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Damián-Zamacona S; García-González V; Avila-Barrientos L; Delgado-Coello B; Reyes-Grajeda J; Mas-Oliva J (2018)

CELL SURVIVAL REGULATION DURING RECEPTOR-MEDIATED ENDOCYTOSIS OF CHEMICALLY-MODIFIED LIPOPROTEINS ASSOCIATED TO THE FORMATION OF AN AMPHIPHYSIN 2 (BIN1)/C-MYC COMPLEX

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© 2018 The Authors Amphiphysin 2 and members of the BAR-domain family of proteins participate in a wide array of cellular processes including cell cycle and endocytosis. Given that amphiphysin 2 is related to diverse cell responses as a result of metabolic stress, we investigated in macrophages whether oxidative stress originated by the internalization of oxidized low density lipoproteins (oxLDL) affect both, the expression of amphiphysin 2 and its binding partner c-Myc. Here we report that under oxidative stress, a complex formation between amphiphysin 2(Bin1) and c-Myc allows the cell to develop a novel survival equilibrium state established between cell proliferation and cell death. We propose that under conditions of oxidative stress given by the internalization of oxLDL, macrophages employ the formation of the amphiphysin 2(Bin1)/c-Myc complex as a control mechanism to initially avoid the process of cell death in an attempt to prolong cell survival.