Jessica M. Lindvall

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Mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) is a moderately aggressive B-cell lymphoma that responds poorly to currently used therapeutic protocols. In order to identify tumour characteristics that improve the understanding of biology of MCL, analysis of oligonucleotide microarrays were used to define specific gene expression profiles. Biopsy samples of MCL cases were(More)
Reactive oxygen species (ROS) or reactive oxygen intermediates (ROIs) mediate complex signaling involving multiple pathways. In this report, we demonstrate for the first time that endogenous Bruton's tyrosine kinase (Btk) and Akt can interact with each other in DT40 chicken B cells and human Nalm6 B cells and that this interaction is inducible following(More)
The cyclin-dependent kinase Cdc28 is the master regulator of the cell cycle in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Cdc28 initiates the cell cycle by activating cell-cycle-specific transcription factors that switch on a transcriptional program during late G1 phase. Cdc28 also has a cell-cycle-independent, direct function in regulating basal transcription, which does(More)
PURPOSE Bruton's tyrosine kinase is crucial for B-lymphocyte development. By the use of gene expression profiling, we have identified four expressed sequence tags among 38 potential Btk target genes, which have now been characterised. METHODS Bioinformatics tools including data mining of additional unpublished gene expression profiles, sequence(More)
Bruton's tyrosine kinase (Btk) is encoded by the gene that when mutated causes the primary immunodeficiency disease X-linked agammaglobulinemia (XLA) in humans and X-linked immunodeficiency (Xid) in mice. Btk is a member of the Tec family of protein tyrosine kinases (PTKs) and plays a vital, but diverse, modulatory role in many cellular processes. Mutations(More)
Human-nucleotide-excision repair (NER) deficiency leads to different developmental and segmental progeroid symptoms of which the pathogenesis is only partially understood. To understand the biological impact of accumulating spontaneous DNA damage, we studied the phenotypic consequences of DNA-repair deficiency in Caenorhabditis elegans. We find that DNA(More)
Proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9) is a key regulator of serum cholesterol. The possibility that PCSK9 also functions in other pathways needs to be addressed. We have transfected HepG2 cells with mutant D374Y-PCSK9 or control vector. Gene expression signatures were determined using the Affymetrix GeneChip technology, and the expression(More)
Activation of oxidative stress-responses and downregulation of insulin-like signaling (ILS) is seen in Nucleotide Excision Repair (NER) deficient segmental progeroid mice. Evidence suggests that this is a survival response to persistent transcription-blocking DNA damage, although the relevant lesions have not been identified. Here we show that loss of(More)
Innate immune responses are evolutionarily conserved processes that provide crucial protection against invading organisms. Gene activation by potent NF-κB transcription factors is essential both in mammals and Drosophila during infection and stress challenges. If not strictly controlled, this potent defense system can activate autoimmune and inflammatory(More)
We have used both Clontech Atlas Human Hematology/Immunology cDNA microarrays, containing 588 genes, and Affymetrix oligonucleotide U95Av2 human array complementary to more than 12,500 genes to get a global view of genes expressed in Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-transformed B cells and genes regulated by Bruton's tyrosine kinase (Btk). We compared(More)