Thomas M. Jovin

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Ligand-induced desensitization of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) is controlled by c-Cbl, a ubiquitin ligase that binds multiple signaling proteins, including the Grb2 adaptor. Consistent with a negative role for c-Cbl, here we report that defective Tyr1045 of EGFR, an inducible c-Cbl docking site, enhances the mitogenic response to EGF.(More)
The temporal course of replication monitored by 2- or 5-min pulses of bromodeoxyuridine (BrdUrd) incorporation in synchronized 3T3 cells was mapped by high-resolution light microscopy employing a charge-coupled device (CCD) camera and a confocal laser scanning microscope (CLSM). The cells were labeled simultaneously with monoclonal antibodies directed(More)
The nerve growth factor (NGF) family of neurotrophins binds two classes of cell-surface receptors, trk receptor tyrosine kinases and the shared p75 receptor. Rapid internalization and retrograde trafficking of neurotrophin-trk complexes have been demonstrated in a number of systems and are thought to transmit trophic signals from terminals to neuronal cell(More)
Förster (or Fluorescence) Resonance Energy Transfer (FRET) is unique in generating fluorescence signals sensitive to molecular conformation, association, and separation in the 1-10 nm range. We introduce a revised photophysical framework for the phenomenon and provide a systematic catalog of FRET techniques adapted to imaging systems, including new(More)
Overexpression of erbB2 in breast tumors is associated with poor prognosis and is a target of receptor-oriented cancer therapy. Trastuzumab (Herceptin), a monoclonal antibody against a membrane-proximal epitope in the extracellular region of erbB2, shows a therapeutic effect against a fraction of erbB2-amplified breast tumors. Unfortunately, resistance to(More)
The resolution of optical microscopy is limited by the numerical aperture and the wavelength of light. Many strategies for improving resolution such as 4Pi and I5M have focused on an increase of the numerical aperture. Other approaches have based resolution improvement in fluorescence microscopy on the establishment of a nonlinear relationship between local(More)
The aggregation of alpha-synuclein (AS) is characteristic of Parkinson's disease and other neurodegenerative synucleinopathies. We demonstrate here that Cu(II) ions are effective in accelerating AS aggregation at physiologically relevant concentrations without altering the resultant fibrillar structures. By using numerous spectroscopic techniques(More)
In microscopy, single fluorescence point sources can be localized with a precision several times greater than the resolution limit of the microscope. We show that the intermittent fluorescence or 'blinking' of quantum dots can analyzed by an Independent Component Analysis so as to identify the light emitted by each individual nanoparticle, localize it(More)
The subcellular localization and corresponding quaternary state of fluorescent labelled cholera toxin were determined at different time points after exposure to living cells by a novel form of fluorescence confocal microscopy. The compartmentalization and locus of separation of the pentameric B subunits (CTB) from the A subunit (CTA) of the toxin were(More)
BACKGROUND The analysis of the subcellular distribution of proteins is essential for the understanding of processes such as signal transduction. In most cases, the parallel analysis of multiple components requires fixation and immunofluorescence labeling. Therefore, one has to ascertain that the fixation procedure preserves the in vivo protein distribution.(More)