Marcio Chedid

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Keratinocyte growth factor (KGF) is a member of the heparin-binding fibroblast growth factor family (FGF-7) with a distinctive pattern of target-cell specificity. Studies performed in cell culture suggested that KGF was mitogenically active only on epithelial cells, albeit from a variety of tissues. In contrast, KGF was produced solely by cells of(More)
Development of the seminal vesicle (SV) is elicited by androgens and is dependent on epithelial-mesenchymal interactions. Androgenic signal transmission from the androgen-receptor-positive mesenchyme to the epithelium has been postulated to involve paracrine factors. Keratinocyte growth factor (KGF), a member of the fibroblast growth factor family, is(More)
The p53-inducible gene WAF1/CIP1 encodes a M(r) 21,000 protein (p21) that has been shown to arrest cell growth by inhibition of cyclin-dependent kinases. Induction of WAF1/CIP1 in cells undergoing p53-dependent G1 arrest or apoptosis supports the idea that WAF1/CIP1 is a critical downstream effector of p53. In the present study, we used embryonic(More)
Keratinocyte growth factor (KGF) is a stromally derived member of the fibroblast growth factor family (FGF7) with potent mitogenic activity on a variety of epithelial cells. To identify molecules that regulate the expression of this paracrine mediator of epithelial proliferation, we investigated the effects of various cytokines and growth factors on KGF(More)
We investigated the expression and distribution of keratinocyte growth factor (KGF) (FGF-7) and its receptor (KGFR) during reepithelialization of human skin. KGF mRNA levels increased rapidly by 8-10-fold and remained elevated for several days. In contrast, KGFR transcript levels decreased early but were significantly elevated by 8-9 d. A KGF-immunoglobulin(More)
In vitro studies have shown that keratinocyte growth factor (KGF, also known as FGF-7) is secreted by fibroblasts and is mitogenic specifically for epithelial cells. Therefore, KGF may be an important paracrine mediator of epithelial cell proliferation in vivo. Because stromal cells are thought to influence glandular proliferation in the primate(More)
The ECT2 protooncogene plays a critical role in cytokinesis, and its C-terminal half encodes a Dbl homology-pleckstrin homology module, which catalyzes guanine nucleotide exchange on the Rho family of small GTPases. The N-terminal half of ECT2 (ECT2-N) contains domains related to the cell cycle regulator/checkpoint control proteins including human XRCC1,(More)
Screening of a human embryonic lung fibroblast cDNA expression library with antiphosphotyrosine antibodies led to isolation of a novel protein kinase. A clone, designated A6, contained a 3-kb cDNA insert with a predicted open reading frame of 350 amino acids. DNA sequence analysis failed to reveal any detectable similarity with previously known genes, and(More)
Using an expression cDNA cloning approach, we examined human tumor cell lines for novel oncogenes that might evade detection by conventional techniques. We isolated a transforming sequence that was highly efficient in transforming NIH 3T3 mouse fibroblasts. DNA sequence analysis identified the gene as the human homolog of a recently cloned alpha subunit of(More)
The recently discovered WAF1/CIP1 gene is a mediator of p53 tumor suppressor activity. To analyse WAF1/CIP1 for possible mutations, polymerase chain reaction (PCR) amplified cDNAs from several tumor cell lines were cloned and sequenced. A single point mutation which changes codon 31 from AGC to AGA (Ser to Arg) was found. This change resulted in the loss of(More)