David L. Mack

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The application of human embryonic stem (ES) cells in medicine and biology has an inherent reliance on understanding the starting cell population. Human ES cells differ from mouse ES cells and the specific embryonic origin of both cell types is unclear. Previous work suggested that mouse ES cells could only be obtained from the embryo before implantation in(More)
Previously, we characterized a parity-induced mammary epithelial cell population that possessed the properties of pluripotency and self-renewal upon transplantation. These cells were lineally marked by the expression of beta-galactosidase (LacZ) as a result of mammary-specific activation of a reporter gene through Cre-lox recombination during pregnancy. We(More)
A fundamental issue in stem cell biology is whether adult somatic stem cells are capable of accessing alternate tissue sites and continue functioning as stem cells in the new microenvironment. To address this issue relative to neurogenic stem cells in the mouse mammary gland microenvironment, we mixed wild-type mammary epithelial cells (MECs) with bona fide(More)
Results of previous studies in this laboratory and others have suggested that L-carnitine is degraded in the gastrointestinal tract of the rat, perhaps by the action of indigenous flora. L-[methyl-14C]Carnitine was administered to rats either orally or intravenously in doses of 86 nmol or 124 mumol, and expired air, 48-h urine and fecal collections, and(More)
Int6 has been shown to be an interactive participant with the protein translation initiation complex eIF3, the COP9 signalosome and the regulatory lid of the 26S proteasome. Insertion of mouse mammary tumor virus into the Int6 locus creates a C-terminally truncated form of the protein. Expression of the truncated form of Int6 (Int6sh) in stably transfected(More)
L-Carnitine transport by rat renal brush border membrane vesicles was stimulated by a Na+ gradient (extravesicular greater than intravesicular). Total carnitine entry was 2.7 and 3.2 times higher at 15 S in the presence of a 100 mM NaCl gradient than when the vesicles were incubated isoosmotically in buffered 100 mM KCl or buffered mannitol, respectively.(More)
Experiments were conducted to redirect mouse Embryonic Stem (ES) cells from a tumorigenic phenotype to a normal mammary epithelial phenotype in vivo. Mixing LacZ-labeled ES cells with normal mouse mammary epithelial cells at ratios of 1:5 and 1:50 in phosphate buffered saline and immediately inoculating them into epithelium-divested mammary fat pads of(More)
Enhancement of thrombolysis with combinations of tissue-type and single chain urokinase plasminogen activators (t-PA and scu-PA) has been demonstrated in vivo but has not been seen consistently in vitro. This study was designed to characterize interactions between t-PA and scu-PA with respect to rate of and extent of thrombolysis in vitro and to delineate(More)
Netrin-1 has been shown to regulate the function of the EGF-like protein Cripto-1 (Cr-1) and affect mammary gland development. Since Cr-1 is a target gene of Nanog and Oct4, we investigated the relationship between Netrin-1 and Cr-1, Nanog and Oct4 during different stages of development in the mouse mammary gland. Results from histological analysis show(More)
Prompt detection of acute thrombosis and its response to treatment with thrombolytic agents generally require angiography. Scintigraphic approaches with labeled antibodies to or components of the coagulation and fibrinolytic systems have been disappointing because of prolonged circulating half-lives of tracers and relatively slow or limited binding to(More)
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