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Protein serine-threonine kinase casein kinase II (CK2) is involved in a myriad of cellular processes including cell growth and proliferation through its phosphorylation of hundreds of substrates, yet how CK2 function is regulated is poorly understood. Here we report that the CK2 catalytic subunit CK2α is modified by O-linked β-N-acetyl-glucosamine(More)
Epigenetic events, including covalent post-translational modifications of histones, have been demonstrated to have critical roles in tumor development and progression. The transcriptional coactivator p300/CBP possesses both histone acetyltransferase (HAT) activity and scaffolding properties that directly influence the transcriptional activation of targeted(More)
DNA microarray analyses were used to investigate the effect of cell-incorporated 35S-methionine on human colorectal carcinoma cells. This beta-radiation-induced gene expression profile was compared with that induced by external gamma-radiation. The extent of DNA fragmentation was used as a biomarker to determine the external gamma dose that was(More)
BACKGROUND Midkine (MDK) and pleiotrophin (PTN) are heparin-binding growth factors that, in rodents, are highly expressed in early life and decrease to undetectable levels by adulthood. The potential roles of MDK and PTN in human growth and development are not completely elucidated. METHOD AND FINDINGS To delineate the role of MDK and PTN in human(More)
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