Lisa A Cass

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The effects of cyclic AMP (cAMP) on cell proliferation are cell type specific. Although the growth-inhibitory effects of cAMP have been well studied, much less is known regarding how cAMP stimulates proliferation. We report that cAMP stimulates proliferation through both protein kinase A (PKA)-dependent and PKA-independent signaling pathways and that(More)
Hormones are specialized mitogens that stimulate proliferation in their differentiated target cells. Thyrotropin (TSH), the physiologic regulator of thyroid cells, stimulates cAMP-mediated proliferation and thyroid-specific gene expression. The mitogenic effects of TSH require Ras, therefore Ras activation should be compatible with the maintenance of(More)
cAMP exerts differential effects on mitogenic signaling pathways. In many cells, cAMP inhibits growth factor-stimulated MAPK activity and proliferation. In others, cAMP promotes growth. TSH stimulates proliferation through elevations in cAMP in thyroid follicular cells. This mitogenic pathway is dependent upon both protein kinase A and Ras, but not upon(More)
Corn seedlings (Zea mays cv W64A x W182E) were grown hydroponically, in the presence or absence of NO(3) (-), with or without light and with NH(4)Cl as the only N source. In agreement with earlier results nitrate reductase (NR) activity was found only in plants treated with both light and NO(3) (-). Sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis(More)
TSH stimulates proliferation and maintains differentiated function in thyroid follicular cells. The mitogenic activity and the stimulatory effects of TSH on thyroid-specific gene expression are impaired by interferon-gamma (IFNgamma); however, the mechanisms for these effects have not been elucidated in detail. We examined the effects of IFNgamma on acute(More)
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