Kellie E Jones

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Rat pituitary GH cells have been used extensively to study the biochemical actions of TRH on lactotropic cells. To investigate the structure and regulation of the rat TRH receptor (rTRHR), we have cloned its cDNA from GH4C1 cells. Using the polymerase chain reaction with degenerate primers and pools of cloned cDNAs from a GH4C1 cDNA library, a fragment(More)
Using both a protein phosphatase inhibitor, okadaic acid (OA), and a protein kinase inhibitor, H7, to modify phosphorylation events in the cell, we investigated the effects of these agents on transcriptional activation via exogenous rat thyroid hormone receptor (TR) isoforms in transiently transfected cells and endogenous TRs. CV-1 cells were transiently(More)
The efficacy of herpes simplex virus thymidine kinase (HSV-TK) gene therapy for colorectal carcinoma has been investigated in an in vitro system. The magnitude and the mechanism of the HSV-TK bystander effect was determined in three human colon tumor cell lines: HCT-116, HCT-8, and HT-29. Each HSV-TK(+) cell line was generated by stable transduction with a(More)
mRNA for a thyroid hormone receptor isoform that is unique to the pituitary gland (TR beta-2) is down-regulated by T3. Increases in the expression of this mRNA are seen in rats rendered hypothyroid by treatment with propylthiouracil (PTU). This study used dual labeling to determine which pituitary cells expressed TR beta-2 mRNA in normal and PTU-treated(More)
The sequences of the mouse and rat TRH receptors (TRH-Rs) show 94% similarity at the protein level. However, they differ significantly at their carboxy terminals, i.e. the mouse TRH-R ends with an asparagine at position 393 while, in the rat, residue 393 is lysine and an additional 19 amino acids are added before the first stop codon. In the mouse cDNA, the(More)
To examine thyroid hormone regulation of c-erbA alpha 2 mRNA expression in the parvo-cellular region of the paraventricular nucleus of the rat hypothalamus (pPVN), quantitative in situ hybridization was performed using 3H-labeled probe complementary to c-erbA alpha 2 mRNA. Thyroidectomy induced a significant increase in the number of silver grains overlying(More)
A cDNA encoding Rev-ErbA alpha, a member of the thyroid/steroid hormone receptor superfamily, has been isolated from a human fetal skeletal muscle library. This cDNA contains 269 consecutive base pairs identical to a region of a human c-erbA alpha-2 cDNA, but the respective long open reading frames utilize this nucleotide sequence in opposite orientations.(More)
Macrolide resistance was detected in 64 of 77 (83.1%) Streptococcus pneumoniae isolates from South Korea. Seven (10.9%) isolates contained only mef(A), 32 (50%) contained only erm(B), and 25 (39.1%) contained mef(A) and erm(B). Nineteen isolates containing mef(A) and erm(B) belonged to serotype 19F, and seven isolates were identical to the Taiwan(19F)-14(More)
In addition to its well known actions in stimulating TSH and PRL synthesis and secretion, TRH has been shown to decrease the concentration of thyroid hormone receptors (TRs) in GH4C1 cells as measured by nuclear thyroid hormone (T3) binding. In the present study we have investigated the effects of TRH on the levels of mRNA encoding the different forms of(More)
The thyroid hormone receptor, TR beta-2, whose expression is limited to the pituitary and parts of the central nervous system, is strongly negatively regulated at the pre-translational level by thyroid hormone (T3). We have investigated whether retinoic acid (RA), whose receptors (RARs) share a high degree of homology with the thyroid hormone receptors(More)