A family of proteins that are involved in the translocation of signals from TGF-BETA RECEPTORS; BONE MORPHOGENETIC PROTEIN RECEPTORS; and other surface receptors to the CELL NUCLEUS. They were originally identified as a class of proteins that are related to the mothers against decapentaplegic protein, Drosophila and sma proteins from CAENORHABDITIS ELEGANS.
A receptor-regulated smad protein that undergoes PHOSPHORYLATION by ACTIVIN RECEPTORS, TYPE I. Activated Smad3 can bind directly to DNA, and it regulates TRANSFORMING GROWTH FACTOR BETA and ACTIVIN signaling.
A signal transducing adaptor protein and tumor suppressor protein. It forms a complex with activated RECEPTOR-REGULATED SMAD PROTEINS. The complex then translocates to the CELL NUCLEUS and regulates GENETIC TRANSCRIPTION of target GENES.
An inhibitory smad protein that associates with TRANSFORMING GROWTH FACTOR BETA RECEPTORS and BONE MORPHOGENETIC PROTEIN RECEPTORS. It negatively regulates SIGNAL TRANSDUCTION PATHWAYS by inhibiting PHOSPHORYLATION of RECEPTOR-REGULATED SMAD PROTEINS.
A receptor-regulated smad protein that undergoes PHOSPHORYLATION by BONE MORPHOGENETIC PROTEIN RECEPTORS. It regulates BONE MORPHOGENETIC PROTEIN signaling and plays an essential role in EMBRYONIC DEVELOPMENT.
A receptor-regulated smad protein that undergoes PHOSPHORYLATION by BONE MORPHOGENETIC PROTEIN RECEPTORS. It regulates BONE MORPHOGENETIC PROTEIN signaling and is essential for PHYSIOLOGICAL ANGIOGENESIS.
A receptor-regulated smad protein that undergoes PHOSPHORYLATION by ACTIVIN RECEPTORS, TYPE I. It regulates TRANSFORMING GROWTH FACTOR BETA and ACTIVIN signaling.
A receptor-regulated smad protein that undergoes PHOSPHORYLATION by BONE MORPHOGENETIC PROTEIN RECEPTORS and regulates BONE MORPHOGENETIC PROTEIN signaling.
A factor synthesized in a wide variety of tissues. It acts synergistically with TGF-alpha in inducing phenotypic transformation and can also act as a negative autocrine growth factor. TGF-beta has a potential role in embryonal development, cellular differentiation, hormone secretion, and immune function. TGF-beta is found mostly as homodimer forms of separate gene products TGF-beta1, TGF-beta2 or TGF-beta3. Heterodimers composed of TGF-beta1 and 2 (TGF-beta1.2) or of TGF-beta2 and 3 (TGF-beta2.3) have been isolated. The TGF-beta proteins are synthesized as precursor proteins.
A family of smad proteins that undergo PHOSPHORYLATION by CELL SURFACE RECEPTORS in response to TRANSFORMING GROWTH FACTOR BETA; ACTIVIN; or BONE MORPHOGENETIC PROTEIN signaling.
Diffusible gene products that act on homologous or heterologous molecules of viral or cellular DNA to regulate the expression of proteins.
Proteins which bind to DNA. The family includes proteins which bind to both double- and single-stranded DNA and also includes specific DNA binding proteins in serum which can be used as markers for malignant diseases.
Bone-growth regulatory factors that are members of the transforming growth factor-beta superfamily of proteins. They are synthesized as large precursor molecules which are cleaved by proteolytic enzymes. The active form can consist of a dimer of two identical proteins or a heterodimer of two related bone morphogenetic proteins.
Cell-surface proteins that bind transforming growth factor beta and trigger changes influencing the behavior of cells. Two types of transforming growth factor receptors have been recognized. They differ in affinity for different members of the transforming growth factor beta family and in cellular mechanisms of action.
The intracellular transfer of information (biological activation/inhibition) through a signal pathway. In each signal transduction system, an activation/inhibition signal from a biologically active molecule (hormone, neurotransmitter) is mediated via the coupling of a receptor/enzyme to a second messenger system or to an ion channel. Signal transduction plays an important role in activating cellular functions, cell differentiation, and cell proliferation. Examples of signal transduction systems are the GAMMA-AMINOBUTYRIC ACID-postsynaptic receptor-calcium ion channel system, the receptor-mediated T-cell activation pathway, and the receptor-mediated activation of phospholipases. Those coupled to membrane depolarization or intracellular release of calcium include the receptor-mediated activation of cytotoxic functions in granulocytes and the synaptic potentiation of protein kinase activation. Some signal transduction pathways may be part of larger signal transduction pathways; for example, protein kinase activation is part of the platelet activation signal pathway.
Activins are produced in the pituitary, gonads, and other tissues. By acting locally, they stimulate pituitary FSH secretion and have diverse effects on cell differentiation and embryonic development. Activins are glycoproteins that are hetero- or homodimers of INHIBIN-BETA SUBUNITS.
An inhibitory Smad protein that negatively regulates the SIGNAL TRANSDUCTION PATHWAYS from BONE MORPHOGENETIC PROTEIN RECEPTORS. Smad6 inhibits PHOSPHORYLATION of SMAD2 PROTEIN and SMAD3 PROTEIN.
A sub-family of smad proteins that inhibit cell signaling by RECEPTOR-REGULATED SMAD PROTEINS. They form autoinhibitory feedback loops in the TGF-BETA signaling pathway and mediate signaling cross-talk with other signaling pathways
A subtype of transforming growth factor beta that is synthesized by a wide variety of cells. It is synthesized as a precursor molecule that is cleaved to form mature TGF-beta 1 and TGF-beta1 latency-associated peptide. The association of the cleavage products results in the formation a latent protein which must be activated to bind its receptor. Defects in the gene that encodes TGF-beta1 are the cause of CAMURATI-ENGELMANN SYNDROME.
One of the two types of ACTIVIN RECEPTORS or activin receptor-like kinases (ALK'S). There are several type I activin receptors. The major active ones are ALK-2 (ActR-IA) and ALK-4 (ActR-IB).
A potent osteoinductive protein that plays a critical role in the differentiation of osteoprogenitor cells into OSTEOBLASTS.
CELL LINES derived from the CV-1 cell line by transformation with a replication origin defective mutant of SV40 VIRUS, which codes for wild type large T antigen (ANTIGENS, POLYOMAVIRUS TRANSFORMING). They are used for transfection and cloning. (The CV-1 cell line was derived from the kidney of an adult male African green monkey (CERCOPITHECUS AETHIOPS).)
The process in which substances, either endogenous or exogenous, bind to proteins, peptides, enzymes, protein precursors, or allied compounds. Specific protein-binding measures are often used as assays in diagnostic assessments.
The introduction of a phosphoryl group into a compound through the formation of an ester bond between the compound and a phosphorus moiety.
Carnivores of genus Mustela of the family MUSTELIDAE. The European mink, which has white upper and lower lips, was widely trapped for commercial purposes and is classified as endangered. The American mink, lacking a white upper lip, is farmed commercially.
The biosynthesis of RNA carried out on a template of DNA. The biosynthesis of DNA from an RNA template is called REVERSE TRANSCRIPTION.
Broadly distributed glycoproteins that are homologous to the activin-binding protein, FOLLISTATIN. These follistatin-related proteins are encoded by a number of genes.
A subtype of bone morphogenetic protein receptors with high affinity for BONE MORPHOGENETIC PROTEINS. They can interact with and undergo PHOSPHORYLATION by BONE MORPHOGENETIC PROTEIN RECEPTORS, TYPE II. They signal primarily through RECEPTOR-REGULATED SMAD PROTEINS.
Receptors for ACTIVINS are membrane protein kinases belonging to the family of PROTEIN-SERINE-THREONINE KINASES, thus also named activin receptor-like kinases (ALK's). Activin receptors also bind TRANSFORMING GROWTH FACTOR BETA. As those transmembrane receptors of the TGF-beta superfamily (RECEPTORS, TRANSFORMING GROWTH FACTOR BETA), ALK's consist of two different but related protein kinases, Type I and Type II. Activins initiate cellular signal transduction by first binding to the type II receptors (ACTIVIN RECEPTORS, TYPE II ) which then recruit and phosphorylate the type I receptors (ACTIVIN RECEPTORS, TYPE I ) with subsequent activation of the type I kinase activity.
Established cell cultures that have the potential to propagate indefinitely.
A bone morphogenetic protein that is a potent inducer of bone formation. It also functions as a regulator of MESODERM formation during EMBRYONIC DEVELOPMENT.
Processes that stimulate the GENETIC TRANSCRIPTION of a gene or set of genes.
The beta subunit of follicle stimulating hormone. It is a 15-kDa glycopolypeptide. Full biological activity of FSH requires the non-covalently bound heterodimers of an alpha and a beta subunit. Mutation of the FSHB gene causes delayed puberty, or infertility.
DNA sequences which are recognized (directly or indirectly) and bound by a DNA-dependent RNA polymerase during the initiation of transcription. Highly conserved sequences within the promoter include the Pribnow box in bacteria and the TATA BOX in eukaryotes.
Proteins obtained from various species of Xenopus. Included here are proteins from the African clawed frog (XENOPUS LAEVIS). Many of these proteins have been the subject of scientific investigations in the area of MORPHOGENESIS and development.
Glycoproteins that inhibit pituitary FOLLICLE STIMULATING HORMONE secretion. Inhibins are secreted by the Sertoli cells of the testes, the granulosa cells of the ovarian follicles, the placenta, and other tissues. Inhibins and ACTIVINS are modulators of FOLLICLE STIMULATING HORMONE secretions; both groups belong to the TGF-beta superfamily, as the TRANSFORMING GROWTH FACTOR BETA. Inhibins consist of a disulfide-linked heterodimer with a unique alpha linked to either a beta A or a beta B subunit to form inhibin A or inhibin B, respectively
A bone morphogenetic protein that is widely expressed during EMBRYONIC DEVELOPMENT. It is both a potent osteogenic factor and a specific regulator of nephrogenesis.
Endogenous substances, usually proteins, which are effective in the initiation, stimulation, or termination of the genetic transcription process.
A TGF-beta subtype that was originally identified as a GLIOBLASTOMA-derived factor which inhibits the antigen-dependent growth of both helper and CYTOTOXIC T LYMPHOCYTES. It is synthesized as a precursor molecule that is cleaved to form mature TGF-beta2 and TGF-beta2 latency-associated peptide. The association of the cleavage products results in the formation a latent protein which must be activated to bind its receptor.
Within a eukaryotic cell, a membrane-limited body which contains chromosomes and one or more nucleoli (CELL NUCLEOLUS). The nuclear membrane consists of a double unit-type membrane which is perforated by a number of pores; the outermost membrane is continuous with the ENDOPLASMIC RETICULUM. A cell may contain more than one nucleus. (From Singleton & Sainsbury, Dictionary of Microbiology and Molecular Biology, 2d ed)
Genes whose expression is easily detectable and therefore used to study promoter activity at many positions in a target genome. In recombinant DNA technology, these genes may be attached to a promoter region of interest.
A group of enzymes that catalyzes the phosphorylation of serine or threonine residues in proteins, with ATP or other nucleotides as phosphate donors.
Descriptions of specific amino acid, carbohydrate, or nucleotide sequences which have appeared in the published literature and/or are deposited in and maintained by databanks such as GENBANK, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), National Biomedical Research Foundation (NBRF), or other sequence repositories.
Enzymes that oxidize certain LUMINESCENT AGENTS to emit light (PHYSICAL LUMINESCENCE). The luciferases from different organisms have evolved differently so have different structures and substrates.
Gated transport mechanisms by which proteins or RNA are moved across the NUCLEAR MEMBRANE.
The uptake of naked or purified DNA by CELLS, usually meaning the process as it occurs in eukaryotic cells. It is analogous to bacterial transformation (TRANSFORMATION, BACTERIAL) and both are routinely employed in GENE TRANSFER TECHNIQUES.
Any of the processes by which nuclear, cytoplasmic, or intercellular factors influence the differential control (induction or repression) of gene action at the level of transcription or translation.
The parts of a macromolecule that directly participate in its specific combination with another molecule.
Screening techniques first developed in yeast to identify genes encoding interacting proteins. Variations are used to evaluate interplay between proteins and other molecules. Two-hybrid techniques refer to analysis for protein-protein interactions, one-hybrid for DNA-protein interactions, three-hybrid interactions for RNA-protein interactions or ligand-based interactions. Reverse n-hybrid techniques refer to analysis for mutations or other small molecules that dissociate known interactions.
A family of transcription factors that contain regions rich in basic residues, LEUCINE ZIPPER domains, and HELIX-LOOP-HELIX MOTIFS.
Cells propagated in vitro in special media conducive to their growth. Cultured cells are used to study developmental, morphologic, metabolic, physiologic, and genetic processes, among others.
RNA sequences that serve as templates for protein synthesis. Bacterial mRNAs are generally primary transcripts in that they do not require post-transcriptional processing. Eukaryotic mRNA is synthesized in the nucleus and must be exported to the cytoplasm for translation. Most eukaryotic mRNAs have a sequence of polyadenylic acid at the 3' end, referred to as the poly(A) tail. The function of this tail is not known for certain, but it may play a role in the export of mature mRNA from the nucleus as well as in helping stabilize some mRNA molecules by retarding their degradation in the cytoplasm.
The sequence of PURINES and PYRIMIDINES in nucleic acids and polynucleotides. It is also called nucleotide sequence.
Any of the processes by which nuclear, cytoplasmic, or intercellular factors influence the differential control of gene action during the developmental stages of an organism.
The level of protein structure in which combinations of secondary protein structures (alpha helices, beta sheets, loop regions, and motifs) pack together to form folded shapes called domains. Disulfide bridges between cysteines in two different parts of the polypeptide chain along with other interactions between the chains play a role in the formation and stabilization of tertiary structure. Small proteins usually consist of only one domain but larger proteins may contain a number of domains connected by segments of polypeptide chain which lack regular secondary structure.
Promoter-specific RNA polymerase II transcription factor that binds to the GC box, one of the upstream promoter elements, in mammalian cells. The binding of Sp1 is necessary for the initiation of transcription in the promoters of a variety of cellular and viral GENES.
A diverse class of enzymes that interact with UBIQUITIN-CONJUGATING ENZYMES and ubiquitination-specific protein substrates. Each member of this enzyme group has its own distinct specificity for a substrate and ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme. Ubiquitin-protein ligases exist as both monomeric proteins multiprotein complexes.
The middle germ layer of an embryo derived from three paired mesenchymal aggregates along the neural tube.
Identification of proteins or peptides that have been electrophoretically separated by blot transferring from the electrophoresis gel to strips of nitrocellulose paper, followed by labeling with antibody probes.
Progressive restriction of the developmental potential and increasing specialization of function that leads to the formation of specialized cells, tissues, and organs.
Cell surface receptors that bind growth or trophic factors with high affinity, triggering intracellular responses which influence the growth, differentiation, or survival of cells.
A member of the serpin family of proteins. It inhibits both the tissue-type and urokinase-type plasminogen activators.
Recombinant proteins produced by the GENETIC TRANSLATION of fused genes formed by the combination of NUCLEIC ACID REGULATORY SEQUENCES of one or more genes with the protein coding sequences of one or more genes.
The order of amino acids as they occur in a polypeptide chain. This is referred to as the primary structure of proteins. It is of fundamental importance in determining PROTEIN CONFORMATION.
Nucleotide sequences, usually upstream, which are recognized by specific regulatory transcription factors, thereby causing gene response to various regulatory agents. These elements may be found in both promoter and enhancer regions.
A variation of the PCR technique in which cDNA is made from RNA via reverse transcription. The resultant cDNA is then amplified using standard PCR protocols.
Proteins and peptides that are involved in SIGNAL TRANSDUCTION within the cell. Included here are peptides and proteins that regulate the activity of TRANSCRIPTION FACTORS and cellular processes in response to signals from CELL SURFACE RECEPTORS. Intracellular signaling peptide and proteins may be part of an enzymatic signaling cascade or act through binding to and modifying the action of other signaling factors.
A multiprotein complex composed of the products of c-jun and c-fos proto-oncogenes. These proteins must dimerize in order to bind to the AP-1 recognition site, also known as the TPA-responsive element (TRE). AP-1 controls both basal and inducible transcription of several genes.
Connective tissue cells which secrete an extracellular matrix rich in collagen and other macromolecules.
A highly conserved 76-amino acid peptide universally found in eukaryotic cells that functions as a marker for intracellular PROTEIN TRANSPORT and degradation. Ubiquitin becomes activated through a series of complicated steps and forms an isopeptide bond to lysine residues of specific proteins within the cell. These "ubiquitinated" proteins can be recognized and degraded by proteosomes or be transported to specific compartments within the cell.
Proteins found in the nucleus of a cell. Do not confuse with NUCLEOPROTEINS which are proteins conjugated with nucleic acids, that are not necessarily present in the nucleus.
Products of proto-oncogenes. Normally they do not have oncogenic or transforming properties, but are involved in the regulation or differentiation of cell growth. They often have protein kinase activity.
The processes occurring in early development that direct morphogenesis. They specify the body plan ensuring that cells will proceed to differentiate, grow, and diversify in size and shape at the correct relative positions. Included are axial patterning, segmentation, compartment specification, limb position, organ boundary patterning, blood vessel patterning, etc.
Serologic tests in which a positive reaction manifested by visible CHEMICAL PRECIPITATION occurs when a soluble ANTIGEN reacts with its precipitins, i.e., ANTIBODIES that can form a precipitate.
Cells grown in vitro from neoplastic tissue. If they can be established as a TUMOR CELL LINE, they can be propagated in cell culture indefinitely.
Bone-forming cells which secrete an EXTRACELLULAR MATRIX. HYDROXYAPATITE crystals are then deposited into the matrix to form bone.
Any detectable and heritable change in the genetic material that causes a change in the GENOTYPE and which is transmitted to daughter cells and to succeeding generations.
A deoxyribonucleotide polymer that is the primary genetic material of all cells. Eukaryotic and prokaryotic organisms normally contain DNA in a double-stranded state, yet several important biological processes transiently involve single-stranded regions. DNA, which consists of a polysugar-phosphate backbone possessing projections of purines (adenine and guanine) and pyrimidines (thymine and cytosine), forms a double helix that is held together by hydrogen bonds between these purines and pyrimidines (adenine to thymine and guanine to cytosine).
Proteins encoded by homeobox genes (GENES, HOMEOBOX) that exhibit structural similarity to certain prokaryotic and eukaryotic DNA-binding proteins. Homeodomain proteins are involved in the control of gene expression during morphogenesis and development (GENE EXPRESSION REGULATION, DEVELOPMENTAL).
Theoretical representations that simulate the behavior or activity of biological processes or diseases. For disease models in living animals, DISEASE MODELS, ANIMAL is available. Biological models include the use of mathematical equations, computers, and other electronic equipment.
Proteins which maintain the transcriptional quiescence of specific GENES or OPERONS. Classical repressor proteins are DNA-binding proteins that are normally bound to the OPERATOR REGION of an operon, or the ENHANCER SEQUENCES of a gene until a signal occurs that causes their release.
The fission of a CELL. It includes CYTOKINESIS, when the CYTOPLASM of a cell is divided, and CELL NUCLEUS DIVISION.
A negative regulatory effect on physiological processes at the molecular, cellular, or systemic level. At the molecular level, the major regulatory sites include membrane receptors, genes (GENE EXPRESSION REGULATION), mRNAs (RNA, MESSENGER), and proteins.
A cell line derived from cultured tumor cells.
An aquatic genus of the family, Pipidae, occurring in Africa and distinguished by having black horny claws on three inner hind toes.
A gene silencing phenomenon whereby specific dsRNAs (RNA, DOUBLE-STRANDED) trigger the degradation of homologous mRNA (RNA, MESSENGER). The specific dsRNAs are processed into SMALL INTERFERING RNA (siRNA) which serves as a guide for cleavage of the homologous mRNA in the RNA-INDUCED SILENCING COMPLEX. DNA METHYLATION may also be triggered during this process.
A species of CERCOPITHECUS containing three subspecies: C. tantalus, C. pygerythrus, and C. sabeus. They are found in the forests and savannah of Africa. The African green monkey (C. pygerythrus) is the natural host of SIMIAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS and is used in AIDS research.
Immunologic method used for detecting or quantifying immunoreactive substances. The substance is identified by first immobilizing it by blotting onto a membrane and then tagging it with labeled antibodies.
A positive regulatory effect on physiological processes at the molecular, cellular, or systemic level. At the molecular level, the major regulatory sites include membrane receptors, genes (GENE EXPRESSION REGULATION), mRNAs (RNA, MESSENGER), and proteins.
Cells that line the inner and outer surfaces of the body by forming cellular layers (EPITHELIUM) or masses. Epithelial cells lining the SKIN; the MOUTH; the NOSE; and the ANAL CANAL derive from ectoderm; those lining the RESPIRATORY SYSTEM and the DIGESTIVE SYSTEM derive from endoderm; others (CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM and LYMPHATIC SYSTEM) derive from mesoderm. Epithelial cells can be classified mainly by cell shape and function into squamous, glandular and transitional epithelial cells.
Short sequences (generally about 10 base pairs) of DNA that are complementary to sequences of messenger RNA and allow reverse transcriptases to start copying the adjacent sequences of mRNA. Primers are used extensively in genetic and molecular biology techniques.
A molecule that binds to another molecule, used especially to refer to a small molecule that binds specifically to a larger molecule, e.g., an antigen binding to an antibody, a hormone or neurotransmitter binding to a receptor, or a substrate or allosteric effector binding to an enzyme. Ligands are also molecules that donate or accept a pair of electrons to form a coordinate covalent bond with the central metal atom of a coordination complex. (From Dorland, 27th ed)
A technique that localizes specific nucleic acid sequences within intact chromosomes, eukaryotic cells, or bacterial cells through the use of specific nucleic acid-labeled probes.
Detection of RNA that has been electrophoretically separated and immobilized by blotting on nitrocellulose or other type of paper or nylon membrane followed by hybridization with labeled NUCLEIC ACID PROBES.
Extrachromosomal, usually CIRCULAR DNA molecules that are self-replicating and transferable from one organism to another. They are found in a variety of bacterial, archaeal, fungal, algal, and plant species. They are used in GENETIC ENGINEERING as CLONING VECTORS.
The degree of similarity between sequences of amino acids. This information is useful for the analyzing genetic relatedness of proteins and species.
The part of a cell that contains the CYTOSOL and small structures excluding the CELL NUCLEUS; MITOCHONDRIA; and large VACUOLES. (Glick, Glossary of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 1990)
Proteins that originate from insect species belonging to the genus DROSOPHILA. The proteins from the most intensely studied species of Drosophila, DROSOPHILA MELANOGASTER, are the subject of much interest in the area of MORPHOGENESIS and development.
A superfamily of PROTEIN-SERINE-THREONINE KINASES that are activated by diverse stimuli via protein kinase cascades. They are the final components of the cascades, activated by phosphorylation by MITOGEN-ACTIVATED PROTEIN KINASE KINASES, which in turn are activated by mitogen-activated protein kinase kinase kinases (MAP KINASE KINASE KINASES).
Histochemical localization of immunoreactive substances using labeled antibodies as reagents.
The phenotypic manifestation of a gene or genes by the processes of GENETIC TRANSCRIPTION and GENETIC TRANSLATION.
Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.
Single-stranded complementary DNA synthesized from an RNA template by the action of RNA-dependent DNA polymerase. cDNA (i.e., complementary DNA, not circular DNA, not C-DNA) is used in a variety of molecular cloning experiments as well as serving as a specific hybridization probe.
A family of CELL SURFACE RECEPTORS that bind BONE MORPHOGENETIC PROTEINS. They are PROTEIN-SERINE-THREONINE KINASES that mediate SIGNAL TRANSDUCTION PATHWAYS through SMAD PROTEINS.
Proteins prepared by recombinant DNA technology.
One of the mechanisms by which CELL DEATH occurs (compare with NECROSIS and AUTOPHAGOCYTOSIS). Apoptosis is the mechanism responsible for the physiological deletion of cells and appears to be intrinsically programmed. It is characterized by distinctive morphologic changes in the nucleus and cytoplasm, chromatin cleavage at regularly spaced sites, and the endonucleolytic cleavage of genomic DNA; (DNA FRAGMENTATION); at internucleosomal sites. This mode of cell death serves as a balance to mitosis in regulating the size of animal tissues and in mediating pathologic processes associated with tumor growth.
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"Smad-interacting protein 1 is a repressor of liver/bone/kidney alkaline phosphatase transcription in bone morphogenetic protein ... The activation of TGFβ receptors brings about the phosphorylation of intracellular effector molecules, R-SMADs. ZEB2 is an R- ... Zinc finger E-box-binding homeobox 2 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the ZEB2 gene. The ZEB2 protein is a ... SMAD-binding protein and acts as a transcriptional corepressor. It is involved in the timing of the conversion of ...
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... proteins to a SMAD binding element facilitates both gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH)- and activin-mediated transcriptional ... activation of the mouse GnRH receptor gene". J. Biol. Chem. 277 (40): 37469-78. doi:10.1074/jbc.M206571200. PMID 12145309. Lee ... The crystal structure of human NatA bound to the protein HYPK has also been solved. Because TPR motifs mediate protein-protein ... NatA may also regulate co-translational protein folding and protein targeting to the endoplasmic reticulum, possibly through ...
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... fractions in crude oil Smad Anchor for Receptor Activation, a protein South African Regional Aircraft (SARA) developed by Denel ...
... or SARA (SMAD anchor for receptor activation) is a protein that in humans is ... SARA contains a double zinc finger (FYVE domain). SARA is an anchoring protein involved in TGF beta signaling. It binds to the ... Tsukazaki T, Chiang TA, Davison AF, Attisano L, Wrana JL (December 1998). "SARA, a FYVE domain protein that recruits Smad2 to ... It facilitates the phosphorylation of the R-SMAD, which subsequently dissociates from SARA and the receptor and binds a coSMAD ...
... and NANOG by downstream signaling to Smad proteins. Depletion of growth factors promotes the differentiation of ESCs, while ... There are two components of this process: turning off the expression of embryonic stem cell (ESC) genes, and the activation of ... In this frame, protein and gene networks are the result of cellular processes and not their cause.[citation needed] While ... TrxG proteins are recruited at regions of high transcriptional activity, where they catalyze the trimethylation of histone H3 ...
Two such proteins that mediate the TGF beta pathway include SARA (The SMAD anchor for receptor activation) and HGS (Hepatocyte ... "Phosphorylation of Smad signaling proteins by receptor serine/threonine kinases". Protein Kinase Protocols. Methods in ... The binding of the R-SMAD to the type I receptor is mediated by a zinc double finger FYVE domain containing protein. ... SARA recruits an R-SMAD. SARA permits the binding of the R-SMAD to the L45 region of the Type I receptor. SARA orients the R- ...
This gene encodes a ubiquitin ligase that is specific for receptor-regulated SMAD proteins in the bone morphogenetic protein ( ... "Targeting WW domains linker of HECT-type ubiquitin ligase Smurf1 for activation by CKIP-1". Nat. Cell Biol. 10 (8): 994-1002. ... "Entrez Gene: SMURF1 SMAD specific E3 ubiquitin protein ligase 1". Yamaguchi K, Ohara O, Ando A, Nagase T (Apr 2008). "Smurf1 ... E3 ubiquitin-protein ligase SMURF1 is an enzyme that in humans is encoded by the SMURF1 gene. ...
Smad anchor for receptor activation, which is also a FYVE domain protein located in early endosomes. They combined various ... The protein is co-translationally glycosylated and the protein's carbohydrates are modified in the Golgi, before transfer to ... Opsin is synthesized on the rough endoplasmic reticulum and is an integral membrane protein. Its signal peptide is at the N- ... This idea arose from the observation that the band of radioactive protein that they injected in the two photoreceptor cells ...
Sometimes TGF-β is not deactivated, but a downstream protein named SMAD is deactivated.[40] DCC commonly has a deleted segment ... The constitutive activation of PI3K/AKT/mTOR pathway may explain the loss of p27 and excess energy balance may up-regulate p27 ... which produces the APC protein. The APC protein prevents the accumulation of β-catenin protein. Without APC, β-catenin ... The p53 protein, produced by the TP53 gene, normally monitors cell division and kills cells if they have Wnt pathway defects. ...
Miyazono K, ten Dijke P, Heldin CH (2000). "TGF-β signaling by Smad proteins". TGF-beta signaling by Smad proteins. Adv. ... induced activation of Smad7. THE TGF-beta response element of the promoter requires functional Smad binding element and E-box ... It is an inhibitory SMAD (I-SMAD) and is enhanced by SMURF2. Smad7 enhances muscle differentiation. Smad proteins contain two ... Yakymovych I, Ten Dijke P, Heldin CH, Souchelnytskyi S (March 2001). "Regulation of Smad signaling by protein kinase C". FASEB ...
These proteins then typically bind to the common mediator Smad or co-SMAD SMAD4. Smad complexes then accumulate in the cell ... leading to r-SMAD activation. R-SMADS include SMAD2 and SMAD3 from the TGF-β/Activin/Nodal branch, and SMAD1, SMAD5 and SMAD8 ... R-Smad+Proteins at the US National Library of Medicine Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) v t e. ... SMAD1, SMAD5 and SMAD8 are activated in response to BMPs bone morphogenetic protein or GDP signals. SMAD6 and SMAD7 may be ...
The SKI protein and the CPB protein compete for binding with the Smad proteins, specifically competing with the Smad-3 and CReB ... protein kinase 2 for ski-mediated inhibition of bone morphogenetic protein-induced transcriptional activation". J. Biol. Chem. ... TGF- β is a protein which regulates cell growth. Signaling is regulated by a family of proteins called the Smad proteins. SKI ... The protein also has hydrophobic regions which come into contact with Smad proteins rich in leucine and phenylalanine amino ...
Sometimes TGF-β is not deactivated, but a downstream protein named SMAD is deactivated. DCC commonly has a deleted segment of a ... The constitutive activation of PI3K/AKT/mTOR pathway may explain the loss of p27 and excess energy balance may up-regulate p27 ... The APC protein prevents the accumulation of β-catenin protein. Without APC, β-catenin accumulates to high levels and ... Sometimes the gene encoding p53 is not mutated, but another protective protein named BAX is mutated instead. Other proteins ...
Due to the fact, that the human and rat NT5E transcripts are 89% identical, human NT5E could be also regulated by SMAD proteins ... activation by ATP, and inhibition by inorganic phosphate. Rare allelic variants are associated with a syndrome of adult-onset ... NT5E contains binding sites for transcription factors AP-2, SMAD proteins, SP-1 and elements responsive to c-AMP , which can be ... NT5E+protein,+human at the US National Library of Medicine Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) Overview of all the structural ...
"TGF-beta1-mediated fibroblast-myofibroblast terminal differentiation-the role of Smad proteins". Experimental Cell Research. ... Activation of the TGF-beta receptor 1 and TGF-beta receptor 2 leads to induction of the canonical SMAD2/SMAD3 pathway. Together ... including hyaluronan and CD44 co-receptor activation of EGFR. In many organs like liver, lung, and kidney they are primarily ... Partial smooth muscle differentiation of a fibroblastic cell Activation of a stellate cell (e.g. hepatic Ito cells or ...
This causes a change in the critical glycine-serine activation domain of the protein which will cause the protein to bind its ... inhibitory ligand (FKBP12) less tightly, and thus over-activate the BMP/SMAD pathway. The result of this over-activation is ... This protein is important in the bone morphogenic protein (BMP) pathway which is responsible for the development and repair of ... Activin A receptor, type I (ACVR1) is a protein which in humans is encoded by the ACVR1 gene; also known as ALK-2 (activin ...
The protein ZIP1 is responsible for the active transport of zinc into prostate cells. One of the zinc's important roles is to ... Zha J, Huang YF (September 2009). "[TGF-beta/Smad in prostate cancer: an update]". Zhonghua Nan Ke Xue (in Chinese). 15 (9): ... these cancers still show reliance upon hormones for androgen receptor activation.[115] ... Prostate specific membrane antigen is a transmembrane carboxypeptidase and exhibits folate hydrolase activity.[75] This protein ...
"Analysis of hepatocyte nuclear factor-3 beta protein domains required for transcriptional activation and nuclear targeting". ... Hepatocyte nuclear factor 3-gamma (HNF-3G), also known as forkhead box protein A3 (FOXA3) or transcription factor 3G (TCF-3G) ... protein domain specific binding. • RNA polymerase II transcription factor activity, sequence-specific DNA binding. ... Corrocher R, Tedesco F, Rabusin P, De Sandre G (1975). "Effect of human erythrocyte stromata on complement activation". Br. J. ...
SREBP activation by proteolytic cleavage. SREBP precursors are retained in the ER membranes through a tight association with ... SREB proteins are indirectly required for cholesterol biosynthesis and for uptake and fatty acid biosynthesis. These proteins ... proteins. However, in contrast to E-box-binding HLH proteins, an arginine residue is replaced with tyrosine making them capable ... Sterol regulatory element-binding proteins (SREBPs) are transcription factors that bind to the sterol regulatory element DNA ...
SMAD protein signal transduction. • transcription, DNA-templated. • positive regulation of transcription initiation from RNA ... that mediates transcriptional activation of class II genes". Cell. 78 (3): 513-23. PMID 8062391. doi:10.1016/0092-8674(94)90428 ... identical protein binding. • transcriptional activator activity, RNA polymerase II transcription regulatory region sequence- ... "The coactivator p15 (PC4) initiates transcriptional activation during TFIIA-TFIID-promoter complex formation". The EMBO ...
protein binding. • ligand-dependent nuclear receptor binding. • transcription factor activity, RNA polymerase II distal ... nitrogen catabolite activation of transcription from RNA polymerase II promoter. • negative regulation of tumor necrosis factor ... Seol W, Choi HS, Moore DD (Jan 1995). "Isolation of proteins that interact specifically with the retinoid X receptor: two novel ... Seol W, Choi HS, Moore DD (Jan 1995). "Isolation of proteins that interact specifically with the retinoid X receptor: two novel ...
NFI (A, B, C, X) • SMAD (R-SMAD (1, 2, 3, 5, 9) - I-SMAD (6, 7) - 4) ... Lee TI, Young RA (2000). „Transcription of eukaryotic protein-coding genes". Annu. Rev. Genet. 34: 77-137. PMID 11092823. doi: ... Ptashne M, Gann A (1997). „Transcriptional activation by recruitment". Nature. 386 (6625): 569-77. PMID 9121580. doi:10.1038/ ... U molekularnoj biologiji i genetici, transkripcioni faktor (za sekvencu-specifični DNK-vezujući faktor) je protein koji se ...
About 90% of the latter mutations occur in 6 ribosomal protein genes viz., RPS19, RPL5, RPS26, RPL11, RPL35A, and RPS24.[8][10] ... transcriptional activation by promoter-enhancer looping. • cell-cell signaling. • embryonic hemopoiesis. • cell development. • ... "Entrez Gene: GATA1 GATA binding protein 1 (globin transcription factor 1)".. *^ a b c Da Costa L, O'Donohue MF, van Dooijeweert ... complexes involving the LIM protein RBTN2 and the zinc-finger protein GATA1". Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences ...
The protein contains three domains, an N-terminal DNA-binding domain, a central transcriptional activation domain and a C- ... Myb proto-oncogene protein also known as transcriptional activator Myb is a protein that in humans is encoded by the MYB gene.[ ... MYB factors represent a family of proteins that include the conserved MYB DNA-binding domain. Plants contain a MYB-protein ... This protein plays an essential role in the regulation of hematopoiesis and may play a role in tumorigenesis, including the ...
Forkhead box protein A2 is a member of the forkhead class of DNA-binding proteins. These hepatocyte nuclear factors are ... "Hepatitis C virus differentially modulates activation of forkhead transcription factors and insulin-induced metabolic gene ... "ErbB3 binding protein 1 represses metastasis-promoting gene anterior gradient protein 2 in prostate cancer". Cancer Res. 70 (1 ... Hepatocyte nuclear factor 3-beta (HNF-3B), also known as forkhead box protein A2 (FOXA2) or transcription factor 3B (TCF-3B) is ...
Choi B.H., Park G.T., Rho H.M. (1999). Interaction of hepatitis B viral X protein and CCAAT/enhancer-binding protein alpha ... positive regulation of macrophage activation. • positive regulation of inflammatory response. • interleukin-6-mediated ... CEBPA, C/EBP-alpha, CEBP, CCAAT/enhancer binding protein alpha, CCAAT enhancer binding protein alpha. ... CEBPA (англ. CCAAT/enhancer binding protein alpha) - білок, який кодується однойменним геном, розташованим у людей на короткому ...
Recombining binding protein suppressor of hairless is a protein that in humans is encoded by the RBPJ gene.[5][6][7] ... "Structural requirements for assembly of the CSL.intracellular Notch1.Mastermind-like 1 transcriptional activation complex". The ... protein N-terminus binding. • RNA polymerase II repressing transcription factor binding. • protein binding. • recombinase ... Matsunami N, Hamaguchi Y, Yamamoto Y, Kuze K, Kangawa K, Matsuo H, Kawaichi M, Honjo T (1990). "A protein binding to the J ...
2008). "GLI2-specific transcriptional activation of the bone morphogenetic protein/activin antagonist follistatin in human ... Blount AL, Vaughan JM, Vale WW, Bilezikjian LM (2008). "A Smad-binding element in intron 1 participates in activin-dependent ... Follistatin also known as activin-binding protein is a protein that in humans is encoded by the FST gene. Follistatin is an ... An earlier name for the same protein was FSH-suppressing protein (FSP). At the time of its initial isolation from follicular ...
protein serine/threonine kinase activity. • protein binding. • protein kinase binding. • RNA polymerase II transcription factor ... activation of the Pax2-Eya1-Hox11 complex and subsequent activation of Six2 and Gdnf expression allows for branching of the ... Protein odd-skipped-related 1 is a transcription factor that in humans is encoded by the OSR1 gene.[5][6][7] The OSR1 and OSR2 ... Protein odd-skipped related 1 is a zinc-finger transcription factor that, in humans, is encoded by the OSR1 gene found on ...
This then interacts with and then phosphorylates SMAD2 and SMAD3, two of the cytoplasmic SMAD proteins. ... and activation of Type I activin receptor. ... Activin and inhibin are two closely related protein complexes ... bone morphogenetic protein, and growth differentiation factor belong to the TGF-β protein superfamily.[9] ... The activin and inhibin protein complexes are both dimeric in structure, and, in each complex, the two monomers are linked to ...
GATA5, GATAS, bB379O24.1, GATA binding protein 5, CHTD5. Зовнішні ІД. OMIM: 611496 MGI: 109497 HomoloGene: 32031 GeneCards: ... Rare non-synonymous variations in the transcriptional activation domains of GATA5 in bicuspid aortic valve disease.. J. Mol. ... GATA5 (англ. GATA binding protein 5) - білок, який кодується однойменним геном, розташованим у людей на короткому плечі 20-ї ...
The protein is a nucleocytoplasmic shuttling protein that accumulates in the nucleus upon heavy metal exposure and binds to ... cluster in human metal-responsive transcription factor 1 is required for heavy metal-induced transcriptional activation in vivo ... "Towards a proteome-scale map of the human protein-protein interaction network". Nature. 437 (7062): 1173-8. doi:10.1038/ ... Metal regulatory transcription factor 1 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the MTF1 gene.[5][6] ...
activation of MAPK activity. • positive regulation of protein secretion. • ossification involved in bone remodeling. • uterine ... SMAD protein signal transduction. • positive regulation of bone mineralization. • embryonic neurocranium morphogenesis. • ... positive regulation of SMAD protein import into nucleus. • positive regulation of occluding junction disassembly. • positive ... protein binding. • protein heterodimerization activity. • transforming growth factor beta receptor binding. • growth factor ...
... protein functions both as an E3 ubiquitin ligase that recognizes the N-terminal trans-activation domain (TAD) of the p53 ... Kadakia M, Brown TL, McGorry MM, Berberich SJ (December 2002). "MdmX inhibits Smad transactivation". Oncogene. 21 (57): 8776-85 ... protein binding. • enzyme binding. • metal ion binding. • identical protein binding. • ubiquitin protein ligase binding. • p53 ... protein ubiquitination. • negative regulation of protein processing. • establishment of protein localization. • response to ...
"Yes-associated protein (YAP65) interacts with Smad7 and potentiates its inhibitory activity against TGF-beta/Smad signaling" ... "TEAD/TEF transcription factors utilize the activation domain of YAP65, a Src/Yes-associated protein localized in the cytoplasm ... YAP1 (yes-associated protein 1), also known as YAP or YAP65, is a protein that acts as a transcriptional regulator by ... protein binding. • transcription regulatory region DNA binding. • activating transcription factor binding. • protein ...
Activation by interferon snd silencing by hypermethylation". The Journal of Biological Chemistry. 275 (41): 31805-12. doi: ... protein binding. • RNA polymerase II core promoter sequence-specific DNA binding. • transcription factor activity, RNA ... IRF7 has been shown to play a role in the transcriptional activation of virus-inducible cellular genes, including the type I ... IRF7+protein,+human at the US National Library of Medicine Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) ...
GO:0001948 protein binding. • protein tyrosine kinase activity. • GO:0000980 RNA polymerase II cis-regulatory region sequence- ... Silva C.M., Lu H., Day R.N. (1996). Characterization and cloning of STAT5 from IM-9 cells and its activation by growth hormone ... protein dimerization activity. • chromatin binding. • GO:0001131, GO:0001151, GO:0001130, GO:0001204 DNA-binding transcription ... Aoki N., Matsuda T. (2002). A nuclear protein tyrosine phosphatase TC-PTP is a potential negative regulator of the PRL-mediated ...
Homeobox protein NOBOX, also known as newborn ovary homeobox protein, is a protein that in humans is encoded by the NOBOX gene. ... This truncated variant caused a defective transcriptional activation of GDF9, a well-known target of NOBOX, which led to the ... Protein structure[edit]. The human NOBOX is a 14 kb protein and encoded by 8 exons.[6] It has a proline rich C terminus and ... the interaction of proline-rich motifs in signaling proteins with their cognate domains". FASEB Journal. 14 (2): 231-41. doi: ...
A sigma factor (σ factor) is a protein needed only for initiation of transcription.[1] It is a bacterial transcription ... Some of the enzymes that are expressed upon activation of σ32 are chaperones, proteases and DNA-repair enzymes. ... Proteins homologous to σ54/RpoN are functional sigma factors, but they have significantly different primary amino acid ... Doing so, other heatshock proteins are expressed, which enable the cell to survive higher temperatures. ...
protein binding. • double-stranded DNA binding. • chromatin DNA binding. Cellular component. • cytoplasm. • intracellular. • ... "Activation of pancreatic-duct-derived progenitor cells during pancreas regeneration in adult rats". Journal of Cell Science ... protein dimerization activity. • core promoter binding. • transcription factor activity, sequence-specific DNA binding. • ... Neurogenin-3 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the NEUROG3 gene.[5] ...
... homeobox protein SIX1 and FOXC2 (fork-head box protein C2) repress E-cadherin indirectly.[9][10] SNAIL and ZEB factors bind to ... EMT has been shown to be induced by androgen deprivation therapy in metastatic prostate cancer.[13] Activation of EMT programs ... "Breast cancer bone metastasis mediated by the Smad tumor suppressor pathway". PNAS. 102 (39): 13909-14. doi:10.1073/pnas. ... and at the protein level by P38 interacting protein. The primitive streak, through invagination, further generates mesoendoderm ...
Signaling of TGFbeta family members such as activin is tightly regulated by soluble binding proteins. Follistatin binds to ... We found that Smad proteins are involved in the activin A-induced transcription activation of FLRG and follistatin. Finally we ... Transcription activation of FLRG and follistatin by activin A, through Smad proteins, participates in a negative feedback loop ... shown that the TGFbeta-induced expression of FLRG occurs at a transcriptional level through the action of Smad proteins. Here ...
Spatio-temporal activation of Smad1 and Smad5 in vivo: monitoring transcriptional activity of Smad proteins ... Spatio-temporal activation of Smad1 and Smad5 in vivo: monitoring transcriptional activity of Smad proteins ... Spatio-temporal activation of Smad1 and Smad5 in vivo: monitoring transcriptional activity of Smad proteins ... Spatio-temporal activation of Smad1 and Smad5 in vivo: monitoring transcriptional activity of Smad proteins ...
Activation of Transforming Growth Factor-β/Smad Signaling Reduces Aggregate Formation of Mislocalized TAR DNA-Binding Protein- ... Activation of Transforming Growth Factor-β/Smad Signaling Reduces Aggregate Formation of Mislocalized TAR DNA-Binding Protein- ... Conclusion: Activation of the TGFβ/Smad signaling system is protective against aggregate formation of cytoplasmically ... Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis Aggregation Smad TAR DNA-binding protein-43 Transforming growth factor-β ...
... is characterized by excessive synthesis of collagen and extracellular matrix proteins and accumulation of myofibroblasts. ... Fibrosis, the hallmark of scleroderma, is characterized by excessive synthesis of collagen and extracellular matrix proteins ... Intracellular TGF-beta Receptor Blockade Abrogates Smad-dependent Fibroblast Activation in Vitro and in Vivo J Invest Dermatol ... In vivo, SM305 prevented TGF-beta-induced Smad2/3 phosphorylation type I collagen (COL1)A2 promoter activation in dermal ...
This study provided new clues of Smurf2 activation regulation. Title: Nedd8 targets ubiquitin ligase Smurf2 for neddylation and ... SMURF2 SMAD specific E3 ubiquitin protein ligase 2 [Homo sapiens] SMURF2 SMAD specific E3 ubiquitin protein ligase 2 [Homo ... Metabolism of proteins, organism-specific biosystem (from REACTOME) Metabolism of proteins, organism-specific biosystemProtein ... General protein information Go to the top of the page Help Preferred Names. E3 ubiquitin-protein ligase SMURF2. Names. E3 ...
Given that Mad1 is a dominant-negative allele with a lesion in the transcriptional activation domain, we generated the ... All TGFβ family members use this mechanism, and MAD-related proteins (the SMAD family) are found in many species. SMAD family ... DNA-binding domain mutations in SMAD genes yield dominant-negative proteins or a neomorphic protein that can activate WG target ... DNA-binding domain mutations in SMAD genes yield dominant-negative proteins or a neomorphic protein that can activate WG target ...
... and the encoded protein may also play a role in transforming growth factor-beta signaling as a Smad binding protein. [provided ... Constitutive Notch pathway activation in murine ZMYM2-FGFR1-induced T-cell lymphomas associated with atypical ... General protein information Go to the top of the page Help Preferred Names. zinc finger MYM-type protein 2. Names. zinc finger ... Identification of novel Smad binding proteins. Warner DR, et al. Biochem Biophys Res Commun, 2003 Dec 26. PMID 14651998 ...
Activation of Smad and MAPK signaling in CD105+ hDDFCs. The present study further examined the mechanisms underlying the effect ... Densitometric quantification of p-Smad was normalized to total Smad; densitometric quantification of other proteins was ... hDDFCs by assessing the expression of proteins associated with the BMP canonical Smad-dependent and non-canonical Smad- ... The results showed that the overexpression of BMP7 enhanced the OM-induced activation of Smad and MAPK signaling. Furthermore, ...
"Smad-interacting protein 1 is a repressor of liver/bone/kidney alkaline phosphatase transcription in bone morphogenetic protein ... The activation of TGFβ receptors brings about the phosphorylation of intracellular effector molecules, R-SMADs. ZEB2 is an R- ... Zinc finger E-box-binding homeobox 2 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the ZEB2 gene. The ZEB2 protein is a ... interacts with Smad proteins and binds to 5-CACCT sequences in candidate target genes". The Journal of Biological Chemistry. ...
Following R-Smad activation, it forms a heteromeric complex with an I-Smad, which prevents its association with a Co-Smad. In ... Smads are localized at the cell surface by Smad anchor for receptor activation (SARA) proteins, placing them in proximity of ... The level of sequence conservation of the Co-Smad and of R-Smads proteins across species is extremely high. This level of ... Smad+Proteins at the US National Library of Medicine Medical Subject Headings (MeSH). ...
1C) is essential for mediating activation of the p21 promoter by Smad proteins. In agreement with these findings, the activity ... Subcellular localization of Smad proteins in transfected HepG2 cells. Human Smad proteins were transfected into HepG2 cells and ... Western blot analysis of Smad proteins in transfected HepG2 cells. Human Smad proteins 2 (lane 1) and 3 (lane 2) were ... This region also mediates the transcriptional activation of the p21 promoter by members of the Smad family of proteins, which ...
... and Western analysis was used to determine SMAD protein expression. Intracellular compartmentalization of cellular SMAD ... SMAD-regulated luciferase reporter expression was examined to investigate the potential functional significance of activation ... This study is the first to demonstrate apparently ligand-independent constitutive activation of the intracellular TGFβ/SMAD ... suggesting activation of the SMAD pathway in scleroderma fibroblasts. Blockade of autocrine TGFβ signaling with antibodies or ...
This forms an activation complex that can then phosphorylate SMAD proteins. There are three classes of SMADs: Receptor- ... regulated SMAD (R-SMAD) Common-mediator SMAD (Co-SMAD) Inhibitory SMAD (I-SMAD) Examples of SMADs in each class: The TGF-β ... Non-Smad signaling proteins contribute to the responses of the TGF-β pathway in three ways. First, non-Smad signaling pathways ... Then active Smoothened protein is able to inhibit PKA and Slimb, so that the Ci protein is not cleaved. This intact Ci protein ...
The data suggest that smoke exposure enhances antigen-induced mast cell activation via TGF-β/Smad signaling pathways in mouse ... expressions of smad family, TGF-β mRNA and proteins, and cytokines, phosphorylations of Smad2 and 3, and MAP kinases, co- ... expressions of Smads proteins, activities of signaling molecules, or TGF-β mRNA by immunoblotting and RT-PCR. Cigarette smoke ... S mice enhance emphysema and expressions of TGF-β and Smad proteins in vivo and co-localization of mast cells and Smad3 protein ...
Specificity of antisera against Smad proteins. Many studies on Smad activation make use of transfected cells and epitope‐tagged ... but protein A-Sepharose beads were washed once with washing buffer. To determine the expression of Smad proteins, cell lysates ... Lagna G, Hata A, Hemmati‐Brivanlou A and Massagué J (1996) Partnership between DPC4 and SMAD proteins in TGF‐β signalling ... Indeed, our results on Smad protein and mRNA expression in various cell lines and tissues (Nakao et al., 1997; A.Nakao et al., ...
Smad proteins and transforming growth factor-beta signaling. Kidney Int Suppl. 2000 Sep;77:S45-52. Review. ... Smad3 and Smad4 mediate transcriptional activation of the human Smad7 promoter by transforming growth factor beta. J Biol Chem ... A mechanism of suppression of TGF-beta/SMAD signaling by NF-kappa B/RelA. Genes Dev. 2000 Jan 15;14(2):187-97. (Bitzer and von ... Caveolin-1 regulates transforming growth factor (TGF)-beta/SMAD signaling through an interaction with the TGF-beta type I ...
Bone morphogenetic protein 2 stimulation of tumor growth involves the activation of Smad-1/5 *E M Langenfeld ... Rights & permissionsfor article Bone morphogenetic protein 2 stimulation of tumor growth involves the activation of Smad-1/5 . ...
This repression is transmitted through TGF-beta signaling and can be regulated by other Smad proteins. A protein-protein ... Distinct activation and repression domains within the RFX1 protein were further mapped. Our findings suggest that RFX proteins ... A strong protein-protein interaction between ZMIZ1 and ARQ9 proteins was shown by immunoprecipitation assays. In the presence ... Protein-protein interactions were determined by both glutathione-S-transferase fusion protein binding and co- ...
SARA (Smad anchor for receptor activation) and cPML (cytoplasmic promyelocytic leukemia protein) recruit Smad2 and Smad3 for ... The distribution of promyelocytic leukemia protein between the nucleus and cytoplasm controls Smad activation. ... The distribution of promyelocytic leukemia protein between the nucleus and cytoplasm controls Smad activation. ... Canonical TGF-β signaling is mediated by Smad proteins, which transduce the TGF-β signal from the cell surface into the nucleus ...
The distribution of promyelocytic leukemia protein between the nucleus and cytoplasm controls Smad activation. ... A prokaryotic version of ubiquitin, a eukaryotic tag for protein degradation, is linked to lysines in prokaryotic proteins ... COVER This weeks issue features a Perspective about mechanisms by which proteins that shuttle between the nucleus and ... S-nitrosylation of a lung surfactant protein determines whether it has pro- or anti-inflammatory effects. ...
We hypothesize that bone morphogenetic protein 9 (BMP9), a ligand of the TGF-β family that binds to the activin receptor-like ... Expression of TMEM100 mRNA and protein was decreased after exposure to hyperoxia. BMP9 treatment of rat pups with hyperoxia- ... and of the ALK1 downstream target transmembrane protein 100 (TMEM100) were studied during the development of experimental BPD. ... and of the ALK1 downstream target transmembrane protein 100 (TMEM100) were studied during the development of experimental BPD. ...
Activation of the type 1 receptor leads to phosphorylation of Smad proteins, which translocate to the nucleus to activate gene ... Activation of the receptor leads to phosphorylation and recruitment of the JAK kinase, which in turn phosphorylates LIFRβ. LIFR ... The Trk proteins act as receptors for NGF and related factors. Trk is a receptor tyrosine kinase. Trk dimerization and ... This is due to the action of BMP4 (a TGF-β family protein) that induces ectodermal cultures to differentiate into epidermis. ...
Thus, Alk1 deletion leads to increased endothelial PI3K pathway activation that may be a novel target for the treatment of ... is an endothelial serine-threonine kinase receptor for bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) 9 and 10. Inactivating mutations in ... BMP9/ALK1 might signal via SMAD proteins to repress transcription of PTEN and/or induce kinases targeting the PTEN C terminus. ... i) IB4 and Alk1 double labelling of the Alk1;Vegfr2iΔEC retina shown in g (white square). (j) Vegfr2 protein expression in P5 ...
Smad Proteins, Inhibitory. A sub-family of smad proteins that inhibit cell signaling by RECEPTOR-REGULATED SMAD PROTEINS. They ... The protein plays a role in the host defense response by signaling the activation of CASPASES and the MAP KINASE SIGNALING ... Nod1 Signaling Adaptor Protein. A NOD-signaling adaptor protein that contains a C-terminal leucine-rich domain which recognizes ... Nod2 Signaling Adaptor Protein. A NOD signaling adaptor protein that contains two C-terminal leucine-rich domains which ...
2004). „Activation of Smad transcriptional activity by protein inhibitor of activated STAT3 (PIAS3).". Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U ... signalni put G-protein spregnutog receptora. • vizuelna percepcija. • fototransdukcija. • protein-hromofor veza. • respons na ... OPN1LW, crveno-senzitivni opsin, je protein koji je kod ljudi kodiran OPN1LW genom.[1] ... Ferreira PA, Nakayama TA, Pak WL, Travis GH (1996). „Cyclophilin-related protein RanBP2 acts as chaperone for red/green opsin ...
Spatio-temporal activation of Smad1 and Smad5 in vivo: monitoring transcriptional activity of Smad proteins. J. Cell Sci. 117: ... SBE-luc mice may help in dissecting which Smad protein is mediating reporter gene activation in response to injury in different ... Rapid activation of TGF-β signaling in response to focal brain injury. To examine activation of the TGF-β signaling pathway to ... 5⇓D). This rapid activation of the reporter gene is likely a result of activation of latent TGF-β1, which is stored in the ...
3. Activation of Smad proteins by transforming growth factor (TGF)-. receptors. TGF-. is first produced as an inactive ... binding protein (LTBP). Upon activation, TGF-. is either sequestered by extracellular binding proteins (decorin, fibromodulin) ... leading to activation of target genes. Other signaling pathways that are also used by the TGF-. receptor (282) are not included ... precursor that binds to latency-associated protein (LAP). The latter is covalently bound to latent TGF-. ...
2006 Molecular evolution of Smad proteins, pp. 15-35 in Smad Signal Transduction, edited by C.-H. Heldin and P. ten Dijke. ... 1998 The L45 loop in type I receptors for TGFβ family members is a critical determinant in specifying Smad isoform activation. ... 2005 DNA-binding mutations in Smad genes yield dominant-negative proteins or a neomorphic protein that can activate Wg target ... our data identify the first known non-TGFβ-dependent role for any Smad protein in any organism. While many non-Smad-signaling ...
Both of these factors signal through SMAD proteins. BMP4 causes direct activation of the SMAD1 protein by receptor-mediated ... These proteins include the signal transducers and activators of transcription (STAT) proteins (Stahl et al., 1995), activation ... Treatment of stem cells with PD098059 blocks activation of MAPK but does not affect STAT activation. The activation of MAPK by ... and nuclear proteins were prepared. EMSA assays were then performed to determine the extent of activation of the STAT proteins ...
Indeed, GR activation may actually augment some downstream signaling pathways, such as those mediated through Smad proteins (50 ... Integrin alphaVbeta6-mediated activation of latent TGF-beta requires the latent TGF-beta binding protein-1. J Cell Biol (2004) ... Extracellular heat shock protein 72 is a marker of the stress protein response in acute lung injury. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol ... in addition to the activation of multiple Smad pathways (50, 52). Some of these pathways may be insensitive to corticosteroid ...
  • Smads (or SMADs) comprise a family of structurally similar proteins that are the main signal transducers for receptors of the transforming growth factor beta (TGF-B) superfamily, which are critically important for regulating cell development and growth. (wikipedia.org)
  • Bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) are dimeric proteins that bind to type I and type II BMP receptors, transducing signals through small mothers against decapentaplegic (Smad)-dependent and -independent pathways to regulate the transcription of BMP target genes ( 8 ). (spandidos-publications.com)
  • The activation of TGFβ receptors brings about the phosphorylation of intracellular effector molecules, R-SMADs. (wikipedia.org)
  • Blockade of autocrine TGFβ signaling with antibodies or by expression of dominant-negative TGFβRII failed to normalize SMAD subcellular distribution, suggesting that elevated nuclear SMAD import was due to alterations downstream of the TGFβ receptors. (wiley.com)
  • The smooth identification and low-cost production of highly specific agents that interfere with signaling cascades by targeting an active domain in surface receptors, cytoplasmic and nuclear effector proteins, remain important challenges in biomedical research. (mdpi.com)
  • We propose that peptide aptamers can provide a very useful and new alternative for interfering with protein-protein interactions in intracellular signal transduction cascades, including those emanating from activated receptors for growth factors. (mdpi.com)
  • TGF‐β is secreted by immune and nonhematopoietic cells and acts on virtually all cell types through ubiquitously expressed receptors, which transduce the TGF‐β signal through canonical Smad‐dependent pathway and noncanonical Smad‐independent pathways. (els.net)
  • During the past 10 years, it has been firmly established that Smad pathways are central mediators of signals from the receptors for transforming growth factor β (TGF-β) superfamily members to the nucleus. (biologists.org)
  • and (3) the TGF-β receptors directly interact with or phosphorylate non-Smad proteins, thus initiating parallel signalling that cooperates with the Smad pathway in eliciting physiological responses. (biologists.org)
  • Thus, non-Smad signal transducers under the control of TGF-β provide quantitative regulation of the signalling pathway, and serve as nodes for crosstalk with other major signalling pathways, such as tyrosine kinase, G-protein-coupled or cytokine receptors. (biologists.org)
  • Here, we discuss non-Smad signalling proteins downstream of the receptors for various TGF-β superfamily members. (biologists.org)
  • and (3) non-Smad proteins that directly interact with or become phosphorylated by TGF-β receptors and do not necessarily affect the function of Smads. (biologists.org)
  • Below we examine these questions and discuss the evidence for non-Smad signalling mechanisms downstream of serine/threonine kinase receptors. (biologists.org)
  • The dimeric TGF-β superfamily ligands interact with heterotetrameric complexes of type II and type I receptors, which leads to phosphorylation-dependent activation of the dormant type I receptor kinase by the constitutively active type II receptor kinase ( Shi and Massagué, 2003 ). (biologists.org)
  • Activated type I receptors signal into cytoplasm through phosphorylation of Smad proteins. (aacrjournals.org)
  • Following binding to BMPs, BMP receptors activate SMAD proteins which translocate to the nucleus and regulate transcription of target genes. (biolegend.com)
  • The cytokines LIF (leukemia inhibitory factor) and BMP2 (bone morphogenetic protein-2) signal through different receptors and transcription factors, namely STATs (signal transducers and activators of transcription) and Smads. (sciencemag.org)
  • SMAD2 is recruited to the TGF-beta receptors through its interaction with the SMAD anchor for receptor activation (SARA) protein. (neuromics.com)
  • Upon activation, the receptors phosphorylate Smad proteins which serve as downstream mediators that enter the nucleus and finally trigger transcriptional responses of specific genes. (uni-wuerzburg.de)
  • Binding of NGF to functional TrkA receptors triggers activation of Smad3. (uni-wuerzburg.de)
  • This NGF-dependent Smad activation occurs by a mechanism which is different from being induced by TGF-ß receptors in that it provokes a different phosphorylation pattern of R-Smads. (uni-wuerzburg.de)
  • BMPs transmit their signals from membrane to nucleus through distinct combinations of types I and II serine/threonine kinase receptors and their intracellular effectors the Smad proteins. (els.net)
  • Differential binding of BMP family members to receptors and extracellular antagonists, their ability to activate certain Smad‐independent signalling pathways, differences in signalling amplitude and duration of both Smad‐dependent and Smad‐independent pathways, and how these interact, define the final outcome of BMP‐induced cellular responses. (els.net)
  • Model for activation of BMP receptors: (a) BMP‐mediated heteromeric complex formation of BMPR‐I and BMPR‐II. (els.net)
  • TGF-β receptors), or from activation of oncogenes. (colorado.edu)
  • TGF-β signals via two receptor Ser/Thr protein kinases, termed type I and type II TGF-β receptors. (colorado.edu)
  • Aim: Transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-β) plays important role in atherogenesis via TGF-β receptors and Smad proteins, which determine its signaling activity. (go.jp)
  • In the canonical pathway, transforming growth factor- (TGF-) β binds to TGF- β receptors to stimulate the phosphorylation of receptor-regulated SMAD proteins (e.g., phosphorylation of SMAD3 at two C-terminal Ser residues, Ser-423 and Ser-425), which in turn form complexes with SMAD4 that accumulate in the nucleus [ 20 ]. (hindawi.com)
  • TGF-β proteins mediate their biological functions through distinct combinations of type I and type II serine/threonine kinase receptors and their downstream effectors, known as Smad proteins [ 3 ]. (pubmedcentralcanada.ca)
  • Cell surface signaling receptors, such as receptor tyrosine kinases (RTKs), G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs), and cytokine receptors, are activated by binding to their ligands (e.g., growth hormones, peptide agonists, and cytokines). (rupress.org)
  • Selective nuclear receptors promote fibroblast activation, which leads to tissue fibrosis, the hallmark of systemic sclerosis (SSc). (uzh.ch)
  • Together with Smad4, these proteins translocate to the nucleus and modulate transcription by binding to specific sequences on the promoters of target genes. (biologists.org)
  • These results imply that SMAD4 100T may induce tumor formation by a fundamentally different mechanism from other SMAD mutations, perhaps via the ectopic expression of WNT target genes - an oncogenic mechanism associated with mutations in Adenomatous Polyposis Coli. (biologists.org)
  • Our results are likely to have clinical implications, because gain-of-function mutations may cause tumors when heterozygous, and the life expectancy of individuals with SMAD4 100T is likely to be different from those with other SMAD mutations. (biologists.org)
  • Smad4 is the only known human Co-Smad, and has the role of partnering with R-Smads to recruit co-regulators to the complex. (wikipedia.org)
  • Trimers of one Smad4 molecule and two receptor-phosphorylated R-Smad molecules are thought to be the predominant effectors of TGF-β transcriptional regulation. (wikipedia.org)
  • Protein and mRNA levels of SMAD3, but not of SMAD4 or SMAD7, were variably elevated in scleroderma fibroblasts compared with those from healthy controls. (wiley.com)
  • Smads 2 and 3 interacted with Smad4 after TβR activation in transfected COS cells. (embopress.org)
  • Smad3 and Smad4 mediate transcriptional activation of the human Smad7 promoter by transforming growth factor beta. (yu.edu)
  • Phosphorylated Smad2 and Smad3 bind to Smad4 and translocate to the nucleus where they bind to other transcription factors that confer specificity, leading to activation of target genes. (biology-online.org)
  • Mad and Smads1/5/8 in vertebrates signal for Dpp/BMP subfamily proteins while Medea and Smad4 in vertebrates form complexes with Smads that signal for all TGFβ proteins ( Newfeld and Wisotzkey 2006 ). (genetics.org)
  • In the Smad‐dependent pathway, activated TβRs phosphorylate Smad2 and/or Smad3 and subsequently interact with Smad4 that enables Smad2/3 to translocate into the nucleus. (els.net)
  • Phosphorylated Smad1, 5 and 8 heterodimers form a complex with the only common mediator Smad (Co-Smad) Smad4. (portlandpress.com)
  • Because Smad4 is the Co-Smad that is involved in multiple signaling pathways, Smad2 is the only R-Smad that is inactivated in human cancers. (aacrjournals.org)
  • The Smad3 cofactors E2F4/5 and p107, along with Smad4, bind to a Smad-E2F site on c-myc , causing repression of this cell cycle mitogen ( 7 ). (aacrjournals.org)
  • Smad6 may repress TGF-β and BMP signaling by inhibiting receptor-mediated phosphorylation of signal-specific Smad species or competing with them for binding with the regulatory Smad4 ( 9 , 10 ). (sciencemag.org)
  • However, MPK38-mediated phosphorylation-defective Smad mutants (Smad2 S245A, Smad3 S204A, Smad4 S343A, and Smad7 T96A) had no such effect. (deepdyve.com)
  • The phosphorylation induces the dissociation of this protein with SARA and the association with the family member SMAD4. (neuromics.com)
  • The association with SMAD4 is important for the translocation of this protein into the nucleus, where it binds to target promoters and forms a transcription repressor complex with other cofactors. (neuromics.com)
  • Ski-(16-192) interacted with an R-Smad.Smad4 heterotrimer to form a pentamer. (thebiogrid.org)
  • CBP-(1941-1992) was also found to interact directly with an R-Smad homotrimer to form a hexamer and with an R-Smad.Smad4 heterotrimer to form a pentamer. (thebiogrid.org)
  • An essential step in most BMP receptor‐controlled responses is the phosphorylation of the receptor‐regulated Smads, Smad1, Smad5 and Smad8, which then associate with the co‐Smad, Smad4, and translocate to the nucleus where they control transcription of BMP target genes. (els.net)
  • Following activation of BMPR‐I, Smad1, Smad5 or Smad8 are phosphorylated and form homomeric complexes as well as heteromeric complexes with Smad4. (els.net)
  • The Smad2/Smad4 complex activates snoN transcription by direct binding to the TGF-β-responsive element in the snoN promoter, while the Smad3/Smad4 complex inhibits it through a novel Smad inhibitory site. (asm.org)
  • The R-Smads bind to active TβRI and are subsequently directly phosphorylated by the receptor complexes ( 3 ), after which they associate with the co-Smad, Smad4. (aacrjournals.org)
  • This interaction results in the recruitment of the TβRI receptor, which is phosphorylated and activated by TβRII, leading to the recruitment and phosphorylation of the R-Smads (Smad2 and Smad3), which subsequently bind the co-Smad (Smad4). (aacrjournals.org)
  • Over-expression of Smad2, Smad3, and Smad4 cDNAs along with a dominant-negative mutant of Smad 2/3 in A549 cells were also performed to determine the roles of the Smad pathway in KE expression after TGFß-1 treatment. (arvojournals.org)
  • Smad3/4 and to a much lesser extent Smad2/4 caused high levels of transcriptional activation of the p21 promoter. (pnas.org)
  • The recruitment of inflammatory cells into BAL fluid or lung tissues was determined by Diff-Quik or H&E staining, collagen deposition by Sircol assay, penh values by a whole-body plethysmography, co-localization of tryptase and Smad3 by immunohistochemistry, IgE and TGF-β level by ELISA, expressions of Smads proteins, activities of signaling molecules, or TGF-β mRNA by immunoblotting and RT-PCR. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Cigarette smoke enhanced OVA-specific IgE levels, penh values, recruitment of inflammatory cells including mast cells, expressions of smad family, TGF-β mRNA and proteins, and cytokines, phosphorylations of Smad2 and 3, and MAP kinases, co-localization of tryptase and Smad3, and collagen deposition more than those of BAL cells and lung tissues of OVA-induced allergic mice. (biomedcentral.com)
  • In addition, we observed TβR‐activation‐dependent interaction between Smad2 and Smad3. (embopress.org)
  • Upon TGF-β binding and receptor activation, the TGF-β receptor phosphorylates Smad2 and Smad3. (sciencemag.org)
  • SARA (Smad anchor for receptor activation) and cPML (cytoplasmic promyelocytic leukemia protein) recruit Smad2 and Smad3 for phosphorylation by the TGF-β receptor. (sciencemag.org)
  • Smad2 and Smad3 (Smad2/3) proteins are key signaling molecules for TGF-β and some related family members regulating the transcription of several hundred genes. (jimmunol.org)
  • Ac-SDKP suppressed not only TGF-β1-induced Smad2 phosphorylation at Ser-465/467 in a dose-dependent manner, but also the nuclear accumulation of receptor-regulated Smads (R-Smad), Smad2 and Smad3. (asnjournals.org)
  • Furthermore, a nuclear Smad complex that includes Smad3 and the transcription factor Sp1 is thought to mediate transcription of the cyclin-dependent kinase (CDK) inhibitors p15 and p21, whose promoters contain an Sp1-binding site ( 8 , 9 ). (aacrjournals.org)
  • Additionally, Smad3/4 complexes, along with the forkhead box O protein, bind promoters responsible for transcription of p15 and p21 ( 10 ). (aacrjournals.org)
  • MPK38 Given that MPK38 interacts with and phosphorylates and its interacting partner Smad3 have recently been Smad proteins, leading to the activation of TGF-β signal- shown to serve as components of a multi-protein complex ing , we reasoned that Smad proteins would affect MPK38 linking ASK1 and TGF-β signaling pathways, which are activity through direct interaction and phosphorylation. (deepdyve.com)
  • The encoded protein interacts directly with SMAD2 and SMAD3, and recruits SMAD2 to the TGFB receptor. (genecards.org)
  • Early endosomal protein that functions to recruit SMAD2/SMAD3 to intracellular membranes and to the TGF-beta receptor. (genecards.org)
  • Our mutational studies revealed that domains of Ski and CBP interacted with Smad3 at a portion of the binding surface of the Smad anchor for receptor activation. (thebiogrid.org)
  • Based on the presented involvement of components of both, the MAPK/Erk and the TAK1/MKK6 cascade, signal mediators of these pathways rank as candidates to mediate direct activation of Smad3. (uni-wuerzburg.de)
  • Upon binding of TGF-β1, the type I TGF-β receptor kinase (TβRI) becomes activated by the type II receptor kinase and phosphorylates two highly related cytoplasmic Smad proteins, Smad2 and Smad3. (asm.org)
  • Phosphorylated (i.e., active) SMAD3 protein expression was lower in the myometrium after spontaneous term labour compared to the myometrium from nonlabouring women. (hindawi.com)
  • Canonical TGF-β signaling continues with the recruitment of receptor-activated Smad proteins (R-Smads: Smad2 and Smad3) to the active TβRI. (aacrjournals.org)
  • DNA pull-down experiments were used to confirm the interaction of Smad with KE gene promoter in vitro.Luciferase reporter assays were used to investigate Smad3 modulation of the KE gene promoter activity mediated by TGFß-1. (arvojournals.org)
  • Over-expression of Smad3 or a dominant negative mutant of Smad significantly affected the expression of KE in transfected cells by TGFß-1. (arvojournals.org)
  • Furthermore, activation of KE by Smad3 showed a dose-dependent manner and was further confirmed by the promoter-luciferase assays. (arvojournals.org)
  • Together, these results suggest the essential role of Smad3 in the TGFß-1-mediated KE gene activation. (arvojournals.org)
  • Our results demonstrate that the Smad pathway, especially Smad3 is crucial for the TGFß-1-dependent activation of the human KE gene. (arvojournals.org)
  • Smad1 and Smad2 have been shown to mimic the effects of BMP and activin, respectively, both in Xenopus and in mammalian cells, whereas Smad3 (a close homologue of Smad2 ) and the related protein DPC4 , a tumour-suppressor gene product, mediate TGF-beta actions. (xenbase.org)
  • Receptor-regulated Smad proteins, Smads 1 and 5, are intracellular mediators of bone morphogenetic protein signaling. (biologists.org)
  • Reporter activity in embryos from transgenic mouse lines was detected in tissues where an essential role for active bone morphogenetic protein signaling via Smads 1 or 5 had been previously established. (biologists.org)
  • Trimers of two receptor-regulated SMADs and one co-SMAD act as transcription factors that regulate the expression of certain genes. (wikipedia.org)
  • Specifically, R-Smads are phosphorylated in the nucleus at the linker domain by CDK8 and 9, and these phosphorylations modulate the interaction of Smad proteins with transcriptional activators and repressors. (wikipedia.org)
  • The components of the TGF-beta pathway and in particular, the R-Smads, Co-Smad and I-Smads, are represented in the genome of all metazoans sequenced to date. (wikipedia.org)
  • SMAD-regulated luciferase reporter expression was examined to investigate the potential functional significance of activation and nuclear accumulation of endogenous SMADs in scleroderma fibroblasts. (wiley.com)
  • COVER This week's issue features a Perspective about mechanisms by which proteins that shuttle between the nucleus and cytoplasm regulate TGF-β signaling through Smads. (sciencemag.org)
  • The conservation of Zw3/Gsk3-β phosphorylation sites in vertebrate homologs of Mad (Smads) suggests that this pathway, the first transforming growth factor β-independent role for any Smad protein, may be widely utilized for regulating mitosis during development. (genetics.org)
  • Smad signaling is intracellularly counteracted by I-Smads and Smurf proteins. (portlandpress.com)
  • H ) Integrins assist BMPR-mediated activation of R-Smads. (portlandpress.com)
  • This basic Smad pathway is conserved throughout evolution and is regulated by diverse phosphorylation events, nucleocytoplasmic shuttling, ubiquitin-mediated proteasomal degradation and, finally, by inhibitory (I)-Smads ( Shi and Massagué, 2003 ). (biologists.org)
  • Apart from Smads and Expansion, no other type of protein belonging to the known kingdoms of life contains MH2 domains. (iucr.org)
  • The structure displays the main features of the canonical MH2 fold with two main differences: the addition of an α -helical region and the remodelling of a protein-interaction site that is conserved in the MH2 domain of Smads. (iucr.org)
  • Although the inhibition was not complete, these results suggest that activation of both Smads and STAT3 by relevant cytokines is required for the synergistic effect of BMP2 and LIF on astrocyte differentiation. (sciencemag.org)
  • In a series of 22 cutting-edge chapters forward looking reviews of Smads are provided that cover their discovery, evolution, role in development, mechanism of action and regulation, and how deregulation in Smad signalling contributes to human diseases. (springer.com)
  • The transforming growth factor- β (TGF- β ) superfamily members regulate numerous cellular processes through the activation of intracellular mediators known as mothers against decapentaplegic homolog (SMADs). (hindawi.com)
  • Mothers against decapentaplegic homolog (SMADs) play a critical role in regulating the expression of genes associated with inflammatory activation [ 15 - 19 ]. (hindawi.com)
  • and (iii) inhibitory SMADs (I-SMADs) which include SMAD6 and SMAD7, which block the activation of receptor-regulated and common-mediator SMADs. (hindawi.com)
  • Recently our work has been focused on the family of transcription factors Smads, where we have discovered a mechanism that labels these key components of the TGF-beta pathway first for activation and then for degradation. (weizmann.ac.il)
  • The signal originated by TGF-beta-like molecules appears to be transduced by a set of evolutionarily conserved proteins known as SMADs, which upon activation directly translocate to the nucleus where they may activate transcription. (xenbase.org)
  • The ZEB2 protein is a transcription factor that plays a role in the transforming growth factor β (TGFβ) signaling pathways that are essential during early fetal development. (wikipedia.org)
  • Activation of Ras has the potential to initiate three signaling pathways downstream of Ras: Ras→Raf→MAP kinase pathway, PI3 kinase pathway, and Ral pathway. (wikipedia.org)
  • The data suggest that smoke exposure enhances antigen-induced mast cell activation via TGF-β/Smad signaling pathways in mouse allergic asthma, and that it exacerbates airway inflammation and remodeling. (biomedcentral.com)
  • We then discuss the opportunities for using aptamers in other complex pathways, including Wnt/β-catenin, and focus on Transforming Growth Factor-β/Smad family signaling. (mdpi.com)
  • Here we show that CNTF causes activation of janus kinase-signal transducers and activators of transcription and mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) pathways with differential kinetics in these cells. (jneurosci.org)
  • In this report we show that activation of both the MAPK and JAK-STAT pathways are positively coupled to astrocytic differentiation in vitro . (jneurosci.org)
  • TGF‐β signalling is transduced via not only its unique protein, Smad, but also via Smad‐independent pathways. (els.net)
  • In Smad‐independent pathways, mitogen‐activated protein kinases (MAPK), phosphatidylinositol‐3 kinase (PI3K)‐Akt‐mTOR, TNF receptor‐associated factor 6 (TRAF6)/TGF‐β‐activated kinase 1 (TAK1)‐MAP kinase kinases (MKKs)‐p38 MAPK and small GTPases can be activated downstream of TGF‐β/TβR interaction. (els.net)
  • 2001) Cross‐talk between the p42/p44 MAP kinase and Smad pathways in transforming growth factor beta 1‐induced furin gene transactivation. (els.net)
  • However, growing biochemical and developmental evidence supports the notion that alternative, non-Smad pathways also participate in TGF-β signalling. (biologists.org)
  • Here we describe the initial development of PRO, illustrated using human and mouse proteins involved in the transforming growth factor-beta and bone morphogenetic protein signaling pathways. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Smads2/3/4 stimulate MPK38- dependent ASK1/TGF-β/p53 signaling pathways, whereas have focused on the regulatory role of Smad phosphor- ylation in the TGF-β signaling pathway. (deepdyve.com)
  • Additional stu- Smad7 inhibits these signaling pathways through differ- dies are required to investigate the effect of Smad proteins ential regulation of MPK38 activity. (deepdyve.com)
  • SMAD proteins are signal transducers and transcriptional modulators that mediate multiple signaling pathways. (neuromics.com)
  • Expression of proteins associated with TGF-β/Smad and hepatocyte growth factor (HGF)/c-Met pathways were investigated by western blotting. (spandidos-publications.com)
  • TGF-β induces non-Smad pathways including those of mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) or phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K) ( 9 ). (spandidos-publications.com)
  • In the present work, the crosstalk of NGF and TGF-ß/Smad signaling pathways is characterized in rat pheochromocytoma cells (PC12) which are frequently used as a model system for neuronal differentiation. (uni-wuerzburg.de)
  • Smad‐mediated transcription of target genes is regulated in a complex manner in which interactions with other transcription factors and signalling pathways define the final response. (els.net)
  • Besides the well‐established BMP/Smad pathway, BMPs can also activate alternative signalling routes, so‐called non‐Smad pathways, which in concert with the Smad pathway determine the BMP‐induced effects. (els.net)
  • Signalling pathways such as transforming growth factor (TGF)-β, WNT and Sonic hedgehog have all been linked to COPD, either because of genetic associations or because of differential gene and protein expression in lung tissue [ 2 - 4 ]. (ersjournals.com)
  • The activation of transforming growth factor α (TGFα)-erbB-1 and neuregulin-erbB-4 signaling pathways in hypothalamic astrocytes has been shown to play a key role in the process by which the neuroendocrine brain controls luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone (LHRH) secretion. (jneurosci.org)
  • In contrast to neurons, little is known about the intracellular signaling of astrocytes, and the pathways controlling their differentiation and activation have not been elucidated. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Partnership between DPC4 and SMAD proteins in TGF-beta signalling pathways. (xenbase.org)
  • In vivo, SM305 prevented TGF-beta-induced Smad2/3 phosphorylation type I collagen (COL1)A2 promoter activation in dermal fibroblasts. (nih.gov)
  • Thus, it was predicted that Mad/Smad1 phosphorylation by Zw3/Gsk3-β represented a cytoplasmic mechanism of Smad-Wnt interaction. (genetics.org)
  • demonstrated in vertebrates that Wnt stimulated Gsk3-β phosphorylation of Smad1, on serine in a central portion of the protein known as the "linker region", led to its degradation and the termination of TGFβ signaling. (genetics.org)
  • The cyclin D-CDK4/6 complex is critical to cell cycle progression, as it induces phosphorylation inhibition of the Rb protein. (aacrjournals.org)
  • Rb protein phosphorylation permits E2F-mediated transcription of genes responsible for cell cycle mitogenesis ( 20 , 21 ). (aacrjournals.org)
  • It also significantly reduced TGF-β1-induced Smad 2/3 phosphorylation, nuclear translocation of Smad 4, and association of Smad 2/3-Smad 4 complex. (eurekamag.com)
  • Consistent with in vitro results, decursin treatment effectively blocked the levels of NOX protein, and Smad 2/3 phosphorylation in injured mice liver. (eurekamag.com)
  • Conclusion- These findings suggest that Ang II decreases PPARγ abundance in cultured VSMCs via an angiotensin type 1 receptor-dependent secretion of TGF-β1 via phosphorylation of p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase and histone deacetylase 3. (ahajournals.org)
  • Akt inhibitor blocked Akt phosphorylation but did not affect TGF-β-induced activation of ERK, Snail and Slug. (spandidos-publications.com)
  • Y. pestis exerts YopJ-dependent suppression of tumor necrosis factor alpha secretion and phosphorylation of mitogen-activated protein kinases and thus resembles enteropathogenic Yersinia . (asm.org)
  • Stabilization of β-catenin or phosphorylation and activation of STAT3 results in the modulation of critical transcription factors including c-Myc, Sox2, and Oct4. (biolegend.com)
  • Bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) are members of the transforming growth factor (TGFβ) superfamily of secreted ligands that fulfil multiple functions during the development of vertebrate as well as non-vertebrate species (Hogan et al. (biologists.org)
  • BMPs signal via the p38 class of mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPKs), and the activity of p38 MAPK is regulated by BMP signaling ( 10 ). (spandidos-publications.com)
  • Transforming growth factor‐β1 (TGF‐β1) is the prototype of a family of structurally related cytokines, which also includes activins and bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs). (embopress.org)
  • Activin receptor-like kinase 1 (ALK1) is an endothelial serine-threonine kinase receptor for bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) 9 and 10. (nature.com)
  • Bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) belong to the superfamily of transforming growth factor-β proteins. (portlandpress.com)
  • BMPs are translated as pre-proteins with a prodomain. (portlandpress.com)
  • However, we previously proposed that bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) released from the surface ectoderm are essential for RPE specification in chick. (biologists.org)
  • The transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-β) superfamily is a group of multifunctional proteins comprising more than 40 members that are clustered in several subfamilies, which include TGF-β, activins/inhibins, bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs), nodal and growth differentiation factors (GDFs) [ 1 , 2 ]. (mdpi.com)
  • Bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) belong to the TGF-β superfamily and play a role in embryonic development, particularly during heart, neural, and cartilage development. (biolegend.com)
  • Currently, around 20 bone morphophogenetic proteins (BMPs) have been identified and are typically characterized into 4 distinct subfamilies based on structural similarities. (biolegend.com)
  • Bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) are important signalling molecules that were first identified by their ability to induce bone and cartilage, and subsequently were shown to be pleiotropic cytokines controlling a wide variety of biological responses during early development, skeletogenesis and homoeostasis of several tissues. (els.net)
  • Bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) are important pleiotropic cytokines controlling a wide variety of biological responses ranging from early development, skeletogenesis and homeostasis of several tissues to suppression of tumorigenesis. (els.net)
  • Mutations in SMAD tumor suppressor genes are involved in approximately 140,000 new cancers in the USA each year. (biologists.org)
  • To test this hypothesis, we expressed five tumor-derived alleles of human SMAD genes and five mutant alleles of Drosophila SMAD genes in flies. (biologists.org)
  • Subsequently, `loss of heterozygosity' studies have shown that human SMAD genes act as tumor suppressors in a wide variety of tissues. (biologists.org)
  • A similar screen done in the Caenorhabditis elegans protein SMA (from gene sma for small body size) revealed three genes, Sma-2, Sma-3, and Sma-4, that had similar mutant phenotypes to those of the TGF-B like receptor Daf-4. (wikipedia.org)
  • The study demonstrates frequent, constitutive activation of Notch1 and its downstream target genes in T-cell lymphomas that arose in a murine model of Zmym2-Fgfr1 stem cell leukemia-lymphoma syndrome. (nih.gov)
  • The activated SMAD protein complex is then transported into the cell's nucleus, where it regulates cell growth and division (proliferation) and the activity of particular genes. (medlineplus.gov)
  • The potential of NGF to activate the Smad pathway independent of TGF-ß might be of special importance in regulating expression of genes that are essential for the development and function of neuronal cells or of other NGF-sensitive cells, in particular those which are TGF-ß-resistant. (uni-wuerzburg.de)
  • Through interaction with transcriptional coactivators or corepressors on the TGF-β-responsive promoters, Smad complexes can activate or inhibit transcription of TGF-β target genes ( 10 , 27 ). (asm.org)
  • Once in the nucleus, SMAD proteins can bind to genes that maintain pluripotency or initiate differentiation into the neuro-ectoderm. (biolegend.com)
  • Disruption of the MT network by chemical agents, such as nocodazole and colchicine, leads to ligand-independent Smad nuclear accumulation and transcription of TGF-β-responsive genes and increases TGF-β-induced Smad activity. (ahajournals.org)
  • Cellular DNA-binding proteins encoded by the c-myc genes. (labome.org)
  • Protein components are identified, their functions in developmental processes are known, and the time and place in the embryo of expression of the genes encoding them are known. (nap.edu)
  • Signaling by bone morphogenetic proteins is essential for a wide variety of developmental processes. (biologists.org)
  • Three independent lines (BRE-lac1, BRE-lac2 and BRE-luc) have shown the existence of an autocrine bone morphogenetic protein signaling pathway in mouse embryonic stem cells. (biologists.org)
  • Reporter activity was detected in chimeric embryos, suggesting sensitivity to physiological concentrations of bone morphogenetic protein. (biologists.org)
  • In the present study, human dermal‑derived CD105+ fibroblast cells (CD105+ hDDFCs) were isolated from human foreskin specimens using immunomagnetic isolation methods to examine the role of bone morphogenetic protein (BMP)‑7 in osteogenic differentiation. (spandidos-publications.com)
  • We hypothesize that bone morphogenetic protein 9 (BMP9), a ligand of the TGF-β family that binds to the activin receptor-like kinase 1 (ALK1)-BMP receptor type 2 (BMPR2) receptor complex, may be a novel therapeutic option for BPD. (frontiersin.org)
  • Bone morphogenetic proteins have also been shown to cause astrocytic differentiation but do not cause STAT activation or astrocytic differentiation in fibroblast growth factor 2-expanded fetal stem cells used here. (jneurosci.org)
  • Dad encodes an inhibitory Smad protein that inhibits bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) signaling, raising the possibility that shep interacted with BMP signaling through antagonism of Dad . (genetics.org)
  • The BMPR1A gene provides instructions for making a protein called bone morphogenetic protein receptor 1A. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Given its importance in development and homeostasis, bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) signaling is tightly regulated at the extra- and intracellular level. (portlandpress.com)
  • We thereby created an allelic series of embryonic stem cells and mice, each containing a signal-responsive sentinel with different fluorescent reporters that respond with sensitivity and specificity to retinoic acids, bone morphogenic proteins, activin A, Wnts or Notch, and that can be adapted to any pathway that acts via DNA elements. (biologists.org)
  • The non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug activated gene (NAG-1), also known as macrophage inhibitory cytokine-1 (MIC-1), placental bone morphogenetic protein (PLAB), placental transformation growth factor-β (PTGFB), prostate derived factor (PDF) and growth/differentiation factor 15 (GDF15), is a divergent member of the TGF-β superfamily [ 4 ]. (pubmedcentralcanada.ca)
  • TGF-β is part of a large family of structurally related cytokines that include bone morphogenetic proteins, growth and differentiation factors, activins, and inhibins. (aacrjournals.org)
  • Moreover, Smad transcription factors activated by bone morphogenetic proteins also promote astrogliogenesis, through their interaction with STAT3 [ 5 ]. (biomedcentral.com)
  • ALK1, BMPR2 , and Endoglin , and of the ALK1 downstream target transmembrane protein 100 (TMEM100) were studied during the development of experimental BPD. (frontiersin.org)
  • These knockout mice demonstrated a reduction in end-diastolic and end-systolic volume by echocardiography, activation of the fetal gene program (ie, increased atrial natriuretic peptide and alpha skeletal actin gene expression), and increased expression of modulatory calcineurin inhibitory protein 1 (MCIP1), a direct downstream target of calcineurin/nuclear factor of activated T cell signaling. (ahajournals.org)
  • Additionally, MSC-treated myocardium demonstrated increased expression of the antihypertrophy secreted factor, growth differentiation factor 15 (GDF15), and its downstream effector, SMAD 2/3, in cultured neonatal rat cardiomyocytes and in the porcine RV myocardium. (physiology.org)
  • Mechanistically, transplanted MSCs possibly stimulated GDF15 and its downstream SMAD proteins to antagonize the hypertrophy response of pressure overload. (physiology.org)
  • 11 The primary downstream effectors of TGF-β signal transduction are Smad signaling proteins. (ahajournals.org)
  • In addition to Smad proteins, mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPKs) have also been invoked as downstream effectors of TGF-β signaling. (ahajournals.org)
  • On activation of BMPR‐I the signal is propagated downstream, indicated by an arrow. (els.net)
  • These in vitro results identify tanycytes as targets of TGFα action and demonstrate that activation of erbB-1-mediated signaling in these cells results in plastic changes that, involving PGE 2 and TGFβ 1 as downstream effectors, mimic the morphological plasticity displayed by tanycytes during the hours encompassing the preovulatory surge of LHRH. (jneurosci.org)
  • Immunofluorescence analysis revealed that the inhibitory Smad, Smad7, was exported to the cytoplasm from the nucleus by the treatment with Ac-SDKP. (asnjournals.org)
  • Transfection with this inhibitory Smad, Smad6, reduced the promoter activation induced by BMP2 and by a combination of BMP2 and LIF, but not by LIF alone ( 6 , 11 ) ( Fig. 2 A). Smad7, another inhibitor of Smad signaling, also suppressed promoter activation by a BMP2-LIF combination almost to the level induced by LIF alone ( 8 ). (sciencemag.org)
  • Although the growth-inhibitory pathway of TGF-β mediated by the Smad proteins is well studied, the signaling pathway leading to the transforming activity of TGF-β in fibroblasts is not well understood. (asm.org)
  • 5 In the present study, we found that overexpression of Smad7 completely abolished TGF-β-induced inhibition of myogenic differentiation, indicating that the inhibitory effect of TGF-β is mediated, at least in part, through a Smad pathway. (ahajournals.org)
  • TAR DNA-binding protein of 43 kDa (TDP-43) is naturally located in the nucleus and has been identified as the major component of cytoplasmic ubiquitinated inclusions in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). (figshare.com)
  • We have reported that TDP-43 and phosphorylated Smad2 (pSmad2), an intracellular mediator protein of transforming growth factor-β (TGFβ) signaling, are co-localized within cytoplasmic inclusions in the anterior horn cells of sporadic ALS patients. (figshare.com)
  • To investigate the possible pathophysiological linkage between pathologic cytoplasmic inclusions containing TDP-43 and TGFβ/Smad signaling. (figshare.com)
  • We replicated cytoplasmic aggregates of TDP-43 in HEK293T cells by transfecting the cells with a nuclear localization signal deletion mutant of TDP-43 and inhibiting proteasome activity, and assessed the effect of TGFβ/Smad signaling on the cytoplasmic aggregate formation. (figshare.com)
  • The repressive effect was mapped to the NF-kappaB activation domains in the cytoplasmic carboxyl terminus of LMP-I. Furthermore, LMP-I-mediated inhibition of TGF-beta-responsive promoter was markedly restored after inhibition of NF-kappaB activity. (researchmap.jp)
  • PIAS3 is involved in cytoplasmic regulation, such as functional interaction of PIAS3 with metabotropic glutamate receptor-8, voltage-gated potassium channel Kv1.5 and pyruvate kinase subtype M2 , but the majority of so far reported interactions of the PIAS3 protein occurred with transcription factors or other proteins linked to nuclear regulation. (atlasgeneticsoncology.org)
  • Investigation of the underlying mechanisms showed that BMP7 activated small mothers against decapentaplegic (Smad) and p38/mitogen‑activated protein kinase signaling in CD105+ hDDFCs. (spandidos-publications.com)
  • The best-defined are the signal cascades that involve the janus kinases (JAKs) and the mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) pathway. (jneurosci.org)
  • Inhibition of p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase by SB203580 or siRNA inhibited both Ang II- and TGF-β1-induced PPARγ reduction. (ahajournals.org)
  • In one study, the DNA-protein complexes induced by TGF-β were shown to include in addition to Sp1 its relative protein Sp3 ( 10 ). (pnas.org)
  • The resultant heteromeric Smad complexes then translocate into the nucleus to regulate transcription ( 2 ). (sciencemag.org)
  • Our results suggest that Ski negatively regulates TGF-beta signaling by replacing CBP in R-Smad complexes. (thebiogrid.org)
  • MBC 2009), purification and identification by mass spectrometry of protein complexes associated with well-established signaling transducers (Knuesel et al. (colorado.edu)
  • Canonical TGF-β signaling is mediated by Smad proteins, which transduce the TGF-β signal from the cell surface into the nucleus to regulate transcription. (sciencemag.org)
  • Smad proteins differentially regulate obesity-induced glucose and lipid abnormalities and. (deepdyve.com)
  • Ha, Hyunjung 2018-04-27 00:00:00 Smad proteins have been implicated in metabolic processes, but little is known about how they regulate metabolism. (deepdyve.com)
  • Because Smad 2, 3, 4, and 7 have previously been shown to interact with murine protein serine-threonine kinase 38 (MPK38), an AMP‐activated protein kinase (AMPK)-related kinase that has been implicated in obesity-associated metabolic defects, we investigated whether Smad proteins regulate metabolic processes via MPK38. (deepdyve.com)
  • Substantial activation of the HGF/c-Met pathway also leads to scattering and invasion of cancer cells through activation of the cell signaling pathway, and it may regulate EMT ( 10 ). (spandidos-publications.com)
  • Moreover, nocodazole, a microtubule-destabilizing agent, enhanced the inhibition of myogenesis exerted by TGF-β, an effect that could be restored by tubulin-polymerizing agent taxol, both of which have been shown to affect Smad-microtubule interaction and regulate TGF-β/Smad signaling. (ahajournals.org)
  • Profibrotic TGF-beta responses are induced primarily via the type I activin-like receptor kinase 5 (ALK5) TGF-beta receptor coupled to Smad signal transducers. (nih.gov)
  • The Kit proto-oncogene encodes a tyrosine kinase receptor whose ligand is a paracrine protein called stem cell factor (SCF), which is important in hematopoiesis (formation of cells in blood). (wikipedia.org)
  • It plays a role in the host defense response by signaling the activation of CASPASES and the MAP KINASE SIGNALING SYSTEM. (bioportfolio.com)
  • Background- The Akt protein kinase is an important mediator of cardiac myocyte growth and survival. (ahajournals.org)
  • The serine/threonine protein kinase Akt is a key regulator of myocardial growth that is essential for cardiac adaptation to diverse stress. (ahajournals.org)
  • Cell Death and Disease (2018) 9:471 Page 2 of 13 apoptosis signal-regulating kinase-1 (ASK1), and murine molecular mechanisms involved in the regulation of meta- protein serine-threonine kinase 38 (MPK38)/maternal bolic homeostasis by TGF-β signaling remain poorly 1,7,8 embryonic leucine zipper kinase (MELK) , suggesting understood. (deepdyve.com)
  • parameters by differentially regulating MPK38 activity in MPK38/MELK, an AMP‐activated protein kinase HFD-induced obese mice. (deepdyve.com)
  • Ang II-induced TGF-β1 secretion was dependent on epidermal growth factor receptor kinase activation through reactive oxygen species production. (ahajournals.org)
  • 7 , 8 Ang II has been demonstrated to reduce PPARγ transcriptional activity through the activation of breakpoint cluster region (BCR) kinase in VSMCs. (ahajournals.org)
  • Collectively, in the literature, it is known that (1) Ang II reduces PPARγ transcriptional activity in VSMCs through BCR kinase activation, (2) TGF-β1 represses PPARγ transcription in VSMCs, and (3) Ang II activates p38 MAPK in VSMCs via the activation of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) kinase and reactive oxygen species (ROS) production. (ahajournals.org)
  • b) Activation of the BMPR‐I by the BMPR‐II kinase. (els.net)
  • The eight members of the Smad family are divided among these three groups. (wikipedia.org)
  • This region also mediates the transcriptional activation of the p21 promoter by members of the Smad family of proteins, which play important role in the transduction of extracellular signals such as transforming growth factor β, activin, etc. (pnas.org)
  • By contrast, the relative weight and evolutionary or developmental significance of non-Smad effectors has been less clear. (biologists.org)
  • Smad family members are newly identified essential intracellular signalling components of the transforming growth factor‐β (TGF‐β) superfamily. (embopress.org)
  • In all animals, highly conserved proteins belonging to the transforming growth factor β (TGFβ) family perform a multitude of tasks. (genetics.org)
  • 18 One of these transcripts, follistatin-like 1 (Fstl1), is a member of the follistatin family of factors that bind to transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) superfamily proteins. (ahajournals.org)
  • Smad2 is a receptor-regulated Smad that is activated specifically by transforming growth factor β and activin signaling. (aacrjournals.org)
  • The effects of CAR activation were analyzed in cultured fibroblasts, in bleomycin-induced dermal fibrosis, and in mice overexpressing a constitutively active transforming growth factor β (TGFβ) receptor type I (TβRI-CA). RESULTS Up-regulation of CAR was detected in the skin and in dermal fibroblasts in SSc patients. (uzh.ch)
  • Furthermore, phosphorylated SMAD2/3 levels were elevated and nuclear localization of phosphorylated SMAD2/3 was increased, suggesting activation of the SMAD pathway in scleroderma fibroblasts. (wiley.com)
  • This leads to Arm nuclear accumulation and activation of gene expression in cooperation with transcription factors such as dTCF ( Logan and Nusse 2004 ). (genetics.org)
  • Following nuclear translocation of the R-Smad/Co-Smad complex, BMP target gene expression is induced [ 5 ]. (portlandpress.com)
  • This study was undertaken to investigate the effects of constitutive androstane receptor (CAR)/NR1I3, an orphan nuclear receptor, on fibroblast activation and experimental dermal fibrosis. (uzh.ch)
  • Each pathway leads to the activation of transcription factors which enter the nucleus to alter gene expression. (wikipedia.org)
  • Activated Jak2 can also cause the activation of MAPK possibly through a ras-raf pathway that activates transcription factors including cAMP response element-binding protein (CREB) and TCF/Elk ( Winston and Hunter, 1996 ). (jneurosci.org)
  • PIAS3 regulates the activity of several transcription factors by direct protein-protein interaction. (atlasgeneticsoncology.org)
  • PIAS3 belongs to the mammalian protein inhibitor of activated STAT (PIAS) protein family, originally identified as cytokine-induced inhibitors of the STAT family of transcription factors. (atlasgeneticsoncology.org)
  • SMAD2 belongs to the SMAD, a family of proteins similar to the gene products of the Drosophila gene 'mothers against decapentaplegic' (Mad) and the C. elegans gene Sma. (neuromics.com)
  • CAG(A/T)CTG] or certain GC-rich sequences present on TGF-β-responsive promoters either alone or in collaboration with sequence-specific DNA binding cofactors such as the FoxH family of proteins ( 10 , 17 , 41 , 49 ). (asm.org)
  • The IAPs (Inhibitors of Apoptosis Proteins) are a family of proteins primarily known for inhibiting caspase activity, either directly or indirectly, thus preventing apoptotic cell death (Gyrd-Hansen and Meier, 2010). (atlasgeneticsoncology.org)
  • By using Gal4-Sp1 fusion proteins, we show that Smad proteins can activate gene transcription via functional interactions with the ubiquitous factor Sp1. (pnas.org)
  • SIZ1-dependent sumoylation of ICE1 may activate and/or stabilize the protein, facilitating expression of CBF3/DREB1A and repression of MYB15 , leading to low temperature tolerance. (plantcell.org)
  • However, Y. pestis is less able to activate caspases, to suppress NF-κB activation, and to induce apoptosis in macrophages than the high-virulence Y. enterocolitica WA O:8 strain. (asm.org)
  • LMP-I failed to affect receptor-dependent formation of heteromers containing Smad proteins as well as the DNA-binding activity of Smad proteins. (researchmap.jp)
  • A sub-family of smad proteins that inhibit cell signaling by RECEPTOR-REGULATED SMAD PROTEINS. (bioportfolio.com)
  • However, clinical and biochemical studies suggest that all SMAD mutations are loss-of-function mutations. (biologists.org)
  • One prediction of this hypothesis is that all SMAD mutations cause tumors via a single mechanism. (biologists.org)
  • From a larger perspective, our study shows that the genetic characterization of missense mutations, particularly in modular proteins, requires experimental verification. (biologists.org)
  • These studies led to the hypothesis that all SMAD tumor mutations are loss-of-function mutations. (biologists.org)
  • Mutations of the gene can cause the gene to produce nonfunctional ZEB2 proteins or inactivate the function gene as a whole. (wikipedia.org)
  • Most BMPR1A gene mutations result in the production of an abnormally short, nonfunctional protein. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Expansion contains an N-terminal domain similar in sequence to the MH2 domain characteristic of Smad proteins, which are the central mediators of the effects of the TGF- β signalling pathway. (iucr.org)
  • The Smad proteins are critical mediators of TGF-β signaling in both epithelial cells and fibroblasts ( 1 , 10 , 17 , 27 ). (asm.org)
  • Fibrosis, the hallmark of scleroderma, is characterized by excessive synthesis of collagen and extracellular matrix proteins and accumulation of myofibroblasts. (nih.gov)
  • TGF-β stimulates the expression of extracellular matrix (ECM) proteins such as collagens, laminin, and fibronectin, while it suppresses the expression of ECM-degrading proteases and increases the synthesis of ECM protease inhibitors, including plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (PAI-1) ( 22 ). (asnjournals.org)
  • Introduction cell proliferation, differentiation, apoptosis, migration, The identification of a growing list of intracellular extracellular matrix remodeling, immune functions, and kinases that phosphorylate Smad proteins suggests that tumor metastasis. (deepdyve.com)
  • The Bmp signals that initiate target cell activation are strongly influenced by extracellular Bmp modulators (for review see Balemans and Van Hul, 2002 ). (rupress.org)
  • Prominent examples of cellular force responses include cell-cell- and cell-matrix-mediated mechanoregulation of barrier function and activation of endothelial and epithelial cells in response to stretch and shear, as well as fibroblast responses to the rigidity and stretch of the extracellular matrix (ECM). (jci.org)
  • Signaling of TGFbeta family members such as activin is tightly regulated by soluble binding proteins. (nih.gov)
  • In this study, we found that, like follistatin, FLRG protein inhibited activin A signaling as demonstrated by the use of a transcriptional reporter assay, and blocked the activin A-induced growth inhibition of HepG2 cells. (nih.gov)
  • This observation, in conjunction with the antagonistic effect of FLRG and follistatin on activin signaling, indicates that these two proteins participate in a negative feedback loop which regulates the activin function. (nih.gov)
  • Activation of the TGFβ/Smad signaling system is protective against aggregate formation of cytoplasmically mislocalized TDP-43 and may be a potential therapeutic approach to delay progression of ALS. (figshare.com)
  • Taken together, these results indicate that SM305 inhibits intracellular TGF-beta signaling through selective interference with ALK5-mediated Smad activation, resulting in marked suppression of profibrotic responses induced by TGF-beta in vivo and in vitro. (nih.gov)
  • Expression of this gene may mediate the inhibition of hematopoietic cell development during ontogeny, and the encoded protein may also play a role in transforming growth factor-beta signaling as a Smad binding protein. (nih.gov)
  • This study is the first to demonstrate apparently ligand-independent constitutive activation of the intracellular TGFβ/SMAD signaling axis in scleroderma fibroblasts. (wiley.com)
  • SMAD signaling may be a mechanism contributing to the characteristic phenotype of scleroderma fibroblasts and playing a role in the pathogenesis of fibrosis. (wiley.com)
  • This protein functions as a bridge which connects the RTK to an intermediate protein (such as GNRP), starting the intracellular signaling cascade. (wikipedia.org)
  • A mechanism of suppression of TGF-beta/SMAD signaling by NF-kappa B/RelA. (yu.edu)
  • Smad proteins and transforming growth factor-beta signaling. (yu.edu)
  • Caveolin-1 regulates transforming growth factor (TGF)-beta/SMAD signaling through an interaction with the TGF-beta type I receptor. (yu.edu)
  • A NOD-signaling adaptor protein that contains a C-terminal leucine-rich domain which recognizes bacterial PEPTIDOGLYCAN. (bioportfolio.com)
  • It signals via an N-terminal caspase recruitment domain that interacts with other CARD SIGNALING ADAPTOR PROTEINS such as RIP SERINE-THEONINE KINASES. (bioportfolio.com)
  • cPML is sequestered in the nucleus by the homeodomain protein TGIF (TG-interacting factor), a negative regulator of TGF-β signaling. (sciencemag.org)
  • By their targeting of short, linear motif type of interactions, peptide aptamers have joined nucleic acid aptamers for use in signaling studies because of their ease of production, their stability, their high specificity and affinity for individual target proteins, and their use in high-throughput screening protocols. (mdpi.com)
  • This signaling pathway allows the environment outside the cell to affect how the cell produces other proteins. (medlineplus.gov)
  • The significance of TGFβ signaling in breast cancer has been widely studied, although less is understood about the relevance of Smad-mediated transcriptional activity in cancer cell growth control ( 6 ). (aacrjournals.org)
  • A relationship between Smad signaling and both normal and malignant mammary cell growth has been shown. (aacrjournals.org)
  • These data point toward a dynamic role for Smad signaling in breast cancer, favoring a tumor-suppressant function in well-differentiated, earlier-stage disease. (aacrjournals.org)
  • These data demonstrated that decursin exhibited hepatoprotective effects on experimental fibrosis, potentially by inhibiting the TGF-β1 induced NOX activation and Smad signaling. (eurekamag.com)
  • ERK/Akt signaling, but not the Smad pathway, may be one of the main processes in HGF-induced EMT, despite the Smad pathway, but not ERK/Akt, being critical for TGF-β-induced EMT. (spandidos-publications.com)
  • However, long-term use of chemotherapeutic agents may induce drug resistance and distant metastases through EMT-related signaling pathway activation. (spandidos-publications.com)
  • After hepatectomy to treat metastatic liver tumor, activation of the signaling pathway from c-Met-related hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) becomes important in the progress of liver regeneration. (spandidos-publications.com)
  • In CRC cells, loss of TGF-β sensitivity is frequently due to loss of or mutation in the signaling pathway, notably to its receptor and to the Smad process ( 7 , 8 ). (spandidos-publications.com)
  • Bmper-mediated internalization of Bmp4 reduces the duration and magnitude of Bmp4-dependent Smad signaling. (rupress.org)
  • Competition between Ski and CREB-binding protein for binding to Smad proteins in transforming growth factor-beta signaling. (thebiogrid.org)
  • The family of Smad proteins mediates transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-beta) signaling in cell growth and differentiation. (thebiogrid.org)
  • Negative regulation is provided by Smad7 which was found to act as a potent inhibitor of Smad signaling not only in TGF-ß- but also in NGF-mediated cascades. (uni-wuerzburg.de)
  • For the first time world-leading experts in the area of cellular signaling have joined to the production of a book on Smad signal transduction. (springer.com)
  • 2007) and computational modeling of TGF- β/Smad signaling dynamics (Clarke et al. (colorado.edu)
  • 2000). We subsequently found further interplay between TGF-β signaling and protein degradation mechanisms (Wang et al. (colorado.edu)
  • Interestingly, LMP-I inhibited TGF-beta-responsive promoters activity despite lack of direct interaction of LMP-I and Smad proteins, intracellular signaling molecules in the TGF-beta signal transduction pathway. (researchmap.jp)
  • Transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-β) superfamily members are multifunctional cell-cell signaling proteins that play pivotal roles in tissue homeostasis and are implicated in carcinogenesis [ 3 ]. (pubmedcentralcanada.ca)
  • Transfection of C2C12 cells with Smad7, an antagonist for TGF-β/Smad signaling, restored the capacity of these cells to differentiate in the presence of TGF-β or when cultured in growth medium at low confluence, conditions that hinder muscle differentiation. (ahajournals.org)
  • May inhibit the canoniocal Wnt/beta-catenin signaling pathway by stabilizing the beta-catenin destruction complex through a competing association with axin preventing its dephosphorylation through protein phosphatase 1 (PP1). (uniprot.org)
  • I speculate that sustained up-regulation and/or acute activation of dynamin-1 in cancer cells contributes to a program of "adaptive" CME that alters signaling to enhance cancer cell survival, migration, and proliferation. (rupress.org)
  • GSEA analysis contrasting gene expression profiles with transcriptome signatures of acutely isolated astrocytes and in situ evaluation of protein levels in these cells showed that cAMP signaling conferred mature and in vivo-like transcriptional features to cultured astrocytes. (biomedcentral.com)
  • These results indicate that cAMP signaling is a key pathway promoting astrocyte maturation and restricting their developmental and activation features. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Strikingly, analysis of glial activation in pro-inflammatory cytokine-administered and genetically-modified mice has shown that JAK-STAT3 signaling is also a key pathway through which astrocytes become reactive [ 6 ]. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Our findings show that the overall impact of the cAMP signaling pathway in astrocytes is to promote maturation and restrict developmental and activation features. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Treatment with CAR agonist increased the activation of canonical TGFβ signaling in murine models of SSc and exacerbated bleomycin-induced and TβRI-CA-induced fibrosis with increased dermal thickening, myofibroblast counts, and collagen accumulation. (uzh.ch)
  • Mad and Medea are members of a highly conserved Smad family of TGFβ signal transducers. (genetics.org)
  • 2004). „Activation of Smad transcriptional activity by protein inhibitor of activated STAT3 (PIAS3)." . (wikipedia.org)
  • is first produced as an inactive precursor that binds to latency-associated protein (LAP). (biology-online.org)
  • Specifically, the BMPR1A protein attaches (binds) to ligands in the transforming growth factor beta (TGF-β) pathway. (medlineplus.gov)
  • The N-terminal (MH1) domain binds to DNA sites in promoters, while the linker and the C-terminal (MH2) domain are the protein-interaction sites. (iucr.org)
  • A protein interaction network for pluripotency of embryonic stem cells. (nih.gov)
  • This interaction has been demonstrated with other inflammatory markers, such as high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP), and, if present with GDF-15, would have potentially important treatment implications. (ahajournals.org)
  • Data indicate that PIAS3 (protein inhibitor of activated STAT3) interaction modulates EKLF (erythroid Kruppel-like factor) activity in a promoter-dependent and SUMO-independent manner. (antikoerper-online.de)
  • Binding of CD3ε subunits to the plasma membrane shields critical residues from tyrosine kinases, thus preventing inadvertent T cell activation. (sciencemag.org)
  • To study the expression and activation pathway of KE, A549 cells were treated with chemical inhibitors specific for mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPK) and Smad proteins. (arvojournals.org)
  • Inhibition studies indicate that activation of the MAPK pathway is required early in the differentiation process, whereas activation of signal transducer and activator of transcription (STAT) proteins is required for commitment to an astrocytic fate. (jneurosci.org)
  • Inhibition of activation of the MAPK pathway delays the initiation of differentiation, whereas inhibiting Stat3 function causes a total block in astrocytic differentiation. (jneurosci.org)
  • PIAS3 suppresses acute graft-versus-host disease by modulating effector T and B cell subsets through inhibition of STAT3 activation. (antikoerper-online.de)
  • Most intriguingly, this study revealed that inhibition of activin-A signalling by administration of its endogenous inhibitor follistatin, attenuates cigarette smoke-induced production of interleukin (IL)-6, monocyte chemoattractant protein-1, tumour necrosis factor (TNF)-α, keratinocyte-derived chemokine and TGF-β 1 , and induces the release of the anti-inflammatory cytokine IL-10. (ersjournals.com)
  • Our results provide evidence, for the first time, supporting a role of the Smad pathway in mediating TGF-β-induced inhibition of MEF2 and myogenin. (ahajournals.org)
  • p21 gene expression is undetectable in a number of primary cultures or immortalized cell lines such as glioblastoma GM, keratinocyte HaCaT, or monocyte U937 but can be induced to considerable levels after p53 activation ( 3 ) or treatment of cells with various agents such as TGF-β, phorbol 12-myristate 13-acetate, and okadaic acid ( 3 , 7 , 8 ). (pnas.org)
  • Binding of the Smad complex to the Smad‐binding element (SBE) regulates target gene expression. (els.net)
  • Gene-expression changes observed in Drosophila embryos after inducing the transcription factor Tramtrack led to the identification of the protein Expansion. (iucr.org)
  • 2 PPARγ is also expressed in macrophages, endothelial cells, and vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs), where it regulates gene expression of key proteins involved in vascular inflammation and proliferation. (ahajournals.org)
  • Schindler and Darnell, 1995 ), and this activation could be involved in astrocytic differentiation. (jneurosci.org)
  • In particular, TGF‐β plays a crucial role in immune tolerance and maintains immune homeostasis by inhibiting proliferation, differentiation, activation and effector function of immune cells. (els.net)
  • T cells are the major targets of TGF‐β in immune system and its activation/proliferation, apoptosis and differentiation are regulated by TGF‐β. (els.net)
  • Pharmacologic activation or overexpression of CAR in healthy fibroblasts significantly increased the stimulatory effects of TGFβ on collagen synthesis and myofibroblast differentiation, and amplified the stimulatory effects of TGFβ on COL1A2 transcription activity. (uzh.ch)
  • Thus far, eight mammalian Smad proteins have been identified. (aacrjournals.org)
  • The mammalian Smad family. (els.net)
  • A phylogenetic analysis of mammalian Smad proteins. (els.net)
  • On activation, Src homology 2 (SH2) domain proteins bind to the receptor. (jneurosci.org)
  • As a result, the BMPR1A protein cannot bind to ligands in the TGF-β pathway. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Latent TGF‐β consists of TGF‐β, latent TGF‐β‐binding protein (LTBP) and latency‐associated protein (LAP), and requires activation in order to bind to its receptor. (els.net)
  • In this study, the investigators used the newly developed technique i.e. in vitro activation of dormant follicles (IVA) to promote ovarian follicle growth much more efficiently than natural, in vivo process for women with Primary Ovarian Insufficiency (POI).Firstly, the investigators remove one ovary under laparoscopic surgery. (stanford.edu)
  • Sumoylation of recombinant ICE1 reduced polyubiquitination of the protein in vitro. (plantcell.org)
  • Decursin blocked CCl4-induced liver fibrosis and inhibited TGF-β1-mediated HSC activation in vitro. (eurekamag.com)
  • We investigated the interactions among purified constructs of Smad, Ski, and CBP in vitro by size-exclusion chromatography, isothermal titration calorimetry, and mutational studies. (thebiogrid.org)
  • Here we show that activin A increases FLRG and follistatin at both the mRNA and protein levels. (nih.gov)
  • We found that Smad proteins are involved in the activin A-induced transcription activation of FLRG and follistatin. (nih.gov)
  • Finally we demonstrate that FLRG protein regulates its own activin-induced expression. (nih.gov)
  • TGFβ proteins can be parsed into the TGFβ/Activin or Dpp/BMP subfamilies. (genetics.org)
  • Notably, regardless of airflow limitation, lung tissues of current smokers had a significantly higher level of activin-A mRNA expression compared with nonsmoker subjects, whereas the increased activin-A protein expression in airway epithelium was specific for COPD. (ersjournals.com)
  • With chemical inhibitors, we found that Smad pathway, but not MAPK, was primarily affected in TGFß-1-mediated KE gene activation. (arvojournals.org)
  • What are the structural requirements of Bmper protein that mediate internalization? (rupress.org)
  • Thus, as cyclin D regulates one of the key initiating factors for cell cycle progression, the overexpression of this protein may render cells vulnerable to malignant transformation. (aacrjournals.org)
  • In β-thalassemias, ineffective erythropoiesis induces the release of growth differentiating factor 15 (GDF15), twisted gastrulation protein homolog 1 (TWSG1), hypoxia-inducible factor and erythroferrone (ERFE), which inhibits hepcidin [ 5 ]. (medsci.org)
  • Conversely, c-myc overexpression can inhibit the Smad-dependent transcription of p15 and p21 ( 11 ). (aacrjournals.org)
  • PPARγ activation was initially shown to inhibit TGF-β1-induced connective tissue growth factor expression in human aortic VSMCs. (ahajournals.org)
  • Overexpression of a dominant negative form of STAT3 (DN-STAT3) inhibited GFAP promoter activation by LIF and by a BMP2-LIF combination. (sciencemag.org)
  • Decursin treatment significantly reduced the ratio of liver/body weight, α-SMA activation, and type I collagen overexpression in CCl4 treated mice liver. (eurekamag.com)
  • Treatment of neonatal cardiomyocytes with 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D partially reduced isoproterenol-induced MCIP1 mRNA and protein levels and MCIP1 gene promoter activity. (ahajournals.org)
  • We have recently shown that the TGFbeta-induced expression of FLRG occurs at a transcriptional level through the action of Smad proteins. (nih.gov)
  • These data demonstrate that Smad proteins and Sp1 participate in the constitutive or inducible expression of the p21 gene in hepatic cells. (pnas.org)
  • Northern analysis was used to determine the expression of endogenous SMAD messenger RNA (mRNA), and Western analysis was used to determine SMAD protein expression. (wiley.com)
  • Expression of TMEM100 mRNA and protein was decreased after exposure to hyperoxia. (frontiersin.org)
  • Activation of BMP or Wnt signalling can replace the surface ectoderm to rescue MITF expression and optic cup formation. (biologists.org)
  • Astrocytes were identified by expression of an astrocyte marker, glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP). (sciencemag.org)
  • The effects of decursin on HSC activation were measured by analyzing the expression of α-smooth muscle actin (α-SMA) and collagen I in liver tissue and human HSCs. (eurekamag.com)
  • MRL/lpr mice have significantly increased expressions of STAT3 mRNA and protein and decreased expression of mRNA PIAS3 in the kidneys compared with BALB/C mice. (antikoerper-online.de)
  • TGF-β induces upregulation of snoN expression in both epithelial cells and fibroblasts through a common Smad-dependent mechanism. (asm.org)
  • Expression levels of these proteins help to determine the fate of the ESC. (biolegend.com)
  • Elevated and deregulated (constitutive) expression of c-myc proteins can cause tumorigenesis. (labome.org)
  • Stimulation of healthy fibroblasts with TGFβ induced the expression of CAR messenger RNA and protein in a Smad-dependent manner. (uzh.ch)
  • As expected, Ac-SDKP inhibited TGF-β-responsive Smad-dependent luciferase reporters, 3TP-luc and 4xSBE-luc. (asnjournals.org)
  • All TGFβ family members use this mechanism, and MAD-related proteins (the SMAD family) are found in many species. (biologists.org)
  • cell relay mechanism rather than a gradient, and this sequential ERK activation controls proper placode invagination. (bioportfolio.com)
  • Frequently, the molecular mechanism underlying TGFβ-Wnt interactions is binding of Smad proteins to β-catenin and/or TCF. (genetics.org)
  • We studied that a potent antifibrotic effect of decursin on in vivo liver damage model and the mechanism in inhibiting which transforming growth factor (TGF)-β1-induced human hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) activation. (eurekamag.com)
  • This study aims to investigate the molecular mechanism of the TGFß-1-mediated activation of KE gene. (arvojournals.org)
  • Further investigations on the Smad activation will facilitate our understanding of KE and its pathogenic mechanism in related diseases. (arvojournals.org)
  • At this time, how the absence of a functional SMAD protein leads to a tumor is unknown. (biologists.org)
  • i ) The tumor suppressor protein p53, which is activated by DNA damage caused by irradiation and toxic agents ( 1 , 3 ), its relative p73 ( 4 , 5 ), or the tumor suppressor protein BRCA1 ( 6 ). (pnas.org)
  • 2010). More recently we developed high throughput screening assays for identifying small molecule inhibitors of SCF E3 ligase in an effort to curb excessive proteolysis of p27Kip1 which is a tumor suppressor protein perturbed in a variety of human tumors. (colorado.edu)
  • Using NMR and X-ray crystallography we are currently characterizing the interactions of Smad proteins and cofactors with DNA promoters, to provide a first understanding of how these molecular machines work and to pave the basis for the design of small molecular inhibitors specifically targeted towards tumor-derived Smad forms. (weizmann.ac.il)
  • Mutagenesis studies of human red opsin: trp-281 is essential for proper folding and protein-retinal interactions. (wikipedia.org)
  • SP-RING: protein-protein interactions, interacts with the SUMO conjugase Ubc9, sumoylation. (atlasgeneticsoncology.org)
  • The distribution of promyelocytic leukemia protein between the nucleus and cytoplasm controls Smad activation. (sciencemag.org)
  • SMAD family members contain two functionally distinct and highly conserved MAD homology (MH) domains. (biologists.org)
  • A number of consequences have been noted with loss of the highly conserved ribosome-associated protein SBDS and its orthologs in various model systems with a common thread of deregulated protein synthesis. (prolekare.cz)
  • Auf www.antikoerper-online.de finden Sie aktuell 81 Protein Inhibitor of Activated STAT, 3 (PIAS3) Antikörper von 31 unterschiedlichen Herstellern. (antikoerper-online.de)
  • The activity of a SMAD-responsive minimal promoter-reporter construct was enhanced in transiently transfected scleroderma fibroblasts. (wiley.com)
  • A recent report identified PAK2 as a mediator of TGF-β-induced transformation of fibroblasts in a Smad-independent pathway ( 53 ). (asm.org)
  • Activation of CAR increases the profibrotic effects of TGFβ in cultured fibroblasts and in different preclinical models of SSc. (uzh.ch)
  • They present evidence indicating that hepatocyte DNA promotes immune activation by acting as a danger-associated molecular pattern (DAMP) that stimulates cytokine production in neighboring sinusoidal endothelial cells via Tlr9 and the Nalp3 inflammasome. (jci.org)
  • This Review focuses on our rapidly growing understanding of the molecular mechanisms linking the altered mechanical environment in injury, repair, and fibrosis to cellular activation. (jci.org)