Karin Frick

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Neuroblastoma is the second most common solid malignancy of childhood. Enhanced expression of the amplified N-myc gene in the tumor cells may be associated with poor patient prognosis and may contribute to tumor development and progression. The use of deferoxamine mesylate (DFO), an iron chelator, to treat neuroblastoma is being investigated in national(More)
We have used the yeast two-hybrid system to study the interaction between the IGF-I receptor and two putative substrates, IRS-1 and Shc. In addition, we have identified Grb10 as a protein that binds to the insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I) receptor. This two-hybrid system (the interaction trap) utilizes a hybrid protein containing the LexA DNA-binding(More)
The insulin-like growth factors (IGFs) stimulate cell division by modulating events occurring during the prereplicative (G1) phase of the cell cycle, but identification of the critical events has proved difficult. Recent observations suggest that progression through the cell cycle is dependent on the activation of a group of serine-threonine-specific(More)
The colicin V immunity and structural genes of plasmid pColV-B188 were cloned into the vectors pMB9, pBR322, and pMK16. Both genes are closely linked and can be isolated on a 900-base-pair deoxyribonucleic acid fragment. Insertion of the transposon Tn5 into this cloned sequence led to the construction of a mutant plasmid which conferred colicin V immunity,(More)
Which thinkers are we guided by? A novel " Thought Leader Map " shows the select group of people with real influence who are setting the trends in the market for ideas. The influencers in philosophy, sociology, economics, and the " hard sciences " have been identified by a Delphi process, asking 50 thought leaders to name their peers. The importance of the(More)
Treatment of quiescent MG-63 cells with 12-O-tetradecanoylphorbol-13-acetate (TPA) or platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) stimulates the rapid accumulation of c-myc RNA. We have now determined that a similar effect can be induced by cAMP. Treatment with forskolin (an activator of adenylate cyclase), IBMX (a phosphodiesterase inhibitor), PGE1, and(More)
Platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) stimulates density-arrested BALB/c-3T3 cells to synthesize MEP, a lysosomal protein. This enhanced synthesis appears to be largely regulated by the PDGF-modulated accumulation of MEP mRNA, a 1.8-kilobase species. The increase in the MEP transcript, which is dependent on the PDGF concentration, begins 3 to 4 h after PDGF(More)
The platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) modulated growth response of the MG-63 human osteosarcoma cell line, which neither expresses c-sis mRNA nor secretes a PDGF analogue, was characterized. Scatchard analysis demonstrated that the MG-63 cells have 23,000 receptors per cell with a Kd of 5 X 10(-11) M. The receptor became phosphorylated, in a PDGF(More)
The receptor for epidermal growth factor (EGF) is a single-chain transmembrane polypeptide of relative molecular mass (Mr) 170,000 (170K) which has been implicated in the regulation of both normal and abnormal cell proliferation. It has an externally facing EGF-binding domain and a cytoplasmically facing tyrosine-specific protein kinase site. Although the(More)
Strains of Escherichia coli K-12 defective in their ability to utilize exogenously supplied iron due to genetic defects in the entF, tonB, fes, or fep gene exhibited elevated levels of the specific outer-membrane receptor for colicin Ia when compared with parental strains. Although entF, fes, and fep strains showed a higher degree of Ia sensitivity than did(More)