Apoptosis and cell death

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Baxβ: A Constitutively Active Human Bax Isoform that Is under Tight Regulatory Control by the Proteasomal Degradation Mechanism
N.Y. Fu, S.K. Sukumaran, S.Y. Kerk, and V.C. Yu
http://www.cell.com/molecular-cell/fulltext/S1097-2765(08)00888-5

The p53-cathepsin axis cooperates with ROS to activate programmed necrotic death upon DNA damage
Ho-Chou Tu, Decheng Ren, Gary X. Wang, David Y. Chen, Todd D. Westergard, Hyungjin Kim, Satoru Sasagawa, James J.-D. Hsieh, and Emily H.-Y. Cheng
http://www.pnas.org/content/106/4/1093.abstract?etoc

Fatal Hepatitis Mediated by Tumor Necrosis Factor TNFα Requires Caspase-8 and Involves the BH3-Only Proteins Bid and Bim
T. Kaufmann, P.J. Jost, M. Pellegrini, H. Puthalakath, R. Gugasyan, S. Gerondakis, E. Cretney, M.J. Smyth, J. Silke, R. Hakem, P. Bouillet, T.W. Mak, V.M. Dixit, and A. Strasser
http://www.cell.com/immunity/abstract/S1074-7613%2808%2900543-8

Induction of Hepatitis by JNK-Mediated Expression of TNF-α
M. Das, G. Sabio, F. Jiang, M. Rincón, R.A. Flavell, and R.J. Davis
http://www.cell.com/abstract/S0092-8674%2808%2901492-X

Redox amplification of apoptosis by caspase-dependent cleavage of glutaredoxin 1 and S-glutathionylation of Fas
Vikas Anathy, Scott W. Aesif, Amy S. Guala, Marije Havermans, Niki L. Reynaert, Ye-Shih Ho, Ralph C. Budd, and Yvonne M.W. Janssen-Heininger
http://jcb.rupress.org/cgi/content/abstract/184/2/241?etoc

The inhibition of the epidermal growth factor (EGF) pathway enhances TGF-β-induced apoptosis in rat hepatoma cells through inducing oxidative stress coincident with a change in the expression pattern of the NADPH oxidases (NOX) isoforms
Patricia Sancho, Esther Bertran, Laia Caja, Irene Carmona-Cuenca, Miguel M. Murillo, Isabel Fabregat
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bbamcr.2008.09.003

The isopeptidase inhibitor G5 triggers a caspase-independent necrotic death in cells resistant to apoptosis: A comparative study with the proteasome inhibitor bortezomib
Alessandra Fontanini, Carmen Foti, Harish Potu, Enrico Crivellato, Roberta Maestro, Paolo Bernardi, Francesca Demarchi, and Claudio Brancolini
J. Biol. Chem. published 12 January 2009, 10.1074/jbc.M806113200
http://www.jbc.org/cgi/content/abstract/M806113200v1

Akt Regulates Drug-Induced Cell Death through Bcl-w Downregulation
Michela Garofalo1,2#, Cristina Quintavalle1,3#, Ciro Zanca1, Assunta De Rienzo5, Giulia Romano4, Mario Acunzo1,3, Loredana Puca1, Mariarosaria Incoronato4, Carlo M. Croce2, Gerolama Condorelli1,3,6*
http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0004070

Phase I study of obatoclax mesylate (GX15-070), a small molecule pan–Bcl-2 family antagonist, in patients with advanced chronic lymphocytic leukemia
Susan M. O’Brien, David F. Claxton, Michael Crump, Stefan Faderl, Thomas Kipps, Michael J. Keating, Jean Viallet, and Bruce D. Cheson
http://bloodjournal.hematologylibrary.org/cgi/content/abstract/113/2/299

Betulinic acid induces cytochrome c release and apoptosis in a Bax/Bak-independent, permeability transition pore dependent fashion
Franziska B. Mullauer, Jan H. Kessler, Jan Paul Medema
http://www.springerlink.com/content/c55572k430np6411/

Protein phosphatase 2A inactivates Bcl2’s antiapoptotic function by dephosphorylation and up-regulation of Bcl2-p53 binding
Xingming Deng, Fengqin Gao, and W. Stratford May
http://bloodjournal.hematologylibrary.org/cgi/content/abstract/113/2/422

The Bax/Bak ortholog in Drosophila, Debcl, exerts limited control over programmed cell death
Kathleen A. Galindo, Wan-Jin Lu, Jae H. Park, and John M. Abrams
http://jcs.biologists.org/cgi/content/full/122/2/e201

Combined inhibition of FLIP and XIAP induces Bax-independent apoptosis in type II colorectal cancer cells
T R Wilson, M McEwan, K McLaughlin, C Le Clorennec, W L Allen, D A Fennell, P G Johnston & D B Longley
http://www.nature.com/onc/journal/v28/n1/abs/onc2008366a.html

Mitochondrial degeneration and not apoptosis is the primary cause of embryonic lethality in ceramide transfer protein mutant mice
Xin Wang, Raghavendra Pralhada Rao, Teresa Kosakowska-Cholody, M. Athar Masood, Eileen Southon, Helin Zhang, Cyril Berthet, Kunio Nagashim, Timothy K. Veenstra, Lino Tessarollo, Usha Acharya, and Jairaj K. Acharya
http://jcb.rupress.org/cgi/content/abstract/184/1/143?etoc

Apoptotic histone modification inhibits nuclear transport by regulating RCC1 pp36 – 45
Chi-Hang Wong, Hei Chan, Chin-Yee Ho, Soak-Kuan Lai, Kheng-Sze Chan, Cheng-Gee Koh and Hoi-Yeung Li
http://www.nature.com/ncb/journal/v11/n1/full/ncb1810.html

Mobilization of lysosomal calcium regulates the externalization of phosphatidylserine during apoptosis
Banafsheh Mirnikjoo, Krishnakumar Balasubramanian, and Alan J. Schroit
http://www.jbc.org/cgi/content/abstract/M805288200v1

cIAP1-dependent TRAF2 degradation regulates the differentiation of monocytes into macrophages and their response to CD40 ligand
Alban Dupoux, Jessy Cartier, Séverine Cathelin, Rodolphe Filomenko, Eric Solary, and Laurence Dubrez-Daloz
http://bloodjournal.hematologylibrary.org/cgi/content/abstract/113/1/175

REVIEWS / COMMENTS

The Jekyll and Hyde Functions of Caspases
C.H. Yi and J. Yuan
http://www.cell.com/developmental-cell/abstract/S1534-5807%2808%2900520-0

The enigma of caspase-2: the laymen’s view
G Krumschnabel, B Sohm, F Bock, C Manzl & A Villunger
http://www.nature.com/cdd/journal/v16/n2/full/cdd2008170a.html

Apoptotic cells let down their guard
Mitch Leslie
http://jcb.rupress.org/cgi/content/full/184/2/187?etoc

Deadly Splicing: Bax Becomes Almighty
H. Kim, J.J.-D. Hsieh, and E.H.-Y. Cheng
http://www.cell.com/molecular-cell/abstract/S1097-2765%2809%2900031-8

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