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Cyclin E is a G(1) cyclin essential for S-phase entry and has a profound role in oncogenesis. Previously this laboratory found that cyclin E is overexpressed and present in lower-molecular-weight (LMW) isoforms in breast cancer cells and tumor tissues compared to normal cells and tissues. Such alteration of cyclin E is linked to poor patient outcome. Here(More)
In this paper we present the finding that lovastatin arrests cells by inhibiting the proteasome, which results in the accumulation of p21 and p27, leading to G1 arrest. Lovastatin is an inhibitor of hydroxymethyl glutaryl (HMG)-CoA reductase, the rate-limiting enzyme in cholesterol synthesis. Previously, we reported that lovastatin can be used to arrest(More)
Cyclin E, a G(1) cyclin, is overexpressed and present in low molecular weight (LMW) isoforms in breast cancer cells and tumor tissues. In this study we have examined the possibility that the shortened mRNA splice variants could give rise to tumor-specific cyclin E LMW proteins. We used the Splice Capture method to identify, enumerate and isolate known(More)
Uveal melanoma (UM) is a genetically and biologically distinct type of melanoma, and once metastatic there is no effective treatment currently available. Eighty percent of UMs harbor mutations in the Gαq family members GNAQ and GNA11. Understanding the effector pathways downstream of these oncoproteins is important to identify opportunities for targeted(More)
Cyclin E is a G1 cyclin essential for G1 to S-phase transition of the cell cycle with a profound role in oncogenesis. In tumor cells and tissues, cyclin E is overexpressed and present in its lower molecular weight (LMW) isoforms, and it can be used as a prognosticator for poor patient outcome. In this study, we have examined differences in the processing of(More)
To handle the uncertainty inherent in eCommerce transactions, reputation systems have emerged as a way to represent reliability and develop trust between transaction participants. Despite the value added by reputation systems, limitations of existent systems remain (Malaga 2001). We empirically test Porter et al.’s (2004) reputation scoring procedure, which(More)
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