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Erythropoietin (Epo) therapy reduces red cell transfusion requirements and improves the quality of life of anemic cancer patients receiving chemotherapy. However, there is concern that Epo may promote tumor growth. We investigated by real-time RT-PCR, immunofluorescence microscopy, Western blotting and cell growth analysis whether human cancer cell lines(More)
Infection of Escherichia coli by bacteriophage T4 leads to the expression of three phage mono-ADP-ribosyltransferases (namely, Alt, ModA, and ModB), each of which modifies a distinct group of host proteins. To improve understanding of these interactions and their consequences for the T4 replication cycle, we used high-resolution two-dimensional gel(More)
PASKIN is a novel mammalian serine/threonine kinase containing two PAS (Per-Arnt-Sim) domains. PASKIN is related to the Rhizobium oxygen sensor protein FixL and to AMP-regulated kinases. Like FixL, the sensory PAS domain of PASKIN controls the kinase activity by autophosphorylation in a (unknown) ligand-dependent manner. In Saccharomyces cerevisiae, the two(More)
OBJECTIVE Transmyocardial laser revascularization for angina relief and intramyocardial autologous endothelial progenitor cell injection for neoangiogenesis may offer a new treatment strategy for patients with intractable ischemic heart disease. METHODS Transmyocardial laser revascularization and intramyocardial injection of bone marrow-derived CD133+(More)
Bacteriophage T4 encodes three ADP-ribosyltransferases, Alt, ModA, and ModB. These enzymes participate in the regulation of the T4 replication cycle by ADP-ribosylating a defined set of host proteins. In order to obtain a better understanding of the phage-host interactions and their consequences for regulating the T4 replication cycle, we studied cloning,(More)
There is increasing experimental evidence that ADP-ribosylation of host proteins is an important means to regulate gene expression of bacteriophage T4. Surprisingly, this phage codes for three different ADP-ribosyltransferases, gene products Alt, ModA, and ModB, modifying partially overlapping sets of host proteins. While gene product Alt already has been(More)
Hypoxia-inducible transcription factors (HIFs) regulate hundreds of genes involved in cellular adaptation to reduced oxygen availability. HIFs consist of an O2-labile α-subunit (primarily HIF-1α and HIF-2α) and a constitutive HIF-1β subunit. In normoxia the HIF-α subunit is hydroxylated by members of a family of prolyl-4-hydroxylase domain (PHD) proteins,(More)
Oxygen-deprived (hypoxic) areas are commonly found within neoplasms caused by excessive cell proliferation. The transcription factor Aryl hydrocarbon receptor nuclear translocator (ARNT) is part of the hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF) pathway, which mediates adaptive responses to ensure cellular survival under hypoxic conditions. HIF signalling leads to(More)
Trps1, the gene mutated in human Tricho-Rhino-Phalangeal syndrome, represents an atypical member of the GATA-family of transcription factors. Here we show that Trps1 interacts with Indian hedgehog (Ihh)/Gli3 signaling and regulates chondrocyte differentiation and proliferation. We demonstrate that Trps1 specifically binds to the transactivation domain of(More)
Curcumin, a commonly used spice, affects the activities of cytokines, enzymes, and transcription factors that are linked to inflammation. Furthermore, curcumin has been assigned tumor growth inhibiting effects, possibly mediated by promoting hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF) degradation. HIFs are transcription factors that play a central role in the adaptation(More)