Dhanunjaya V Kalvakolanu

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FRA-1, a member of the FOS family of transcription factors, is overexpressed in a variety of human tumors, and contributes to tumor progression. In addition to mitogens, various toxicants and carcinogens persistently induce FRA-1 expression in vitro and in vivo. Although the mitogen induced expression of c-FOS is relatively well understood, it is poorly(More)
Infection with wild-type adenovirus 5, but not with a mutant lacking the E1A gene, prevented the induction by interferon (IFN) alpha of chloramphenicol acetyltransferase (CAT) activity in HeLaM cell lines that had been permanently transfected with chimeric CAT reporter genes driven by the transcriptional regulatory regions of the IFN-responsive genes 561(More)
Cellular mechanisms that control susceptibility to opportunistic infection in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected individuals remain poorly understood. HIV may induce certain cellular genes that restrict HIV replication and protect cells against other superinfecting viral pathogens. Indeed, HIV-infected monocytes resist infection by vesicular(More)
In human and mouse cell lines, expression of exogenous genes was enhanced by treatment with 2-aminopurine (2-AP). Chloramphenicol acetyltransferase (CAT) and neomycin phosphotransferase activities were increased by up to 50-fold upon 2-AP treatment of cells permanently transfected with genes encoding these enzymes. Neomycin phosphotransferase activity was(More)
We have recently shown that the adenovirus E1A gene products block interferon-alpha-induced signal transduction and transcription factor NF-kappa B-mediated gene induction. Here we report that the same responses are also blocked in undifferentiated F9 teratocarcinoma cells. The block was removed upon cellular differentiation and regained upon the(More)
Transcription of interleukin-6 (IL-6) gene in human HepG2 and HeLa cells was induced by treatment with interleukin-1 (IL-1), tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha), phorbol 12-myristate 13-acetate, or dibutyryl cyclic AMP. These agents enhanced the expression of chloramphenicol acetyltransferase (CAT) activity in cells transfected with chimeric CAT genes(More)
Antibodies specific to avian myeloblastosis virus envelope glycoprotein gp80 were raised. Immunoliposomes were prepared using anti-avian myeloblastosis virus envelope glycoprotein gp80 antibody. The antibody was palmitoylated to facilitate its incorporation into lipid bilayers of liposomes. The fluorescence emission spectra of palmitoylated IgG have(More)
Adenovirus infection of hepatoma cells inhibited transcription of the phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase (GTP) (EC 4.1.1.32) (PEPCK) gene and virtually eliminated transcription of a chimeric gene which contained the PEPCK promoter linked to the structural gene for chloramphenicol acetyltransferase (CAT). This effect is due to the viral protein E1A, since(More)
HeLaM is a variant cell line in which the transcriptional induction of many genes by alpha interferon has special characteristics (Tiwari et al., Mol. Cell. Biol. 8:4289-4294, 1988). The same characteristics were also displayed for induced transcription of a permanently transfected chimeric gene containing the interferon-stimulated response element of gene(More)
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