Monika Phelps

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The negative-regulatory feedback loop between p53 and hdm2 forms part of a finely balanced regulatory network of proteins that controls cell cycle progression and commitment to apoptosis. Expression of hdm2, and its mouse orthologue mdm2, is known to be induced by p53, but recent evidence has demonstrated mdm2 expression can also be regulated via(More)
The major 28,000- to 36,000-dalton proteins of pulmonary surfactant (SP28-36) have been shown by various techniques to be synthetic and secretory products of alveolar type II cells. Surfactant lipids are also secreted by these cells. Immunocytochemical studies of human and rodent lungs have indicated that nonciliated epithelial cells of small bronchioles(More)
A receptor for atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) was purified 2700-fold, to apparent homogeneity, from cultured bovine aortic smooth muscle cells by affinity chromatography. The native ANP receptor has a molecular weight of 125,000 as determined by both metrizamide gradient centrifugation and nonreducing NaDodSO4/polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis. With(More)
Leukocytes isolated from two adult donors who lacked detectable antibodies to antigens associated with Epstein-Barr virus were exposed to an average of 0.02 to 0.1 DNA-containing particles of Epstein-Barr virus per cell and immediately clones in agarose. Within about 30 generations all transformed cell clones contained between 5 and 800 copies of viral DNA(More)
Binding experiments with 125I-atrial natriuretic factor (ANF) followed by covalent attachment with disuccimidyl suberate show that the peptide binds predominantly to a protein of apparent molecular mass of 66,000 daltons on the cell surface of cultured bovine aortic smooth muscle cells. A minor protein species of 180,000 Mr is also visualized after(More)
The physical and functional interaction between the transcription factor p53 and its negative regulatory partner protein Hdm2 (Mdm2 in mouse) is a key point of convergence of multiple signaling pathways that regulates cell proliferation and survival. hdm2 mRNA transcription is induced by p53, forming the basis of an auto-regulatory feedback loop. Growth and(More)
The isolation of p53 immunostain positive cells from histological sections for molecular genetic studies is a difficult task, especially if there are few positive cells. To eliminate contaminating DNA from p53 negative cells, which can obscure the results of molecular assays, a variation on the technique of immunohistoselective sequencing was developed.(More)
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