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Oshima, K., Takeda, M., Kuranaga, E., Ueda, R., Aigaki, T., Miura, M., Hayashi, S. (2006). IKK epsilon regulates F actin assembly and interacts with Drosophila IAP1 in cellular morphogenesis.  Curr. Biol. 16(15): 1531--1537.
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FBrf0193419
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Differentiated cells assume complex shapes through polarized cell migration and growth. These processes require the restricted organization of the actin cytoskeleton at limited subcellular regions. IKK epsilon is a member of the IkappaB kinase family, and its developmental role has not been clear. Drosophila IKK epsilon was localized to the ruffling membrane of cultured cells and was required for F actin turnover at the cell margin. In IKK epsilon mutants, tracheal terminal cells, bristles, and arista laterals, which require accurate F actin assembly for their polarized elongation, all exhibited aberrantly branched morphology. These phenotypes were sensitive to a change in the dosage of Drosophila inhibitor of apoptosis protein 1 (DIAP1) and the caspase DRONC without apparent change in cell viability. In contrast to this, hyperactivation of IKK epsilon destabilized F actin-based structures. Expression of a dominant-negative form of IKK epsilon increased the amount of DIAP1. The results suggest that at the physiological level, IKK epsilon acts as a negative regulator of F actin assembly and maintains the fidelity of polarized elongation during cell morphogenesis. This IKK epsilon function involves the negative regulation of the nonapoptotic activity of DIAP1.

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IKK epsilon signaling: not just NF-kappaB.
Bergmann, 2006, Curr. Biol. 16(15): R588--R590 [FBrf0199091]

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    English
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    Curr. Biol.
    Title
    Current Biology
    Publication Year
    1991-
    ISBN/ISSN
    0960-9822
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