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Claudins in intestines
A non-tight junction function of claudin-7—Interaction with integrin signaling in suppressing lung cancer cell proliferation and detachment
Background Claudins are a family of tight junction (TJ) membrane proteins involved in a broad spectrum of human diseases including cancer. Claudin-7 is a unique TJ membrane protein in that it has a strong basolateral ...
Small Molecule, Non-Peptide p75NTR Ligands Inhibit Aß-Induced Neurodegeneration and Synaptic Impairment
(East Carolina University, 2008-11-03)
The p75 neurotrophin receptor (p75NTR) is expressed by neurons particularly vulnerable in Alzheimer’s disease (AD). We tested the hypothesis that non-peptide, small molecule p75NTR ligands found to promote survival signaling ...
Nonreceptor Tyrosine Kinase c-Yes Interacts with Occludin during Tight Junction Formation in Canine Kidney Epithelial Cells
(East Carolina University, 2002-04)
Occludin is an integral membrane protein that is tyrosine phosphorylated when localized at tight junctions. When Ca2 was depleted from the culture medium, occludin tyrosine phosphorylation was diminished from Madin-Darby ...
Presenilin-1 inhibits delta-catenin-induced cellular branching and promotes delta-catenin processing and turnover
(East Carolina University, 2006-12-29)
Although delta-catenin/neural plakophilin-related armadillo protein (NPRAP) was reported to interact with presenilin-1 (PS-1), the effects of PS-1 on delta-catenin have not been established. In this study, we report that ...
Increased nucleotide polymorphic changes in the 5'-untranslated region of δ-catenin (CTNND2) gene in prostate cancer
(East Carolina University, 2009-01)
Cancer pathogenesis involves multiple genetic and epigenetic alterations, which result in oncogenic changes in gene expression. δ-Catenin (CTNND2) is overexpressed in cancer although the mechanisms of its upregulation are ...