Marilyn A. Panzica

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Transforming growth factor beta (TGF-beta) is a growth factor with multiple biological properties including stimulation and inhibition of cell proliferation. To determine whether TGF-beta is involved in hepatocyte growth responses in vivo, we measured the levels of TGF-beta mRNA in normal liver and during liver regeneration after partial hepatectomy in(More)
Dipeptidyl peptidase IV (DPPIV) is a serine exoproteinase expressed at high levels in epithelial cells of kidney, liver and small intestine. Recently Watanabe, Kohima & Fujimoto [(1987) Experientia 43, 400-401] and Gossrau et al. [(1990) Histochem. J. 22, 172-173] reported that Fischer 344 rats are deficient in this enzyme. We have examined DPPIV expression(More)
We analyzed in isolated rat liver cell populations and in fetal and neoplastic livers the distribution of RNA sequences which hybridize with alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) complementary DNA clones. Parenchymal and nonparenchymal cell populations were isolated from normal, regenerating, preneoplastic, and bile duct-ligated rat livers. We found that oval cells,(More)
When growth is stimulated in normally quiescent hepatocytes, steady-state levels of c-fos, c-myc, and p53 mRNAs increase sequentially and transiently before DNA replication. C-fos mRNA increases almost immediately after partial hepatectomy and decreases by 2 hr; c-myc mRNA reaches maximal levels between 30 min and 2 hr. In contrast, the p53 mRNA increase(More)
We examined the methylation pattern and organization of the AFP gene in whole livers and in isolated cell populations purified from livers of rats fed a carcinogenic diet which interferes with DNA methylation. Using restriction endonuclease digestion, we find no differences in methylation pattern and overall organization of the AFP gene in oval cells(More)
TA1, a novel rat oncofetal cDNA, is the predicted homolog of the human lymphocyte activation gene E16. The encoded peptides share high homology with transport-associated and uncharacterized sequences in distant species, suggesting an important and conserved function in cellular homeostasis. Moderate steady-state levels of TA1 RNA were induced following(More)
Hepatocellular carcinoma is characterized by changes in gene expression associated with cell growth and differentiation. Cell surface antigenic changes have also been described based on differential antibody reactivity between normal and neoplastic liver. We obtained a novel tumor-associated cDNA designated TA1 on the basis of its differential expression(More)
The peptides encoded by the rat liver oncofetal cDNA TA1 and the human lymphocyte activation gene E16 display a high degree of homology with coding regions recently identified in Schistosoma mansoni and Caenorhabditis elegans. Previous studies showed that up-regulation of TA1/ E16 expression was associated with rat hepatocarcinogenesis and human tumor cell(More)
Cell CAM 105 (C-CAM) is a member of the carcinoembryonic antigen family and has been characterized as a rat hepatocyte cell-cell adhesion molecule via antibody activity. Two isoforms have been cloned and differ primarily in the length of the cytoplasmic domain. Despite extensive structural studies, little is known about their function and regulation in(More)
The peptides encoded by the rat liver oncofetal cDNA TAJ and the human lymphocyte activation gene E16 display a high degree of homology with coding regions recently identified in Schistosoma mansoni and Cae norhabditis elegans. Previous studies showed that up-regulation of TAIl E16 expression was associated with rat hepatocarclnogenesis and human tumor cell(More)