Monica Cardone

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To study the role of the BH3 domain in mediating pro-apoptotic and anti-apoptotic activities of Bcl-2 family members, we identified a series of novel small molecules (BH3Is) that inhibit the binding of the Bak BH3 peptide to Bcl-xL. NMR analyses revealed that BH3Is target the BH3-binding pocket of Bcl-xL. Inhibitors specifically block the(More)
The human ETS family gene TEL2/ETV7 is highly homologous to TEL1/ETV6, a frequent target of chromosome translocations in human leukemia and specific solid tumors. Here we report that TEL2 augments the proliferation and survival of normal mouse B cells and dramatically accelerates lymphoma development in Emu-Myc transgenic mice. Nonetheless, inactivation of(More)
We report a novel case of multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2A (MEN 2A) associated with two mutations of the protooncogene RET. One affects codon 634 and causes a cysteine to arginine substitution; the second at codon 640 causes an alanine to glycine substitution in the transmembrane region. The two mutations were present on the same RET allele and were(More)
Immunocytochemical studies have shown that gel-forming glycoproteins (mucins) and the bacteriolytic protein lysozyme are selectively expressed in airway mucous and serous cells, respectively. The mechanisms mediating this selectivity are unknown. In this study, we localized mucin and lysozyme mRNA by in situ hybridization to investigate the possibility that(More)
The RET proto-oncogene encodes a tyrosine kinase receptor expressed in neuroectoderm-derived cells. Mutations in specific regions of the gene are responsible for the tumor syndromes multiple endocrine neoplasia types 2A and 2B (MEN 2A and 2B), while mutations along the entire gene are involved in a developmental disorder of the gastrointestinal tract,(More)
The MN1 (Meningioma 1) gene is overexpressed in certain subtypes of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and high levels of MN1 expression in mouse bone marrow cells results in myeloid leukemia. We showed that compared with control bone marrow (BM) MN1 expression was increased (2-fold or more) in 29 out of 73 (40%) pediatric B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia(More)
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