Apolist – january 2011


Reconstitution of proapoptotic BAK function in liposomes reveals a dual role for mitochondrial lipids in the BAK-driven membrane permeabilization process
Olatz Landeta, Ane Landajuela, David Gil, Stefka Taneva, Carmelo DiPrimo, Begoña Sot, Mikel Valle, Vadim Frolov, and Gorka Basañez

The Soluble Form of Bax Regulates Mitochondrial Fusion via MFN2 Homotypic Complexes
S. Hoppins, F. Edlich, M.M. Cleland, S. Banerjee, J.M. McCaffery, R.J. Youle, and J. Nunnari

Mutations to Bax beyond the BH3 domain disrupts interactions with pro-survival proteins and promotes apoptosis
Peter E. Czabotar, Erinna F. Lee, Geoff V. Thompson, Ahmad Z. Wardak, W. Douglas Fairlie, and Peter M. Colman

The BH3 Mimetic ABT-737 Induces Cancer Cell Senescence
Jin H. Song, Karthikeyan Kandasamy, Marina Zemskova, Ying-Wei Lin, and Andrew S. Kraft

Obatoclax induces Atg7-dependent autophagy independent of beclin-1 and BAX/BAK
F McCoy, J Hurwitz, N McTavish, I Paul, C Barnes, B O’Hagan, K Odrzywol, J Murray, D Longley, G McKerr and D A Fennell

Susceptibility of Hep3B cells in different phases of cell cycle to tBid
Shi-Hong Ma, George G. Chen, Caiguo Ye, Billy C.S. Leung, Rocky L.K. Ho, Paul B.S. Lai

Cyclic-AMP-dependent protein kinase A regulates apoptosis by stabilizing the BH3-only protein Bim
Diane Moujalled, Ross Weston, Holly Anderton, Robert Ninnis, Pranay Goel, Andrew Coley, David CS Huang, Li Wu, Andreas Strasser and Hamsa Puthalakath

Bcl-2 family interaction with the mitochondrial morphogenesis machinery
M M Cleland, K L Norris, M Karbowski, C Wang, D-F Suen, S Jiao, N M George, X Luo, Z Li and R J Youle

Effective Caspase Inhibition Blocks Neutrophil Apoptosis and Reveals Mcl-1 as Both a Regulator and a Target of Neutrophil Caspase Activation
David J. Wardle, Joseph Burgon, Ian Sabroe, Colin D. Bingle, Moira K. B. Whyte, Stephen A. Renshaw

Characterization of a Novel Interaction between Bcl-2 Members Diva and Harakiri
Lorenzo Sborgi, Susana Barrera-Vilarmau, Patricia Obregón, Eva de Alba

miR-29b is activated during neuronal maturation and targets BH3-only genes to restrict apoptosis
Adam J. Kole, Vijay Swahari, Scott M. Hammond, and Mohanish Deshmukh

Evidence for a second messenger function of dUTP during Bax mediated apoptosis of yeast and mammalian cells   Original Research Article
Drew Williams, Grant Norman, Chamel Khoury, Naomi Metcalfe, Jennie Briard, Aimee Laporte, Sara Sheibani, Liam Portt, Craig A. Mandato, Michael T. Greenwood

MCL-1 is a stress sensor that regulates autophagy in a developmentally regulated manner
Marc Germain, Angela P Nguyen, J Nicole Le Grand, Nicole Arbour, Jacqueline L Vanderluit, David S Park, Joseph T Opferman and Ruth S Slack


Caspase-3 triggers early synaptic dysfunction in a mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease.
D’Amelio M, Cavallucci V, Middei S, Marchetti C, Pacioni S, Ferri A, Diamantini A, De Zio D, Carrara P, Battistini L, Moreno S, Bacci A, Ammassari-Teule M, Marie H, Cecconi F.

Giant unilamellar vesicles (GUVs) as a new tool for analysis of caspase-8/Bid-FL complex binding to cardiolipin and its functional activity
O Jalmar, A J García-Sáez, L Berland, F Gonzalvez and P X Petit

Involvement of caspase-9 in autophagy-mediated cell survival pathway
Hyo-Soon, Jeong | Hye Yeon, Choi | Eung-Ryoung, Lee | Jung-Hyun, Kim | Kilsoo, Jeon | Hyun-Joo, Lee | Ssang-Goo, Cho

Loss of caspase-2 dependent apoptosis induces autophagy following mitochondria oxidative stress in primary cultures of young-adult cortical neurons
Meenakshi Tiwari, Marisa Lopez-Cruzan, William W. Morgan, and Brian Herman


Cellular FLIP(L) plays a survival role and regulates morphogenesis in breast epithelial cells.
Yerbes R, Palacios C, Reginato MJ, López-Rivas A.

Immune modulation by Fas ligand reverse signaling: lymphocyte proliferation is attenuated by the intracellular Fas ligand domain
Katharina Lückerath, Vladimir Kirkin, Inga Maria Melzer, Frederic B. Thalheimer, Dagmar Siele, Wiebke Milani, Thure Adler, Antonio Aguilar-Pimentel, Marion Horsch, Geert Michel, Johannes Beckers, Dirk H. Busch, Markus Ollert, Valerie Gailus-Durner, Helmut Fuchs, Martin Hrabe de Angelis, Frank J. T. Staal, Krishnaraj Rajalingam, Anne-Odile Hueber, Lothar J. Strobl, Ursula Zimber-Strobl, and Martin Zörnig

Caspase-8 and caspase-7 sequentially mediate proteolytic activation of acid sphingomyelinase in TNF-R1 receptosomes
Bärbel Edelmann, Uwe Bertsch, Vladimir Tchikov, Supandi Winoto-Morbach, Cristiana Perrotta, Marten Jakob, Sabine Adam-Klages, Dieter Kabelitz and Stefan Schütze

FLIPL induces caspase 8 activity in the absence of interdomain caspase 8 cleavage and alters substrate specificity
Cristina Pop, Andrew Oberst, Marcin Drag, Bram J. Van Raam, Stefan J. Riedl, Douglas R. Green and Guy S. Salvesen

Phosphorylation by polo-like kinase 1 induces the tumor-suppressing activity of FADD
M-S Jang, S-J Lee, C-J Kim, C-W Lee and E Kim


ARTS and Siah Collaborate in a Pathway for XIAP Degradation
J.B. Garrison, R.G. Correa, M. Gerlic, K.W. Yip, A. Krieg, C.M. Tamble, R. Shi, K. Welsh, S. Duggineni, Z. Huang, K. Ren, C. Du, and J.C. Reed

Necrostatin-1 ameliorates symptoms in R6/2 transgenic mouse model of Huntington’s disease
S Zhu, Y Zhang, G Bai and H Li

Calcium-dependent activation and autolysis of Arabidopsis metacaspase 2d
Naohide Watanabe and Eric Lam


Anti-apoptosis and cell survival: A review
Liam Portt, Grant Norman, Caitlin Clapp, Matthew Greenwood, Michael T. Greenwood

Memory-Stealing Caspase
Wei Wong
Caspase-3 plays an apoptosis-independent role in the early pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease.

Pyroptosis: Macrophage Suicide Exposes Hidden Invaders
I.E. Brodsky and R. Medzhitov

Extrinsic Apoptosis Pathways
I. Verbrugge, R.W. Johnstone, and M.J. Smyth