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We have recently shown that a peptide (residues 35-47) from a functional region of the ras p21 protein, thought to be involved in the binding of p21 to GTPase activating protein, the antibiotic azatyrosine, known to induce the ras-recision gene, and the selective protein kinase C inhibitor, CGP 41,251, all inhibit oncogenic p21 protein-induced maturation of(More)
Flavonoids are a class of dietary phytochemicals that modulate various biological activities. The effects of flavone and five hydroxylated derivatives on the methoxyresorufin O-demethylase activity catalyzed by cDNA-expressed human cytochromes P450 (CYP)1A1 and 1A2 were examined. Flavone was a less potent inhibitor of CYP1A1 (IC50 = 0.14 microM) than CYP1A2(More)
Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR)alpha-null mice have a defect in fatty acid metabolism but reproduce normally. The lack of a detrimental effect of the null phenotype in development and reproduction opens up the possibility for null or variant PPARalpha gene (PPARA) alleles in humans. To search the coding region and splice junctions for(More)
p53 is the most frequently altered gene in human cancer and therefore represents an ideal target for cancer therapy. Several amino terminal p53-derived synthetic peptides were tested for their antiproliferative effects on breast cancer cell lines MDA-MB-468 (mutant p53), MCF-7 (overexpressed wild-type p53), and MDA-MB-157 (null p53). p53(15)Ant peptide(More)
We have demonstrated previously that Jun-NH2-kinase (JNK) activation in vitro is potentiated by association with the p21(ras) protein. To determine if in vivo activation of JNK also depends on p21(ras), we have used M1311 cells that carry the cDNA for the neutralizing antibody to p21(ras), Y13-259, under a dexamethasone-inducible promoter. The ability of UV(More)
We have synthesized three peptides from the mdm-2 binding domain of human p53, residues 12-26 (PPLSQETFSDLWKLL), residues 12-20, and 17-26. To enable transport of the peptides across the cell membrane and at the same time to maximize the active mdm-2 binding alpha-helical conformation for these peptides, each was attached at its carboxyl terminus to the(More)
In the preceding paper we found from molecular dynamics calculations that the structure of the ras-binding domain (RBD) of raf changes predominantly in three regions depending upon whether it binds to ras-p21 or to its inhibitor protein, rap-1A. These three regions of the RBD involve residues from the protein-protein interaction interface, e.g., between(More)
Phosphorylation of the p53 tumor suppressor protein is known to modulate its functions. Using bacterially produced glutathione S-transferase (GST)-p53 fusion protein and baculovirus-expressed histidine-tagged p53 ((His)p53), we have determined human p53 phosphorylation by purified forms of jun-N-kinase (JNK), protein kinase A (PKA), and beta subunit of(More)
Of four monoclonal antibodies to purified rat liver cytochrome P450s, including those from 3-methylcholanthrene-, phenobarbital-, ethanol-, and pregnenolone-16-alpha-carbonitrile-treated rats, only the monoclonal antibody against pregnenolone-16-alpha-carbonitrile-inducible P450 immunodetected proteins in chicken liver microsomes after blotting from sodium(More)