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Title: XB130: in silico and invivo Studies of a Novel Signal Adaptor Protein
Authors: Rubacha, Matthew
Advisor: Liu, Mingyao
Department: Physiology
Keywords: adaptor protein
acute lung injury
embryonic development
protein family
Issue Date: 15-Feb-2010
Abstract: XB130 is a relatively unstudied novel signal adaptor protein. In the first phase of this study, an in silico search for proteins related to XB130 was conducted. Two other proteins (AFAP and AFAP1L1) were found to have a significant similarity to XB130 and were compared in detail. After an analysis of these three proteins, it was proposed that they are members of a novel protein family, termed the “AFAP family of signal adaptor proteins”. XB130 has previously been found to regulate cell cycle progression, death, and migration in lung epithelial cells. It was therefore hypothesized that XB130 is protective in acute lung injury (ALI) and important for facilitating repair after injury. XB130 was found to be differentially regulated in ALI depending on the initial insult. Engineering XB130 transgenic mice to further characterize the role of XB130 in lung injury/regeneration revealed that this protein could be essential for early embryo development.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/18845
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