Summary: Mammalian lens crystallins are divided into alpha, beta, and gamma families. Alpha crystallins are composed of two gene products: alpha-A and alpha-B, for acidic and basic, respectively. Alpha crystallins can be induced by heat shock and are members of the small heat shock protein (HSP20) family. They act as molecular chaperones although they do not renature proteins and release them in the fashion of a true chaperone; instead they hold them in large soluble aggregates. Post-translational modifications decrease the ability to chaperone. These heterogeneous aggregates consist of 30-40 subunits; the alpha-A and alpha-B subunits have a 3:1 ratio, respectively. Two additional functions of alpha crystallins are an autokinase activity and participation in the intracellular architecture. The encoded protein has been identified as a moonlighting protein based on its ability to perform mechanistically distinct functions. Alpha-A and alpha-B gene products are differentially expressed; alpha-A is preferentially restricted to the lens and alpha-B is expressed widely in many tissues and organs. Defects in this gene cause autosomal dominant congenital cataract (ADCC). [provided by RefSeq, Jan 2014].
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[FOG2] HSCARG, a novel regulator of H2A ubiquitination by downregulating PRC1 ubiquitin E3 ligase activity, is essential for cell proliferation, Hu, B;Li, S;Zhang, X;Zheng, X;,
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[USP7] The transcription factor GLI1 interacts with SMAD proteins to modulate TGFß-induced gene expression in a PCAF-dependent manner, Nye, MD;Almada, LL;Fernandez-Barrena, MG;Marks, DL;Elsawa, SF;Vrabel, A;Tolosa, EJ;Ellenrieder, V;Fernandez-Zapico, ME;,
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[SMAD4] The transcription factor GLI1 interacts with SMAD proteins to modulate TGFß-induced gene expression in a PCAF-dependent manner, Nye, MD;Almada, LL;Fernandez-Barrena, MG;Marks, DL;Elsawa, SF;Vrabel, A;Tolosa, EJ;Ellenrieder, V;Fernandez-Zapico, ME;,
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[SMAD2] Culture dimensionality influences the resistance of glioblastoma stem-like cells to multikinase inhibitors, Fernandez-Fuente, G;Mollinedo, P;Grande, L;Vazquez-Barquero, A;Fernandez-Luna, JL;,
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[PDGFRA] HSV-2 Increases TLR4-Dependent Phosphorylated IRFs and IFN-ß Induction in Cervical Epithelial Cells, Liu, H;Chen, K;Feng, W;Guo, J;Li, H;,
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[TLR4] Chymase Mediates Injury and Mitochondrial Damage in Cardiomyocytes during Acute Ischemia/Reperfusion in the Dog, Zheng, J;Wei, CC;Hase, N;Shi, K;Killingsworth, CR;Litovsky, SH;Powell, PC;Kobayashi, T;Ferrario, CM;Rab, A;Aban, I;Collawn, JF;Dell'italia, LJ;,
PLoS ONE e94732 9 4. April 2014
[NR4A1] Primary cilium regulates CaV1.2 expression through Wnt signaling, Muntean, BS;Jin, X;Williams, FE;Nauli, SM;,
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[CACNA1C] A DERL3-associated defect in the degradation of SLC2A1 mediates the Warburg effect, Lopez-Serra, P;Marcilla, M;Villanueva, A;Ramos-Fernandez, A;Palau, A;Leal, L;Wahi, JE;Setien-Baranda, F;Szczesna, K;Moutinho, C;Martinez-Cardus, A;Heyn, H;Sandoval, J;Puertas, S;Vidal, A;Sanjuan, X;Martinez-Balibrea, E;Viñals, F;Perales, JC;Bramsem, JB;Ørntoft, TF;Andersen, CL;Tabernero, J;McDermott, U;Boxer, MB;Heiden, MG;Albar, JP;Esteller, M;,
Nat Commun 3608 5 . April 2014
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