A. M. M. Chan

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Hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) is a plasminogen-like protein thought to be a humoral mediator of liver regeneration. A 145-kilodalton tyrosyl phosphoprotein observed in rapid response to HGF treatment of intact target cells was identified by immunoblot analysis as the beta subunit of the c-met proto-oncogene product, a membrane-spanning tyrosine kinase.(More)
Expression cDNA cloning and structural analysis of the human keratinocyte growth factor receptor (KGFR) revealed identity with one of the fibroblast growth factor (FGF) receptors encoded by the bek gene (FGFR-2), except for a divergent stretch of 49 amino acids in their extracellular domains. Binding assays demonstrated that the KGFR was a high-affinity(More)
Kruppel-like factor 6 (KLF6) is a zinc finger transcription factor of unknown function. Here, we show that the KLF6 gene is mutated in a subset of human prostate cancer. Loss-of-heterozygosity analysis revealed that one KLF6 allele is deleted in 77% (17 of 22) of primary prostate tumors. Sequence analysis of the retained KLF6 allele revealed mutations in(More)
A heparin-binding mitogen was isolated from conditioned medium of human embryonic lung fibroblasts. It exhibited broad target-cell specificity whose pattern was distinct from that of any known growth factor. It rapidly stimulated tyrosine phosphorylation of a 145-kDa protein in responsive cells, suggesting that its signaling pathways involved activation of(More)
OBJECTIVE Most studies that use total body dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) in children rely on areal bone mineral density (BMD=bone mineral content [BMC]/bone area [BA]) and compare the output with age- and sex-specific normative data. Because this approach is prone to size-related misinterpretation, this study focuses on the interrelations among(More)
The met proto-oncogene is the tyrosine kinase growth factor receptor for hepatocyte growth factor/scatter factor (HGF/SF). It was previously shown that, like the oncogenic tpr-met, the mouse met proto-oncogene transforms NIH 3T3 cells. We have established NIH 3T3 cells stably expressing both human (Methu) and mouse (Metmu) met proto-oncogene products. The(More)
Multidrug resistance is a major obstacle to cancer treatment. Using an expression cDNA library transfer approach to elucidating the molecular basis of non-P-glycoprotein-mediated multidrug resistance, we previously established that expression of multidrug resistance protein (MRP), an ATP-binding cassette superfamily transporter, confers multidrug resistance(More)
BACKGROUND Master regulators of protein synthesis such as mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) and p70S6 kinase contribute to left ventricular hypertrophy. These prohypertrophic pathways are modulated by a number of kinase cascades, including the hierarchical LKB1/AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) energy-sensing pathway. Because oxidative stress inhibits(More)
We generated a cDNA expression library from a human neuroepithelioma cell line for detection of novel oncogenes by focus formation assay in NIH3T3 cells. A morphologically unique focus was identified upon transfection and the transforming plasmid was isolated. The transforming gene, designated NET1, encoded a predicted protein species of 54 kDa containing(More)
Whereas studies involving animal models of cardiovascular disease demonstrated that resveratrol is able to inhibit hypertrophic growth, the mechanisms involved have not been elucidated. Because studies in cells other than cardiomyocytes revealed that AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) and Akt are affected by resveratrol, we hypothesized that resveratrol(More)