Apolist – April 2011


Bcl-2 family members

Discovery and molecular characterization of a Bcl-2–regulated cell death pathway in schistosomes
Erinna F. Lee, Oliver B. Clarke, Marco Evangelista, Zhiping Feng, Terence P. Speed, Elissaveta B. Tchoubrieva, Andreas Strasser, Bernd H. Kalinna, Peter M. Colman, and W. Douglas Fairlie

Selective involvement of BH3-only proteins and differential targets of Noxa in diverse apoptotic pathways
L Zhang, H Lopez, N M George, X Liu, X Pang and X Luo

Investigation of the Bcl-2 multimerisation process: Structural and functional implications
Alessia, Camperchioli | Marisa, Mariani | Silvia, Bartollino | Lella, Petrella | Marco, Persico | Nausicaa, Orteca | Giovanni, Scambia | Shohreh, Shahabi | Cristiano, Ferlini | Caterina, Fattorusso

Bcl-xL Retrotranslocates Bax from the Mitochondria into the Cytosol
F. Edlich, S. Banerjee, M. Suzuki, M.M. Cleland, D. Arnoult, C. Wang, A. Neutzner, N. Tjandra, and R.J. Youle

Mitochondrial BCL-2 inhibits AMBRA1-induced autophagy
FlavieStrappazzon, Matteo Vietri-Rudan, Silvia Campello, Francesca Nazio, Fulvio Florenzano, Gian Maria Fimia, Mauro Piacentini, Beth Levine and Francesco Cecconi

Arginine methylation of BCL-2 antagonist of cell death (BAD) counteracts its phosphorylation and inactivation by Akt
Jun-ichi Sakamaki, Hiroaki Daitoku, Katsuya Ueno, Ayano Hagiwara, Kazuyuki Yamagata, and Akiyoshi Fukamizu

Mcl-1 is critical for survival in a subgroup of non-small-cell lung cancer cell lines
H Zhang, S Guttikonda, L Roberts, T Uziel, D Semizarov, S W Elmore, J D Leverson and L T Lam

The Anti-Apoptotic Bcl-xL Protein, a New Piece in the Puzzle of Cytochrome C Interactome
Ivano Bertini, Soizic Chevance, Rebecca Del Conte, Daniela Lalli, Paola Turano

Death receptors and IAPs

NEMO and RIP1 Control Cell Fate in Response to Extensive DNA Damage via TNF-α Feedforward Signaling
S. Biton and A. Ashkenazi

UXT-V1 protects cells against TNF-induced apoptosis through modulating complex II formation
Yuefeng Huang, Liang Chen, Yi Zhou, Heng Liu, Jueqing Yang, Zhenggang Liu, and Chen Wang

Deletion of cIAP1 and cIAP2 in murine B lymphocytes constitutively activates cell survival pathways and inactivates the germinal center response
Sandra Gardam, Vivian M. Turner, Holly Anderton, Sandhya Limaye, Antony Basten, Frank Koentgen, David L. Vaux, John Silke, and Robert Brink

TWEAK induces apoptosis through a death-signaling complex comprising receptor-interacting protein 1 (RIP1), Fas-associated death domain (FADD) and caspase-8
Aminah Ikner and Avi Ashkenazi

Characterization of dequalinium as a XIAP antagonist that targets the BIR2 domain
Mar Orzáez, Anna Gortat, Mónica Sancho, Rodrigo J. Carbajo, Antonio Pineda-Lucena, Yadira Palacios-Rodríguez & Enrique Pérez-Payá

Caspases and execution phase

Concerted antigen processing of a short viral antigen by human caspases 5 and 10
Daniel López, Mercedes Jiménez, Margarita Garcia-Calvo, and Margarita Del Val
J. Biol. Chem. published 28 March 2011, 10.1074/jbc.M111.234658

Apoptotic microtubule network organization and maintenance depend on high cellular ATP levels and energized mitochondria
Manuel Oropesa, Mario de la Mata, Juan Garrido Maraver, Mario D. Cordero, David Cotán, Ángeles Rodríguez-Hernández, Irene Domínguez-Moñino, Manuel de Miguel, Plácido Navas & José A. Sánchez-Alcázar

Receptor for advanced glycation end products binds to phosphatidylserine and assists in the clearance of apoptotic cells
Mei He, Hiroshi Kubo, Konosuke Morimoto, Naoya Fujino, Takaya Suzuki, Toru Takahasi, Mitsuhiro Yamada, Mutsuo Yamaya, Tomoyuki Maekawa, Yasuhiko Yamamoto and Hiroshi Yamamoto


Mechanisms of necroptosis in T cells
Irene L. Ch’en, Jennifer S. Tsau, Jeffery D. Molkentin, Masaaki Komatsu, and Stephen M. Hedrick
In caspase 8-deficient mouse T cells, necroptosis occurs via a Ripk3- and Ripk1-dependent pathway independent of autophagy and programmed necrosis.

Poly(ADP-Ribose) (PAR) Binding to Apoptosis-Inducing Factor Is Critical for PAR Polymerase-1-Dependent Cell Death (Parthanatos)
Yingfei Wang, No Soo Kim, Jean-Francois Haince, Ho Chul Kang, Karen K. David, Shaida A. Andrabi, Guy G. Poirier, Valina L. Dawson, and Ted M. Dawson

Activation of p53 by Nutlin-3a Induces Apoptosis and Cellular Senescence in Human Glioblastoma Multiforme
Ruth Villalonga-Planells, Llorenç Coll-Mulet, Fina Martínez-Soler, Esther Castaño, Juan-Jose Acebes, Pepita Giménez-Bonafé, Joan Gil, Avelina Tortosa

Dimerization of Smac is crucial for its mitochondrial retention by XIAP subsequent to mitochondrial outer membrane permeabilization
Lorna Flanagan, Jordi Sebastia, Maria Eugenia Delgado, Jennifer C. Lennon, Markus Rehm


The Open Cell Signaling Journal special issue:
“Life and death: A cell signaling prospective”

– Editorial
John Silke

– Interplay of Bcl-2 Proteins Decides the Life or Death Fate
Grant Dewson

– A Prickly Subject: Apoptotic Regulation by Hedgehog Morphogens
Mark Ditzel

– Cytokine Deprivation and Cell Death
Paul G. Ekert and Anissa M. Jabbour

– Dual Philosophy in Death Receptor Signalling
Chahrazade Kantari and Henning Walczak

– Scorched Earth or Viral Birth?
Ian Gentle and Ueli Nachbur

– Dying for Something to Eat: How Cells Respond to Starvation
Alfredo Caro-Maldonado and Cristina Muñoz-Pinedo

Armed response: how dying cells influence T-cell functions
Ferguson, Thomas A.; Choi, Jayoung; Green, Douglas R.

Signaling cell death from the endoplasmic reticulum stress response
Gordon C Shore, Feroz R Papa, Scott A Oakes

Regulation of mitochondrial metabolism: yet another facet in the biology of the oncoprotein Bcl 2
Shefali Krishna, Ivan Cherh Chiet Low and Shazib Pervaiz

Apoptosis promotes early tumorigenesis
D Tang, M T Lotze, R Kang and H J Zeh

Programmed Necrosis, Not Apoptosis, in the Heart
Kung, Gloria; Konstantinidis, Klitos; Kitsis, Richard N.

News and views / other

Retraction Notice to: DNA-PKcs-PIDDosome: A Nuclear Caspase-2-Activating Complex with Role in G2/M Checkpoint Maintenance
M. Shi, C.J. Vivian, K.-J. Lee, C. Ge, K. Morotomi-Yano, C. Manzl, F. Bock, S. Sato, C. Tomomori-Sato, R. Zhu, J.S. Haug, S.K. Swanson, M.P. Washburn, D.J. Chen, B.P.C. Chen, A. Villunger, L. Florens, and C. Du

Autophagy in Ras-Induced Malignant Transformation: Fatal or Vital?
G. Mariño, I. Martins, and G. Kroemer

Traveling Bax and Forth from Mitochondria to Control Apoptosis
M.E. Soriano and L. Scorrano

MCL1 meets its end during mitotic arrest
Scott E Millman and Michele Pagano

Compartmentalized regulation of autophagy regulators: fine-tuning AMBRA1 by Bcl-2
Sharon ATooze and Patrice Codogno

Activated by Caspases
Wei Wong
Caspase activity in microglia does not trigger cell death, but rather induces proinflammatory responses.

Jurg Tschopp 1951-2011
Ralph C Budd, Pascal Schneider, Fabienne Mackay and Andreas Strasser

Jürg Tschopp (1951–2011) ▶
Immunologist whose discoveries transformed patients’ lives.

Jürg Tschopp (1951-2011)
J. Browning and C. Ware

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