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Calpain-mediated proteolysis regulates cytoskeletal dynamics and is altered during aging and the progression of numerous diseases or pathological conditions. Although several cytoskeletal proteins have been identified as substrates, how localized calpain activity is regulated and the mechanisms controlling substrate recognition are not clear. In this study,(More)
The active association-dissociation of dynamic protein-protein interactions is critical for the ability of the actin cytoskeleton to remodel. To determine the influence of phosphoinositide binding on the dynamic interaction of alpha-actinin with actin filaments and integrin adhesion receptors, fluorescence recovery after photobleaching (FRAP) microscopy was(More)
BACKGROUND Cysteine-rich protein 1 (CRP1) is a LIM domain containing protein localized to the nucleus and the actin cytoskeleton. CRP1 has been demonstrated to bind the actin-bundling protein alpha-actinin and proposed to modulate the actin cytoskeleton; however, specific regulatory mechanisms have not been identified. RESULTS CRP1 expression increased(More)
alpha-Actinin is an abundant actin-bundling and adhesion protein that directly links actin filaments to integrin receptors. Previously, in platelet-derived growth factor-treated fibroblasts, we demonstrated that phosphoinositides bind to alpha-actinin, regulating its localization (Greenwood, J. A., Theibert, A. B., Prestwich, G. D., and Murphy-Ullrich, J.(More)
Cellular glutathione is released during apoptosis and may play a role in the regulation of the mitochondrial permeability transition pore. The question of whether only cytosolic glutathione is important in apoptosis, or whether mitochondrial glutathione also plays a role, was investigated using gamma-glutamyltranspeptidase-deficient knockout mice.(More)
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