Leslie Perkins

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The Igkappa locus is recombined following initiation of a signaling cascade during the early pre-B stage of B cell development. The Ig kappa3' enhancer plays an important role in normal B cell development by regulating kappa locus activation. Quantitative analyses of kappa3' enhancer chromatin structure by restriction endonuclease accessibility and protein(More)
A specific binding site for 1-[3H]stearoyl-lysophosphatidic acid (stearoyl-LPA) was identified and characterized in membranes prepared from rat brain and Swiss 3T3 fibroblasts. Specific binding of [3H]LPA to these sites was protein dependent, was saturable, reached equilibrium in 15 min, and was displacable by the addition of excess unlabeled LPA. Scatchard(More)
Igkappa gene expression and chromatin structure change during B cell development. At the pre-B cell stage, the locus is relatively hypoacetylated on histone H3, whereas it is hyperacetylated at the plasma cell stage. We find in this study that the histone deacetylase inhibitor, trichostatin A (TSA) stimulated 3' enhancer activity through the PU.1 binding(More)
Lysophosphatidic acid (LPA) is an important constituent of serum and shares its mitogenic activity. Serum induction of several genes is regulated, at least in part, by sequences related to the c-fos serum response element (SRE). A Rat-2 fibroblast cell line containing the beta-galactosidase reporter gene under SRE control was treated with LPA.(More)
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