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Diverse cell-surface molecules of the nervous system play an important role in specifying cell interactions during development. Using a method designed to generate mAbs against neural surface molecules of defined molecular weight, we have previously reported on the surface protein, Bravo, found in the developing avian retinotectal system. Bravo is(More)
BACKGROUND Identification of predicting factors for anthracyclines-based chemotherapy remains a clinical challenge. Glutathione S-transferase (GSTs) enzymes detoxify chemotherapy drugs and their metabolites. Several polymorphisms in GST genes result in reduced or no activity of the enzymes. Specifically, GSTM1 and GSTT1 genes are polymorphically deleted,(More)
Using a monoclonal antibody, we have identified and characterized a previously unknown cell surface protein in chicken that we call neogenin and have determined its primary sequence. The deduced amino acid sequence and structure of neogenin characterize it as a member of the immunoglobulin (Ig) superfamily. Based on amino acid sequence similarities,(More)
In an attempt to elucidate the molecular basis for the decrease in rat liver carcinogenicity and DNA-alkylating ability that accompanies deuteration of N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), NDMA and its fully deuterated analogue ([2H6]NDMA) were incubated with acetone-induced rat liver microsomes. Rates for the competing metabolic routes, denitrosation and(More)
Taxanes and anthracyclines improve the outcome of early breast cancer, although the benefit is limited to a small proportion of patients and are toxic. We prospectively looked for predictors of response to these drugs. Experimental design: Four cycles of doxorubicin (75 mg/m2) or docetaxel (100 mg/m2) were compared as presurgical chemotherapy for breast(More)
A genomic clone coding for the alpha subunit of the mouse complement receptor type 3 and the cellular adhesion molecule Mac-1 has been isolated directly from a genomic library using synthetic oligonucleotide probes based on the amino-terminal amino acid sequence of the protein. The identity of the clone has been established by DNA sequencing and in vitro(More)
The characterization of eight benzo[a]pyrene-deoxyribonucleoside adducts derived from reaction of the anti-dihydrodiol epoxide and deoxyguanylic and deoxyadenylic acids is described. It is reported that the epoxide ring is opened by the purine amino groups to yield similar amounts of both cis and trans products. NMR data show that the 7- and 8-hydroxyl(More)
Immunoglobulin G, A, and M (IgG, IgA, and IgM) were purified from multiple sclerosis (MS) cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and sera and analyzed by two-dimensional electrophoresis. The light (L)-chains of MS CSF IgG were of limited diversity and dominated by about 30 major spots and many less intense spots. CSF IgG of patients with subacute sclerosing(More)