The world's first wiki where authorship really matters (Nature Genetics, 2008). Due credit and reputation for authors. Imagine a global collaborative knowledge base for original thoughts. Search thousands of articles and collaborate with scientists around the globe.

wikigene or wiki gene protein drug chemical gene disease author authorship tracking collaborative publishing evolutionary knowledge reputation system wiki2.0 global collaboration genes proteins drugs chemicals diseases compound
Hoffmann, R. A wiki for the life sciences where authorship matters. Nature Genetics (2008)

Leukotactin-1/CCL15- induced chemotaxis signaling through CCR1 in HOS cells.

Leukotactin-1 (Lkn-1)/CCL15 is a recently cloned CC-chemokine that binds to the CCR1 and CCR3. Although Lkn-1 has been known to function as a chemoattractant for neutrophils, monocytes and lymphocytes, its cellular mechanism remains unclear. To understand the mechanism of Lkn-1-induced chemotaxis signaling, we examined the chemotactic activities of human osteogenic sarcoma cells expressing CCR1 in response to Lkn-1 using inhibitors of signaling molecules. Inhibitors of G(i)/G(o) protein, phospholipase C (PLC) and protein kinase Cdelta (PKCdelta) inhibited the chemotactic activity of Lkn-1 indicating that Lkn-1-induced chemotaxis signal is transduced through G(i)/G(o) protein, PLC and PKCdelta. The activities of PLC and PKCdelta were also enhanced by Lkn-1 stimulation. Chemotactic activity of Lkn-1 was inhibited by the treatment of cycloheximide and actinomycin D suggesting that newly synthesized proteins are needed for chemotaxis. Nuclear factor-kappaB (NF-kappaB) inhibitor reduced chemotactic activity of Lkn-1. DNA binding activity of NF-kappaB was also enhanced by Lkn-1 stimulation. These results suggest that Lkn-1 transduces the signal through G(i)/G(o) protein, PLC, PKCdelta, NF-kappaB and newly synthesized proteins for chemotaxis.[1]


  1. Leukotactin-1/CCL15-induced chemotaxis signaling through CCR1 in HOS cells. Ko, J., Kim, I.S., Jang, S.W., Lee, Y.H., Shin, S.Y., Min, d.o. .S., Na, D.S. FEBS Lett. (2002) [Pubmed]
WikiGenes - Universities