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Cks1, a small protein whose expression is strongly associated with aggressive breast tumors, is a component of cyclin-cdk complexes, as well as the SCF(Skp2) ubiquitin ligase. In these studies, we explored its roles in estrogen receptor-positive breast tumor cells. When exposed to the antiestrogen ICI 182780, these cells accumulate in G(1) by reducing the(More)
Naturally occurring anti-HIV-1 agent (+)-calanolide A was found to be active against all of the strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis tested, including those resistant to the standard antitubercular drugs. Efficacy evaluations in macrophages revealed that (+)-calanolide A significantly inhibited intracellular replication of M. tuberculosis H37Rv at(More)
The persistence of Staphylococcus aureus (Smith) on wool blanket, wool gabardine, cotton sheeting, cotton knit jersey, cotton terry cloth, and cotton wash-and-wear fabrics was studied. The fabrics were exposed to bacterial populations by three methods: direct contact, aerosol, and a lyophilized mixture of bacteria and dust having a high content of textile(More)
Cks1 plays an essential role in SCFSkp2-mediated ubiquitination, and consequently turnover, of the cdk2 inhibitor and tumor supressor p27Kip1. High Cks1 expression is associated with aggressive breast tumors and correlates with low p27Kip1 levels in some cases, although it is also an independent prognostic marker for survival, and provides predictive(More)
Nucleoside anticancer drugs like gemcitabine (2'-deoxy-2',2'-difluorocytidine) are potent inducers of p53, and ectopic expression of wild-type p53 sensitizes cells to these agents. However, it is also known that nucleosides are efficient activators of apoptosis in tumor cells that do not express a functional p53. To clarify this issue, we examined the(More)
Carbodine, the carbocyclic analog of cytidine, was found to possess significant antiviral activity against influenza virus types A0/PR-8/34 and A2/Aichi/2/68 (Hong Kong) in vitro. The compound selectively inhibited PR-8 influenza virus-induced cytopathogenic effects in Madin-Darby canine kidney and inhibited Hong Kong influenza virus replication in primary(More)
Inducible expression of tetracycline responsive element (TRE)-regulated genes in nearly all cells in a stable clone has generally been problematic, especially in long-term culture. Heterogeneity of tet-inducible expression is generally attributed to the instability of the original tet-transactivators tTA and rtTA. These transactivators have cryptic splice(More)
The relative therapeutic effects of vidarabine (9-beta-D-arabinofuranosyladenine), cyclaradine (the adenosine deaminase-resistant carbocyclic analog of vidarabine), and cyclaradine-5'-methoxyacetate in the parenteral treatment of systemic herpes simplex virus type 1 infections in Swiss mice were determined. Among control mice inoculated intraperitoneally(More)
Glutaraldehyde-tanned woolskin pads which are used for the prevention of decubitus ulcers in bed patients were experimentally contaminated with polio or vaccinia viruses. Two methods of exposure, direct contact and aerosol, were used in separate experiments. Attempts were made to remove or inactivate these virus contaminants by laundering the woolskins in a(More)