James N. Myers

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Quantitative fluorescence microscopy is becoming an increasingly important tool in the study of cell biology. Fluorescence microscopy has long been used for qualitative characterizations of subcellular distributions of proteins, lipids, nucleic acids, and ions, but quantifying these distributions is complicated by a variety of optical, biological, and(More)
The protein product of the rodent neu oncogene, p185neu, is a tyrosine kinase with structural similarity to the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR). Transfection and subsequent overexpression of the human p185c-erbB-2 protein transforms NIH 3T3 cells in vitro. However, NIH 3T3 cells are not transformed by overexpressed rodent p185c-neu. NIH 3T3(More)
beta-very low density lipoprotein (VLDL) is a large lipoprotein with multiple apoprotein E (apoE) molecules that bind to the LDL receptors on mouse macrophages. Even though they bind to the same receptor, the endocytic processing of beta-VLDL differs from low density lipoprotein (LDL). LDL is rapidly delivered to perinuclear lysosomes and degraded, but much(More)
Antibody molecules are composed of several functional domains, including a variable domain that contacts antigen and a constant domain. The hypervariable regions of antibody molecules play an integral role in determining their specificity. However, the delineation of specific residues most critical in binding is difficult. We have been studying a monoclonal(More)
Previous studies have identified an area of amino acid sequence similarity shared by the reovirus type 3 cell-attachment protein sigma 1 and an anti-idiotypic/antireceptor monoclonal antibody (mAb) 87.92.6 that mimics reovirus type 3 by attaching to the same cell-surface receptor. We found that synthetic peptides corresponding to this area of primary(More)
The neu oncogene product, p185neu, is a tyrosine kinase receptor with structural similarity to the epidermal growth factor (EGF) receptor. We have recently described that coexpression of EGF receptors and high levels of normal p185c-neu lead to transformation of rodent fibroblasts. Anti-EGF receptor and anti-p185neu monoclonal antibodies inhibited(More)
In this paper, we re-examine the widely-held belief that analysts’ earnings per share (EPS) forecasts are superior to forecasts from a time-series model. Using a naive random walk time-series model for annual earnings, we investigate whether and when analysts’ annual forecasts are superior. We also examine whether analysts’ forecasts approximate market(More)
The rat neu oncogene encodes a cell surface glycoprotein, p185, that possesses tyrosine kinase activity. The p185 polypeptide exhibits structural similarity to the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) at both the deduced amino acid and nucleic acid level. However, the neu oncogene and the gene encoding the EGFR have been shown to reside on distinct(More)
Stimulation of intracellular cholesterol esterification, which is catalyzed by the enzyme acyl-coenzyme A: cholesterol O-acyltransferase (ACAT), by atherogenic lipoproteins in macrophages is a key step in the ability of these cells to store lipoprotein-cholesterol and in the eventual development of atheroma foam cells. Herein, we provide evidence that the(More)