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In Caenorhabditis elegans, pdfr-1 encodes three receptors of the secretin receptor family. These G protein-coupled receptors are activated by three neuropeptides, pigment dispersing factors 1a, 1b and 2, which are encoded by pdf-1 and pdf-2. We isolated a PDF receptor loss-of-function allele (lst34) by means of a mutagenesis screen and show that the PDF(More)
Biologic effects of androgen on target cells are mediated in part by transcriptional regulation of androgen-regulated genes (ARGs) by androgen receptor. Using serial analysis of gene expression (SAGE), we have identified a comprehensive repertoire of ARGs in LNCaP cells. One of the SAGE-derived tags exhibiting homology to an expressed sequence tag was(More)
Infection of Renca cells in vitro with a recombinant adenovirus expressing a marker gene beta-galactosidase resulted in high level of the transgene expression. Renca tumors grown in Balb/C mice were also infectable with this recombinant adenovirus. The transgene expression in the tumors lasted for about 7 days, however, administration of another dose of(More)
Quantitative expression profile of androgen-regulated genes (ARGs) was evaluated in the hormone-responsive prostate cancer cell line LNCaP by serial analysis of gene expression (SAGE). A total of 83,489 SAGE tags representing 23,448 known genes or expressed sequence tags (ESTs) and 1,655 potentially novel sequences have unraveled the transcriptome of LNCaP(More)
A recombinant adenovirus expressing Escherichia coli cytosine deaminase (AdCD) was constructed with the purpose of exploring its utility for the treatment of breast cancer. Infection of the human breast cancer cell line, MDA-MB-231, with AdCD resulted in high levels of cytosine deaminase enzyme activity. MDA-MB-231 cells infected with AdCD were 1000-fold(More)
PSGR, a new prostate tissue-specific gene with homology to the G protein-coupled odorant receptor gene family, has been identified. Here we report the characteristics of the predicted protein sequence of PSGR and its prostate tissue specificity and expression profile in human prostate cancer and matched normal tissues. Using multiple tissue Northern blots(More)
Reduced signaling through the C. elegans insulin/insulin-like growth factor-1-like tyrosine kinase receptor daf-2 and dietary restriction via bacterial dilution are two well-characterized lifespan-extending interventions that operate in parallel or through (partially) independent mechanisms. Using accurate mass and time tag LC-MS/MS quantitative proteomics,(More)
The amenability and reproducibility of a tissue culture-independent Agrobacterium tumefaciens-mediated transformation strategy was analyzed in field bean and the stability of the transgenes was examined. The protocol involves in planta inoculation of embryo axes of germinating seeds and allowing them to grow into seedlings ex vitro. Transformants were(More)
The cytotoxicity of a recombinant adenovirus expressing the wild type tumor suppressor gene p53 (AdWTp53) was studied in two human breast cancer MCF-7 sublines selected for resistance to adriamycin (MCF-Adr) and mitoxantrone (MCF-Mito). Although the levels of wild type p53 protein following infection with AdWTp53 are comparable in all cell lines, the two(More)
OBJECTIVES A wide range of p53 mutations (5-65%), detected by various methods, has been reported in primary prostate cancers (CaP). IHC staining of radical prostatectomy specimens shows marked heterogeneity of focally distributed p53-positive cells. However, a significant relationship between the focal staining of p53 and cancer recurrence after radical(More)