Apolist – april 2010

DeathBase: a database on structure, evolution and function of proteins involved in apoptosis and other forms of cell death
J Díez, D Walter, C Muñoz-Pinedo and T Gabaldón


Mtd/Bok takes a swing: proapoptotic Mtd/Bok regulates trophoblast cell proliferation during human placental development and in preeclampsia
J E Ray, J Garcia, A Jurisicova and I Caniggia

AMP kinase-mediated activation of the BH3-only protein Bim couples energy depletion to stress-induced apoptosis
Caoimhín G. Concannon, Liam P. Tuffy, Petronela Weisová, Helena P. Bonner, David Dávila, Caroline Bonner, Marc C. Devocelle, Andreas Strasser, Manus W. Ward, and Jochen H.M. Prehn

Acquired resistance to ABT-737 in lymphoma cells that up-regulate MCL-1 and BFL-1
Derek Yecies, Nicole E. Carlson, Jing Deng, and Anthony Letai
Blood 2010;115 3304-3313

Ceramide and activated Bax act synergistically to permeabilize the mitochondrial outer membrane
Vidyaramanan Ganesan, Meenu N. Perera, David Colombini, Debra Datskovskiy, Kirti Chadha & Marco Colombini

Bax forms an oligomer via separate, yet interdependent, surfaces
Zhi Zhang, Weijia Zhu, Suzanne M. Lapolla, Yiwei Miao, Yuanlong Shao, Mina Falcone, Doug Boreham, Nicole McFarlane, Jingzhen Ding, Arthur E. Johnson, Xuejun C. Zhang, David W. Andrews, and Jialing Lin

BH3 response profiles from neuroblastoma mitochondria predict activity of small molecule Bcl-2 family antagonists
K C Goldsmith, B J Lestini, M Gross, L Ip, A Bhumbla, X Zhang, H Zhao, X Liu and M D Hogarty

Deletion of Puma protects hematopoietic stem cells and confers long-term survival in response to high-dose  -irradiation
Hui Yu, Hongmei Shen, Youzhong Yuan, Richard XuFeng, Xiaoxia Hu, Sean P. Garrison, Lin Zhang, Jian Yu, Gerard P. Zambetti, and Tao Cheng

Regulation of mitochondrial apoptotic events by p53-mediated disruption of complexes between anti-apoptotic Bcl-2 members and Bim
Jie Han, Leslie A. Goldstein, Wen Hou, Brian R. Gastman, and Hannah Rabinowich

IBRDC2, an IBR-type E3 ubiquitin ligase, is a regulatory factor for Bax and apoptosis activation
Giovanni Benard, Albert Neutzner, Guihong Peng, Chunxin Wang, Ferenc Livak, Richard J Youle and Mariusz Karbowski

Apoptotic regulation by MCL-1 through hetero-dimerization
Qian Liu, Tudor Moldoveanu, Tara Sprules, Edna Matta-Camacho, Nura Mansur-Azzam, and Kalle Gehring

Defective ubiquitin-mediated degradation of antiapoptotic Bfl-1 predisposes to lymphoma
Gaofeng Fan, Matthew J. Simmons, Sheng Ge, Jui Dutta-Simmons, Jérôme Kucharczak, Yacov Ron, David Weissmann, Chiann-Chyi Chen, Chandreyee Mukherjee, Eileen White, and Céline Gélinas

Death Receptors and IAPs

Mitotic arrest and JNK-induced proteasomal degradation of FLIP and Mcl-1 are key events in the sensitization of breast tumor cells to TRAIL by antimicrotubule agents
T Sánchez-Pérez, G Ortiz-Ferrón and A López-Rivas

c-Flip overexpression affects satellite cell proliferation and promotes skeletal muscle aging
C Giampietri, S Petrungaro, P Coluccia, F Antonangeli, K Giannakakis, T Faraggiana, A Filippini, G Cossu and E Ziparo

Extreme lymphoproliferative disease and fatal autoimmune thrombocytopenia in FasL and TRAIL double-deficient mice
Lisa M. Sedger, Arna Katewa, Ann K. Pettersen, Sarah R. Osvath, Geoff C. Farrell, Graeme J. Stewart, Linda J. Bendall, and Stephen I. Alexander
Blood 2010;115 3258-3268

Caspase-dependent generation of reactive oxygen species in human astrocytoma cells contributes to resistance to TRAIL-mediated apoptosis
K Choi, S-W Ryu, S Song, H Choi, S W Kang and C Choi

Crystal Structures of the TRAF2: cIAP2 and the TRAF1: TRAF2: cIAP2 Complexes: Affinity, Specificity, and Regulation
C. Zheng, V. Kabaleeswaran, Y. Wang, G. Cheng, and H. Wu

Inhibition of NF- B signaling by quinacrine is cytotoxic to human colon carcinoma cell lines (cc) and is synergistic in combination with TRAIL or oxaliplatin
Tanvi S. Jani, Jennifer DeVecchio, Tapati Mazumdar, Akwasi Agyeman, and Janet A. Houghton
J. Biol. Chem. published 27 April 2010, 10.1074/jbc.M109.091645

Chemoprevention of colorectal cancer by targeting APC-deficient cells for apoptosis
Ling Zhang1,6, Xiaoyang Ren1,6, Eckhard Alt2, Xiaowen Bai2, Shaoyi Huang1, Zhengming Xu1, Patrick M. Lynch3, Mary P. Moyer5, Xian-Feng Wen1 & Xiangwei Wu1,4


Caspase-Dependent Conversion of Dicer Ribonuclease into a Death-Promoting Deoxyribonuclease
A. Nakagawa et al.

Crystal Structure of the Caenorhabditis elegans Apoptosome Reveals an Octameric Assembly of CED-4
S. Qi, Y. Pang, Q. Hu, Q. Liu, H. Li, Y. Zhou, T. He, Q. Liang, Y. Liu, X. Yuan, G. Luo, H. Li, J. Wang, N. Yan, and Y. Shi

Caspases in virus-infected cells contribute to recognition by CD8(+) T lymphocytes.
López D, García-Calvo M, Smith GL, Del Val M.

Matrix metalloproteinase-3 is increased and participates in neuronal apoptotic signaling downstream of caspase-12 during ER stress
Eun-Mee Kim, Eun-Jung Shin, Ji Hyun Choi, Hyo Jin Son, Il-Seon Park, Tong H. Joh, and Onyou Hwang
J. Biol. Chem. published 5 April 2010, 10.1074/jbc.M109.093799

Identification of two evolutionarily conserved genes regulating processing of engulfed apoptotic cells
Jason M. Kinchen and Kodi S. Ravichandran

Caspase activation precedes and leads to tangles
Alix de Calignon1,2, Leora M. Fox1, Rose Pitstick3, George A. Carlson3, Brian J. Bacskai1, Tara L. Spires-Jones1 & Bradley T. Hyman

Caspase-3 cleaves specific 19S proteasome subunits in skeletal muscle stimulating proteasome activity
Xiaonan H. Wang, Liping Zhang, William E. Mitch, Joseph M. LeDoux, Junping Hu, and Jie Du
J. Biol. Chem. published 27 April 2010, 10.1074/jbc.M109.041707

Cleavage of sphingosine kinase 2 by caspase-1 provokes its release from apoptotic cells
Andreas Weigert, Sarah Cremer, Martina Victoria Schmidt, Andreas von Knethen, Carlo Angioni, Gerd Geisslinger, and Bernhard Brüne

Granzyme B-induced and caspase 3-dependent cleavage of gelsolin by mouse cytotoxic T cells modifies cytoskeleton dynamics
Praxedis Martin, Julian Pardo, Natalie Schill, Lars Joeckel, Matthias Berg, Christopher J. Froelich, Reinhard Wallich, and Markus M. Simon


Apoptosis and non-inflammatory phagocytosis can be induced by mitochondrial damage without caspases
M F van Delft, D P Smith, M H Lahoud, D C S Huang and J M Adams

Involvement of JNK in the regulation of autophagic cell death
S Shimizu, A Konishi, Y Nishida, T Mizuta, H Nishina, A Yamamoto and Y Tsujimoto

Simultaneous Induction of Non-Canonical Autophagy and Apoptosis in Cancer Cells by ROS-Dependent ERK and JNK Activation
Chew Hooi Wong, Kartini Bte Iskandar, Sanjiv Kumar Yadav, Jayshree L. Hirpara, Thomas Loh, Shazib Pervaiz

The Cdc42/Par6/aPKC Polarity Complex Regulates Apoptosis-Induced Compensatory Proliferation in Epithelia
S.J. Warner, H. Yashiro, and G.D. Longmore


Processing by Caspases
John F. Foley

Dicer’s Cut and Switch
Q. Liu and Z. Paroo
An enzyme that cleaves RNA is converted to a DNA-cleaving enzyme during programmed cell death in Caenorhabditis elegans.

The Apoptosome at High Resolution
X. Teng and J.M. Hardwick

Bcl-2 antagonists and cancer: from the clinic, back to the bench
M Degli Esposti

CK2: uncoupling apoptotic events
J Cell Sci 2010;123 e903

Dependence receptors: a new paradigm in cell signaling and cancer therapy
D Goldschneider and P Mehlen

Regulation of apoptosis-associated lysosomal membrane permeabilization
Ann-Charlotte Johansson, Hanna Appelqvist, Cathrine Nilsson, Katarina Kågedal, Karin Roberg & Karin Öllinger

Necroptosis as an alternative form of programmed cell death
Dana E Christofferson, Junying Yuan

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