Loel E. Kathmann

Learn More
In contrast to the well known cytotoxic effects of tumor necrosis factor (TNF) alpha in many mammary cancer cells, we have found that TNF stimulates the proliferation and motility of human mammary epithelial cells (HMECs). Since the response of HMECs to TNF is similar to effects mediated by epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) activation, we explored the(More)
Extracellular proteins released by mammary epithelial cells are critical mediators of cell communication, proliferation, and organization, yet the actual spectrum of proteins released by any given cell (the secretome) is poorly characterized. To define the set of proteins secreted by human mammary epithelial cells (HMEC), we combined analytical and(More)
To understand how integration of multiple data types can help decipher cellular responses at the systems level, we analyzed the mitogenic response of human mammary epithelial cells to epidermal growth factor (EGF) using whole genome microarrays, mass spectrometry-based proteomics and large-scale western blots with over 1000 antibodies. A time course(More)
Shedding, the release of cell surface proteins by regulated proteolysis, is a general cellular response to injury and is responsible for generating numerous bioactive molecules including growth factors and cytokines. The purpose of our work is to determine whether low doses of low-linear energy transfer (LET) radiation induce shedding of bioactive(More)
Inflammatory responses stimulated by bacterial endotoxin LPS involve Ca2+-mediated signaling, yet the cellular sensors that determine cell fate in response to LPS remain poorly understood. We report that exposure of RAW 264.7 macrophage-like cells to LPS induces a rapid increase in CaM abundance, which is associated with the modulation of the inflammatory(More)
We induced apoptosis and necrosis in monolayer cultures of Chinese hamster ovary cells using okadaic acid and hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), respectively, and examined the effect on water diffusion and compartmentalization using pulsed-field-gradient (PFG) 1H-NMR and simultaneous confocal microscopy. In PFG experiments characterized by a fixed diffusion time(More)
Using a pulsed electron beam, we investigated the dependence of micronucleus formation on the incident electron energy in AG01522 human diploid fibroblasts after nontargeted irradiations at 25 and 80 keV. Examining the dose response, we found that 25 keV electrons are more effective than 80 keV electrons at producing biological damage for a given dose. Our(More)
  • 1