Adonia E. Papathanassiu

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An association between cancer and thrombosis has been recognized for more than a century. However, the manner by which tumor growth is regulated by coagulation in vivo remains unclear. To assess the role of coagulation on tumor growth, in vivo, we tested coagulation inhibitors specific for either tissue factor (TF)/factor VIIa (fVIIa) complexes or factor Xa(More)
Inhibition of heat shock protein 90 (Hsp90) has emerged as a novel intervention for the treatment of solid tumors and leukemias. Here, we report that F(1)F(0)-ATP synthase, the enzyme responsible for the mitochondrial production of ATP, is a co-chaperone of Hsp90. F(1)F(0)-ATP synthase co-immunoprecipitates with Hsp90 and Hsp90-client proteins in cell(More)
Tissue factor pathway inhibitor (TFPI) contains three Kunitz-type proteinase inhibitor domains and is a potent inhibitor of tissue factor-mediated coagulation. Here, we report that TFPI inhibits the proliferation of basic fibroblast growth factor-stimulated endothelial cells. A truncated form of TFPI, containing only the first two Kunitz-type proteinase(More)
Among the chemical moieties present in human parotid saliva, some, such as gustin or carbonic anhydrase VI, have been useful to distinguish patients with taste and smell dysfunction from normal subjects. To continue these studies we compared levels of salivary cAMP and cGMP in patients with taste and smell dysfunction with those in normal subjects. We were(More)
Efrapeptins (EF), a family of fungal peptides, inhibit proteasomal enzymatic activities and the in vitro and in vivo growth of HT-29 cells. They are also known inhibitors of F1F0-ATPase, a mitochondrial enzyme that functions as an Hsp90 co-chaperone. We have previously shown that treatment of cancer cells with EF results in disruption of the(More)
Trypsin is inactivated by the levorotatory enantiomers (most likely PS) of 4-nitrophenyl 4-H-, 4-CH3-,4-OCH3-, and 4-Cl-phenacyl methylphosphonates (PMNs) with second-order rate constants between 231 and 884 M-1 s-1. 4-NO2-PMN hydrolyzes before inhibiting the enzyme. The second-order rate constants for the inactivation of alpha-chymotrypsin by the(More)
Branched-chain aminotransferases (BCAT) are enzymes that initiate the catabolism of branched-chain amino acids (BCAA), such as leucine, thereby providing macromolecule precursors; however, the function of BCATs in macrophages is unknown. Here we show that BCAT1 is the predominant BCAT isoform in human primary macrophages. We identify ERG240 as a leucine(More)
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