Veli Pekka Lehto

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Signaling via growth factor receptors frequently results in the concomitant activation of phospholipase C gamma (PLC gamma) and phosphatidylinositol (PI) 3-kinase. While it is well established that tyrosine phosphorylation of PLC gamma is necessary for its activation, we show here that PLC gamma is regulated additionally by the lipid products of PI(More)
The GGAs are a multidomain protein family implicated in protein trafficking between the Golgi and endosomes. Here, the VHS domain of GGA2 was shown to bind to the acidic cluster-dileucine motif in the cytoplasmic tail of the cation-independent mannose 6-phosphate receptor (CI-MPR). Receptors with mutations in this motif were defective in lysosomal enzyme(More)
The molecular basis of the selectivity and the details of the vesicle formation in endocytic and secretory pathways are still poorly known and most probably involve as yet unidentified components. Here we describe the cloning, expression, and tissue and cell distribution of a novel protein of 67 kDa (called Vear) that bears homology to several(More)
Two novel monoclonal antibodies were raised and used to study the expression of laminin (Ln) alpha1-chain in developing and adult human tissues. In both fetal and adult kidney, a distinct immunoreactivity was seen in basement membranes (BM) of most proximal tubules but not in the distal tubular or glomerular BM or in the basal laminae of blood vessels.(More)
The expression of cytokeratin and vimentin type intermediate filaments were studied in fetal, postnatal, and adult rat testes. Immunocytochemical observations were correlated with the light and electron microscopic analysis of the developing organs. The Sertoli cell precursors in 15-day-old fetal testes contained both cytokeratin and vimentin. A gradual(More)
Immunofluorescence and immunoblotting techniques were used to study the presence and distribution of vimentin and keratin type intermediate filaments, actin, and vinculin (130 kD protein) during retinoic acid (RA)-induced differentiation of F9 embryonal carcinoma (EC) cells. The undifferentiated F9 cells regularly expressed vimentin, usually concentrated(More)
Expression of cytokeratins and vimentin in developing and adult human kidney was studied by the indirect immunofluorescence technique using monoclonal and conventional antiintermediate filament antibodies. The undifferentiated cells of the metanephric mesenchyme expressed vimentin but not cytokeratins, whereas only cytokeratins could be visualized in the(More)
This study was undertaken to determine the extent of apoptosis in lung carcinoma and to evaluate it as a prognostic marker. A series of 75 lung carcinomas (47 squamous cell carcinomas, 24 adenocarcinomas, 3 small cell carcinomas, and 1 large cell carcinoma) was analyzed for the extent of apoptosis by using the 3' end-labeling method of DNA in tissue(More)
Src-homology 3 (SH3) domain is a 60-70-amino acid motif present in a large variety of signal transduction and cytoskeletal proteins. We used reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction with degenerate and specific primers and chicken brain mRNA to clone a cDNA that codes for a novel SH3 domain-containing protein. The sequence predicts a 448-amino acid(More)