Eileen Turcott

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The transcriptome provides the database from which a cell assembles its collection of proteins. Translation of individual mRNA species into their encoded proteins is regulated, producing discrepancies between mRNA and protein levels. Using a new modeling approach to data analysis, a striking diversity is revealed in association of the transcriptome with the(More)
Few details are known of the mechanisms through which multiple upstream open reading frames (uORFs) interact to regulate translation in higher eukaryotes. The predominant transcript of oncogene mdm2 in normal human cells (L-mdm2) contains two upstream open reading frames in its 5' leader. Elimination of these two uORFs raises the translational efficiency of(More)
Antigens expressed on malignant cells in the absence of significant expression on normal tissues are highly desirable targets for therapeutic antibodies. CD70 is a TNF superfamily member whose normal expression is highly restricted but is aberrantly expressed in hematologic malignancies including non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), Hodgkin disease, and multiple(More)
The chimeric anti-CD30 IgG1, cAC10, conjugated to eight equivalents of monomethyl auristatin E (MMAE) was previously shown to have potent antitumor activity against CD30-expressing tumors xenografts in mice. Moreover, the therapeutic index was increased by lowering the stoichiometry from 8 drugs/antibody down to 2 or 4. Limitations of such(More)
A null mutation in the SOST gene is associated with sclerosteosis, an inherited disorder characterized by a high bone mass phenotype. The protein product of the SOST gene, sclerostin, is a bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) antagonist that decreases osteoblast activity and reduces the differentiation of osteoprogenitors. We sought to delineate the mechanism(More)
An anti-CD70 antibody conjugated to monomethylauristatin F (MMAF) via a valine-citrulline dipeptide containing linker has been shown previously to have potent antitumor activity in renal cell cancer xenograft studies. Here, we generated a panel of humanized anti-CD70 antibody IgG variants and conjugated them to MMAF to study the effect of isotype (IgG1,(More)
High bone mass diseases are caused both by activating mutations in the Wnt pathway and by loss of SOST, a bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) antagonist, leading to the activation of BMP signaling. Given the phenotypic similarity between mutations that activate these signaling pathways, it seems likely that BMPs and Wnts operate in parallel or represent(More)
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