Nancy S. Bae

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Human diploid fibroblasts eventually lose the capacity to replicate in culture and enter a viable but nonproliferative state of senescence. Recently, it has been demonstrated that retroviral-mediated gene transfer into primary fibroblasts of an activated ras gene (V12ras) rapidly accelerates development of the senescent phenotype. Using this in vitro(More)
In an earlier report, we used differential cloning to identify genes that might be critical in controlling arterial neointima formation (Giachelli, C., N. Bae, D. Lombardi, M. Majesky, and S. Schwartz. 1991. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 177:867-873). In this study, we sequenced the complete cDNA and conclusively identified one of these genes, 2B7, as rat(More)
The mechanisms by which telomeres are distinguished from DNA double-strand breaks are poorly understood. Here we have defined the minimal requirements for the protection of telomeric DNA ends from nonhomologous end-joining (NHEJ). Neither long, single-stranded overhangs nor t loop formation is essential to prevent NHEJ-mediated ligation of telomeric ends in(More)
Telomeres, the nucleoprotein structures at the ends of linear chromosomes, promote genome stability by distinguishing chromosome termini from DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs). Cells possess two principal pathways for DSB repair: homologous recombination and non-homologous end joining (NHEJ). Several studies have implicated TRF2 in the protection of telomeres(More)
The fission yeast Pot1 (protection of telomeres) protein binds to the single-stranded extensions at the ends of telomeres, where its presence is critical for the maintenance of linear chromosomes. Homologs of Pot1 have been identified in a wide variety of eukaryotes, including plants, animals, and humans. We now show that Pot1 plays dual roles in telomere(More)
We have identified a rat smooth muscle cell mRNA, 2B7, which distinguishes smooth muscle cell phenotypes in vitro. Sequence and tissue distribution data strongly suggest this mRNA to be identical to osteopontin (secreted phosphoprotein I, 2aR). In vivo, 2B7 mRNA is expressed in normal rat aorta and carotid arteries at levels 50-60-fold greater than heart,(More)
Histone deacetylases are required for transcriptional repression in eukaryotes. Saccharomyces cerevisiae has several histone deacetylases, of which ySir2p is the most conserved throughout evolution. Currently, there is no report on the interacting protein partner of a human Sir2 homolog, SIRT2. Here we show for the first time that SIRT2 interacts with the(More)
We describe the rationale for and the synthesis of a new class of compounds utilizing a modular approach that are designed to mimic ascorbic acid and to inhibit 2-oxoglutarate-dependent hydroxylases. Preliminary characterization of one of these compounds indicates in vivo anticonvulsant activity (6 Hz mouse model) at nontoxic doses, inhibition of the(More)
Telomeres are important for maintaining the integrity of the genome through the action of the shelterin complex. Previous studies indicted that the length of the telomere did not have an effect on the amount of the shelterin subunits; however, those experiments were performed using immortalized cells with stable telomere lengths. The interest of the present(More)
The yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae responds to amino acid deprivation by activating a pathway conserved in eukaryotes to overcome the starvation stress. We have screened the entire yeast heterozygous deletion collection to identify strains haploinsufficient for growth in the presence of sulfometuron methyl, which causes starvation for isoleucine and valine.(More)
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