Tommaso Russo

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Fe65 is a protein mainly expressed in several districts of the mammalian nervous system. The search of protein sequence data banks revealed that Fe65 contains two phosphotyrosine interaction (PID) or phosphotyrosine binding (PTB) domains, previously identified in the Shc adaptor molecule. The two putative PID/PTB domains of Fe65 were used to construct(More)
Cells respond to the shift of intracellular environment toward pro-oxidant conditions by activating the transcription of numerous "antioxidant" genes. This response is based on the activation of the Nrf2 transcription factor, which transactivates the genes containing in their promoters the antioxidant response cis-elements (AREs). If the oxidative stress(More)
The neural protein Fe65 possesses three putative protein-protein interaction domains: one WW domain and two phosphotyrosine interaction/phosphotyrosine binding domains (PID1 and PID2); the most C-terminal of these domains (PID2) interacts in vivo with the Alzheimer's beta-amyloid precursor protein, whereas the WW domain binds to Mena, the mammalian homolog(More)
The neural protein FE65 contains two types of protein-protein interaction modules: one WW binding domain and two phosphotyrosine binding domains. The carboxyl-terminal phosphotyrosine binding domain of FE65 interacts in vivo with the beta-amyloid precursor protein, which is implicated in Alzheimer disease. To understand the function of this adapter protein,(More)
Incubating human cells in diethylmaleate (DEM) depletes the intracellular pool of reduced glutathione (GSH) and increases the concentration of oxidative free radicals. We found that DEM-induced oxidative stress reduced the ability of p53 to bind its consensus recognition sequence and to activate transcription of a p53-specific reporter gene. Nevertheless,(More)
The antiapoptotic role of Bcl-2 can be regulated by its phosphorylation in serine and threonine residues located in a nonstructured loop that links BH3 and BH4 domains. p38 MAPK has been identified as one of the kinases able to mediate such phosphorylation, through direct interaction with Bcl-2 protein in the mitochondrial compartment. In this study, we(More)
A distinctive tract of all the forms of Alzheimer's disease is the extracellular deposition of a 40-42/43 amino acid-long peptide derived from the so-called beta-amyloid precursor protein (APP). This is a membrane protein of unknown function, whose short cytosolic domain has been recently demonstrated to interact with several proteins. One of these(More)
Fe65 protein interacts with the cytosolic domain of the amyloid precursor APP. Its possible involvement in gene regulation is suggested by numerous observations, including those demonstrating that it activates transcription. Here, we show that the Fe65 transcription activation domain overlaps with the WW domain of Fe65 and binds to the nucleosome assembly(More)
The two tandem phosphotyrosine interaction/phosphotyrosine binding (PID/PTB) domains of the Fe65 protein interact with the intracellular region of the Alzheimer's beta-amyloid precursor protein (APP). This interaction, previously demonstrated in vitro and in the yeast two hybrid system, also takes place in vivo in mammalian cells, as demonstrated here by(More)
Fe65 interacts with the cytosolic domain of the Alzheimer amyloid precursor protein (APP). The functions of the Fe65 are still unknown. To address this point we generated Fe65 knockout (KO) mice. These mice do not show any obvious phenotype; however, when fibroblasts (mouse embryonic fibroblasts), isolated from Fe65 KO embryos, were exposed to low doses of(More)