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Histone deacetylase inhibitors (HDIs) induce cell cycle arrest, differentiation, or apoptosis in numerous cancer cell types both in vivo and in vitro. These dramatic effects are the result of a specific reprogramming of gene expression. However, the mechanism by which these agents activate the transcription of some genes, such as p21(WAF1), but repress(More)
The human SRC gene encodes pp60(c-src), a non-receptor tyrosine kinase involved in numerous signaling pathways. Activation or overexpression of c-Src has also been linked to a number of important human cancers. Transcription of the SRC gene is complex and regulated by two closely linked but highly dissimilar promoters, each associated with its own distinct(More)
A cDNA clone, p-mal-3, was isolated from a squamous cell carcinoma library based on its overexpression in mouse skin papillomas and squamous cell carcinomas compared to normal epidermis (1). Using an oligonucleotide to the 3' end of p-mal-3 as a probe, a nearly full length cDNA clone of this message was isolated from a AgtlO library made from the(More)
Breast tumor kinase (BRK), also known as protein tyrosine kinase 6 (PTK6), is a non-receptor tyrosine kinase overexpressed in more that 60% of human breast carcinomas. The overexpression of BRK has been shown to sensitize mammary epithelial cells to mitogenic signaling and to promote cell proliferation and tumor formation. The molecular mechanisms of BRK(More)
Two isoforms of metallothionein (MT) have been isolated from rainbow trout livers following CdCl2 injections. These MTs have been identified by standard procedures and appear to be similar to mammalian MTs. Total RNA from such induced livers was shown to contain high levels of MT-mRNA activity when translated in cell free systems. This activity was(More)
The thermodynamic and kinetic parameters of triplex formation between four purine-rich oligonucleotides and a 22 bp pyrimidine. purine tract in the promoter region of the c-src gene were determined by fluorescence polarization studies. Three of these four oligonucleotides were 11 nt in length, corresponding to the left, central or right portion of the(More)
The triple-negative breast cancer subtype is highly aggressive and has no defined therapeutic target. Fyn-related kinase (FRK) is a non-receptor tyrosine kinase, reported to be downregulated in breast cancer and gliomas, where it is suggested to have tumor suppressor activity. We examined the expression profile of FRK in a panel of 40 breast cancer cells(More)
Chromosomal Instability (CIN) is regarded as a unifying feature of heterogeneous tumor populations, driving intratumoral heterogeneity. Polo-Like Kinase 1 (PLK1), a serine-threonine kinase that is often overexpressed across multiple tumor types, is one of the key regulators of CIN and is considered as a potential therapeutic target. However, targeting PLK1(More)
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