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We report the cloning of a human homolog of the yeast OGGC1 gene, which encodes a DNA glycosylase that excises an oxidatively damaged form of guanine, 8-hydroxyguanine (also known as 7,8-dihydro-8-oxoguanine). Since the deduced amino acid sequence (68 amino acids) of a human expressed sequence tag, N55394, matched a short stretch of yeast OGG1 protein with(More)
Two anhaptoglobinemic patients showing anaphylactic transfusion reactions by antihaptoglobin antibody were found. Southern blot analysis indicated that 2 patients were homozygous for the deleted allele of the haptoglobin gene (Hp(del)) as reported previously. We have identified the junction region of the deletion from genomic DNA of 1 patient using(More)
Retroviral activation of Evi-1 gene expression is one of the most common transforming events in murine myeloid leukemias. To evaluate the role of the EVI1 gene in human acute myelogenous leukemia (AML), leukemic blasts or cell lines from 116 patients were examined. In eight patients the EVI1 gene was expressed and all but one had cytogenetically detectable(More)
Acute myeloid leukemia with high ecotropic viral integration site-1 expression (EVI1(high) AML) is classified as a refractory type of leukemia with a poor prognosis. To provide new insights into the prevention and treatment of this disease, we identified the high expression of EVI1-regulated G protein-coupled receptor 56 (GPR56), and the association of high(More)
Normal hematopoietic stem cells proliferate and differentiate in the presence of growth factors such as interleukin-3 (IL-3). Transformation can alter their growth factor requirements, the ability of the cells to differentiate, or both. To identify genes that are capable of transforming hematopoietic cells, IL-3-dependent cell lines, isolated from(More)
OBJECTIVE The Adamkiewicz artery supplies most of the blood to the anterior spinal artery, which perfuses the anterior two thirds of the spinal cord. During operations for thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm, detailed anatomic knowledge of the Adamkiewicz artery and its correlation with the intercostal and/or lumbar arteries is important to prevent(More)
MEL1 (MDS1/EVI1-like gene 1/PRDM16), which was identified as a gene near the chromosomal breakpoint in t(1;3)(p36;q21)-positive human acute myeloid leukemia cells, belongs to the PRDI-BF1-RIZ1 homologous (PR) domain (PRDM) family of transcription repressors. The short form of MEL1 (MEL1S), which lacks the PR-domain at the N-terminus, is the main form(More)
Zinc-finger E-box binding homeobox 1 (ZEB1) is a candidate tumor-suppressor gene in adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma (ATLL). ZEB1 binds phosphorylated Smad2/3 to enhance transforming growth factor-beta1 (TGF-beta1) signaling. In addition to downregulation of ZEB1 mRNA, we found overexpression of inhibitory Smad, Smad7, in resistance of ATLL cells to growth(More)
Chromosome translocations involving band 12p13 are known to be involved in a variety of hematologic malignancies, some of them resulting in rearrangement of the ETV6/TEL gene. Applying the fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) method, we found a cryptic translocation t(12;15)(p13;q25) in an adult acute myeloid leukemia (AML) patient. Hybridization with(More)
The reciprocal translocation t(1;3)(p36;q21) occurs in a subset of myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) and acute myeloid leukemia (AML), which is frequently characterized by trilineage dysplasia, in particular dysmegakaryocytopoiesis, and poor prognosis. Previously, the breakpoint cluster region (BCR) at 3q21 was identified within a 60-kilobase (kb) region(More)