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Cell signalling requires efficient Ca2+ mobilization from intracellular stores through Ca2+ release channels, as well as predicted counter-movement of ions across the sarcoplasmic/endoplasmic reticulum membrane to balance the transient negative potential generated by Ca2+ release. Ca2+ release channels were cloned more than 15 years ago, whereas the(More)
We investigated the regulation of the transcription factor Runx1 by microRNA (miR)-27 and the resulting effects upon the differentiation of myeloblasts into granulocytes. When 32D.cl3 cell differentiation was induced using granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (CSF3), Runx1 transcription was moderately downregulated, while Runx1 protein levels were(More)
Hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) sustain long-term reconstitution of hematopoiesis in transplantation recipients, yet their role in the endogenous steady-state hematopoiesis remains unclear. In particular, recent studies suggested that HSCs provide a relatively minor contribution to immune cell development in adults. We directed transgene expression in a(More)
Receptor-based imaging agents have shown improved specificity and sensitivity of cancer diagnosis by targeting the specific features of cancer. Here we reported the (99m)Tc-labeling of a cyclic polypeptide RGD-4CK and the characterization of this agent in vitro and in bronchioloalveolar carcinoma (BAC) xenograft model. The αⅤβ3 integrin receptor binding(More)
There is limited understanding of how signaling pathways are altered by oncogenic fusion transcription factors that drive leukemogenesis. To address this, we interrogated activated signaling pathways in a comparative analysis of mouse and human leukemias expressing the fusion protein E2A-PBX1, which is present in 5%-7% of pediatric and 50% of pre-B-cell(More)
Speciation can be seen as the establishment of reproductive barriers among species. Hybrid zones provide us with an ideal situation to study the process of speciation because the evolution of reproductive isolation is still in progress. Hybrids usually suffer reduced fitness (i.e. leading to post-zygotic isolation) although they may have higher or similar(More)
Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is the most common childhood cancer; however, its genetic diversity limits investigation into the molecular pathogenesis of disease and development of therapeutic strategies. Here, we engineered mice that conditionally express the E2A-PBX1 fusion oncogene, which results from chromosomal translocation t(1;19) and is present(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the uptake of four contrast agents: (99)Tc(m)-RGD-4CK, (99)Tc(m)-N(NOET)(2), (99)Tc(m)-MIBI and (18)F-FDG in Bal B/c nude mice bearing human non-small cell lung cancer NCI-H358 and evaluate their diagnostic value in low-metabolic lung cancer. METHODS Human bronchioloalveolar carcinoma NCI-H358 cells were subcutaneously inoculated in(More)
The effect of novel cytotoxic marine macrolide, amphidinolide H (Amp-H), on actin dynamics was investigated in vitro. Amp-H attenuated actin depolymerization induced by diluting F-actin. This effect remained after washing out of unbound Amp-H by filtration. In the presence of either Amp-H or phalloidin, lag phase, which is the rate-limiting step of actin(More)
Ecological speciation predicts that hybrids should experience relatively low fitness in the local environments of their parental species. In this study, we performed a translocation experiment of nestling hybrids between collared and pied flycatchers into the nests of conspecific pairs of their parental species. Our aim was to compare the performance of(More)
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