Dr. med. Kerstin Strom

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t(8;21) and t(16;21) create two fusion proteins, AML-1-ETO and AML-1-MTG16, respectively, which fuse the AML-1 DNA binding domain to putative transcriptional corepressors, ETO and MTG16. Here, we show that distinct domains of ETO contact the mSin3A and N-CoR corepressors and define two binding sites within ETO for each of these corepressors. In addition, of(More)
Murine D type cyclins associate with a catalytic subunit (p34PSK-J3) with properties distinct from known cyclin-dependent kinases (cdks). Mouse p34PSK-J3 shows less than 50% amino acid identity to p34cdc2, p33cdk2, and p36cdk3, lacks a PSTAIRE motif, and does not bind to p13suc1. Cyclin D1-p34PSK-J3 complexes accumulate in macrophages during G1 and decline(More)
The accumulation of assembled holoenzymes composed of regulatory D-type cyclins and their catalytic partner, cyclin-dependent kinase 4 (cdk4), is rate limiting for progression through the G1 phase of the cell cycle in mammalian fibroblasts. Both the synthesis and assembly of D-type cyclins and cdk4 depend upon serum stimulation, but even when both subunits(More)
Interleukin 3 (IL-3)-dependent 32D.3 myeloid cells are an attractive model system for the analysis of hematopoietic cell growth, differentiation, and apoptosis. In these cells, E2F-3, E2F-4, and DP-1 are regulated by both IL-3 and granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF), whereas E2F-1 was expressed at low levels and was not regulated by either(More)
The E2F DNA binding activity consists of a heterodimer between E2F and DP family proteins, and these interactions are required for association of E2F proteins with pRb and the pRb-related proteins p107 and p130, which modulate E2F transcriptional activities. E2F-1 expression is sufficient to release fibroblasts from G0 and induce entry into S phase, yet it(More)
Mutations in the retinoblastoma (pRb) tumor suppressor pathway including its cyclin-cdk regulatory kinases, or cdk inhibitors, are a hallmark of most cancers and allow unrestrained E2F-1 transcription factor activity, which leads to unregulated G1-to-S-phase cell cycle progression. Moderate levels of E2F-1 overexpression are tolerated in interleukin 3(More)
In adult rabbits, the CYP1A1 and CYP1A2 genes are expressed constitutively. Exposure to 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) leads to elevations in both CYP1A1 and CYP1A2 gene products (S. T. Okino et al., 1985, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 82, 5310-5314). In this report, we have characterized the rabbit CYP1A1 and CYP1A2 genes, and analyzed the pattern(More)
The AML-1-encoded transcription factor, AML-1B, regulates numerous hematopoietic-specific genes. Inappropriate expression of AML-1-family proteins is oncogenic in cell culture systems and in mice. To understand the oncogenic functions of AML-1, we established cell lines expressing AML-1B to examine the role of AML-1 in the cell cycle. DNA content analysis(More)
Neural cell membranes naturally contain a large amount of polyunsaturated fatty acid, but the functional significance of this is unknown. An increase in membrane polyunsaturation has been shown previously to affect the high-affinity transport systems for choline and glycine in cultured human Y79 retinoblastoma cells. To test the generality of membrane(More)
Prostaglandin A2 (PGA2) reversibly blocked the cell cycle progression of NIH 3T3 cells at G1 and G2/M phase. When it was applied to cells synchronized in G0 or S phase, cells were blocked at G1 and G2/M, respectively. The G2/M blockage was transient. Microinjected oncogenic leucine 61 Ras protein could not override the PGA2 induced G1 blockage, nor could(More)