Jeff N Vanderbilt

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Pulmonary alveolar type I cells (TI cell) are very large (approximately 5400 microm(2) in surface area) squamous cells that cover more than 98% of the internal surface area of rodent lungs. In the past, TI cells were believed to serve only passive barrier functions, with no active functional properties in the lung. The fairly recent development of methods(More)
The proinflammatory CXC chemokines GRO, CINC-2alpha, and macrophage inflammatory protein (MIP)-2 are a closely related family of neutrophil chemoattractants. Here, we report that freshly isolated alveolar Type II (TII) cells express these chemokine mRNAs at much higher levels than do freshly isolated Type I cells or alveolar macrophages (AM). TII cells also(More)
Monoclonal antibodies were prepared against the high mobility group (HMG) proteins 1, 2a, and 2b from hen erythrocyte chromatin. One antibody that recognized multiple sites along HMG-1, -2a, and -2b reacted strongly with HMG proteins from all vertebrates tested. In contrast, five antibodies that detected unique epitopes on chicken HMG-1 and -2a recognized(More)
The glucocorticoid receptor protein, in association with cognate hormonal ligands, binds with high affinity to specific DNA sequences termed glucocorticoid response elements (GREs) which can function as hormone-dependent transcriptional enhancers; thus, the receptor is a regulable enhancer-activating protein. We have constructed cell lines expressing(More)
Kitterman, Joseph A., Cheryl J. Chapin, Jeff N. Vanderbilt, Nicolas F. M. Porta, Louis M. Scavo, Leland G. Dobbs, Robert Ertsey, and Jon Goerke. Effects of oligohydramnios on lung growth and maturation in the fetal rat. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol 282: L431–L439, 2002. First published October 5, 2001; 10.1152/ ajplung.00161.2001.—Oligohydramnios (OH)(More)
Mammalian glucocorticoid receptors enhance transcription from linked promoters by binding to glucocorticoid response element (GRE) DNA sequences. Understanding the mechanism of receptor action will require biochemical studies with purified components. Enhancement was observed in vitro with derivatives of the receptor that were expressed in Escherichia coli,(More)
Nuclei from a variety of tissues displayed wide differences in the rate of cleavage of chromatin DNA by the endogenous nucleasefs). However, at the nucleosomal level of chromatin organization, both the linker DNA and the nucleosome core were cleaved during incubation of nuclei from all tissues examined, as well as in rat thymocytes following the injection(More)
Podoplanin (RTI40, aggrus, T1alpha, hT1alpha-2, E11, PA2.26, RANDAM-2, gp36, gp38, gp40, OTS8) is a type I cell marker in rat lung. We show that a bacterial artificial chromosome vector containing the rat podoplanin gene (RTIbac) delivers a pattern of transgene expression in lung that is more restricted to mouse type I cells than that of the endogenous(More)
Antisera raised in mice to chromatins from different tissues of the chicken reacted preferentially with the chromatin type that was used for immunization. This tissue specificity was also evident in the spectrum of monoclonal antibodies generated when mice were immunized with erythrocyte chromatin. Three erythroid-specific antigens and one antigen that was(More)