A Rac1/phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase/Akt3 anti-apoptotic pathway, triggered by AlsinLF, the product of the ALS2 gene, antagonizes Cu/Zn-superoxide dismutase (SOD1) mutant-induced motoneuronal cell death.

@article{Kanekura2005AR3,
  title={A Rac1/phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase/Akt3 anti-apoptotic pathway, triggered by AlsinLF, the product of the ALS2 gene, antagonizes Cu/Zn-superoxide dismutase (SOD1) mutant-induced motoneuronal cell death.},
  author={Kohsuke Kanekura and Yuichi Hashimoto and Yoshiko Kita and Jumpei Sasabe and Sadakazu Aiso and Ikuo Nishimoto and Masaaki Matsuoka},
  journal={The Journal of biological chemistry},
  year={2005},
  volume={280 6},
  pages={
          4532-43
        }
}
AlsinLF, the product of the ALS2 gene, inhibits Cu/Zn-superoxide dismutase (SOD1) mutant-induced neurotoxicity via its Rho guanine nucleotide-exchanging factor domain. We here identified Rac1, a Rho family small GTPase, as a target for the Rho guanine nucleotide-exchanging factor activity of alsinLF. Rac1 associates with alsinLF. The amount of the GTP form of Rac1 is up-regulated by enforced overexpression of alsinLF. We further found not only that constitutively active Rac1 suppresses… CONTINUE READING
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