Apolist – march 2010


Glucose deprivation induces an atypical form of apoptosis mediated by caspase-8 in Bax-, Bak-deficient cells
A Caro-Maldonado, S W G Tait, S Ramírez-Peinado, J-E Ricci, I Fabregat, D R Green and C Muñoz-Pinedo

Inducible dimerization and inducible cleavage reveal a requirement for both processes in caspase-8 activation
Andrew Oberst, Cristina Pop, Alexandre G. Tremblay, Veronique Blais, Jean-Bernard Denault, Guy S. Salvesen, and Douglas R. Green
J. Biol. Chem. published 22 March 2010, 10.1074/jbc.M109.095083

Studies of the molecular mechanism of caspase-8 activation by solution NMR
N Keller, M G Grütter and O Zerbe

Caspase 2-mediated tumor suppression involves survivin gene silencing
M Guha, F Xia, C M Raskett and D C Altieri

Caspase 3/caspase-activated DNase promote cell differentiation by inducing DNA strand breaks
Brian D. Larsen, Shravanti Rampalli, Leanne E. Burns, Steve Brunette, F. Jeffrey Dilworth, and Lynn A. Megeney

PKR/FADD/caspase-8 pathway mediates the pro-apoptotic activity of the RNA binding protein human antigen R (HuR)
Christopher von Roretz and Imed-Eddine Gallouzi

Caspase-mediated cleavage of Beclin-1 inactivates Beclin-1-induced autophagy and enhances apoptosis by promoting the release of proapoptotic factors from mitochondria
E Wirawan, L Vande Walle, K Kersse, S Cornelis, S Claerhout, I Vanoverberghe, R Roelandt, R De Rycke, J Verspurten, W Declercq, P Agostinis, T Vanden Berghe, S Lippens and P Vandenabeele

Phytaspase, a relocalisable cell death promoting plant protease with caspase specificity
Nina V Chichkova, Jane Shaw, Raisa A Galiullina, Georgina E Drury, Alexander I Tuzhikov, Sang Hyon Kim, Markus Kalkum, Teresa B Hong, Elena N Gorshkova, Lesley Torrance, Andrey B Vartapetian and Michael Taliansky

Control of Intestinal Homeostasis, Colitis, and Colitis-Associated Colorectal Cancer by the Inflammatory Caspases
J. Dupaul-Chicoine, G. Yeretssian, K. Doiron, K.S.B. Bergstrom, C.R. McIntire, P.M. LeBlanc, C. Meunier, C. Turbide, P. Gros, N. Beauchemin, B.A. Vallance, and M. Saleh


tRNA Binds to Cytochrome c and Inhibits Caspase Activation
Y. Mei, J. Yong, H. Liu, Y. Shi, J. Meinkoth, G. Dreyfuss, and X. Yang

A Soluble Form of the Pilus Protein FimA Targets the VDAC-Hexokinase Complex at Mitochondria to Suppress Host Cell Apoptosis
S.K. Sukumaran, N.Y. Fu, C.B. Tin, K.F. Wan, S.S. Lee, and V.C. Yu

Retromer Is Required for Apoptotic Cell Clearance by Phagocytic Receptor Recycling
D. Chen et al.
An intracellular membrane-sorting machinery participates in cellular corpse clearance.

Glutathionylation of adenine nucleotide translocase induced by carbon monoxide prevents mitochondrial membrane permeabilisation and apoptosis
Claudia S. F. Queiroga, Ana S. Almeida, Cecile Martel, Catherine Brenner, Paula M. Alves, and Helena L. A. Vieira
J. Biol. Chem. published 26 March 2010, 10.1074/jbc.M109.065052

Bcl-2 proteins

Endogenous Bak inhibitors Mcl-1 and Bcl-xL: differential impact on TRAIL resistance in Bax-deficient carcinoma
Bernhard Gillissen, Jana Wendt, Antje Richter, Anja Richter, Annika Müer, Tim Overkamp, Nina Gebhardt, Robert Preissner, Claus Belka, Bernd Dörken, and Peter T. Daniel
J. Cell Biol. 2010;188 851-862, Published online Mar 22 2010, 10.1083/jcb.200912070.

Bim is the key mediator of glucocorticoid-induced apoptosis and of its potentiation by rapamycin in human myeloma cells
Nuria López-Royuela, Patricia Balsas, Patricia Galán-Malo, Alberto Anel, Isabel Marzo, Javier Naval

Use of Human Cancer Cell Lines Mitochondria to Explore the Mechanisms of BH3 Peptides and ABT-737-Induced Mitochondrial Membrane Permeabilization
Nelly Buron, Mathieu Porceddu, Magali Brabant, Diana Desgué, Cindy Racoeur, Myriam Lassalle, Christine Péchoux, Pierre Rustin, Etienne Jacotot, Annie Borgne-Sanchez

GSK-3β promotes cell survival by modulating Bif-1-dependent autophagy and cell death
Jun Yang, Yoshinori Takahashi, Erdong Cheng, Jihong Liu, Paul F. Terranova, Bin Zhao, J. Brantley Thrasher, Hong-Gang Wang, and Benyi Li
J Cell Sci 2010;123 861-870

Apoptosis protection by MCL-1 and BCL-2 modulation of inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate receptor dependent Ca2+ signaling
Emily F. Eckenrode, Jun Yang, Gopal V. Velmurugan, J. Kevin Foskett, and Carl White
J. Biol. Chem. published 26 February 2010, 10.1074/jbc.M109.096040

Perturbation of the Bcl-2 network and an induced Noxa/Bcl-xL interaction trigger mitochondrial dysfunction following DNA damage
Hernando Lopez, Liqiang Zhang, Nicholas M. George, Xiaoqiong Liu, Xiaming Pang, Jacquelynn J.D. Evans,, Natalie M. Targy, and Xu Luo

Growth factors protect intestinal stem cells from radiation-induced apoptosis by suppressing PUMA through the PI3K/AKT/p53 axis
W Qiu, B Leibowitz, L Zhang and J Yu

IGF-1 suppresses Bim expression in multiple myeloma via epigenetic and posttranslational mechanisms
Elke De Bruyne, Tomas J. Bos, Frans Schuit, Els Van Valckenborgh, Eline Menu, Lieven Thorrez, Peter Atadja, Helena Jernberg-Wiklund, and Karin Vanderkerken

Death receptors

TNF signaling, but not TWEAK triggered cellular Inhibitor of APoptosis protein 1 (cIAP1) degradation, requires cIAP1 RING dimerization and E2 binding
Rebecca L. Feltham, Maryline Moulin, James E. Vince, Peter D. Mace, Wendy Wei-Lynn Wong, Holly Anderton, Catherine L. Day, David L. Vaux, and John Silke

AMPK-independent down-regulation of cFLIP and sensitization to TRAIL-induced apoptosis by AMPK activators.
García-García C, Fumarola C, Navaratnam N, Carling D, López-Rivas A.

Human CD34+ cells engineered to express membrane-bound tumor necrosis factor–related apoptosis-inducing ligand target both tumor cells and tumor vasculature
Cristiana Lavazza, Carmelo Carlo-Stella, Arianna Giacomini, Loredana Cleris, Marco Righi, Daniela Sia, Massimo Di Nicola, Michele Magni, Paolo Longoni, Marco Milanesi, Maura Francolini, Annunziata Gloghini, Antonino Carbone, Franca Formelli, and Alessandro M. Gianni

Ezrin is a negative regulator of death receptor-induced apoptosis
W-C Kuo, K-T Yang, S-L Hsieh and M-Z Lai


An issue of Apotosis on Unusual Model Systems for Cell Death Research
(yeast, Hydra, planaria, Zebrafish etc.)

The Role of the Kinases RIP1 and RIP3 in TNF-Induced Necrosis
Peter Vandenabeele, Wim Declercq, Franky Van Herreweghe, and Tom Vanden Berghe
Sci. Signal. 3 (115), re4. [DOI: 10.1126/scisignal.3115re4]

Decoding Cell Death Signals in Inflammation and Immunity
L. Zitvogel, O. Kepp, and G. Kroemer

Cross talk between apoptosis and autophagy by caspase-mediated cleavage of Beclin 1
M Djavaheri-Mergny, M C Maiuri and G Kroemer

Transferring Death: A Role for tRNA in Apoptosis Regulation
B.J. van Raam and G.S. Salvesen

Playing the DISC: Turning on TRAIL death receptor-mediated apoptosis in cancer
Bodvaël Pennarun, Annemieke Meijer, Elisabeth G.E. de Vries, Jan H. Kleibeuker, Frank Kruyt, Steven de Jong

The unpredictable caspase-2: what can it do?
Helin Vakifahmetoglu-Norberg, Boris Zhivotovsky

Nervous yeast: modeling neurotoxic cell death
Ralf J. Braun, Sabrina Büttner, Julia Ring, Guido Kroemer, Frank Madeo

Granzymes in cancer and immunity
S P Cullen, M Brunet and S J Martin

Autoimmunity and the Clearance of Dead Cells
S. Nagata, R. Hanayama, and K. Kawane

The Inflammasomes
K. Schroder and J. Tschopp


Book Review: Cell Death
J P Medema, H Walczak, M Hahne and V de Laurenzi

Meeting Report
ALPS-Ten Lessons from an International Workshop on a Genetic Disease of Apoptosis
M.J. Lenardo, J.B. Oliveira, L. Zheng, and V.K. Rao

Researchers’ petition aims to simplify European funding

ICC on Mouse Models of Cancer, in October 7-8, 2010, in Barcelona, Spain. The main goal of this meeting is to highlight the latest advances in cancer research using genetically modified and xenograft mouse models.
For more information visit our web page and see the poster attached: