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Transformation by the v-sis oncogene appears to require an interaction of its protein product, p28v-sis, with the receptor for the platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF). However, this interaction may not occur at the cell surface as predicted by the autocrine hypothesis because phenotypic transformation was not reversed by incubation of SSV-NRK cells with(More)
The v-sis oncogene product p28v-sis and the platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) B chain share 92% homology with each other and over 50% homology with the PDGF A chain. Exogenously added homodimers of PDGF A and PDGF B and of p28v-sis are potent mitogens but only PDGF B and p28v-sis induce transformation when endogenously expressed with a strong promoter.(More)
Lipoprotein-Associated Coagulation Inhibitor (LACI) is a factor Xa dependent inhibitor of the factor VII(a)/Tissue Factor catalytic complex. Deduced from partial cDNA sequence, LACI's amino acid sequence has recently been reported. Northern blot analysis showed LACI cDNA hybridizes to RNAs of 1.4 and 4.0 kb in size. To complete the characterization of the(More)
Antibodies that recognize antigens restricted to leukemia, lymphoma, and normal hematopoietic cells represent a unique opportunity to develop therapeutics, because they have the potential for relatively selective treatment of these diseases. Antibodies that recognize the CD19 antigen found on normal and malignant B cells, but not on stem cells, have been(More)
Elucidating the secondary signaling molecules that are necessary for platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) to stimulate tumor development will be crucial to the understanding and treatment of a variety of cancers. Several lines of evidence have indicated that the transcription factor NF-kappaB plays a central role in transformation induced by Ha-ras and(More)
Parthenolide is a sesquiterpene lactone that has been isolated from Tanacetum parthenium (feverfew). Parthenolide has several biological activities including the induction of apoptosis and inhibition of NF-kappaB. Because of its activities against several tumor types and because it is relatively well tolerated, in clinical trial, parthenolide is an(More)
An impedance based electrochemical biosensor was designed and fabricated for the detection of various chemical and biological species, with glass as substrate material and gold interdigitated electrodes. A flow cell with inlet and outlet ports for the microfluidic chamber was designed and fabricated using acrylic material with a reservoir volume of 78 μl.(More)
NF-kappaB is a family of transcription factors that have been shown to be elevated in a variety of tumor types and in some cases central to their survival and growth. Here we present evidence that U-87 MG and U-118 MG growth is regulated by NF-kappaB and controlled by PDGF. NF-kappaB activity was suppressed by a dominant negative mutant of the human PDGF(More)
Several plasmids from Pasteurella multocida have been shown to carry antibiotic resistance genes but no other genes possibly related to the organism's pathogenesis. We report here that sequence from the plasmid pLEM from a fowl isolate of P. multocida, strain 1059, contained one open reading frame that had significant identity with a predicted protein from(More)