Targeted disruption of the zetaPKC gene results in the impairment of the NF-kappaB pathway.
Here we have addressed the role that zetaPKC plays in NF-kappaB activation using mice in which this kinase was inactivated by homologous recombination. These mice, although grossly normal, showed phenotypic alterations in secondary lymphoid organs reminiscent of those of the TNF receptor-1 and of the lymphotoxin-beta receptor gene-deficient mice. The lack of zetaPKC in embryonic fibroblasts (EFs) severely impairs kappaB-dependent transcriptional activity as well as cytokine-induced phosphorylation of p65. Also, a cytokine-inducible interaction of zetaPKC with p65 was detected which requires the previous degradation of IkappaB. Although in zetaPKC-/- EFs this kinase is not necessary for IKK activation, in lung, which abundantly expresses zetaPKC, IKK activation is inhibited.
SciCrunch is a data sharing and display platform. Anyone can create a custom portal where they can select searchable subsets of hundreds of data sources, brand their web pages and create their community. SciCrunch will push data updates automatically to all portals on a weekly basis. User communities can also add their own data to scicrunch, however this is not currently a free service.