Jean M. Gudas

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MCAM/MUC18 expression correlates with tumor thickness and metastatic potential of human melanoma cells in nude mice. Moreover, ectopic expression of MUC18 in primary cutaneous melanoma cells leads to increased tumor growth and metastasis in vivo. Here we tested the effect of a fully human anti-MUC18 antibody, ABX-MA1, on angiogenesis, tumor growth, and(More)
Little is known regarding the regulation of expression of the RHOA protooncogene, a member of the family of genes encoding Ras-related GTP-binding proteins. We have previously reported that the 3' untranslated region (UTR) of RHOA was contained within a genomic sequence which flanked the 5' end of the human glutathione peroxidase 1-encoding gene [J.A.(More)
The effect of human wild type and mutant p53 proteins on the human multidrug resistance (MDR1) promoter was studied in a p53-negative human cell line. Transient expression of MDR1 promoter-chloramphenicol acetyltransferase reporter gene constructs (MDRCAT) cotransfected with p53 expression vectors was analyzed in H358 lung carcinoma cells. Cotransfection(More)
Purpose: We previously demonstrated that overexpression of interleukin 8 (IL-8) in human transitional cell carcinoma (TCC) resulted in increased tumorigenicity and metastasis. This increase in tumor growth and metastasis can be attributed to the up-regulation in the expression and activity of the metalloproteinases MMP-2 and MMP-9. Experimental Design: To(More)
To evaluate the effects of the wild-type p53 expression in normal and tumor cells, we have constructed a recombinant adenovirus vector (E1 minus) expressing human wild-type p53 cDNA (AdWTp53). Infection of normal and tumor cells of lung and mammary epithelial origin with AdWTp53 resulted in high levels of wild-type p53 expression. Production of p53 protein(More)
Six-transmembrane epithelial antigen of the prostate-1 (STEAP-1) is a novel cell surface protein highly expressed in primary prostate cancer, with restricted expression in normal tissues. In this report, we show STEAP-1 expression in prostate metastases to lymph node and bone and in the majority of human lung and bladder carcinomas. We identify STEAP-1(More)
BRCA1 mRNA and protein levels are regulated by the steroid hormones estrogen and progesterone in human breast cancer cells. BRCA1 mRNA and protein levels were significantly decreased in estrogen-depleted MCF-7 and BT20T cells and increased again after stimulation with beta-estradiol. The increase in BRCA1 expression upon stimulation with estrogen was not(More)
The effects of a ligand of the aromatic hydrocarbon receptor (AhR), benzo[a] pyrene (B[ a]P), and its metabolite, BPDE (7r,8t-dihydroxy-9t,10t-epoxy-7,8,9,10-tetrahydro-benzo[a]pyrene), on BRCA-1 levels and cell cycle kinetics were determined in MCF-7 breast cancer cells. Exposure of asynchronous MCF-7 cells for 72 hours to a non-cytotoxic dose of 0.5(More)
We have isolated a new benzo(a)pyrene-resistant clone, c35, of the mouse hepatoma line, Hepa-1. Cytochrome P1-450 mRNA and P1-450-dependent aryl hydrocarbon hydroxylase (AHH) activity are no longer inducible by 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin in c35. The phenotype of c35 is unstable in long-term culture. A subclone, c35-1, having partially restored AHH(More)
BRCA1 was originally isolated as a gene that conferred susceptibility to early-onset familial breast and ovarian cancers. The function and regulation of this gene is presently unknown. Northern blot analyses using probes that recognize different regions of the BRCA1 cDNA revealed the presence of at least two distinct mRNA species. In synchronized normal and(More)