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RPK118 is a sphingosine kinase-1-binding protein that has been implicated in sphingosine 1 phosphate-mediated signaling. It contains a PX (phox homology) domain and two pseudo-kinase domains, and co-localizes with sphingosine kinase-1 on early endosomes. In this study we identified a novel RPK118-binding protein, PRDX3 (peroxiredoxin-3), by yeast two-hybrid(More)
T cell activation depends on appropriate and precise regulation of gene expression. Here we find that rapidly translocated RNA-binding protein HuR, forms messenger ribonucleoprotein (mRNP) complexes with transiently expressed mRNAs encoding early-response transcription factors, including c-Fos, c-Jun, and Egr-1. Knockdown and overexpression assays(More)
Several protein kinases have been shown to be involved in spermatogenesis. Recently, a novel subfamily of serine/threonine kinases has been isolated whose expression is limited to testis. Here, we report the fifth family member, named TSSK5, which encodes a 328 amino acid protein. RT-PCR analysis showed that TSSK5 is exclusively expressed in human testis.(More)
Phosphorylation on serine/threonine or tyrosine residues of target proteins is an essential and significant regulatory mechanism in signal transduction during many cellular and life processes, including spermatogenesis, oogenesis and fertilization. In the present work, we reported the isolation and characterization of mouse testis-specific serine/threonine(More)
The peptidyl-prolyl isomerase Pin1 is prevalently overexpressed in human cancers and is regarded as a new diagnostic and therapeutic target. Pin1 interacts with several proteins involved in cell cycle events in a phosphorylation-dependent manner. Among them, NIMA (never in mitosis, gene A) was first identified to interact with Pin1. In this report, we found(More)
Lysophosphatidic acid (LPA) is a naturally occurring component of phospholipid and plays a critical role in the regulation of many physiological and pathophysiological processes including cell growth, survival, and pro-angiogenesis. LPA is converted to phosphatidic acid by the action of lysophosphatidic acid acyltransferase (LPAAT). Five members of the(More)
Cyclophilin J (CYPJ) is a new member of the peptidyl-prolyl cis/trans-isomerase (PPIase) identified with upregulated expression in human glioma. However, the biological function of CYPJ remained unclear. We aimed to study the role of CYPJ in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) carcinogenesis and its therapeutic potential. We determined the expression of CYPJ in(More)
Tssk4 belongs to the Testis Specific Serine/threonine protein Kinase (TSSK) family, members of which play an important role in spermatogenesis and/or spermiogenesis. Several Tssk family proteins have extensively been studied. However, the exact function of Tssk4 remains unclear. A Tssk4 knockout mouse model was generated and the males were subfertile due to(More)
The testis specific serine/threonine protein kinase family (Tssk) members play important roles in spermatogenesis and/or spermiogenesis. Similar to other Tssk family members, Tssk4 protein shows exclusive expression in testis, but its biochemical and biological functions are still largely unknown. In present work, we generate a polyclonal antibody which(More)
Centrosome linker tethers interphase centrosomes together allowing them to function as a single microtubule organization center. The centrosome linker is disrupted at the onset of mitosis to ensure timely centrosome disjunction and bipolar spindle formation and is reassembled at the end of mitosis. While the mechanism controlling centrosome linker(More)