Tsung H. Lin

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Integrins can function as signal-transducing receptors capable of modulating cell growth and gene expression (Juliano, R. L., and Haskill, S. (1993) J. Cell Biol. 120, 577-585; Hynes, R. O. (1992) Cell 69, 11-25). An early event in integrin signaling in fibroblasts and other cells involves activation of pp125FAK, a cytoplasmic tyrosine kinase (Hanks, S. K.,(More)
Integrin-mediated cell adhesion causes activation of MAP kinases and increased tyrosine phosphorylation of focal adhesion kinase (FAK). Autophosphorylation of FAK leads to the binding of SH2-domain proteins including Src-family kinases and the Grb2-Sos complex. Since Grb2-Sos is a key regulator of the Ras signal transduction pathway, one plausible(More)
The integrins are a family of cell surface receptors that mediate adhesive interactions with the extracellular matrix and also generate signals that influence cell growth and differentiation. Ligation and clustering of integrins causes activation and autophosphorylation of focal adhesion kinase (FAK), a cytoplasmic tyrosine kinase, and results in the(More)
Cell anchorage strongly affects the signal transduction cascade initiated by peptide mitogens. For both epidermal growth factor and platelet-derived growth factor, activation of the consensus mitogen-activated protein kinase cascade is impaired when cells are held in suspension as compared with cells anchored to a fibronectin substratum. Upstream events in(More)
Activation of cytoplasmic tyrosine kinases is an important aspect of signal transduction mediated by integrins. In the human monocytic cell line THP-1, either integrin-dependent cell adhesion to fibronectin or ligation of beta 1 integrins with antibodies causes a rapid and intense tyrosine phosphorylation of two sets of proteins of about 65-75 and 120-125(More)
Integrin-mediated cell adhesion, or cross-linking of integrins using antibodies, often results in the enhanced tyrosine phosphorylation of certain intracellular proteins, suggesting that integrins may play a role in signal transduction processes. In fibroblasts, platelets, and carcinoma cells, a novel tyrosine kinase termed pp125FAK has been implicated in(More)
We compared premortem neuroimaging findings with neuropathologic evidence of temporal lobe atrophy in 20 patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) confirmed by autopsy. There were significant correlations between temporal horn enlargement observed by neuroimaging and hippocampal atrophy at autopsy, and between the overall cerebral atrophy severity on(More)