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Posttranscriptional regulation of urokinase-type plasminogen activator receptor (uPAR) mRNA involves the interaction of a uPAR mRNA coding region sequence with phosphoglycerate kinase (PGK), a 50-kDa uPAR mRNA binding protein. PGK catalyzes a reversible transfer of a phosphoryl group from 1,3-biphosphoglycerate to ADP in the glycolytic pathway. Our previous(More)
We previously reported that the -2518 MCP-1 genotype GG increases the likelihood of developing tuberculosis (TB) in non-BCG-vaccinated Mexicans and Koreans. Here, we tested the hypothesis that this genotype, alone or together with the -1607 MMP-1 functional polymorphism, increases the likelihood of developing TB in BCG-vaccinated individuals. We conducted(More)
BACKGROUND Current immunosuppressive regimens fail to avert chronic rejection (CR) of transplanted organs; however, selective targeting of actin-cytoskeletal regulators decreases T-cell motility and abrogates CR in rat model system. Administration of mutated class I major histocompatibility complex molecules or selective targeting of the RhoA pathway, which(More)
We are reporting that the two-locus genotype -2518 macrophage chemoattractant protein (MCP)-1 GG and -1607 matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-1 2G/2G promotes the expression of hyperinflammation in response to Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection, inducing extensive tissue damage and severe tuberculosis (TB) disease. Carriers of this two-locus genotype have a(More)
The translationally controlled tumor protein (TCTP) plays a role in cell growth, cell cycle and cancer progression. TCTP controls negatively the stability of the p53 tumor suppressor protein and interacts with the cellular cytoskeleton. The deregulation of the actin and cytokeratin cytoskeleton is responsible for the increased migratory activity of tumor(More)
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