Paul Cheresh

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Using the differential display technique, selecting for genes up-regulated in renal cell carcinoma compared with normal renal parenchyma, we isolated a novel gene, designated DD96. As determined by in situ and Northern blot hybridization studies, DD96 is expressed only in rare normal epithelial cell populations, such as the proximal tubular epithelial cells(More)
Activation of the NLRP3 inflammasome and subsequent maturation of IL-1β have been implicated in acute lung injury (ALI), resulting in inflammation and fibrosis. We investigated the role of vimentin, a type III intermediate filament, in this process using three well-characterized murine models of ALI known to require NLRP3 inflammasome activation. We(More)
H-cadherin is a newly characterized cadherin molecule whose expression is decreased in a variety of human carcinoma cells, suggesting that it may play a role in maintaining normal cellular phenotype. To investigate how re-expression of H-cadherin could influence the malignant phenotype of human breast carcinoma cells in vivo, we transfected both control and(More)
Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is a human herpesvirus that efficiently transforms and immortalizes human primary B lymphocytes. In this study, the role of latent membrane protein 2 (LMP2) in EBV growth transformation was investigated. LMP2 is a virally encoded membrane protein expressed in EBV-immortalized B cells previously shown to be nonessential for EBV(More)
Convincing evidence has emerged demonstrating that impairment of mitochondrial function is critically important in regulating alveolar epithelial cell (AEC) programmed cell death (apoptosis) that may contribute to aging-related lung diseases, such as idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and asbestosis (pulmonary fibrosis following asbestos exposure). The(More)
Constitutive fibroblast activation is responsible for organ fibrosis in fibrotic disorders including systemic sclerosis (SSc), but the underlying mechanisms are not fully understood, and effective therapies are lacking. We investigated the expression of the mitochondrial deacetylase sirtuin 3 (SIRT3) and its modulation by hexafluoro, a novel fluorinated(More)
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