Erik Andrews

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The SALL2 gene product and transcription factor p150 were first identified in a search for tumor suppressors targeted for inactivation by the oncogenic mouse polyoma virus. SALL2 has also been identified as a cellular quiescence factor, essential for cells to enter and remain in a state of growth arrest under conditions of serum deprivation. p150 is a(More)
p150, product of the SALL2 gene, is a binding partner of the polyoma virus large T antigen and a putative tumor suppressor. p150 binds to the nuclease hypersensitive element of the c-MYC promoter and represses c-MYC transcription. Overexpression of p150 in human ovarian surface epithelial cells leads to decreased expression, and downregulation to increased(More)
PERA/Ei (PE) mice are susceptible to tumor induction by polyomavirus (Py), while C57BR/cdJ (BR) mice are resistant. Antigen-presenting cells from BR mice respond to the virus with interleukin-12 (IL-12) and those from PE mice with IL-10. These polarized cytokine responses underlie the development of effective antitumor immunity in BR mice and the lack(More)
Some viruses and most eukaryotic cells have microRNAs that regulate the expression of many genes. Although many viral miRNAs have been identified, only a few have been included in in vivo functional studies. Here we show that a Py-encoded miRNA downregulates the expression of the pro-apoptotic factor Smad2, resulting in the suppression of the apoptosis(More)
MA/MyJ mice express a natural antibody to the highly oncogenic polyoma virus. C57BR/cdJ mice lack this antibody but mount an adaptive T-cell response to the virus. Analysis of F2 progeny of a cross between these strains reveals a pattern of inheritance of expression of the natural antibody involving two genes in an epistatic relationship.
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