Gideon Myles

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Binding of macrophage colony stimulating factor (M-CSF) to its receptor (Fms) induces dimerization and activation of the tyrosine kinase domain of the receptor, resulting in autophosphorylation of cytoplasmic tyrosine residues used as docking sites for SH2-containing signaling proteins that relay growth and development signals. To determine whether a(More)
The macrophage colony-stimulating factor (M-CSF) regulates proliferation and differentiation of cells belonging to the monocytic lineage. We have investigated the nature and origin of the proliferation and differentiation signals derived from the M-CSF receptor (Fms) by mutating Fms at the four tyrosine autophosphorylation sites and examining their(More)
The UvrA protein is the damage recognition subunit of the Escherichia coli repair enzyme ABC excision nuclease. Sequence analysis of this 940-amino acid protein revealed two regions of sequence homology to the zinc finger motif found in many DNA binding proteins. Physical and chemical analyses indicate about 2 zinc atoms/molecule. We have used extended(More)
UvrA is the ATPase subunit of the DNA repair enzyme (A)BC excinuclease. The amino acid sequence of this protein has revealed, in addition to two zinc fingers, three pairs of nucleotide binding motifs each consisting of a Walker A and B sequence. We have conducted site-specific mutagenesis, ATPase kinetic analyses, and nucleotide binding equilibrium(More)
The normal proto-oncogene c-fms encodes the macrophage growth factor (M-CSF) receptor involved in growth, survival, and differentiation along the monocyte-macrophage lineage of hematopoietic cell development. A major portion of our research concerns unraveling the temporal, molecular, and structural features that determine and regulate these events.(More)
Fms, the macrophage colony-stimulating factor (M-CSF) receptor, is normally expressed in myeloid cells and initiates signals for both growth and development along the monocyte/macrophage lineage. We have examined Fms signal transduction pathways in the murine myeloid progenitor cell line FDC-P1. M-CSF stimulation of FDC-P1 cells expressing exogenous Fms(More)
The c-fms gene encodes the receptor for the macrophage colony-stimulating factor (M-CSF), and its extracellular domain consists of five immunoglobulin-like subdomains. To identify which of the five immunoglobulin-like regions are involved in ligand binding, we polymerase chain reaction-cloned five segments of the extracellular domain of the murine c-fms(More)
The production, survival and function of monocytes and macrophages are regulated by the macrophage colony-stimulating factor (M-CSF or CSF-1) through its tyrosine kinase receptor Fms. Binding of M-CSF results in Fms autophosphorylation on specific tyrosines that act as docking sites for intracellular signaling molecules containing SH2 domains. Using a yeast(More)
The receptor (Fms) for macrophage colony-stimulating factor (M-CSF) is a member of the tyrosine kinase class of growth factor receptors. It maintains survival, stimulates growth, and drives differentiation of the macrophage lineage of hematopoietic cells. Fms accumulates on the cell surface and becomes activated for signal transduction after M-CSF binding(More)
The sequence of Escherichia coli UvrA protein suggests that it may fold into two functional domains each possessing DNA binding and ATPase activities. We have taken two approaches to physically isolate polypeptides corresponding to the two putative domains. First, a 180 base pair DNA segment encoding multiple collagenase recognition sequences was inserted(More)