Richard G. Hoover

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The proliferation of non-neoplastic T lymphocytes is regulated, in part, by the coordinated expression of genes encoding T-cell growth factor (interleukin 2, IL2), IL2 receptors (IL2R), and transferrin receptors (TFR). In addition to growth factors and their receptors, protooncogenes may regulate lymphocyte proliferation. We used cloned cDNAs homologous to(More)
Mitogens evoke many alterations in gene expression in eukaryotic cells. Genes which are activated rapidly and transiently, that are evolutionarily conserved and whose induction is shared by diverse cell types when exposed to different growth stimuli are likely to be of critical importance in transducing mitogenic signals and regulating cellular(More)
Deletion of the retinoblastoma gene (Rb-1) was found in more than 50% (12/23) of patients with multiple myeloma (MM) by fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH). Myeloma cells were highly purified from bone marrow aspirates by flow cytometry and analyzed using probes specific for the Rb-1 gene and the centromeric region of chromosomes 13 and 21. Routine(More)
Previous studies demonstrated that BALB/c mice with the IgA-secreting plasmacytomas MOPC-315 (alpha lambda 2), MOPC-167 (alpha kappa), McPC-603 (alpha kappa) and TEPC-15 (alpha kappa) developed large numbers of T cells with surface membrane receptors for IgA (T alpha cells). The lack of T alpha cell expansion in mice with variant plasmacytomas that were(More)
Increased expression of the cellular oncogene c-myc has recently been demonstrated in some types of proliferating non-neoplastic cells, including lectin mitogen-stimulated lymphocytes, suggesting a role for this protooncogene in the regulation of growth of normal cells. Here we report the effects of several modulators of lymphocyte proliferation on the(More)
A novel tumor suppressor gene, PTEN, has recently been identified at chromosome 10q23, which is inactivated in a number of different tumor types including breast cancer. An investigation of the functional role suggested that PTEN transcriptionally represses both exogenous and endogenous c-myc expressions in human breast carcinoma cells. PTEN, when(More)
Regulation of c-myc expression is known to occur at the level of transcription initiation. However, the participating promoter elements and their cognate binding proteins have not been fully characterized. c-myc transcription can be stimulated by a number of cytokines including interleukin-2 (IL-2). We have identified a novel IL-2-responsive element,(More)
We determined the contribution of calcium-independent phospholipase A(2)β (iPLA(2)β) to lung metastasis development following breast cancer injection into wild-type (WT) and iPLA(2)β-knockout (iPLA(2)β-KO) mice. WT and iPLA(2)β-KO mice were injected in the mammary pad with 200,000 E0771 breast cancer cells. There was no difference in primary tumor size(More)