David W . Meek

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The p53 protein is modified by as many as 50 individual posttranslational modifications. Many of these occur in response to genotoxic or nongenotoxic stresses and show interdependence, such that one or more modifications can nucleate subsequent events. This interdependent nature suggests a pathway that operates through multiple cooperative events as opposed(More)
Nucleophosmin (NPM, B23) is an abundant nucleolar phosphoprotein involved in ribosome biogenesis, and interacts with tumor suppressor proteins p53 and Rb. Here we show that NPM is a UV damage response protein that undergoes nucleoplasmic redistribution and regulates p53 and HDM2 levels and their interaction. By utilizing RNAi approaches and analyses of(More)
Loss of p53 function occurs during the development of most, if not all, tumour types. This paves the way for genomic instability, tumour-associated changes in metabolism, insensitivity to apoptotic signals, invasiveness and motility. However, the nature of the causal link between early tumorigenic events and the induction of the p53-mediated checkpoints(More)
BACKGROUND The incidence of acquired demyelination of the CNS (acquired demyelinating syndromes [ADS]) in children is unknown. It is important that physicians recognize the features of ADS to facilitate care and to appreciate the future risk of multiple sclerosis (MS). OBJECTIVE To determine the incidence, clinical features, familial autoimmune history,(More)
The p53 and NF-kappaB transcription factor families are important, multifunctional regulators of the cellular response to stress. Here we have investigated the regulatory mechanisms controlling p53-dependent cell cycle arrest and cross talk with NF-kappaB. Upon induction of p53 in H1299 or U-2 OS cells, we observed specific repression of cyclin D1 promoter(More)
The relationships between N fertilizer rate, yield, and NO3 leaching need to be quantified to develop soil and crop management practices that are economically and environmentally sustainable. From 1996 through 1999, we measured yield and NO3 loss from a subsurface drained field in central Iowa at three N fertilizer rates: a low (L) rate of 67 kg ha(-1) in(More)
The DNA binding activity of p53 is required for its tumor suppressor function; we show here that this activity is cryptic but can be activated by cellular factors acting on a C-terminal regulatory domain of p53. A gel mobility shift assay demonstrated that recombinant wild-type human p53 binds DNA sequence specifically only weakly, but a monoclonal antibody(More)
The p53-targeted kinases casein kinase 1delta (CK1delta) and casein kinase 1epsilon (CK1epsilon) have been proposed to be involved in regulating DNA repair and chromosomal segregation. Recently, we showed that CK1delta localizes to the spindle apparatus and the centrosomes in cells with mitotic failure caused by DNA-damage prior to mitotic entry. We provide(More)
Subsurface drainage is a beneficial water management practice in poorly drained soils but may also contribute substantial nitrate N loads to surface waters. This paper summarizes results from a 15-yr drainage study in Indiana that includes three drain spacings (5, 10, and 20 m) managed for 10 yr with chisel tillage in monoculture corn (Zea mays L.) and(More)
The functions of the MDM2 protein, in particular its E3 ubiquitin ligase activity and its ability to interact with a number of cellular proteins intimately involved in growth regulation, are modulated by sumoylation and multisite phosphorylation. These posttranslational mechanisms not only regulate the intrinsic activity of MDM2 in response to cellular(More)