Keiko Mayne

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The nicotinic acetylcholine (AcCho) receptor (AcChoR) is a multisubunit protein complex of stoichiometry alpha 2 beta gamma delta. The several subunits show homology with each other within a given species; in addition, homology is found between analogous subunits between species. We have used the phage SP6 RNA polymerase transcription system to produce(More)
PURPOSE Determination of meaningful prognostic indicesremains a high priority for women diagnosed with node-negative primary breast cancer. Currently, 30% of these women relapse, and there is no reliable means of predicting this group of patients. This study investigates whether the level of expression of versican, an anticell adhesive proteoglycan, in the(More)
In this study, in vitro synthesized mRNA encoding mouse and Torpedo nicotinic acetylcholine receptor subunits was injected into Xenopus oocytes, followed by assays for assembly onto the oocyte surface (using [125I]alpha-bungarotoxin binding) and for acetylcholine-induced conductances (using voltage clamp). We constructed hybrid acetylcholine receptors in(More)
This study used messenger RNA encoding each subunit (alpha, beta, gamma and delta) of the nicotinic acetylcholine (ACh) receptor from mouse BC3H-1 cells and from Torpedo electric organ. The mRNA was synthesized in vitro by transcription with SP6 polymerase from cDNA clones. All 16 possible combinations that include one mRNA for each of alpha, beta, gamma,(More)
In this study, we examined whether versican, a recognized anti-cell adhesive molecule for various mesenchymal and nerve cell types, influences prostate cancer cell adhesion to extracellular matrix components. Prostate cancer cell adhesion to fibronectin, a major component of the stromal extracellular matrix was inhibited by versican-rich conditioned medium(More)
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