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Manganese superoxide dismutase (Sod2) has emerged as a key enzyme with a dual role in tumorigenic progression. Early studies were primarily directed at defining the tumor suppressive function of Sod2 based on its low level expression in many tumor types. It is now commonly held that loss of Sod2 expression is likely an early event in tumor progression(More)
Manganese superoxide dismutase (MnSOD) overexpression has been shown to reverse the malignant phenotype in a variety of tumor cell lines. The inhibition of proliferation and reversal of the malignant phenotype has been attributed to an increase in H(2)O(2) production as a result of the dismutation reaction. However, direct evidence in support of this(More)
Baker's yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, can adapt to growth under severe oxygen limitation. Two regulatory systems are described here that control this adaptation. The first involves a heme-dependent repression mechanism. Cells sense hypoxia through the inability to maintain oxygen-dependent heme biosynthesis. Under aerobic conditions, heme accumulates and(More)
Studies from many laboratories have shown that overexpression of manganese superoxide dismutase (MnSOD) inhibits the growth of numerous tumor cell types. The inhibition of tumor cell growth can be attributed to the increase in the steady-state levels of H2O2 as a result of the increased dismuting activity of MnSOD. Here we demonstrate that overexpression of(More)
The Proteome Division of Incyte Genomics has released new volumes to the BioKnowledge Library to add human, mouse and rat protein information to its rich collection of model organism Proteome Databases. The Human Proteome Survey Database (HumanPSD) compiles the fundamental properties of more than 25 000 characterized mammalian proteins. HumanPSD includes(More)
Many degenerative disease processes associated with aging result from enhanced extracellular matrix (ECM) breakdown. Concomitant with aberrant matrix destruction are alterations in levels of reactive oxygen species (ROS) generating and detoxification systems. ROS function as second messengers due to their ability to react with wide range of biomolecules(More)
Epidemiological and clinical evidence suggest a correlation between asthma and infection with atypical bacterial respiratory pathogens. However, the cellular and molecular underpinnings of this correlation remain unclear. Using the T-bet-deficient (T-bet(-/-)) murine model of asthma and the natural murine pathogen Mycoplasma pulmonis, we provide a(More)
The yeast global transcriptional repressor Tup1 contains 7 WD repeats in its C-terminus that form a beta-propeller-like structure, in which the first and last WD repeats interact to make a closed circle. The WD domains of all proteins tested, including Tup1, form a compact structure resistant to trypsin digestion (Garcia-Higuera et al., Biochemistry 35(More)