Juneth Joaquin Partridge

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The human tumor/chick embryo model involving grafting of human HT-1080 fibrosarcoma cells on the chorioallantoic membrane was used in conjunction with quantitative real-time Alu PCR to select in vivo a pair of isogenic cell lines (HT-hi/diss and HT-lo/diss), dramatically differing in their ability to disseminate from the primary tumor (i.e., intravasate(More)
We report a novel nucleolar interaction between the AAA ATPase p97/VCP and the Werner protein (WRNp), a member of the RecQ helicase family. p97/VCP mediates several important cellular functions in eucaryotic cells, including membrane fusion of the endoplasmic reticulum and Golgi and ubiquitin-dependent protein degradation. Mutations in the WRN gene cause(More)
The function of CUB domain-containing protein 1 (CDCP1), a recently described transmembrane protein expressed on the surface of hematopoietic stem cells and normal and malignant cells of different tissue origin, is not well defined. The contribution of CDCP1 to tumor metastasis was analyzed by using HeLa carcinoma cells overexpressing CDCP1 (HeLa-CDCP1) and(More)
A quantitative in vivo angiogenesis model employing collagen onplants placed on the chick embryo chorioallantoic membrane (CAM) has been used in this study to assess the spatial and temporal associations between neutrophil-like inflammatory cells, namely chicken heterophils, and the development of new blood vessels. Previously we have demonstrated that(More)
Three metabolites were isolated after incubation of vitamin D3, vitamin D2, or 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 with bovine rumen microbes. They are identified as 5(E)-19-nor-10-ketovitamin D3, 5(E)-19-nor-10-ketovitamin D2, and 5(E)-19-nor-10-keto-25-hydroxyvitamin D3, respectively. The identifications were based on ultraviolet absorbance, mass spectroscopy, and(More)
We have previously shown that the Werner syndrome helicase, WRNp, a member of the RecQ helicase family, forms a tight molecular complex with the p97/Valosin containing protein (VCP), a member of the AAA (ATPases associated with diverse cellular activities) family of proteins. This interaction is disrupted by chemical agents that confer DNA damage,(More)
The role of tumor-derived matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) and tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinase (TIMPs) in cancer cell dissemination was analyzed by employing two variants of human HT-1080 fibrosarcoma, HT-hi/diss and HT-lo/diss, which differ by 50-100-fold in their ability to intravasate and metastasize in the chick embryo. HT-hi/diss and HT-lo/diss(More)