Neng-Tang Norman Huang

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Impairment of intestinal fat digestion and absorption constitutes one of the principal manifestations of cystic fibrosis of the pancreas (1, 2). It has been reported that in these patients, triglycerides of shorter chain fatty acids appear to be more completely absorbed than those containing fatty acids with chain lengths longer than 12 carbon atoms (3, 4).(More)
To investigate the role of cAMP-dependent protein kinase (PKA) and cAMP levels in ATP-dependent mitogenesis, Swiss 3T3 cells were transfected with an expression vector coding for (i) a mutated regulatory subunit of PKA (PKA mutant) or (ii) a yeast low Km cAMP phosphodiesterase gene (PDE mutant). The PKA mutant showed 70% reduced PKA activity.(More)
The mitogenic effect of extracellular ATP on porcine aortic smooth muscle cells (SMC) was examined. Stimulation of [3H]thymidine incorporation by ATP was dose-dependent; the maximal effect was obtained at 100 microM. ATP acted synergistically with insulin, IGF-1, EGF, PDGF, and various other mitogens. Incorporation of [3H]thymidine was correlated with the(More)
The growth of transformed mouse fibroblasts (3T6 cells) in medium containing 5% fetal bovine serum was inhibited after treatment with concentrations greater than 50 microM ATP, ADP, or AMP. Adenosine, the common catabolite of the nucleotides, had no effect on cell growth at concentrations below 1 mM. However, the following results indicate that the toxicity(More)
Using 3T3 and 3T6 mouse fibroblasts and A431 epidermoid carcinoma cells, we previously observed that extracellular ATP and ADP were mitogens and they synergized with other growth factors (Huang, N., Wang, D. and Heppel, L. A. (1989) Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 86, 7904-7908). We now report that ATP and ADP stimulated Na+ entry, intracellular alkalinization(More)
Extracellular ATP in concentrations of 5-50 microM displayed very little mitogenic activity by itself but it caused synergistic stimulation of [3H]thymidine incorporation in the presence of phorbol 12-tetradecanoate 13-acetate, epidermal growth factor, platelet-derived growth factor, insulin, adenosine, or 5'-(N-ethyl)carboxamidoadenosine. Cultures of Swiss(More)
The polypeptides PDGF, TGF alpha, and EGF have previously been shown by others to stimulate proliferation of fibroblasts and keratinocytes in the process of wound healing. Here we demonstrate that extracellular ATP, ADP or AMPPNP caused synergistic enhancement of DNA synthesis in 3T6 mouse fibroblasts and BALB/MK keratinocytes when combined with any of the(More)