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Extracellular matrix controls capillary endothelial cell sensitivity to soluble mitogens by binding integrin receptors and thereby activating a chemical signaling response that rapidly integrates with growth factor-induced signaling mechanisms. Here we report that in addition to integrins, growth factor receptors and multiple molecules that transduce(More)
Gap junction communication in some cells has been shown to be inhibited by pp60v-src, a protein tyrosine kinase encoded by the viral oncogene v-src. The gap junction protein connexin43 (Cx43) has been shown to be phosphorylated on serine in the absence of pp60v-src and on both serine and tyrosine in cells expressing pp60v-src. However, it is not known if(More)
The aim of these experiments was to investigate whether inositol lipids might mediate some of the effects of extracellular matrix (ECM) on cellular form and functions. The lipid phosphatidylinositol bisphosphate (PIP2) plays a role in cytoskeletal regulation while its hydrolysis products, diacylglycerol and inositol triphosphate, serve as second messengers.(More)
Extracellular matrix (ECM) molecules, such as fibronectin (FN), regulate fibroblast sensitivity to soluble growth factors, in part, by controlling cellular levels of phosphatidylinositol bis-phosphate (PIP2), the substrate for phospholipase C-gamma (McNamee et al., 1993, J. Cell Biol. 121, 673-678). In the present study, we extended these investigations by(More)
Ledakrin [1-nitro-9-(3'-dimethylamino-N-propylamino)acridine], an antitumor drug of the 1-nitro-9-aminoacridine family, was able to induce DNA-protein crosslinks in intact L1210 leukemia cells, as demonstrated by the potassium-dodecyl sulfate precipitation technique. Ledakrin-induced DNA-protein crosslinks were not readily reversible nor were they(More)
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