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The ERM family members, ezrin, radixin, and moesin, localizing just beneath the plasma membranes, are thought to be involved in the actin filament/plasma membrane association. To identify the integral membrane protein directly associated with ERM family members, we performed immunoprecipitation studies using antimoesin mAb and cultured baby hamster kidney(More)
BACKGROUND Synovial sarcomas account for up to 10 percent of soft-tissue sarcomas and include two major histologic subtypes, biphasic and monophasic, defined respectively by the presence and absence of glandular epithelial differentiation in a background of spindle tumor cells. A characteristic SYT-SSX fusion gene resulting from the chromosomal(More)
Synovial sarcomas are aggressive spindle cell sarcomas containing in some cases areas of epithelial differentiation. They consistently show a specific t(X;18;p11;q11), which usually represents either of two gene fusions, SYT-SSX1 or SYT-SSX2, encoding putative transcriptional proteins differing at 13 amino acid positions. Previous studies have suggested(More)
Rat PEX12 cDNA was isolated by functional complementation of peroxisome deficiency of a mutant CHO cell line, ZP109 (K. Okumoto, A. Bogaki, K. Tateishi, T. Tsukamoto, T. Osumi, N. Shimozawa, Y. Suzuki, T. Orii, and Y. Fujiki, Exp. Cell Res. 233:11-20, 1997), using a transient transfection assay and an ectopic, readily visible marker, green fluorescent(More)
By using a retrovirus expression vector, pZIP-NeoSV(X)1, we introduced a cloned cDNA of the rabies virus G gene into BHK-21 cells and the NA cell clone originated from the murine neuroblastoma C1300 line. Using the neomycin resistance gene of the vector, we isolated several G418-resistant transformants of BHK-21 and NA cells (referred to as G-BHK and G-NA(More)
In mammals, two isoforms of the peroxisome targeting signal (PTS) type 1 receptor Pex5p, i.e. Pex5pS and Pex5pL with an internal 37-amino acid insertion, have previously been identified. Expression of either type of Pex5p complements the impaired PTS1 import in Chinese hamster ovary pex5 mutants, but only Pex5pL can rescue the PTS2 import defect noted in a(More)
In soft tissue sarcomas, the diagnosis of malignant fibrous histiocytoma (MFH) has been a very controversial issue, and MFH is now considered to be reclassified into pleomorphic subtypes of other sarcomas. To characterize MFH genetically, we used an oligonucleotide microarray to analyze gene expression in 105 samples from 10 types of soft tissue tumors.(More)
Pulmonary metastases are the main cause of death in patients with osteosarcoma, however, the molecular mechanisms of metastasis are not well understood. To detect lung metastasis-related microRNA (miRNA) in human osteosarcoma, we compared parental (HOS) and its subclone (143B) human osteosarcoma cell lines showing lung metastasis in a mouse model. miR-143(More)
PURPOSE The majority of gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) can be cured by surgery alone, but relapse occurs in 20% to 40% of cases. GISTs are considered to invariably arise through gain of function KIT or PDGFA mutation of the interstitial cells of Cajal (ICC). However, the genetic basis of the malignant progression of GISTs are poorly understood. (More)
Synovial sarcoma is characterized by a specific recurrent translocation t(X; 18), resulting in either the SYT-SSX1 or SYT-SSX2 gene fusion. Because this is the primary genetic alteration in these tumors, we sought to identify the impact of molecular heterogeneity of the t(X;18) on cell proliferation, apoptosis, and epithelial differentiation in synovial(More)