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The CCAAT enhancer-binding protein (C/EBP) family of transcription factors is implicated in the regulation of cell proliferation and differentiation in a variety of tissues. C/EBPdelta is involved in regulating G(0) growth arrest and apoptosis of mouse mammary epithelial cells. This study shows that activation of signal transducer and activator of(More)
CCAAT/enhancer-binding proteins (C/EBPs) are a highly conserved family of DNA-binding proteins that regulate cell-specific growth, differentiation, and apoptosis. Here, we show that induction of C/EBPdelta gene expression during G0 growth arrest is a general property of mammary-derived cell lines. C/EBPdelta is not induced during G0 growth arrest in 3T3 or(More)
This report compares gene transfer efficiencies as well as durations and levels of gene expression for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and equine infectious anemia virus (EIAV) lentiviral vectors in a variety of human cell types in vitro. EIAV and HIV vectors transduced equivalent numbers of proliferating and G1/S- and G2/M-arrested cells, and both had(More)
CCAAT/enhancer binding proteins (C/EBPs) are a highly conserved family of DNA-binding proteins that regulate cell growth and differentiation in a highly tissue-specific manner. These experiments investigated the influence of the cell cycle on C/EBP isoform expression in mammary epithelial cells (COMMA D) and fibroblasts (NIH3T3). C/EBP-delta gene expression(More)
BACKGROUND The c-Myb transcription factor regulates differentiation and proliferation in hematopoietic cells, stem cells and epithelial cells. Although oncogenic versions of c-Myb were first associated with leukemias, over expression or rearrangement of the c-myb gene is common in several types of solid tumors, including breast cancers. Expression of the(More)
Many life-threatening conditions that can be diagnosed early in gestation may be treatable in utero using gene therapy. In order to determine in utero gene transfer efficiency and safety, studies were conducted with fetal rhesus monkeys as a model for the human. Included in these studies were Moloney murine leukemia virus (MLV)-based amphotropic retrovirus,(More)
Human T-cell leukemia virus type 1 (HTLV-1) is the etiologic agent of adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma and is associated with a variety of immunoregulatory disorders. HTLV-1 has been shown to bind to and infect a variety of hematopoietic and nonhematopoietic cells. However, both in vivo and in vitro, the provirus is mostly detected in and preferentially(More)
The c-Myb transcription factor regulates the proliferation and differentiation of hematopoietic cells, and activated alleles of c-myb induce leukemias and lymphomas in animals. Relatively minor changes in the structure of c-Myb protein change the genes that it regulates and can unleash its latent transforming activities. Here, quantitative assays were used(More)
The treatment of spontaneous pneumothorax in the civilian population can be influenced by the age of the patient and the presence of associated pulmonary disease. The medical records of 130 patients who presented with 168 occurrences of SP were reviewed during an 11-year period (1973 to 1984). Follow-up was from a minimum of 30 months to 13 years (mean 6.3(More)
We recently identified a Transposase domain protein called Metnase, which assists in repairing DNA double-strand breaks (DSB) via non-homologous end-joining (NHEJ), and is important for foreign DNA integration into a host cell genome. Since integration is essential for productive lentiviral infection we examined whether Metnase expression levels could have(More)