are a family of multifunctional phosphoserine binding molecules that can serve as effectors of survival signaling. Understanding the molecular basis for the prosurvival effect of 14-3-3 may lead to the development of agents useful in the treatment of disorders involving dysregulated apoptosis. One target of 14-3-3 is the proapoptotic Bcl-2(More)
BAD is a proapoptotic member of the BCL-2 family of proteins, which play a major role in regulating apoptosis in cytokine-dependent hematopoietic cells. The function of BAD is regulated by reversible phosphorylation. Deprivation of survival factors induces BAD dephosphorylation, resulting in apoptosis. Serine-threonine phosphatase activity dephosphorylated(More)
The 14-3-3 proteins are a family of conserved, dimeric proteins that interact with a diverse set of ligands, including molecules involved in cell cycle regulation and apoptosis. It is well-established that 14-3-3 binds to many ligands through phosphoserine motifs. Here we characterize the interaction of 14-3-3 with a nonphosphorylated protein ligand, the(More)
The proteins commonly referred to as 14-3-3s have recently come to prominence in the study of protein:protein interactions, having been shown to act as allosteric or steric regulators and possibly scaffolds. The binding of 14-3-3 proteins to the regulatory phosphorylation site of nitrate reductase (NR) was studied in real-time by surface plasmon resonance,(More)
OBJECTIVE The effects of a treatment program targeting debilitating grief symptoms were tested in a pilot study. METHOD Twenty-one individuals experiencing traumatic grief were recruited for participation, and 13 completed the full 4-month protocol. The treatment protocol used imaginal re-living of the death, in vivo exposure to avoided activities and(More)