David E. Burstein

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Activated mouse N-ras gene transfected into PC12 rat pheochromocytoma cells suppressed proliferation and promoted neuronal differentiation. Normal mouse N-ras in a LTR-containing vector caused differentiation with a reduced efficiency, but normal N-ras in a vector lacking LTR sequences failed to alter the PC12 phenotype. Cultures of NGF-resistant PC12(More)
Metastasis is the major cause of cancer mortality. A more thorough understanding of the mechanisms driving this complex multistep process will aid in the identification and characterization of therapeutically targetable genetic drivers of disease progression. We demonstrate that KLF6-SV1, an oncogenic splice variant of the KLF6 tumor suppressor gene, is(More)
In order to develop a model system for investigating the role of ras genes in neuronal differentiation, a construct consisting of a mouse N-ras oncogene linked to a dexamethasone-inducible promoter was devised and transfected into a subline of the PC12 rat pheochromocytoma cell line. Clonal lines were isolated which extended neurite-like processes within(More)
BACKGROUND Malignant cells exhibit increased glycolytic metabolism, and in many cases increased glucose transporter gene expression. The authors hypothesized that GLUT1 glucose transporter expression is increased in colorectal carcinoma, and that the degree of expression might have prognostic significance. METHODS GLUT1 glucose transporter immunostaining(More)
Most models suggest that the cell of origin of papillary carcinoma is the mature thyroid follicular epithelial cell. In a recent study, p63 was detected in papillary carcinoma, Hashimoto's thyroiditis, and in squamoid aggregates and solid cell nests (SCNs), embryonic remnants found sporadically in the fully developed thyroid. In the present study, the(More)
Studies on the mechanism of action of nerve growth factor (NGF) were carried out with PC12 rat pheochromocytoma cells. PC12 cells are uniquely useful for such studies because they respond to, but (unlike normal neurons) do not require, NGF and may undergo either generation or regeneration of neurites in response to NGF. Regeneration is defined here as(More)
Among the earliest invariant neuropathological changes in Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the degeneration of vulnerable hippocampal CA1 and subicular pyramidal neurons. Semaphorin 3A (Sema3A) is a secreted protein that functions in signaling growth cone collapse, chemorepulsion and neuronal apoptosis during early development of the central nervous system. In(More)
p63 is a p53-homologous nuclear protein that appears to play a crucial role in regulation of stem cell commitment in squamous and other epithelia. In this study, p63 expression was examined in benign lung and in neoplasms of pulmonary origin. Eighty sections from routinely fixed and processed archival bronchoscopic biopsy or lobectomy specimens were(More)
A region growing algorithm for segmentation of human intestinal gland images is presented. The initial seeding regions are identified based on the large vacant regions (lumen) inside the intestinal glands by fitting with a very large moving window. The seeding regions are then expanded by repetitive application of a morphological dilate operation with a(More)