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Cell cycle regulators play critical roles in the balance between hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) dormancy and proliferation. In this study, we report that cell cycle entry proceeded normally in HSCs null for cyclin-dependent kinase (CDK) inhibitor p57 due to compensatory upregulation of p27. HSCs null for both p57 and p27, however, were more proliferative and(More)
Heat shock protein 90 (Hsp90) has been demonstrated in both cytoplasm and nucleus, and regulates cytoplasmic retention of glucocorticoid receptor (GR). However, the role of nuclear Hsp90 in GR trafficking is less characterized. The present study examined the role of Hsp90 in nuclear retention of GR after ligand withdrawal. Hsp90 inhibitors; geldanamycin(More)
Degradation of BCR-ABL oncoproteins by heat shock protein 90 (Hsp90) inhibitors in chronic myelogenous leukemia is expected to overcome resistance to ABL tyrosine kinase inhibitors. However, the precise mechanisms still remain to be uncovered. We found that while c-Cbl E3 ligase induced ubiquitin-dependent degradation of mature and phosphorylated BCR-ABL(More)
Proteins with RNA recognition motifs (RRMs) participate in many aspects of RNA metabolism, and some of them are required for the accomplishment of normal development. The neuroblastoma apoptosis-related RNA binding protein (NAPOR) is an ELAV-type RNA-binding protein with three characteristic RNP2/RNP1-type RRMs, which we identified as a gene induced during(More)
Regulation of connexin43 (Cx43) expression affects cell proliferation, differentiation and apoptosis in a gap junctional intercellular communication (GJIC)-independent manner. However, the underlying mechanisms of Cx43-mediated cell cycle suppression are still poorly understood. To elucidate the molecular mechanism of Cx43-mediated cell cycle suppression,(More)
We identified and cloned a novel 9,078-bp cDNA, designated TPRDI, from the Down syndrome-critical region by exon trapping. The cDNA encodes a putative protein (TPRDI) of 2,025 amino acid residues. Two isoforms, TPRDII (8,992 bp) and TPRDIII (7,416 bp), were also isolated. TPRDII, which is probably an alternative splicing product from the TPRD gene(More)
Influenza virus matrix protein 1 (M1) has been shown to play a crucial role in the virus replication, assembly and budding. We identified heat shock cognate protein 70 (Hsc70) as a M1 binding protein by immunoprecipitation and MALDI-TOF MS. The C terminal domain of M1 interacts with Hsc70. We found that Hsc70 does not correlate with the transport of M1 to(More)
Several observational studies have shown that estrogen replacement therapy decreases cardiovascular mortality and morbidity in postmenopausal women. However, The Women's Health Initiative (WHI) study has found that women receiving estrogen plus progestin had a significantly higher risk of breast cancer, coronary heart disease, stroke, and pulmonary embolus.(More)
Differential display screening for region-specific transcripts in rat brain revealed a novel striatum-specific transcript encoding an orphan G-protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) designated Strg/Gpr88 for striatum-specific GPCR. We isolated its homologues from human (HGMW-approved symbol GPR88) and mouse and mapped them to chromosomes 1p21.3 and 3G1,(More)
We and others recently isolated a human TPRD gene, possessing a motif of the tetratricopeptide repeat (TPR), from the Down syndrome-critical region (DCR) of chromosome 21q22.2. In this study, we isolated a mouse homologue of TPRD cDNA, mtprd, and examined its expression profile in mouse embryos. The gene was mapped to mouse chromosome 16C3.3-4, consistent(More)