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We previously demonstrated that beta(4) integrin subunit overexpression increases in vitro invasiveness of NIH3T3 cells that have been transformed by ErbB-2 oncogene. We used this model to identify domains within the large beta(4) cytoplasmic domain that are involved in the interaction of alpha(6)beta(4) with ErbB-2, invasion, and phosphatidylinositol(More)
Acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) is characterized by the translocation, t(15;17) and the expression of a PML/RAR alpha fusion protein that is diagnostic of the disease. There is evidence that PML/RAR alpha protein acts as a dominant negative inhibitor of normal retinoid receptor function and myeloid differentiation. We now show that the PML/RAR alpha(More)
All-trans retinoic acid (t-RA) administration leads to complete remission in acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) patients by inducing growth arrest and differentiation of the leukemic clone. In the present study, we show that t-RA treatment dramatically induced type II transglutaminase (type II TGase) expression in cells carrying the t(15;17) translocation(More)
Skeletal muscle fibers form in overlapping, but distinct phases that depend on the generation of temporally different lineages of myogenic cells. During primary myogenesis (E10.5-E12.5 in the mouse), embryonic myoblasts fuse homotypically to generate primary fibers, whereas during later development (E14.5-E17.5), fetal myoblasts differentiate into secondary(More)
The unique t(15;17) of acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) fuses the PML gene with the retinoic acid receptor alpha (RAR alpha) gene. Although retinoic acid (RA) inhibits cell growth and induces differentiation in human APL cells, resistance to RA develops both in vitro and in patients. We have developed RA-resistant subclones of the human APL cell line,(More)
Proteolytic processing of somatostatin precursor produces several peptides including somatostatin-14 (S-14), somatostatin-28 (S-28), and somatostatin-28 (1-12) (S-28(1-12)). The subcellular sites at which these cleavages occur were identified by quantitative evaluation of these products in enriched fractions of the biosynthetic secretory apparatus of rat(More)
Protein kinase Cepsilon (PKCε) exerts a well-known cardio-protective activity in ischemia–reperfusion injury and plays a pivotal role in stem cell proliferation and differentiation. Although many studies have been performed on physiological and morphological effects of PKCε mis-expression in cardiomyocytes, molecular information on the role of PKCε on early(More)
The neurohypophyseal nonapeptide arginine8-vasopressin (AVP) induces phosphoinositide turnover and calcium and pH changes in skeletal myogenic cells in culture. In order to investigate the effect of AVP on skeletal myogenesis, we examined the effect of this hormone on proliferating mononucleated L6 myoblast cultures. Addition of AVP to the medium resulted(More)
The bcr1- and bcr3- promyelocytic leukemia/retinoic acid receptor alpha (PML/RAR alpha) are the two major fusion proteins expressed in acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) patients. These proteins, which are present in different lengths of PML (amino acids 1-552 and 1-394, respectively), contain most of the functional domains of PML and RAR alpha, bind(More)