John N Hutchinson

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Activation of Akt by the phosphatidylinositol 3'-OH kinase (PI3K) results in the inhibition of proapoptotic signals and the promotion of survival signals (L. P. Kane et al., Curr. Biol. 9:601-604, 1999; G. J. Kops et al., Nature 398:630-634, 1999). Evidence supporting the importance of the PI3K/Akt signaling pathway in tumorigenesis stems from experiments(More)
Elevated expression of Akt-1 (PKBalpha) has been noted in a significant percentage of primary human breast cancers. Another frequent event in the genesis of human breast cancers is amplification and overexpression of the ErbB-2 receptor tyrosine kinase, an event which is associated with activation of Akt-1. To directly assess the importance of Akt-1(More)
Transgenic mice expressing the polyomavirus (PyV) middle T antigen (MT) develop multifocal mammary tumors which frequently metastasize to the lung. The potent transforming activity of PyV MT is correlated with its capacity to activate and associate with a number of signaling molecules, including the Src family tyrosine kinases, the 85-kDa Src homology 2(More)
Caveolin-1 (Cav-1) is the principal structural component of caveolae membrane domains in non-muscle cells, including mammary epithelia. There is now clear evidence that caveolin-1 influences the development of human cancers. For example, a dominant-negative mutation (P132L) in the Cav-1 gene has been detected in up to 16% of human breast cancer samples.(More)
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