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An investigation of aminoglutethimide cytotoxicity and its role in activation of cell death signaling pathwaysDownload
Aminoglutethimide (AG), a drug used for the treatment of breast and ovarian cancers, is known to cause toxicities such as agranulocytosis. To investigate its toxicity mechanisms, we have used quantitative proteomic analysis to gain insight into the proteome of Human Leukemia 60 (HL-60) treated...
Modulator of apoptosis 1 (MOAP-1) is a BH3-like protein that plays a key role in death receptor-dependent apoptosis and cooperates with the tumor suppressor protein Ras association domain family 1A (RASSF1A) to promote Bax activation during cell death. Although loss of RASSF1A expression is...
Characterization of the response of melanoma cell lines to inhibition of anti-apoptotic Bcl-2 proteinsDownload
Malignant melanoma is resistant to almost all conventional forms of chemotherapy. Recent evidence suggests that anti-apoptotic proteins of the Bcl-2 family are overexpressed in melanoma and may contribute to melanoma’s striking resistance to apoptosis. ABT-737, a small-molecule inhibitor of...
From the basic understanding of N-myristoylation during apoptosis to a potential personalized medical treatment of B cell lymphomasDownload
Myristoylation is a type of fatty acylation that involves the irreversible attachment of myristate (C14) to an amino-terminal glycine of a protein via an amide bond by N-myristoyltransferase (NMT). The two human N-myristoyltransferases (NMT1 and NMT2) typically play a pro-survival role in cells...
Approximately 70% of patients infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV) develop chronic infection, which has been reported to be due to impaired specific T cell responses. Myeloid dendritic cells (mDCs) are potent antigen-presenting cells that regulate T cell responses, however their role during...
Insights into the role of CTP:phosphocholine cytidylyltransferase-alpha in hepatic lipid metabolism and cellular integrityDownload
Lower levels of hepatic phosphatidylcholine (PC) are suggested to play a role in the pathogenesis of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). Mice lacking hepatic CTP:phosphocholine cytidylyltransferase-α (LCTα-/-), the regulatory enzyme in the CDP-choline pathway for PC biosynthesis, were fed a...
Contributions of Bim and Nur77 to multiple mechanisms of T cell tolerance following high affinity antigen encounterDownload
Prevention of autoimmune disease requires the elimination or inactivation of T cells that are highly reactive to self-peptides. During T cell development in the thymus, self-reactive thymocytes undergo negative selection upon receiving a high affinity T cell receptor (TCR) signal following...
Toxicity of untreated and ozone-treated oil sands process-affected water (OSPW) to early life stages of the fathead minnow (pimephales promelas)
Deregulated TNF signaling with elevated or decreased levels of TNF-induced apoptosis causes numerous inflammatory and cancerous diseases. Thus, there is a clear need to identify cellular proteins that regulate cell fate in the presence of TNF. RNA interference technology provides an excellent...
The activation of caspases is an important step not only in apoptosis induction, but in cellular processes such as proliferation, differentiation, and the immune response. Here, we show that the AP-1 family transcription factor JunB is cleaved and dephosphorylated in a caspase-dependent manner in...