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We have produced transgenic mice expressing fusion genes consisting of 1.6 kilobase pairs of the secretin gene 5' flanking region to direct the expression of human growth hormone (hGH) or simian virus 40 large T antigen to secretin-producing cells. Analysis of different mouse tissues for hGH transcripts revealed expression in each of the major(More)
Homocitrate synthase in the first enzyme of the lysine biosynthetic pathway. It is feedback regulated by L-lysine. Lysine decreases the biosynthesis of penicillin (determined by the incorporation of [14C]valine into penicillin) by inhibiting and repressing homocitrate synthase, thereby depriving the cell of alpha-aminoadipic acid, a precursor of penicillin.(More)
Developing axons must control their growth rate to follow the appropriate pathways and establish specific connections. However, the regulatory mechanisms involved remain elusive. By combining live imaging with transplantation studies in mice, we found that spontaneous calcium activity in the thalamocortical system and the growth rate of thalamocortical(More)
The role of microtubules (MTs) in the control and dynamics of the immune synapse (IS) remains unresolved. Here, we show that T cell activation requires the growth of MTs mediated by the plus-end specific protein end-binding 1 (EB1). A direct interaction of the T cell receptor (TCR) complex with EB1 provides the molecular basis for EB1 activity promoting TCR(More)
Expression of the gene encoding the hormone secretin is restricted to a specific enteroendocrine cell type and to beta-cells in developing pancreatic islets. To characterize regulatory elements in the secretin gene responsible for its expression in secretin-producing cells, we used a series of reporter genes for transient expression assays in transfection(More)
Lymphangiogenesis plays a pivotal role in diverse pathological conditions. Here, we demonstrate that a carbohydrate-binding protein, galectin-8, promotes pathological lymphangiogenesis. Galectin-8 is markedly upregulated in inflamed human and mouse corneas, and galectin-8 inhibitors reduce inflammatory lymphangiogenesis. In the mouse model of corneal(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the antitumor activity and toxicity of fixed sequences of capecitabine/oxaliplatin followed by capecitabine/irinotecan in patients with previously untreated metastatic colorectal cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS Adult patients with histologically confirmed, previously untreated, nonresectable, locally advanced(More)