Josephine Iaria

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Granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) initiates its effects on cells of the neutrophil lineage by inducing formation of a homodimeric receptor complex. The structure of the G-CSF receptor has not yet been determined, therefore we used molecular modeling to identify regions of the receptor that were likely to be involved in ligand binding. The G-CSF(More)
Smad7 has been identified as a negative regulator of transforming growth factor beta (TGF-beta) signaling by interfering with the phosphorylation of other Smad proteins by TGF-beta receptor type I (TbetaRI). We established a mink lung epithelial (Mv1Lu) cell line where ectopic expression of Smad7 is tightly controlled by doxycycline using an improved Tet-on(More)
The epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) plays an important role in many types of human cancers. Receptor amplification, autocrine activation and/or deletion of exons 2-7 of EGFR gene have all been associated with tumor development. The traditional model of EGFR activation via ligand induced dimerization and consequential kinase activation does not(More)
Transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) signalling controls many aspects of cell behaviour and is implicated as a key regulator in tumour formation and progression. However, evaluating levels of active TGF-β in culture medium or patient plasma and gaining definitive information regarding the activity of downstream substrates such as Sma- and Mad-related(More)
Transforming Growth Factor-β (TGF-β) and Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF) signaling pathways are both independently implicated as key regulators in tumor formation and progression. Here, we report that the tumor-associated overexpression of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) desensitizes TGF-β signaling and its cytostatic regulation through specific and(More)
Metastasis is a process where only a small subset of cells is capable of successfully migrating to and propagating at secondary sites. TGF-β signalling is widely known for its role in cancer metastasis and is associated with cell migration in whole cell populations. We extend these findings by investigating the role of TGF-β signalling in promoting(More)
To define regions of the granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) receptor that are important for ligand binding, neutralising monoclonal antibodies to the human receptor have been produced. Eleven antibodies recognised six different receptor epitopes. Antibodies from three of the epitope groups were able to detect the receptor by western blotting but(More)
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