Alasdair C Stamps

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A panel of eight conditionally immortal lines derived by infection of human breast epithelial cells with an amphotropic retrovirus transducing a ts mutant of SV40 large T-antigen was analyzed with respect to individual retroviral integration patterns. Each line contained multiple integration sites which were clonal and stable over extended passage. Similar(More)
Comparative two-dimensional proteome analysis was used to identify proteins differentially expressed in multiple clinical normal and breast cancer tissues. One protein, the expression of which was elevated in invasive ductal and lobular breast carcinomas when compared with normal breast tissue, was arylamine N-acetyltransferase-1 (NAT-1), a Phase II(More)
Heparan sulfate proteoglycans are important constituents of the extracellular matrix and basement membrane. Cleavage of heparan sulfate by heparanase, an endoglycosidase, is implicated in the extravasation of leukocytes and metastatic tumour cells, identifying this enzyme(s) as a target for anti-inflammatory and anti-metastatic therapies. The cloning of a(More)
Using three antibodies (JG8, CM-1 and 1081) directed to the p53 protein, strong positivity was found in 16/47 (34.0%) of mucosal squamous cell carcinomas of the head and neck and in two squamous carcinoma cell lines (LICR-LON- HN5 and HN6Rr). The presence of the mutant p53 was confirmed in the cell lines as substitutions in exon 7 (codon 238, TGT greater(More)
In order to identify potential markers of renal cancer, the plasma membrane protein content of renal cell carcinoma (RCC)-derived cell lines was annotated using a proteomics process. One unusual protein identified at high levels in A498 and 786-O cells was CD70 (TNFSF7), a type II transmembrane receptor normally expressed on a subset of B, T and NK cells,(More)
Proteins associated with cancer cell plasma membranes are rich in known drug and antibody targets as well as other proteins known to play key roles in the abnormal signal transduction processes required for carcinogenesis. We describe here a proteomics process that comprehensively annotates the protein content of breast tumor cell membranes and defines the(More)
A novel human homologue of Escherichia coli, yeast and plant 1-acylglycerol-3-phosphate acyltransferase has been isolated from U937 cell cDNA. Expression of the cloned sequence in 1-acylglycerol-3-phosphate acyltransferase-deficient E. coli resulted in increased incorporation of oleic acid into cellular phospholipids. Membranes made from COS7 cells(More)
B-cell-specific plasma-membrane proteins are potential targets for either small molecule or antibody-based therapies. We have sought to annotate proteins expressed at the cell surface membrane in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) using plasma-membrane-based proteomic analysis to identify previously uncharacterized and potentially(More)
The mammalian endoglycosidase heparanase (Hpa1) is primarily responsible for cleaving heparan sulphate proteoglycans (HSPGs) present on the basement membrane of cells and its potential for remodelling the extracellular matrix (ECM) could be important in embryonic development and tumour metastasis. Elevated expression of this enzyme has been implicated in(More)