Timothy J Lansing

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Several G protein-coupled receptors that interact with pertussis toxin-sensitive heterotrimeric G proteins mediate Ras-dependent activation of mitogen-activated protein (MAP) kinases. The mechanism involves Gbetagamma subunit-mediated increases in tyrosine phosphorylation of the Shc adapter protein, Shc*Grb2 complex formation, and recruitment of Ras guanine(More)
Polo-like kinase 1 (PLK1) plays key roles in the regulation of mitotic progression, including mitotic entry, spindle formation, chromosome segregation, and cytokinesis. PLK1 expression and activity are strongly linked to proliferating cells. Many studies have shown that PLK1 expression is elevated in a variety of tumors, and high expression often correlates(More)
Akt kinases 1, 2, and 3 are important regulators of cell survival and have been shown to be constitutively active in a variety of human tumors. GSK690693 is a novel ATP-competitive, low-nanomolar pan-Akt kinase inhibitor. It is selective for the Akt isoforms versus the majority of kinases in other families; however, it does inhibit additional members of the(More)
The phosphotyrosine residues of receptor tyrosine kinases serve as unique binding sites for proteins involved in intracellular signaling, which contain SRC homology 2 (SH2) domains. Since overexpression or activation of the pp60c-src kinase has been reported in a number of human tumors, including primary human breast carcinomas, we examined the interactions(More)
Overexpression of AKT has an antiapoptotic effect in many cell types, and expression of dominant negative AKT blocks the ability of a variety of growth factors to promote survival. Therefore, inhibitors of AKT kinase activity might be useful as monotherapy for the treatment of tumors with activated AKT. Herein, we describe our lead optimization studies(More)
Mutations of the p53 tumor suppressor gene are rarely found in neuroblastoma. Though typically a nuclear protein, a number of tumor cell types have recently been reported to exhibit cytoplasmic p53 immunostaining, and it has been suggested that altered cellular localization is another mechanism of inhibiting p53 function. We examined p53 protein expression,(More)
GADD45 (growth arrest and DNA damage) is a DNA-damage-inducible gene regulated in part by the tumor suppressor p53. A role in negative growth control has recently been suggested based on significant (more than 75%) reduction of colony formation following over expression of Gadd45. To better understand the role of Gadd45, we have developed specific rabbit(More)
c-sea is the cellular homologue of the avian erythroblastosis virus S13-encoded oncogene v-sea. We have isolated and determined the nucleotide sequence of overlapping chicken cDNAs that encode the putative c-sea protooncogene product. The predicted reading frame encoded a 1404-aa polypeptide that had the structure of a receptor-like protein-tyrosine kinase(More)
The misaligned undulating membrane (mum) mutant of Tetrahymena thermophila is a non-conditional, single gene recessive mutation. The major effect of the mum mutation is the production of multiple undulating membrane (UM) fragments in the oral apparatus (OA). The ultrastructure of the UM fragments of mum OAs is identical to that of the single UM of wild-type(More)