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Transferrin receptor 2 (TfR2) possesses a YQRV motif similar to the YTRF motif of transferrin receptor 1 (TfR1) responsible for the internalization and secretion through the endosomal pathway. Raft biochemical dissection showed that TfR2 is a component of the low-density Triton-insoluble (LDTI) plasma membrane domain, able to co-immunoprecipitate with(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Ferroportin-1 (FPN1) is expressed in various types of cells that play critical roles in mammalian iron metabolism and appears to act as an iron exporter in these tissues. The aim of this study was to investigate whether erythroid cells possess specific mechanisms for iron export. DESIGN AND METHODS The expression of FPN1 during(More)
We report the molecular analysis of an 8;14 reciprocal chromosome translocation in a case of acute lymphocytic leukemia (L3 type). DNA from primary leukemic cells was analyzed on the basis of restriction endonuclease mapping by hybridization with various human c-myc and Ig heavy chain probes. The breakpoint of the translocation is within an approximately(More)
We report a study of four families of Italian origin in which heterocellular HPFH is inherited linked to β thalassemia over two or three generations. The HPFH + β thalassemia carriers showed thalassemic blood pictures and elevated HbF and F-cell number without increase in the HbF/F-cell content. Association of this gene complex with a second β thalassemia(More)
Different proteins ensure the fine control of iron metabolism at the level of various tissues. Among these proteins, it was discovered a second transferrin receptor (TfR2), that seems to play a key role in the regulation of iron homeostasis. Its mutations are responsible for type 3 hemochromatosis (Type 3 HH). Although TfR2 expression in normal tissues was(More)
We have analyzed the RNA expression of three protein kinase C (PKC) genes (alpha, beta, and gamma) in human and murine central nervous systems during embryonic-fetal, perinatal, and adult life. Analysis of human brain poly(A)+ RNA indicates that expression of PKC alpha and beta genes can be detected as early as 6 weeks postconception, undergoes a gradual(More)
The treatment with beta-blockers causes an enhancement of the norepinephrine-induced fetal gene response in cultured cardiomyocytes. Here, we tested whether the activation of cAMP-mediated beta-adrenergic signaling antagonizes alpha(1)-adrenergic receptor (AR)-mediated fetal gene response. To address this question, the fetal gene program, of which atrial(More)
Genomic DNA from a hemoglobin (Hb) Lepore Boston (delta 87 Gln beta 116 His) homozygote of Southern Italian origin has been studied in order to map the fusion point between the delta and beta genes. An Ava II restriction endonuclease recognition sequence, located 12 base pairs (bp) downstream from the 5' end of the beta gene large intervening sequence, has(More)
We report a study of four families of Italian origin in which heterocellular HPFH is inherited linked to beta thalassemia over two or three generations. The HPFH + beta thalassemia carriers showed thalassemic blood pictures and elevated HbF and F-cell number without increase in the HbF/F-cell content. Association of this gene complex with a second beta(More)
Mechanisms underlying fetal hemoglobin (HbF) reactivation in adult life have not been elucidated; particularly, the role of growth factors (GFs) is controversial. Interestingly, histone deacetylase (HD) inhibitors (sodium butyrate, NaB, trichostatin A, TSA) reactivate HbF. We developed a novel model system to investigate HbF reactivation: (1) single(More)