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Spindlin1, a meiotic spindle-binding protein that is highly expressed in ovarian cancer cells, was first identified as a gene involved in gametogenesis. It appeared to be a target for cell cycle-dependent phosphorylation and was demonstrated to disturb the cell cycle. Here we report the crystal structure of human spindlin1 to 2.2A of resolution,(More)
Understanding how hepatic precursor cells can generate differentiated bile ducts is crucial for studies on epithelial morphogenesis and for development of cell therapies for hepatobiliary diseases. Epimorphin (EPM) is a key morphogen for duct morphogenesis in various epithelial organs. The role of EPM in bile duct formation (DF) from hepatic precursor(More)
Human or mouse Spindlin1 is expressed in various tissues and cells, but its biological functions are poorly understood. In this study, we show that human SPINDLIN1 is localized to interphase nucleus and mitotic chromosomes, and its expression in HeLa cells is not regulated in a cell cycle-dependent manner. When SPINDLIN1 is stably overexpressed in HeLa(More)
Circulating tumor cells (CTCs) are important for metastasis in prostate cancer. T-LAK cell-originated protein kinase (TOPK) is highly expressed in cancer cells. Herein, we established a xenograft animal model, isolated and cultured the CTCs, and found CTCs have significantly greater migratory capacity than parental cells. TOPK is more highly expressed in(More)
Human spindlin1 is a newly screened and identified gene product related to ovarian carcinomas and is highly homologous to mouse spindlin. It is an abundant maternal transcript expressed in the mouse during the transition from oocyte to embryo. Here, the recombinant human spindlin1 has been overexpressed in Escherichia coli BL21, purified and crystallized(More)
OBJECTIVE High altitue pulmonary edema (HAPE) impacts seriously people's health at high altitude. Screening of susceptibility genes for HAPE will be used for the evaluation and protection of susceptible people. METHODS We performed a genome-wide association study (GWAS) using Affymetrix SNP array 6.0 in 23 HAPE patients and 17 healthy controls. GO and(More)
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