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Our laboratory has previously reported the isolation of a murine cDNA which restores reduced folate carrier (RFC) activity and methotrexate (MTX) sensitivity to a MTX-resistant, transport-deficient human breast cancer cell line (MTXR ZR-75-1) (K. H. Dixon et al., J. Biol. Chem., 269: 17-20, 1994). Using this murine cDNA as a probe, we have isolated two(More)
Breast carcinoma invasion is associated with prominent alterations in stromal fibroblasts. Carcinoma-associated fibroblasts (CAF) support and promote tumorigenesis, whereas normal mammary fibroblasts (NF) are thought to suppress tumor progression. Little is known about the difference in gene expression between CAF and NF or the patient-to-patient(More)
Little is known regarding the regulation of expression of the RHOA protooncogene, a member of the family of genes encoding Ras-related GTP-binding proteins. We have previously reported that the 3' untranslated region (UTR) of RHOA was contained within a genomic sequence which flanked the 5' end of the human glutathione peroxidase 1-encoding gene [J.A.(More)
Human selenium-dependent glutathione peroxidase (hGPx1) (EC is thought to be involved in many critical cellular functions as a result of its role in glutathione-mediated reduction of toxic peroxides, and it is implicated as a mechanism of resistance against oxygen free radicals. Previous studies have demonstrated that the gene encoding hGPx1(More)
Fatty acid synthase (FASN) is the terminal enzyme in de novo lipogenesis and plays a key role in cell proliferation. Pharmacologic inhibitors of FASN are being evaluated in clinical trials for treatment of cancer, obesity, and other diseases. Here, we report a previously unknown mechanism of FASN regulation involving its acetylation by KAT8 and its(More)
rhoA encodes a ras-related GTP-binding protein that is thought to play a role in cytoskeletal organization. Recent evidence has suggested both that rhoA could act either as a dominant oncogene, since transfection of both normal and activated rho genes confer a transformed phenotype on fibroblast cells in culture, or as a recessive tumor suppressor gene, by(More)
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