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BACKGROUND Ezrin, a member of the ezrin-radixin-moesin family, is involved in the metastatic spread of osteosarcoma. Ezrin binds phosphatydil inositol-4,5-bisphosphate (PIP2), a crucial molecule of the phosphoinositide signal transduction pathway. PIP2 levels are regulated by phosphoinositide-specific phospholipase C (PI-PLC) enzymes. PI-PLCε isoform, a(More)
AIMS The signalling system of phosphoinositides (PIs) is involved in a number of cell and tissue functions including membrane trafficking, ion channel activity, cell cycle, apoptosis, differentiation and cell and tissue polarity. Recently, a role in cell migration was hypothesised for PI and related molecules including the phosphoinositide-specific(More)
The signaling system of phosphoinositides (PI) is involved in a variety of cell and tissue functions, including membrane trafficking, ion channel activity, cell cycle, apoptosis, differentiation, and cell and tissue polarity. Recently, PI and related molecules, such as the phosphoinositide-specific phospholipases C (PI-PLCs), main players in PI signaling(More)
Signal transduction from plasma membrane to cell nucleus is a complex process depending on various components including lipid signaling molecules, in particular phosphoinositides and their related enzymes, which act at cell periphery and/or plasma membrane as well as at nuclear level. As far as the nervous system may concern the inositol lipid cycle has(More)
Signal transduction pathways, involved in cell cycle and activities, depend on various components including lipid signalling molecules, such as phosphoinositides and related enzymes. Many evidences support the hypothesis that inositol lipid cycle is involved in astrocytes activation during neurodegeneration. Previous studies investigated the pattern of(More)
Phosphoinositide specific phospholipase C (PI-PLC) enzymes interfere with the metabolism of inositol phospholipids (PI), molecules involved in signal transduction, a complex process depending on various components. Many evidences support the hypothesis that, in the glia, isoforms of PI-PLC family display different expression and/or sub cellular distribution(More)
OBJECTIVE To delineate the panel of expression of phosphoinositide-specific phospholipase C (PI-PLC) signaling enzymes in normal endometrium and in endometriosis. DESIGN Clinical/experimental study. SETTING University. PATIENT(S) Healthy donor woman and endometriosis-affected woman. INTERVENTION(S) Normal endometrium and endometriosis surgical(More)
Fibroblasts are involved in a number of functions regulated by different signal transduction pathways, including the phosphoinositide (PI) signaling system and related converting enzymes, such as phosphoinositide-specific phospholipase C (PI-PLC). The PI-PLC family comprises crucial effector enzymes in the PI signal transduction pathway. Once activated,(More)
For a complex organism, short range signalling is not sufficient to coordinate the behaviour of all cells composing itself. The response to stimuli is the reprogramming of cell activity (resulting in differentiation, proliferation, stand by or apoptosis depending on the set of signals). Cells own elaborate and complex systems of proteins that enable them to(More)
In the present work, we have analyzed the expression and subcellular localization of all the members of inositide-specific phospholipase C (PLCbeta) family in muscle differentiation, given that nuclear PLCbeta1 has been shown to be related to the differentiative process. Cell cultures of C2C12 myoblasts were induced to differentiate towards the phenotype of(More)