Zhiqiu Man

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Arfaptins (arfaptin-1 and arfaptin-2/POR1) were originally identified as binding partners of the Arf small GTPases. Both proteins contain a BAR (Bin/Amphiphysin/Rvs) domain, which participates in membrane deformation. Here we show that arfaptins associate with trans-Golgi membranes. Unexpectedly, Arl1 (Arf-like 1), but not Arfs, determines the trans-Golgi(More)
Membrane-sculpting BAR (Bin/Amphiphysin/Rvs) domains form a crescent-shaped homodimer that can sense and induce membrane curvature through its positively charged concave face. We have recently shown that Arfaptin-2, which was originally identified as a binding partner for the Arf and Rac1 GTPases, binds to Arl1 through its BAR domain and is recruited onto(More)
The insulin receptor, as a consequence of ligand binding, undergoes autophosphorylation of critical tyrosyl residues within the cytoplasmic portion of its beta-subunit. The 85 kDa regulatory subunit of phosphatidylinositol (PI) 3-kinase (p85), an SH2 domain protein, has been implicated as a regulatory molecule in the insulin signal transduction pathway. For(More)
Mouse FBJ virus-induced osteosarcoma FBJ-S1 cells rich in GD1a are not readily metastatic, whereas FBJ-LL cells with low levels of GD1a are highly metastatic. GD1a was previously shown to suppress metastasis of mouse FBJ cells and to upregulate caveolin-1 and stromal interaction molecule 1 expression. The present study demonstrates that matrix(More)
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