Dwayne A Bisgrove

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The presence of latent reservoirs has prevented the eradication of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) from infected patients successfully treated with anti-retroviral therapy. The mechanism of postintegration latency is poorly understood, partly because of the lack of an in vitro model. We have used an HIV retroviral vector or a full-length HIV genome(More)
We have identified a conserved region in the C-terminal domain of bromodomain-containing protein 4 (BRD4) that mediates its specific interaction with positive transcription elongation factor b (P-TEFb). This domain is highly conserved in testis-specific bromodomain protein (BRDT) and Drosophila fs(1)h. Both BRDT and fs(1)h specifically interact with P-TEFb(More)
A subset of quiescent memory CD4 T cells harboring integrated but transcriptionally silent proviruses poses a currently insurmountable barrier to the eradication of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in infected patients. Induction of HIV gene expression in these latently infected cells by immune activating agents has been proposed as one approach to(More)
We have investigated regulatory sequences in noncoding human DNA that are associated with repression of an integrated human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) promoter. HIV-1 integration results in the formation of precise and homogeneous junctions between viral and host DNA, but integration takes place at many locations. Thus, the variation in HIV-1(More)
The positive transcription elongation factor b (P-TEFb) exists in two forms in cells as follows: an inactive form where the core components cyclin T1 and CDK9 are incorporated in the 7SK small nuclear ribonucleoprotein complex containing the inhibitory molecule HEXIM1, and an active form, part of which associates with the bromodomain-containing protein(More)
Glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP), an intermediate filament protein normally found in astrocytes, and the radial glial marker brain fatty acid-binding protein (B-FABP; also known as FABP7) are co-expressed in malignant glioma cell lines and tumors. Nuclear factor I (NFI) recognition sites have been identified in the B-FABP and GFAP promoters, and(More)
Retinal fatty acid binding protein (R-FABP) is the avian counterpart of murine brain FABP implicated in glial cell differentiation and neuronal cell migration. R-FABP is highly expressed in the undifferentiated retina and brain of chick embryos. We have previously shown by in vitro studies that the AP-2 transcription factor binds to a consensus AP-2 binding(More)
Brain fatty acid-binding protein (B-FABP) is expressed in the radial glial cells of the developing central nervous system as well as in a subset of human malignant glioma cell lines. Most of the malignant glioma lines that express B-FABP also express GFAP, an intermediate filament protein found in mature astrocytes. We are studying the regulation of the(More)
Little is known regarding the molecular pathways that underlie the retinal maturation process. We are studying the regulation of the retinal fatty-acid-binding protein (R-FABP) gene, highly expressed in retinal precursor cells, to identify DNA regulatory elements and transcriptional factors involved in retinal development. Although the upstream sequence of(More)
The murine brain fatty acid binding protein (B-FABP) is encoded by a developmentally regulated gene that is expressed in radial glial cells and immature astrocytes. We have cloned the human B-FABP gene and have mapped it to chromosome 6q22-23. We show that B-FABP mRNA is expressed in human malignant glioma tumor biopsies and in a subset of malignant glioma(More)