Lisa M Petti

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The bovine papillomavirus E5 gene encodes a 44 amino acid membrane-associated protein that can induce tumorigenic transformation of rodent fibroblast cell lines. Genetic studies suggest that the E5 protein may transform cells by influencing the activity of cellular proteins involved in growth regulation. We report here that the endogenous cellular beta type(More)
The 44-amino acid E5 transforming protein of bovine papillomavirus is the shortest protein known to induce tumorigenic transformation of fibroblasts. We showed previously that expression of the E5 protein activates the cellular beta receptor for platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) and proposed that the activated receptor transmits the transforming signal(More)
DSCR1 (adapt78) is a stress-inducible gene and cytoprotectant. Its protein product, DSCR1 (Adapt78), also referred to as MCIP1, inhibits intracellular calcineurin, a phosphatase that mediates many cellular responses to calcium. Exposure of human U251 and HeLa cells to hydrogen peroxide led to a rapid hyperphosphorylation of DSCR1 (Adapt78). Inhibitor and(More)
The E5 proteins are short transmembrane proteins encoded by many animal and human papillomaviruses. These proteins display transforming activity in cultured cells and animals, and they presumably also play a role in the productive virus life cycle. The E5 proteins are thought to act by modulating the activity of cellular proteins. Here, we describe the(More)
The 44-amino acid bovine papillomavirus E5 protein induces tumorigenic transformation of immortal rodent fibroblasts by binding to and activating the platelet-derived growth factor beta receptor (PDGFbetaR). Here E5 was expressed in mortal human diploid fibroblasts (HDFs), which lack the accumulated genetic changes that are present in immortal rodent cells.(More)
The platelet-derived growth factor beta receptor (PDGFbetaR) plays an important role in proliferation and motility of fibroblasts. We have been investigating the effects of sustained PDGFbetaR activation in mortal human diploid fibroblasts (HDFs), which are typically difficult to transform. We have previously shown that the bovine papillomavirus E5 protein,(More)
Bovine Enzootic Hematuria (BEH) is a disease with a severe impact on production indexes and characterized by the development of bovine urinary bladder tumors, particularly in the Azores archipelago. The purpose of this study was to investigate and quantify BPV2 tissue distribution in bovine urinary bladder tumors, normal bladders, and iliac lymph nodes of(More)
The E5 protein of bovine papillomavirus is a 44-amino-acid membrane protein which induces morphologic and tumorigenic transformation of fibroblasts. We previously showed that the E5 protein activates and forms a complex with the endogenous beta receptor for platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) in transformed rodent fibroblasts and that the PDGF beta(More)
The bovine papillomavirus E5 protein forms a stable complex with the cellular platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) beta receptor, resulting in receptor activation and cell transformation. Amino acids in both the putative transmembrane domain and extracytoplasmic carboxyl-terminal domain of the E5 protein appear important for PDGF receptor binding and(More)
The small transmembrane E5 protein of bovine papillomavirus (BPV) transforms cells by forming a stable complex with and activating the platelet-derived growth factor beta receptor (PDGFbetaR). The E5/PDGFbetaR interaction is thought to involve specific physical contacts between the transmembrane domains of the two proteins. Lys(499) at the extracellular(More)