Arun Rajgopal

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Recently, a new family of facilitative carriers has been cloned consisting of the reduced folate (SLC19A1) and the thiamine (SLC19A2) transporters. Despite a high level of sequence identity and similarity there is essentially no functional overlap between these carriers. The former transports folates and the latter thiamine. In this paper we describe the(More)
Skeletal development and osteoblast maturation require the phenotype promoting activity of the transcription factor RUNX2, which controls both cell growth and differentiation in osteoblasts. We have recently shown that in actively proliferating cells RUNX2 regulates the expression of specific target genes as cells enter and exit mitosis. In this study, we(More)
Intestinal absorption of folates has been characterized as a facilitative process with a low pH optimum. Studies with intestinal epithelial cells have suggested that this activity is mediated by the reduced folate carrier (RFC1). In this paper, we report on folate transport characteristics in an immortalized rat IEC-6 cell line that was found to exhibit the(More)
RUNX/AML transcription factors are critical regulators of cell growth and differentiation in multiple lineages and have been linked to human cancers including acute myelogenous leukemia (RUNX1), as well as breast (RUNX2) and gastric cancers (RUNX3). RUNX proteins are targeted to gene regulatory micro-environments within the nucleus via a specific subnuclear(More)
Intestinal folate transport has been well characterized, and rat small intestinal epithelial (IEC-6) cells have been used as a model system for the study of this process on the cellular level. The major intestinal folate transport activity has a low-pH optimum, and the current paradigm is that this process is mediated by the reduced folate carrier (RFC),(More)
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