James E. Nowak

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Studies of yeast have shown that the SIR2 gene family is involved in chromatin structure, transcriptional silencing, DNA repair, and control of cellular life span. Our functional studies of human SIRT2, a homolog of the product of the yeast SIR2 gene, indicate that it plays a role in mitosis. The SIRT2 protein is a NAD-dependent deacetylase (NDAC), the(More)
Type 1 neurofibromatosis (NF1) is a common autosomal dominant disorder that results in neuroectodermal tumors. The NF1 tumor-suppressor gene encodes neurofibromin, which includes a GTPase-activating domain for Ras inactivation. Affinity purification showed N-Ras to be the predominant activated isoform of Ras in two independent neurofibrosarcoma cell lines(More)
A noninvasive screening test would significantly facilitate early detection of epithelial ovarian cancer. This study used a combination of high-throughput selection and array-based serologic detection of many antigens indicative of the presence of cancer, thereby using the immune system as a biosensor. This high-throughput selection involved biopanning of(More)
A noninvasive screening test would significantly facilitate early detection of epithelial ovarian cancer. This study used a combination of high-throughput selection and arraybased serologic detection of many antigens indicative of the presence of cancer, thereby using the immune system as a biosensor. This high-throughput selection involved biopanning of an(More)
Wayne State University School of Medicine, Departments of Pharmacology (R.R.M., J.T.D., J.J.R.) and Neurology (B.B., J.A.B.), and Center for Molecular Medicine and Genetics (J.A.B., M.A.T.), 540 East Canfield Ave, Detroit MI 48201. Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, Programs in Molecular Biology and Human Genetics (R.R.M., J.A.K., J.E.N., M.A.T.) and in(More)
Cultured human fibroblasts from patients with the Li-Fraumeni syndrome (LFS) containing heterozygous germline p53 mutations develop genomic instability, loss of the wild-type p53 allele, and immortalize at a low frequency. Since genomic instability and phenotypic change are observed in presenescent cells without specific exposure to mutagens, we(More)
Phage display technology has emerged into a powerful tool for identifying proteins with specific binding properties. This technology adds amino acid sequences to the carboxy terminus of a phage capsid protein, thus generating a fusion protein displayed on the surface of the phage. Here, we have developed a high-throughput strategy to synthesize purified(More)
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