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LAP2beta is an integral membrane protein of the nuclear envelope involved in chromatin and nuclear architecture. Using the yeast two-hybrid system, we have cloned a novel LAP2beta-binding protein, mGCL, which contains a BTB/POZ domain and is the mouse homologue of the Drosophila germ-cell-less (GCL) protein. In Drosophila embryos, GCL was shown to be(More)
Thymopoietins (Tmpos) are a group of ubiquitously expressed nuclear proteins, with sequence homology to lamina-associated polypeptide 2 (LAP2). Here we report the isolation and characterization of seven mouse Tmpo mRNA transcripts named Tmpo alpha, beta, beta', gamma, epsilon, delta, and zeta. The alpha, beta, and gamma Tmpo cDNA clones are the mouse(More)
Tumorigenesis has been shown to proceed through a series of genetic alterations involving protooncogenes and tumor suppressor genes. However, the investigation of genomic instability of microsatellites has disclosed a new mechanism for human carcinogenesis, which is involved not only in hereditary nonpolyposis colon cancer (HNPCC) but in a number of other(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to evaluate the kinetics of molecular response in chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) patients treated with imatinib and to compare between the fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH), multiplex and real-time quantitative RT-PCR (RQ-PCR) methods with this respect. METHODS Molecular follow-up was carried out on 24 CML(More)
A rare case of CNS Burkitt's lymphoma presenting as acute Guillain-Barré syndrome is presented. A 6-year-old previously healthy female presented with acute onset of limb and truncal weakness, involvement of ocular and bulbar nerves, and areflexia. The clinical diagnosis of Guillain-Barré syndrome prompted treatment with intravenous gammaglobulin with no(More)
Mutations in the p53 gene are the most common genetic alterations found in human malignancies. In this study, a search was done for mutations in the conserved regions of the p53 gene in malignant mesotheliomas. Thirteen malignant mesotheliomas collected over the preceding 12 yr and maintained in paraffin blocks were examined by polymerase chain reaction(More)
Spectral karyotyping (SKY) is based on the simultaneous hybridization of a set of 24 chromosome-specific DNA painting probes, each labeled with a different fluor combination. Automatic classification, based on the measurement of the spectrum for each chromosome, was applied to metaphases obtained from the affected bone marrow of a neuroblastoma case.(More)
Families with 3 different syndromes characterized by autosomal dominant inheritance of low platelet count and giant platelets were studied. Fechtner syndrome is an autosomal-dominant variant of Alport syndrome manifested by nephritis, sensorineural hearing loss, and cataract formation in addition to macrothrombocytopenia and polymorphonuclear inclusion(More)
The prevalences of vitamin B12 and folic acid deficiency in the general Israeli population of elders has not been assessed. We measured plasma cobalamin and folic acid concentrations in 418 subjects from four institutions for the aged, 749 subjects attending 19 geriatric day centres and 104 healthy controls. Methylmalonic acid (MMA) and/or homocysteine(More)
In a previous report by Freedman et al (J Clin Invest. 1996;97:979-987), plasma from 2 brothers with stroke or transient ischemic attack inactivated the antiplatelet effects of nitric oxide (NO), and this effect was found to be a consequence of a deficiency of plasma glutathione peroxidase (GSH-Px). In this study, we attempted to define the generalizability(More)