FGF signalling regulates bone growth through autophagy.
Pozzuoli, Italy. In Nature, Jan 2016
Surprisingly, post-natal induction of chondrocyte autophagy is mediated by the growth factor FGF18 through FGFR4 and JNK-dependent activation of the autophagy initiation complex VPS34-beclin-1.
WIPI proteins: essential PtdIns3P effectors at the nascent autophagosome.
Tübingen, Germany. In J Cell Sci, Feb 2015
Prerequisite and essential for autophagosome formation is the production of phosphatidylinositol 3-phosphate (PtdIns3P) by phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase class III (PI3KC3, also known as PIK3C3) in complex with beclin 1, p150 (also known as PIK3R4; Vps15 in yeast) and ATG14L.
Beclin 1 biology and its role in heart disease.
Shanghai, China. In Curr Cardiol Rev, 2014
Beclin 1 primarily functions as a scaffolding protein assembling Beclin 1 interactome to regulate Class III PI3K/VPS34 activity, which in turn, tightly controls autophagy at multiple stages.
The role of STAT3 in autophagy.
Hangzhou, China. In Autophagy, 2014
For example, nuclear STAT3 fine-tunes autophagy via the transcriptional regulation of several autophagy-related genes such as BCL2 family members, BECN1, PIK3C3, CTSB, CTSL, PIK3R1, HIF1A, BNIP3, and microRNAs with targets of autophagy modulators.