Osnat Garach-Jehoshua

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OBJECTIVES Central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO) and central retinal artery occlusion (CRAO) are common disorders associated with risk factors for atherosclerosis. Protein Z is a cofactor for the inactivation of activated factor X (Xa) by the protein Z dependent protease inhibitor. Protein Z deficiency was recently linked to increased risk of arterial(More)
In a comparison of gene expression profile in unsorted bone marrow (BM) samples from patients with multiple myeloma (MM), acute leukemia, and diffuse large B-cell lymphoma infiltrating the BM, the leading myeloma distinguishing gene was GPRC5D. This gene was highly expressed in BM samples from the 10 MM cases examined as opposed to minimal expression in(More)
We studied the effect of 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 (1,25(OH)2D3) on the cytotoxic action of TNF on MCF-7 human breast cancer cells and on adult bovine aortic endothelial cells. 1,25(OH)2D3 increased the effect of TNF on MCF-7 cells but not on endothelial cells over a wide TNF concentration range. At a suboptimal concentration (1 ng/ml) the potentiation was(More)
Bone marrow (BM) cells depend on their niche for growth and survival. However, the genes modulated by niche stimuli have not been discriminated yet. For this purpose, we investigated BM aspirations from patients with various hematological malignancies. Each aspirate was fractionated, and the various samples were fixed at different time points and analyzed(More)
Calpain is a ubiquitous neutral calcium-activated thiol protease that is implicated in various cellular functions including exocytosis, cell fusion, apoptosis and proliferation. The calpain system is composed of the enzymes mu-calpain and m-calpain and their endogenous inhibitor, calpastatin. We employed the spontaneously immortalized human HaCaT(More)
Topical treatment of normal skin with 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 [1,25-(OH)2D3] or its synthetic analogs results in enhanced keratinocyte proliferation. Autocrine growth factors belonging to the epidermal growth factor (EGF) family play a major role in controlling keratinocyte proliferation. 1,25-(OH)2D3 enhanced the autonomous proliferation of HaCaT human(More)
In recording the changes acquired in gene expression profile during culture of fresh bone marrow samples from patients with multiple myeloma or acute myeloid leukemia, the most remarkable finding in both instances was widespread downregulation of mitotic and transcriptional genes (e.g. MKI67, CCNB1, ASPM, SGOL1, DLGAP5, CENPF, BUB1, KIF23, KIF18a, KIF11,(More)
mu-Calpain is a calcium-dependent neutral thiol protease activated by micromolar concentrations of calcium. mu-Calpain is implicated in various cellular functions regulated by calcium including exocytosis, cell fusion, apoptosis and control of cell proliferation. We studied the effect of 1,25-(OH)2D3 on mu-calpain levels in the human renal cell carcinoma(More)
Lupus anticoagulants (LAC) are antibodies which are detected by a prolongation of phospholipid-dependent coagulation assays, and are associated with thrombotic events and pregnancy complications in patients with the antiphospholipid syndrome. The antiphospholipid syndrome is defined by arterial or venous thrombosis and/or pregnancy morbidity and by(More)