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)
NK function can be augmented by a variety of agents, including the cytokines IL-2 and IFN. The mechanisms associated with IL-2- and IFN-mediated augmentation of NK function are largely unknown. In order to learn more about the regulation of NK activity, we have studied changes in gene expression that occur upon treatment of a cloned line of NK cells (NK(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)
Lymphocytes obtained from the blood of normal individuals and six patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma were separated into T and non-T cell populations by rosette-formation with sheep erythrocytes, and were then assayed for the presence of surface membrane Fc receptors. When compared with normal individuals, four patients with IgG myeloma had a(More)
Previous reports by a number of laboratories have shown that Ig-binding factors may play a role in the regulation of Ig production by B cells. Although numerous studies have addressed the specificity and biologic function of Ig-binding factors at the cellular level, little information is available regarding the mechanism whereby Ig-binding factor modulates(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)
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)