The Interferon-γ–induced Murine Guanylate-Binding Protein-2 Inhibits Rac Activation during Cell Spreading on Fibronectin and after Platelet-derived Growth Factor Treatment: Role for Phosphatidylinositol 3-Kinase

@inproceedings{MessmerBlust2010TheIM,
  title={The Interferon-γ–induced Murine Guanylate-Binding Protein-2 Inhibits Rac Activation during Cell Spreading on Fibronectin and after Platelet-derived Growth Factor Treatment: Role for Phosphatidylinositol 3-Kinase},
  author={Angela F. Messmer-Blust and Sujata Balasubramanian and Victoria Y. Gorbacheva and Jonathan A. Jeyaratnam and Deborah J. Vestal},
  booktitle={Molecular biology of the cell},
  year={2010}
}
Exposure of cells to certain cytokines can alter how these same cells respond to later cues from other agents, such as extracellular matrix or growth factors. Interferon (IFN)-gamma pre-exposure inhibits the spreading of fibroblasts on fibronectin. Expression of the IFN-gamma-induced GTPase murine guanylate-binding protein-2 (mGBP-2) can phenocopy this inhibition and small interfering RNA knockdown of mGBP-2 prevents IFN-gamma-mediated inhibition of cell spreading. Either IFN-gamma treatment or… CONTINUE READING