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The ING genes encode a family of at least seven proteins with conserved plant homeodomain (PHD)-type zinc fingers in their C-termini. The founding member, ING1, is capable of binding to and affecting the activity of histone acetyltransferase (HAT), histone deacetylase (HDAC), and factor acetyltransferase (FAT) protein complexes. Some ING proteins are(More)
ING1 is a type II tumor suppressor that affects cell growth, stress signaling, apoptosis, and DNA repair by altering chromatin structure and regulating transcription. Decreased ING1 expression is seen in several human cancers, and mislocalization has been noted in diverse types of cancer cells. Aberrant targeting may, therefore, functionally inactivate(More)
It has been reported that the pharmacological characteristics of bisphosphonates vary depending on the side chain attached to the carbon atom of the P-C-P bond. TRK-530 is a novel synthetic bisphosphonate with an anti-oxidant methylthio-phenylthio side chain. This compound has been suggested to have both anti-inflammatory and anti-bone-resorbing effects.(More)
It is unknown whether diabetes mellitus is a risk factor of the hepatocarcinogenesis in patients with chronic hepatitis C. Three hundred eleven anti-hepatitis C virus (HCV) -positive patients who had undergone liver biopsies were studied. Patients with histologically proven cirrhosis or withdrawing within 12 months were excluded. Thus, the remaining 279(More)
BACKGROUND Brachial artery flow-mediated dilation (FMD) is a non-invasive measure of endothelial function. Endothelial dysfunction has been associated with traditional vascular risk factors and increased risk of cardiovascular disease. The importance of genetic contribution to FMD and baseline brachial artery diameter has not been shown in Hispanic(More)
Expression of osteopontin (OPN) by activated T-cells and macrophages is required for the development of cell-mediated inflammatory responses. Acting through integrin alpha(v)beta(3) and CD44 receptors, OPN can promote chemoattraction and pro-inflammatory cytokine expression by macrophages. In this study, we have used peritoneal macrophages from OPN-/,(More)
BACKGROUND The translocation or shuttling of proteins between the nucleus and cytoplasm (nucleocytoplasmic transport [NCPT]) is often a rapid event following stimulation with growth factors or in response to stress or other experimental manipulations. Commonly used methods to separate nuclei from cytoplasm employ lengthy steps such as density gradient(More)
ING proteins interact with core histones through their plant homeodomains (PHDs) and with histone acetyltransferase (HAT) and histone deacetylase (HDAC) complexes to alter chromatin structure. Here we identify a lamin interaction domain (LID) found only in ING proteins, through which they bind to and colocalize with lamin A. Lamin knockout (LMNA(-/-)) cells(More)
Eosinophilic chemokines and histamine play distinct but important roles in allergic diseases. Inhibition of both eosinophilic chemokines and histamine, therefore, is an ideal strategy for the treatment of allergic inflammation, such as asthma, allergic rhinitis, and atopic dermatitis. YM-344484 was found to potently inhibit both the CCL11-induced Ca2+(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the prevalence of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in children and its relationship to metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance, and waist circumference (WC). METHODS This was a population-based cross-sectional, case-control study. Cases were selected among students of a primary and junior high school, respectively, and(More)