Marcello Arsura

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We have identified a novel pathway of ataxia telangiectasia mutated (ATM) and DNA-dependent protein kinase (DNA-PK) signaling that results in nuclear factor kappaB (NF-kappaB) activation and chemoresistance in response to DNA damage. We show that the anthracycline doxorubicin (DOX) and its congener N-benzyladriamycin (AD 288) selectively activate ATM and(More)
Upon engagement of the B Cell Receptor (BCR) of WEHI 231 immature B cells, a drop in c-Myc expression is followed by activation of the cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor (CKI) p27Kip1, which induces growth arrest and apoptosis. Here, we report inverse patterns of p27 and c-Myc protein expression follow BCR engagement. We present evidence demonstrating, for(More)
Treatment of WEHI 231 immature B-lymphoma cells with an antibody against their surface immunoglobulin (anti-Ig) induces apoptosis and has been studied extensively as a model of B-cell tolerance. Anti-Ig treatment of exponentially growing WEHI 231 cells results in an early transient increase in c-myc expression that is followed by a decline to below basal(More)
The Nuclear Factor (NF)-κB family of transcription factors controls expression of genes which promote cell growth, survival, and neoplastic transformation. Recently we demonstrated aberrant constitutive activation of NF-κB in primary human and rat breast cancer specimens and in cell lines. Overexpression of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) family(More)
Apoptosis of the WEHI 231 immature B cell lymphoma line following membrane interaction with an antibody against the surface IgM chains (anti-IgM) is preceded by dramatic changes in Nuclear Factor-kappaB (NF-kappaB)/ Rel binding activities. An early transient increase in NF-kappaB/Rel binding is followed by a significant decrease in intensity below basal(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS We recently identified lysophosphatidic acid (LPA) as a potent antiapoptotic agent for the intestinal epithelium. The objective of the present study was to evaluate the effect of octadecenyl thiophosphate (OTP), a novel rationally designed, metabolically stabilized LPA mimic, on radiation-induced apoptosis of intestinal epithelial cells in(More)
Active NF-kappaB renders malignant hepatocytes refractory to the growth inhibitory and pro-apoptotic properties of transforming growth factorbeta1 (TGF-beta1). NF-kappaB counteracts TGF-beta1-induced apoptosis through up-regulation of downstream target genes, such as XIAP and Bcl-X(L), which in turn inhibit the intrinsic pathway of apoptosis. In addition,(More)
TGF beta 1 treatment of B cell lymphomas decreases c-myc gene expression and induces apoptosis. Since we have demonstrated NF-kappa/Rel factors play a key role in transcriptional control of c-myc, we explored the effects of TGF beta1 on WEHI 231 immature B cells. A reduction in NF-kappa B/Rel activity followed TGF beta 1 treatment. In WEHI 231 and CH33(More)
The steady-state expression of three members of the myb family of genes, c-myb, B-myb, and A-myb, was studied in four purified normal human hematopoietic cell types, ie, T and B lymphocytes, monocytes, and granulocytes. The c-myb proto-oncogene is low to undetectable in resting T and B lymphocytes and shows a biphasic induction in both cell types after(More)