David P Ankrapp

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Secretion of milk lipid globules is achieved through encapsulation of triacylglycerol-rich lipid droplets in a specialized region of apical plasma membrane of mammary epithelial cells. A class of low molecular mass GTP-binding proteins were associated tightly with the lipid globule membrane, and these proteins appeared to change from peripheral to integral(More)
The phosphorylation of insulin-like growth factor binding protein-I (IGFBP-1) alters its binding affinity for insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I) and thus regulates the bioavailability of IGF-I for binding to the IGF-I receptor. The kinase(s) responsible for the phosphorylation of IGFBP-1 has not been identified. This study was designed to characterize the(More)
Mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPKs), in particular p38 MAPK, are phosphorylated in response to contractile activity, yet the mechanism for this is not understood. We tested the hypothesis that the force of contraction is responsible for p38 MAPK phosphorylation in skeletal muscle. Extensor digitorum longus (EDL) muscles isolated from adult male Swiss(More)
Transformation of mammary epithelial cells (MECs) from the normal to the neoplastic stage requires the dysregulation of tumor suppressor genes and proto-oncogenes. Tip30 is a tumor suppressor that can inhibit estrogen receptor-mediated transcription in MECs, but its role in MEC proliferation remains unknown. Here, we show that deleting the Tip30 gene leads(More)
Part of the fatty acid synthase in cytosol from mammary glands of lactating rats was in a complex with other proteins and with lipids. This complex eluted in the void volume from a gel filtration column with an exclusion limit of 5,000,000, and remained in a 3% polyacrylamide stacking gel during electrophoresis under nondenaturing conditions. Fatty acid(More)
TIP30 is a tumor suppressor whose expression is altered in human liver, prostate, lung, colon, and breast cancers. Mice lacking TIP30 spontaneously developed hepatocellular carcinomas (HCC) and other tumors at a higher incidence than wild-type mice. Somatic missense mutations in the TIP30 gene were identified in human HCC tissue specimens, which resulted in(More)
The concentration of insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I) in tissue taken from human non-small cell lung carcinomas (non-SCLC) is 1.4- to 7-fold higher than in the surrounding normal lung tissue, and thus, IGF-I may be involved in the growth of non-SCLC. We report here that non-SCLC cell lines (A549, A427, SK-LU-1) expressed the IGF-I receptor protein, and(More)
The purpose of the present studies was to investigate the role of epidermal growth factor (EGF) in the acquisition of estrogen (E) and progestin (P) responsiveness in the mouse mammary gland in vivo. Using the Elvax 40P implant technique to introduce bioactive molecules directly into the mammary gland to produce a localized effect, we have made the novel(More)
Stimulation of the mouse hindlimb via the sciatic nerve was performed for a 4-h period to investigate acute muscle gene activation in a model of muscle phenotype conversion. Initial force production (1.6 +/- 0.1 g/g body wt) declined 45% within 10 min and was maintained for the remainder of the experiment. Force returned to initial levels upon study(More)
A validation study designed to meet the requirements of the AOAC Research Institute and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Center for Veterinary Medicine (FDA/CVM) was conducted for a receptor and antibody-based, immunochromatographic method (BetaStar Plus) for detection of beta-lactam antibiotic residues in raw, commingled bovine milk. The assay was(More)
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