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Using differential display analysis, we compared the expression of RNA in v-mos-transformed cells and their flat revertant and isolated a novel gene, drm (down-regulated in mos-transformed cells), whose expression is down-regulated in parental v-mos-transformed cells but which is expressed at a high level in the revertant and normal rat fibroblasts (REF-1(More)
Down-regulated by mos (Drm)/Gremlin is a highly conserved protein whose properties and expression pattern suggest a role in early development, tissue-specific differentiation, and cell transformation. We have investigated the biosynthesis and processing of Drm expressed endogenously in rat fibroblasts or overexpressed following transient or stable(More)
We have mapped and characterized the human homolog of Drm/Gremlin (CKTFS1B1), a member of a family of BMP antagonists that have been linked to both developmental and transformation-related functions. By screening a human cDNA library, we isolated a 3.3-kb cDNA containing the 552-bp region encoding the human DRM protein. CKTFS1B1 was localized on human(More)
Ets family genes have been cloned and characterized from a variety of species ranging from human to Drosophila. The ets proteins encode transcription factors that activate transcription via specific binding to GGAA core sequence present in various promoter/enhancers. To investigate the role of ets protooncogene expression on the growth properties of rat(More)
To study the mechanism by which v-mos induces cell transformation, we generated a transformed rat cell line (DTM) containing two functional copies of mos, one encoding the p37v-mos of the m1 wild-type strain of Moloney murine sarcoma virus (Mo-MuSV) and the other the p85gag-mos fusion protein of the ts110 mutant of Moloney murine sarcoma virus.(More)
We have characterized activation of the MAP kinase cascade in an inducible system in response to the temperature-sensitive (ts) expression of the v-mos oncogene. Transformation of immortalized rat embryo fibroblasts by a ts isolate of Moloney murine sarcoma virus (Mo-MuSVts110) constitutively activates MAP kinases (ERK-1 and ERK-2) and MAP kinase kinases(More)
The Drm gene, first identified in rat cells in our laboratory, appears to play a significant role in early embryo patterning and limb bud development. We have now isolated mouse Drm (mDrm) cDNA as well as genomic DNA clones and have mapped the Drm gene (Cktsf1b1) to murine chromosome 2. Cktsf1b1 is regulated in a tissue specific fashion and is expressed(More)
METHODS The activities of cathepsin L and its endogenous inhibitors were analyzed in rat embryo fibroblasts, immortalized and transformed by different genes. RESULTS Regardless of the transfecting agent used (DNA of adenovirus SA7 or polyomavirus LT gene), the immortal cells showed an increase in the cathepsin L activity (in both lysates and conditioned(More)
Comparative studies of membrane-associated, intracellular and secreted activities of serine (uPA, kallikrein-like proteinase) and metalloproteinases (type I and IV collagenases) were carried out on rat embryo fibroblasts, sequentially immortalized and transformed by two different genes. Using this experimental model it was shown that (1) activity of uPA was(More)
Aspartyl and cysteine proteinases at distinct stages of carcinogenesis were analyzed in rat embryo fibroblasts, sequentially immortalized and transformed by 2 different genes: the early region of simian adenovirus SA7 and c-Ha-ras oncogene. The dynamics of expression and distribution of proteinases throughout the transformation process were examined. It was(More)