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Ornithine decarboxylase (ODC) expression is increased by growth factors and is obligatory for progression through the cell cycle in a wide variety of cell types. In this study, a variant human ODC cDNA was identified, sequenced, and used to probe mRNA levels in human breast tumor cell lines and xenografts. ODC mRNA was elevated about 3-fold in estrogen(More)
The mouse cell FT210 was isolated as a G2 phase mutant with a possible defect in the histone H1 kinase. We determined that a temperature-sensitive lesion in this cell line lies in the CDC2 gene. DNA sequence analysis revealed two point mutations in highly conserved regions of the gene: an isoleucine to valine change in the PSTAIR region, and a proline to(More)
BACKGROUND Several high throughput technologies have been employed to identify differentially regulated genes that may be molecular targets for drug discovery. Here we compared the sets of differentially regulated genes discovered using two experimental approaches: a subtracted suppressive hybridization (SSH) cDNA library methodology and Affymetrix GeneChip(More)
Articular cartilage, which is mainly composed of collagen II, enables smooth skeletal movement. Degeneration of collagen II can be caused by various events, such as injury, but degeneration especially increases over the course of normal aging. Unfortunately, the body does not fully repair itself from this type of degeneration, resulting in impaired(More)
Multiple Sclerosis is a demyelinating disease of the CNS and the primary cause of neurological disability in young adults. Loss of myelinating oligodendrocytes leads to neuronal dysfunction and death and is an important contributing factor to this disease. Endogenous oligodendrocyte precursor cells (OPCs), which on differentiation are responsible for(More)
In situ methodologies allow qualitative and semi-quantitative analysis of spatial gene expression in whole organisms or tissues. We have applied quantitative autoradiography to in situ hybridizations of sections from human breast tumor xenografts to measure mRNA levels for ornithine decarboxylase, estrogen receptor, transforming growth factor alpha, and(More)