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Somatic mutations at Thr-58 of c-Myc have been detected in Burkitt's lymphoma (BL) tumors and have been shown to affect the transforming potential of the Myc oncoprotein. In addition, the N-terminal domain of c-Myc has been shown to interact with microtubules in vivo, and the binding of c-Myc to alpha-tubulin was localized to amino acids 48 to 135 within(More)
Mice bred to carry germline Rb and p53 null alleles are associated with a tumor spectrum that overlaps with the inherited multiple endocrine neoplasia-1 (MEN1) and MEN2 syndromes in humans, including medullary thyroid cancer (MTC). To study the genetic basis for these tumors, we microdissected MTC specimens or obtained fresh MTC tissue from nine independent(More)
Thymidylate synthase (TS) is an E2F1-regulated enzyme that is essential for DNA synthesis and repair. TS protein and mRNA levels are elevated in many human cancers, and high TS levels have been correlated with poor prognosis in patients with colorectal, breast, cervical, bladder, kidney, and non-small cell lung cancers. In this study, we show that ectopic(More)
PURPOSE Phase I dose-escalation study to determine the toxicity and maximum tolerated dose (MTD) of 17-dimethylaminoethylamino-17-demethoxygeldanamycin (17-DMAG), a heat shock protein 90 (Hsp90) inhibitor, administered on a twice weekly schedule in patients with advanced cancer. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN 17-DMAG was administered as a 1- to 2-h infusion twice(More)
The Myc gene family which includes c-Myc, N-Myc and L-Myc, are transcription factors that play a role in cell proliferation, apoptosis and in the development of human tumors. Myc amplification and overexpression has been detected in lung cancer of different histologic subtypes. Although the mechanism of Myc action is not yet fully understood, Myc has been(More)
Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (PanNETs) are complicated and often deadly neoplasms. A recent increased understanding of their molecular biology has contributed to expanded treatment options. DNA sequencing of samples derived from patients with PanNETs and rare genetic syndromes such as multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN1) and Von Hippel-Lindau(More)
The expression of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) in infected cells is induced (or enhanced) by a number of agents including phorbol myristate acetate (PMA), phytohemagglutinin (PHA), certain infectious agents, certain cytokines, and ultraviolet light. ACH2 cells represent latently HIV-1-infected T-cells, which produce only a low level of HIV-1(More)
A missense mutation at cysteine 706, resulting in a retinoblastoma (RB) protein defective in phosphorylation and oncoprotein binding, has been isolated from a human tumor cell line. Since this residue is conserved in murine RB and in the related p107 protein, we studied the activity of in vitro mutants flanking this position. These experiments demonstrated(More)
Zebularine is a novel potent inhibitor of both cytidine deaminase and DNA methylation. We examined the effect of zebularine on mammary tumor growth in genetically engineered MMTV-PyMT transgenic mice that develop mammary tumors at 60 days of age with 100% penetrance. The MMTV-PyMT transgenic mice were randomized at 46 days of age into control (n = 25) and(More)
Retinoic acid-mediated differentiation of HL60 cells is associated with an alteration of chromatin structure that maps to protein-binding sequences within intron I of the c-myc gene and with down-regulation of c-myc expression. By using HeLa cell extracts, we previously identified two polypeptides, designated MIBP1 (for Myc-intron-binding peptide) and RFX1,(More)