Nicole A Fayein

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The binding of iodinated basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) to low-density heparan sulfate proteoglycan purified from the Engelbreth Holm Swarm (EHS) sarcoma was investigated using different techniques. The tumor clearly contained bFGF, the level being comparable to that found in other tissues such as human or bovine brain. 125I bFGF strongly bound to(More)
Expression profiles of 5058 human gene transcripts represented by an array of 7451 clones from the first IMAGE Consortium cDNA library from infant brain have been collected by semiquantitative hybridization of the array with complex probes derived by reverse transcription of mRNA from brain and five other human tissues. Twenty-one percent of the clones(More)
Basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) binding to ocular tissues has been studied by autoradiographical and biochemical approaches directly performed on sections during mouse embryonic and postnatal development. Frozen sections of embryos (9 to 18 days), newborns, and adults (1 day to 6 months) were incubated with iodinated bFGF. One specific FGF binding(More)
Sequence, gene mapping, and expression data corresponding to 910 genes transcribed in human skeletal muscle have been integrated to form the muscle module of the Genexpress IMAGE Knowledge Base. Based on cDNA array hybridization, a set of 14 transcripts preferentially or specifically expressed in muscle have been selected and characterized in more detail:(More)
During retinal differentiation, fibroblast growth factor 2 (FGF2) expression increases in retinal neurons following the sequential appearance of the neuronal layers. The function of the developmental increase of endogenous FGF2 in the developing chick retina was investigated by using an antisense strategy, using both optic vesicle cultures and in(More)
The labeling pattern of mouse embryonic eye frozen sections incubated with radioiodinated brain acidic and basic fibroblasts growth factors (aFGF and bFGF) was investigated by autoradiography. Both growth factors bind to basement membranes in a dose-dependent way, with a higher affinity for bFGF. Similar data were obtained with eye-derived growth factors(More)
Cross-linking of bound 125I-basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) to bovine epithelial lens cells identified two labelled species whose apparent molecular weights were identical with those of two phosphorylated proteins. The bFGF-stimulated phosphorylation of these proteins was shown to be rapid, suggesting an autophosphorylation process. To demonstrate(More)
The labeling pattern of frozen sections of rabbit cornea incubated with radioiodinated basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) was investigated in normal corneas and prostaglandin-induced neovascularized corneas by autoradiography followed by image analysis. 125I-bFGF binds to Bowman's, Descemet's, and vascular basement membranes in a dose-dependent manner.(More)
We have identified a fourth member of the enigma homolog (ENH) family within a pool of human transcripts specifically expressed in skeletal muscle tissue. This new ENH isoform of 215 amino acids is the shorter of the family, it lacks the C-terminal LIM domains present in ENH1 but contains the N-terminal PDZ domain. Northern blot analysis confirmed the(More)
The expression of the chicken cysteine-rich fibroblast growth factor receptor (CFR) during organogenesis and specifically during retina formation was studied by Northern blotting and a sensitive in situ hybridization. At days 2 and 4 of embryonic development (E2 and E4), CFR mRNA was present in a wide variety of developing organs; it was abundantly(More)