Marie C Nlend

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To study proteins secreted into the airway, we used secretions from primary human airway epithelial cells, re-differentiated at the air-liquid interface, and from patients intubated during surgery. A major protein of the cultured cell secretions was ethanol soluble. This protein was purified, analyzed by Edman degradation, matrix-assisted laser-desorption(More)
BACKGROUND Dietary intake of the soy isoflavone genistein is associated with reduced severity of asthma, but the mechanisms responsible for this effect are unknown. OBJECTIVE To determine whether genistein blocks eosinophil leukotriene C(4) (LTC(4)) synthesis and to evaluate the mechanism of this effect, and to assess the impact of a 4-week period of soy(More)
Antibodies are widely available and cost-effective research tools in life science, and antibody conjugates are now extensively used for targeted therapy, immunohistochemical staining, or in vivo diagnostic imaging of cancer. Significant advances in site-specific antibody labeling technologies have enabled the production of highly characterized and(More)
Thyroglobulin (Tg) binds to cell surfaces through various binding sites of high, moderate and low affinity. We have previously shown that binding with low to moderate affinity is pH dependent, selective, but not tissue specific. To identify the regions of Tg involved in this cell surface binding, we studied the binding of (125)I-labeled cyanogen bromide(More)
Thyroid hormone synthesis is under the control of thyrotropin (TSH), which also regulates the sulfation of tyrosines in thyroglobulin (Tg). We hypothesized that sulfated tyrosine (Tyr[S]) might be involved in the hormonogenic process, since the consensus sequence required for tyrosine sulfation to occur was observed at the hormonogenic sites. Porcine(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the regulation of thyroglobulin sulfation by thyrotropin (TSH) and iodide. Sulfation, a widespread post-translational modification of proteins, is involved in various biological activities. Thyroglobulin has been reported to be sulfated but, to date, the role of sulfate residues in the metabolism and function of thyroglobulin is not(More)
The use of tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) against EGFR/c-Met in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) has been shown to be effective in increasing patient progression free survival (PFS), but their efficacy is limited due to the development of resistance and tumor recurrence. Therefore, understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying development of drug(More)
We describe spectral properties of novel fluorescence probe DyLight 594. Absorption and fluorescence spectra of this dye are in the region of Alexa 594 fluor spectra. The quantum yield of DyLight 594 in conjugated form to IgG is higher than corresponding quantum yield of Alexa 594 by about 50%. The new DyLight dye also shows slightly longer lifetime and(More)
Cell volume regulation by thyrotropin (TSH) and iodide, the main effectors involved in thyroid function, was studied in cultured thyroid cells. The mean cell volume, determined by performing 3-D reconstitution on confocal microscopy optical slices from living octadecylrhodamine-labeled cells cultured with both TSH and iodide (control cells), was 3.73 +/-(More)
Tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) against EGFR and c-Met are initially effective when administered individually or in combination to non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients. However, the overall efficacies of TKIs are limited due to the development of drug resistance. Therefore, it is important to elucidate mechanisms of EGFR and c-Met TKI resistance in(More)