Gene Kennedy

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B7-DC is a recently discovered member of the B7 family that binds to PD-1 and is selectively expressed by dendritic cells (DCs). It has been shown to either costimulate or inhibit T cell responses. To assess the role of B7-DC in DC-T cell interactions, DCs from B7-DC knockout (KO) mice were generated and compared with DCs from wild-type (WT) and B7-1/B7-2(More)
The Thy-1 antigen is anchored to the cell surface by a carboxyl-terminal glycophospholipid moiety. To investigate the extent of anchor addition which occurs when such proteins cannot move efficiently to the cell surface, we have expressed a recombinant fusion protein composed of 107 amino-terminal amino acids of bovine luteinizing hormone beta subunit and(More)
Chronic administration of estradiol inhibits transcription of the gene encoding the alpha-subunit of pituitary glycoprotein hormones. Here, we show, using transfection analyses and a filter binding assay, that 1500 basepairs of proximal 5' flanking sequence of the human alpha-subunit gene lack a functional estrogen response element when transfected into(More)
cAMP stimulates transcription of the human glycoprotein hormone alpha-subunit gene in choriocarcinoma cells. Combined treatment with phorbol esters potentiates this effect. Tandem cAMP response elements (CREs) in the proximal 5'-flanking sequence mediate the effect of cAMP. In this report, we show that the CREs can also mediate the synergistic effect of(More)
Several cis-acting elements interact through their cognate trans-acting factors to confer placenta-specific expression to the alpha subunit gene of glycoprotein hormones. These elements include two tandemly arranged cAMP response elements (CREs, located between base pairs (bp) -146 and -111 relative to the transcription start site), an upstream regulatory(More)
Placenta-specific expression of the gene encoding the alpha subunit of glycoprotein hormones involves the interaction of at least two different cis-acting elements: the upstream regulatory element (URE), which binds a placenta-specific trans-acting factor; and two tandem cAMP-response elements (CREs), which bind a ubiquitous protein (CRE-binding protein).(More)
Previous studies have shown that activators of the protein kinase A pathway increase transcription of the genes encoding the alpha- and beta-subunits of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) in choriocarcinoma cell lines. Here, we show that treatment of choriocarcinoma cells with activators of protein kinase C, such as phorbol myristate acetate (PMA) and(More)
Cardiovascular development is the end result of a complex genetic program subject to regulation by signals transmitted between a cell and its extracellular environment. As cells encounter new extracellular matrices or establish new cell-cell interactions, new genes must be activated to accommodate the altered developmental situation within which the cell(More)
A detailed, immunohistological study of mouse lung development from the first appearance of primary lung buds off the laryngo tracheal groove through the formation of the mature, adult lung has been carried out using monoclonal antibodies specific for endothelial cells, smooth muscle cells, adhesion receptors and markers of mature endothelial cell function.(More)