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Oncogenic Ras proteins transform animal cells to a malignant phenotype only when modified by farnesyl residues attached to cysteines near their carboxyl termini. The farnesyltransferase that catalyzes this reaction recognizes tetrapeptides of the sequence CAAX, where C is cysteine, A is an aliphatic amino acid, and X is a carboxyl-terminal methionine or(More)
The plasminogen activator urokinase (u-PA) mediates proteolysis by a variety of human tumor cells. Competitive displacement of u-PA from cellular binding sites results in decreased proteolysis in vitro, suggesting that the cell surface is the preferred site for u-PA-mediated protein degradation. We studied the effect of u-PA receptor blockade on the(More)
The goal of the present study was to assess the relative importance of receptor-bound and secreted plasminogen activator urokinase (u-PA) in generating cell-surface plasmin and fostering destruction of normal tissue by tumor cells. We first showed that active site-inhibited u-PA could displace endogenous u-PA from the surface of the human colon(More)
We have constructed expression vectors for Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells that produce both selectable marker and recombinant cDNA from a single primary transcript via differential splicing. These vectors produce stable CHO cell clones that, when pooled, produce abundant amounts of secreted recombinant proteins compared with the amounts produced by(More)
Cardinal Glennon Memorial Hospital for Children in St. Louis is the site of an active and successful physician marketing program. Through two specific programs, one directed at private physicians on staff and the other at referring physicians outside of St. Louis, Glennon has realized many benefits, including increased utilization. Glennon's marketing(More)
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