David S. Lapointe

Learn More
Chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP) followed by high-throughput sequencing (ChIP-seq) or ChIP followed by genome tiling array analysis (ChIP-chip) have become standard technologies for genome-wide identification of DNA-binding protein target sites. A number of algorithms have been developed in parallel that allow identification of binding sites from(More)
FlyFactorSurvey (http://pgfe.umassmed.edu/TFDBS/) is a database of DNA binding specificities for Drosophila transcription factors (TFs) primarily determined using the bacterial one-hybrid system. The database provides community access to over 400 recognition motifs and position weight matrices for over 200 TFs, including many unpublished motifs. Search(More)
During cell division, cessation of transcription is coupled with mitotic chromosome condensation. A fundamental biological question is how gene expression patterns are retained during mitosis to ensure the phenotype of progeny cells. We suggest that cell fate-determining transcription factors provide an epigenetic mechanism for the retention of gene(More)
Runt-related transcription factor 2 (Runx2) controls lineage commitment, proliferation, and anabolic functions of osteoblasts as the subnuclear effector of multiple signaling axes (e.g. transforming growth factor-beta/BMP-SMAD, SRC/YES-YAP, and GROUCHO/TLE). Runx2 levels oscillate during the osteoblast cell cycle with maximal levels in G(1). Here we(More)
Runt-related transcription factors (RUNX1, RUNX2, and RUNX3) are key lineage-specific regulators of progenitor cell growth and differentiation but also function pathologically as cancer genes that contribute to tumorigenesis. RUNX2 attenuates growth and stimulates maturation of osteoblasts during bone formation but is also robustly expressed in a subset of(More)
The oxidative decarboxylation and subsequent production of glucose from alpha-ketobutyrate were studied using perfused livers from fasted rats. The production of 14CO2 from alpha-keto-[1-14C]butyrate increased monotonically while the production of glucose from alpha-ketobutyrate was biphasic as the perfusate concentration of alpha-ketobutyrate was(More)
The ordered expression of genes after growth factor stimulation in G(1) supportsthe onset of DNA replication. To characterize regulatory events during S-phase when cell cycle progression has become growth factor independent, we have profiled the expression of over 7,000 human genes using GeneChip DNA microarray analysis. HeLa cells were synchronized at the(More)
Understanding physiological control of osteoblast differentiation necessitates characterization of the regulatory signals that initiate the events directing a cell to lineage commitment and establishing competency for bone formation. The bone morphogenetic protein, BMP-2, a member of the TGFbeta superfamily, induces osteoblast differentiation and functions(More)
In the perfused rat liver, platelet activating factor, 1-O-hexadecyl-2-acetyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine (AGEPC), infusion produces an extensive but transient glycogenolytic response which at low AGEPC concentrations (i.e., 10(-11) M) is markedly dependent upon the perfusate calcium levels. The role of calcium in the glycogenolytic response of the liver to(More)
The properties of ornithine decarboxylase from Phycomyces blakesleeanus were examined. Enzyme from mycelial cultures was extracted and purified approximately 70-fold. The apparent molecular weight is 96K. The Michaelis constants with respect to ornithine and pyridoxal 5'-phosphate are 90 and 0.37 microM, respectively. Putrescine is a potent competitive(More)