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At least three regions of the simian virus 40 small-t antigen (small-t) contribute to the protein's ability to enhance cellular transformation. As we showed previously for rat F111 cells, one region includes sequences from residues 97 to 103 that are involved in the binding and inhibition of protein phosphatase 2A. In the present study, the role of the(More)
The progressive growth of solid tumors is strictly dependent on their ability to attract new blood vessels that will supply them with oxygen and essential nutrients. Although in experimental models a number of compounds are able to elicit such angiogenesis, under normal physiological conditions new vessel growth is tightly repressed. One consequence of the(More)
The permanent cell line BHK-21/cl 13 can be transformed by mutagenic carcinogens as the result of the induction of a recessive somatic mutation. Yet when these cells were treated with 5-azacytidine under conditions in which no mutants resistant to either ouabain or 6-thioguanine could be detected, they were transformed efficiently. These transformants were(More)
Postreplication repair of DNA and chemical transformation with the carcinogen 4-nitroquinoline-1-oxide were studied in rat cell lines either uninfected or infected with Rauscher leukemia virus. The results indicate that equivalent amounts of carcinogen are bound to the DNA initially and removed during excision repair. However, the lines differ in that the(More)
F111 rat cells transformed by simian virus 40 mutant tsA1499 are cold sensitive for the expression of transformation. Yet, unlike F111 cells transformed by tsA58, they do not lose the ability to stabilize the transformation-associated host cell protein p53 at the temperature at which transformation is extinguished.
Bladder tumors are characterized by markedly increased angiogenesis when compared to the normal urothelium (NU) from which they are derived. Here, we use both cultured cells and immunohistochemistry to demonstrate a primary regulatory role for thrombospondin-1 (TSP-1), a potent inhibitor of angiogenesis, in the development of bladder tumor angiogenesis.(More)
Using a series of cold-sensitive variants of chemically transformed BHK-21 cells, revertants to the normal phenotype derived from a dimethyl-nitrosamine transformed clone of BHK-21 as well as revertants to the normal phenotype derived from polyoma transformed BHK-21 cells we have demonstrated that the surface phenotype described by enhanced agglutinability(More)