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The Polycomb group (PcG) genes are required to maintain homeotic genes in a silenced state during development in drosophila and mammals and are thought to form several distinct silencing complexes that maintain homeotic gene repression during development. Mutations in the PcG genes result in developmental defects and have been implicated in human cancer.(More)
In this study, we investigate the role of the receptor-like protein tyrosine phosphatase CD148 in T-cell activation. Overexpression of CD148 in the Jurkat T-cell line inhibited activation of the transcription factor nuclear factor of activated T cells following T-cell receptor (TCR) stimulation but not following stimulation through a heterologously(More)
The function and regulation of the receptorlike transmembrane protein tyrosine phosphatases (RPTPs) are not well understood. Ligand-induced dimerization inhibited the function of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR)-RPTP CD45 chimera (EGFR-CD45) in T cell signal transduction. Properties of mutated EGFR-CD45 chimeras supported a general model for the(More)
An in vitro system for studying DNA demethylation has been established using extracts from tissue culture cells. This reaction, which is unusually resistant to proteinase K, takes place through the removal of a 5-methylcytosine nucleotide unit from the DNA substrate and its conversion to an RNase-sensitive form. It is likely that this represents the in vivo(More)
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