Jerzy Ostrowski

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Since its original identification as a component of the heterogeneous nuclear ribonucleoprotein (hnRNP) complex, K protein has been found not only in the nucleus but also in the cytoplasm and mitochondria and is implicated in chromatin remodeling, transcription, splicing and translation processes. K protein contains multiple modules that, on one hand, bind(More)
Mutations in an intracellular region of the alpha 1B-adrenergic receptor constitutively activate the receptor, resulting in G protein coupling in the absence of agonist, as evidenced by elevated levels of polyphosphoinositide hydrolysis. Remarkably, all 19 possible amino acid substitutions at a single site in this region (alanine 293) confer constitutive(More)
Numerous papers have addressed the association of mutations and polymorphisms of susceptibility genes with autoimmune inflammatory disorders. We investigated whether polymorphisms that confer susceptibility to Crohn's disease could be classified also as predisposing factors for the development of primary sclerosing cholangitis and primary biliary cirrhosis(More)
The hnRNP K protein is a versatile molecule that interacts with RNA, DNA, the proto-oncoprotein VaV, Src-like tyrosine and inducible serine/threonine kinases, the transcription factor TBP and a number of zinc-finger transcriptional repressors. The interaction of K protein with some of its protein partners is modulated by nucleic acids and K protein can(More)
The 5' untranslated region of the proto-oncogene c-myc contains an internal ribosome entry segment and c-Myc translation can be initiated by cap-independent as well as cap-dependent mechanisms. In contrast to the process of cap-dependent initiation, the trans-acting factor requirements for cellular internal ribosome entry are poorly understood. Here, we(More)
Plasma membrane receptors that couple to guanine nucleotide-binding regulatory proteins (G proteins) undergo a variety of rapid (minutes) and longer term (hours) regulatory processes induced by ligands. For the beta 2-adrenergic receptor (beta 2AR), the rapid processes include functional desensitization, mediated by phosphorylation of the receptor by the(More)
Here we present the Transcription Factor Encyclopedia (TFe), a new web-based compendium of mini review articles on transcription factors (TFs) that is founded on the principles of open access and collaboration. Our consortium of over 100 researchers has collectively contributed over 130 mini review articles on pertinent human, mouse and rat TFs. Notable(More)
The cysJIH promoter regions from Salmonella typhimurium LT7 and Escherichia coli B were cloned and sequenced. Primer extension analyses showed that the major in vivo transcription initiation site in S. typhimurium is located 171 nucleotides upstream of the cysJ start codon. Minor start sites were found 8 and 9 nucleotides downstream of the major site. In(More)
The heterogeneous nuclear ribonucleoprotein K protein is an RNA- and DNA-binding protein implicated in the regulation of multiple processes that comprise gene expression. We used chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP) assays to explore K protein interactions with serum-inducible, constitutively expressed and untranscribed gene loci in vivo. In the rat HTC-IR(More)
To the search of new colon tumor biomarkers in the transition from normal colon (NC) mucosa to adenoma (AD) and adenocarcinoma (AC), we integrated microarray data with the results of a high-throughput proteomic workflow. In proteomic study, we used a modified isoelectric focusing protocol on strips with an immobilized pH gradient to separate peptides(More)