Paul Wesley Brandt-Rauf

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RAS gene-encoded p21 protein has been found to increase in vitro phosphorylation of JUN via its kinase, JUN N-terminal kinase (JNK). This effect is mediated by increased phosphorylation of JNK in the presence of wild-type and oncogenic (Val-12) p21 protein in a dose-dependent manner. Oncogenic p21 protein is more potent in mediating this effect than its(More)
BACKGROUND Arsenic from drinking water has been associated with malignant and nonmalignant respiratory illnesses. The association with nonmalignant respiratory illnesses has not been well established because the assessments of respiratory symptoms may be influenced by recall bias or interviewer bias because participants had visible skin lesions. (More)
We have recently shown that a peptide (residues 35-47) from a functional region of the ras p21 protein, thought to be involved in the binding of p21 to GTPase activating protein, the antibiotic azatyrosine, known to induce the ras-recision gene, and the selective protein kinase C inhibitor, CGP 41,251, all inhibit oncogenic p21 protein-induced maturation of(More)
The authors performed a cross-sectional analysis to evaluate the association between arsenic exposure from drinking water and blood pressure using baseline data of 10,910 participants in the Health Effects of Arsenic Longitudinal Study in Bangladesh (October 2000-May 2002). A time-weighted well arsenic concentration (TWA) based on current and past use of(More)
There is growing concern over the detrimental health effects to firefighters produced by exposure to combustion byproducts of burning materials. To assess the types and levels of exposure encountered by firefighters during their routine occupational duties, members of the Buffalo Fire Department were monitored during firefighting activities with personal,(More)
The present study examined the associations between drinking water and urinary arsenic levels and skin lesions among 167 residents of three contiguous villages in Bangladesh. Thirty-six (21.6%) had skin lesions (melanosis, hyperkeratosis, or both), of which 13 (36.1%) occurred in subjects who were currently drinking water containing concentrations of(More)
  • M Kanovsky, A Raffo, +10 authors Matthew R. Pincus
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…
  • 2001
We have synthesized three peptides from the mdm-2 binding domain of human p53, residues 12-26 (PPLSQETFSDLWKLL), residues 12-20, and 17-26. To enable transport of the peptides across the cell membrane and at the same time to maximize the active mdm-2 binding alpha-helical conformation for these peptides, each was attached at its carboxyl terminus to the(More)
Extreme environmental pollution such as that found in the highly industrialized Silesian region of Poland has been associated with increased risk of cancer and adverse reproductive outcomes. Among the most prevalent carcinogenic and mutagenic air pollutants in Silesia are the polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) which are largely produced by industrial(More)
The tumor suppressor gene p53 has been identified as the most frequent target of genetic alterations in human cancers. Vinyl chloride, a known human carcinogen that induces the rare sentinel neoplasm angiosarcoma of the liver, has been associated with specific A-->T transversions at the first base of codons 249 and 255 of the p53 gene. These mutations(More)