ARLEN R. THOMASON

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A portion of the catalytic domain of a novel tyrosine kinase was cloned from mouse intestinal crypt cells, in a screen designed to identify kinases that may play a role in the regeneration of the intestinal epithelium (E Siyanova, MS Serfas, IA Mazo and AL Tyner, Oncogene 9, 2053-2057). We have cloned a cDNA encoding this kinase, termed sik for src-related(More)
Biologically active bovine luteinizing hormone (LH) has been obtained through expression of the alpha- and LH beta-subunit genes in stably transformed clones of DUXB11, a Chinese hamster ovary cell line deficient in dihydrofolate reductase (DHFR). Expression of alpha-and LH beta-subunit mRNAs of the expected sizes (approximately 910 and 770 nucleotides,(More)
We investigated the ability of highly purified recombinant platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) AB to interact with the products of alpha and beta receptor genes expressed in cells independently or concurrently. Although PDGF-AB lacked any detectable ability to bind or activate beta receptors in cells expressing only this receptor, efficient beta receptor(More)
Platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF), a major mitogen for mesenchymal cells, is a disulfide-bonded dimer of two subunit polypeptides named A and B. All of the three possible dimeric forms, i.e. AA, BB, and AB, exist in nature. The dimeric structure has been presumed to be necessary for biological activity, since reduction of the dimer results in loss of(More)
A cDNA clone for the pre-alpha subunit of the pituitary glycoprotein hormones has been isolated from a bovine pituitary cDNA library through the use of a pool of synthetic oligodeoxynucleotide probes. This clone, designated pB alpha, contains a 564-base pair insert which includes a portion of the signal sequence, the entire coding sequence of the mature(More)
Using cDNA clone banks from differentiated and undifferentiated HL-60 promyelocytic leukemia cells, we have selected clones for genes which are regulated during this differentiation. Regulation of the corresponding mRNAs in HL-60 cells during both monocytic and neutrophilic differentiation was measured for 21 of these clones. The levels of mRNA hybridizing(More)
Changes in DNA methylation are often associated with the modulation of gene expression. The DNA methylation patterns of six genes whose expression is regulated with terminal myeloid maturation were examined in HL-60 cells before and after their differentiation towards granulocytes. Methylation patterns were stable in five of these genes even with strong up-(More)
While much is known about the mechanisms by which members of the receptor tyrosine kinase family effect mitogenic signal transduction, much less is known about such mechanisms for members of the hematopoietic cytokine receptor family. In an effort to determine the extent to which the signal transduction mechanisms of these two receptor families may be(More)
The mature 109-amino-acid human platelet-derived growth factor B (PDGF-B) peptide is derived by intracellular processing from a 241-amino-acid precursor synthesized in mammalian cells, with removal of 81 N-terminal and 51 C-terminal amino acids. In order to produce directly the mature 109-amino acid PDGF-B peptide as a recombinant protein in Escherichia(More)
The kinetics of virus labeling was used to study the maturation of viral RNA in the Rickard strain of feline leukemia virus. Viral RNA labeled over differing intervals was characterized by gel electrophoresis and velocity sedimentation in sucrose gradients made up in aqueous buffer and 99% dimethyl sulfoxide. Labeled virus was found within 30 min after(More)