Peter J Condon

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The high-affinity NGF receptor is thought to be a complex of two receptors , gp75 and the tyrosine kinase TrkA, but direct biochemical evidence for such an association had been lacking. In this report, we demonstrate the existence of such a gp75-TrkA complex by a copatching technique. Gp75 on the surface of intact cells is patched with an anti-gp75 antibody(More)
Epidermal growth factor (EGF)-treated neurosphere cultures from embryonal striatum contain multipotential cells capable of neuronal, astrocytic, and oligodendroglial differentiation. In this study, we tested whether these neural precursor cells differentiate in the presence of neurotrophic factors. We first assayed neurosphere cells for expression of(More)
Long-term physiological responses of nerve growth factor (NGF) and other neurotrophins require gene regulation and likely depend on retrograde axonal transport of NGF or a signaling molecule activated by ligand-receptor interaction. The low-affinity neurotrophin receptor p75LANR is retrogradely transported, but this receptor is not sufficient for(More)
To understand the functional interactions between the TrkA and p75 nerve growth factor (NGF) receptors, we stably transfected LAN5 neuroblastoma cells with an expression vector for ET-R, a chimeric receptor with the extracellular domain of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), and the TrkA transmembrane and intracellular domains. EGF activated the(More)
We stably expressed the nerve growth factor receptor trkA or a truncated trkA lacking the kinase domain (trkA delta) in a highly tumorigenic rat glioma cell line, C6. Survival of rats with large intrastriatal inocula of C6trkA cells was significantly longer than for rats bearing C6 or C6trkA delta cells. Histological studies revealed that C6trkA cells were(More)
We have examined nerve growth factor (NGF)-triggered signaling in two NIH3T3 cell lines exogenously expressing the NGF receptor, TrkA. TRK1 cells cease to proliferate and extend long processes in response to NGF, while E25 cells continue to proliferate in the presence of NGF. These two cell lines express similar levels of TrkA and respond to NGF with rapid(More)
The crystal structure of the cooperative dimeric hemoglobin from the blood clam Scapharca inaequivalvis has been determined in the oxygenated state and refined to an R-factor of 0.157 at 1.7-A resolution. The structure is very similar to the carbon monoxide-liganded form with subtle differences in ligand binding geometry. Oxygen binds to the heme iron in a(More)
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