Dvora Ronen

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Hepatocyte growth factor/scatter factor (HGF/SF) is a pluripotent growth factor that exerts mitogenic, motogenic, and morphogenic effects. To elucidate the cellular mechanisms underlying the pluripotent function of this growth factor, T47D human breast cancer cells were transfected with human hgf/sf. The hgf/sf-positive clones exhibited different levels of(More)
The observation that wild-type p53 may induce cells to undergo either apoptosis or differentiation raises the question of whether these two events share similar p53-dependent pathways. To evaluate the interrelationship between these two p53-dependent processes, our study focused on the human HL-60, a promyelocytic p53 nonproducer cell line in which p53(More)
In an attempt to develop anti-AIDS drugs, the compound isatin beta-thiosemicarbazone has been subjected to systematic structural modifications. The resulting synthesized thiosemicarbazone derivatives (TSCDs) were examined for their ability to act as antiretrovirus agents in a model system--2M3/M cell system--consisting of B lymphocytes transformed by the(More)
To facilitate the purification of wild type p53 protein, we established a recombinant p53 vaccinia viral expression system. Using this efficient eukaryotic expression vector, we found that the expressed p53 proteins retained their specific structural characteristics. A comparison between wild type and mutant p53 proteins showed the conservation of the(More)
N-methylisatin-beta 4':4'-diethylthiosemicarbazone(M-IBDET) and N-allylisatin-beta-4':4'-diallylthiosemicarbazone(A-IBDAT ) inhibit the production of Human Immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Virus inhibition was related to the thiosemicarbazone derivative (TSCD) concentrations and time of treatment. Inhibition of HIV production was confirmed by various(More)
Interaction of wild type p53 with specific DNA target sequences, which is dictated by several structural domains, can be modified by blocking the different antigenic epitopes of the protein. Comparison of p53 protein expressed by recombinant bacteria (wtp53-Bac) to that produced in an eukaryotic system by a vaccinia expression vector (wtp53-Vac), indicated(More)
Expression of the p53 gene plays an important role in the regulation of cellular proliferation and malignant transformation. Overexpression of mutant forms of p53 is in fact a common feature of many transformed cells. Studies dealing with the transcriptional regulatory regions of the p53 gene indicate that, unlike most promoters transcribed by RNA(More)
N-Methylisatin-beta-4':4'-diethylthiosemicarbazone (M-IBDET) inhibits intracellular production of viral constituents in a mouse cell line, 3T3/MLV, chronically infected with Moloney leukemia virus. Electron microscopic observations confirmed that inhibition of virus production by the drug was not associated with any structural changes in the cell morphology(More)
The mode of inhibition of N-methylisatin-beta-4',4'-diethylthiosemicarbazone (M-IBDET) on Moloney leukemia virus production was studied. Drug treatment of infected cells did not alter the amounts or sizes of the 35S and 22S subgenomic viral RNAs. The translation abilities of poly(A)+ RNA derived from M-IBDET-treated cells was also unaffected, as judged by(More)
The mechanism of inhibition of Moloney leukemia virus by N-methylisatin-beta-4',4'-diethylthiosemicarbazone was studied. Experiments that used [3H]leucine for short-pulse labeling in the presence of the drug resulted in a 71% inhibition in the synthesis of Pr-80, the polypeptide precursor of the gag viral proteins. The radioactive pulse products of the(More)