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c-Src tyrosine kinase activity is elevated in several types of human cancer, and this has been attributed to elevated c-Src expression levels, increased c-Src specific activity, and activating mutations in c-Src. We have found a number of human breast cancer cell lines with elevated c-Src specific activity that also possess elevated phosphatase activity(More)
Elevated levels of Src kinase activity have been reported in a number of human cancers, including colon and breast cancer. We have analysed four human breast tumor cell lines that exhibit high levels of Src kinase activity, and have determined that these cell lines also exhibit a high level of a phosphotyrosine phosphatase activity that recognizes the Src(More)
Neuronal Cdc2-like kinase (Nclk) plays an important role in a variety of cellular processes, including neuronal cell differentiation, apoptosis, neuron migration, and formation of neuromuscular junction. The active kinase consists of a catalytic subunit, Cdk5, and an essential regulatory subunit, neuronal Cdk5 activator (p35(nck5a) or p25(nck5a)), which is(More)
The INhibitor of Growth 1 (ING1) is stoichiometric member of histone deacetylase (HDAC) complexes and functions as an epigenetic regulator and a type II tumor suppressor. It impacts cell growth, aging, apoptosis, and DNA repair, by affecting chromatin conformation and gene expression. Down regulation and mislocalization of ING1 have been reported in diverse(More)
Two novel Bacillus subtilis genes that regulate the production of several extracellular enzymes were clones and characterized. These two genes are organized as part of an operon. When cloned in a multicopy plasmid, the first gene (tenA, transcription enhancement) stimulates alkaline protease production at the transcriptional level. The second gene (tenI)(More)
Mammalian STE20-like kinase 2 (MST2), a member of the STE20-like kinase family, has been shown in previous studies to undergo proteolytic activation by caspase-3 during cell apoptosis. A few studies have also implicated protein phosphorylation reactions in MST2 regulation. In this study, we examined the mechanism of MST2 regulation with an emphasis on the(More)
Bacillopeptidase F is an extracellular serine protease that is expressed at the beginning of the stationary phase. To study its structure, regulation of expression, and physiological roles, we have cloned and characterized the structural gene (bpf) encoding this protease from Bacillus subtilis. DNA sequence analysis suggests this protease is synthesized as(More)
BACKGROUND Src and signaling molecules downstream of Src, including signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (Stat3) and cMyc, have been implicated in the development, maintenance and/or progression of several types of human cancers, including breast cancer. Here we report the ability of siRNA-mediated Src knock-down alone, and simultaneous(More)
previously carried out T2D linkage analysis in the families of many of our stage 1 cases (10). None of the 10 loci in Table 1 had large T2D logarithm of the odds (LOD) scores, although those for FTO and TCF7L2 were 0.63 and 0.60 and so were nominally significant. LOD scores for six of the 10 loci were greater than 0.2, as compared to 2.2 that would be(More)
The content of 12 trace elements in the hair of 20 aplastic anemia patients was determined and compared with that of normal subjects as control. The results showed that patients with deficiency of yin had a significant decrease in lithium, calcium, strontium, and chromium, those with deficiency of yang had a distinct decrease in zinc magnesium barium,(More)