In comparison to wild-type cells, B cells expressing a mutant IgD- or IgM-BCR containing a C-terminally truncated Ig-alpha respond to pervanadate stimulation with markedly reduced tyrosine phosphorylation of SHIP1 and augmented activation
of protein kinase B. This indicates that SHIP1 is capable of interacting with the C-terminus of Ig-alpha. Employing a system of fluorescence resonance energy transfer in S2 cells, we can clearly demonstrate interaction between the SH2-domain of SHIP1 and Ig-alpha. Furthermore, a fluorescently labeled SH2-domain of SHIP1 translocates to the plasma membrane in an Ig-alpha-dependent manner. Interestingly, whereas the SHIP1 SH2-domain can be pulled-down with phospho-peptides corresponding to the immunoreceptor A-1155463 nmr tyrosine-based activation motif (ITAM) of Ig-alpha from detergent lysates, no interaction between full-length SHIM and the phosphorylated Ig-alpha ITAM can be observed. Further studies show that the SH2-domain of SHIP1 can bind to the C-terminus of the SHIP1 molecule, most probably by inter- as well
as intra-molecular means, and that this interaction regulates the association between different forms of SHIP1 and Ig-alpha. (C) 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.”
“A series of chromone derivatives bearing diverse dithiocarbamate moieties were designed and synthesized via a three-component reaction protocol. Their in vitro antitumor activities were evaluated by MTT method against Bcl-2 cleavage HCCLM-7, Hela, MDA-MB-435S, SW-480, Hep-2 selleck compound and MCF-7. Two compounds (3-chloro-4-oxo-4H-chromen-2-yl)methyl piperidine-1-carbodithioate (Iq) and (6-chloro-4-oxo-4H-chromen-3yl)methyl piperidine-1-carbodithioate (IIu), were identified as the most promising candidate due to their high potency and broad-spectrum. Further flow-activated cell sorting analysis revealed that compounds Iq and IIu arrest the cell cycle of SW-480 and MDA-MB-435s both in G(2)/M phase with dose-dependent effect and might display apoptosis-inducing effect on these tumor
cell lines. (C) 2009 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.”
“Multi-MeV beams of light ions have been produced using the 300 picosecond, kJ-class iodine laser, operating at the Prague Asterix Laser System facility in Prague. Real-time ion diagnostics have been performed by the use of various time-of-flight (TOF) detectors: ion collectors (ICs) with and without absorber thin films, new prototypes of single-crystal diamond and silicon carbide detectors, and an electrostatic ion mass spectrometer (IEA). In order to suppress the long photopeak induced by soft X-rays and to avoid the overlap with the signal from ultrafast particles, the ICs have been shielded with Al foil filters. The application of large-bandgap semiconductor detectors (>3 eV) ensured cutting of the plasma-emitted visible and soft-UV radiation and enhancing the sensitivity to the very fast proton/ion beams.