Dave Ginzinger

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ONYX-015 is an adenovirus that lacks the E1B-55K gene product for p53 degradation. Thus, ONYX-015 was conceived as an oncolytic virus that would selectively replicate in p53-defective tumor cells. Here we show that loss of E1B-55K leads to the induction, but not the activation, of p53 in ONYX-015-infected primary cells. We use a novel adenovirus mutant,(More)
BACKGROUND We have previously described a colony of domestic cats with a naturally occurring mutation in the lipoprotein lipase (LPL) gene. We have now further characterized cats homozygous for LPL deficiency (LPL -/-, homozygotes), and have contrasted these with heterozygotes (LPL +/-) and normal cats (LPL +/+). MATERIALS AND METHODS Density gradient(More)
Members of a domestic cat colony with chylomicronemia share many phenotypic features with human lipoprotein lipase (LPL) deficiency. Biochemical analysis reveals that these cats do have defective LPL catalytic activity and have a clinical phenotype very similar to human LPL deficiency. To determine the molecular basis underlying this biochemical phenotype,(More)
Normal pregnancy is associated with a two- to threefold increase in plasma triglyceride levels, particularly in the third trimester, due both to the overproduction of VLDLs and to the possible suppression of lipoprotein lipase (LPL) activity. Numerous mutations in the human LPL gene causing complete LPL deficiency have been described, but naturally(More)
Gene therapy to deliver and express a corrective lipoprotein lipase (LPL) gene may improve the lipid profile and reduce the morbidity and potential atherogenic risk from hypertriglyceridemia and dyslipoproteinemia in patients with complete or partial LPL deficiency. We have used an E1-/E3- adenoviral vector, with an RSV-driven human LPL cDNA expression(More)
Lipoprotein lipase (LpL) has been shown to mediate the uptake of lipoproteins into cells. The uptake is initiated by binding of LpL to cell surface proteoglycans and to the low density lipoprotein (LDL) receptor-related protein. This ability of LpL is independent of catalytic activity and depends on the intact dimeric structure of the lipase and functional(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess effects of deficiency of lipoprotein lipase (LPL) on body condition scores and lean and fat body masses of adult cats. ANIMALS 12 cats without LPL mutations and 23 cats that were heterozygous or homozygous carriers of the Gly412Arg LPL mutation. PROCEDURE Lean and fat body masses were estimated by use of body condition scores and(More)
The domestic cat has not been used in studies of atherosclerosis, with the exception of a single study published in 1970. We have further evaluated the susceptibility of the domestic cat to diet-induced atherosclerosis, the ultimate intent being to discern the atherogenic risk due to lipoprotein lipase deficiency in an affected feline kindred with a(More)
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