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The growth suppression function of the retinoblastoma protein (Rb) is though to be mediated by Rb binding to cellular proteins. p48 is one of the major proteins that binds to a putative functional domain at the carboxy terminus of the Rb protein. Here we report the isolation of a full-length complementary DNA (RbAp48) encoding p48. Complex formation between(More)
Mammalian growth-associated H1 histone kinase, an enzyme whose activity is sharply elevated at mitosis, is similar to cdc2+ protein kinase from Schizosaccharomyces pombe and CDC28 protein kinase from Saccharomyces cerevisiae with respect to immunoreactivity, molecular size, and specificity for phosphorylation sites in H1 histone. Phosphorylation of specific(More)
The Saccharomyces cerevisiae CDC7 gene encodes a protein kinase that functions in DNA replication, repair, and meiotic recombination. The sequence of several temperature-sensitive (ts) cdc7 mutations was determined and correlated with protein kinase consensus domain structure. The positions of these ts alleles suggests some general principles for predicting(More)
5'-Ectonucleotidase (NT5E) catalyzes the conversion of adenosine monophosphate to adenosine and free phosphate. The role of this ectonucleotidase and its production of adenosine are linked with immune function, angiogenesis, and cancer. NT5E activity is typically assayed either by chromatographic quantification of substrates and products using(More)
Polyclonal antibodies against victorin, the host-specific toxin produced by Cochliobolus victoriae, were raised in rabbits immunized with a victorin-bovine serum albumin conjugate. The antibodies were purified from serum by protein A column chromatography and characterized by indirect and direct enzymelinked immunosorbent assays (ELISA). The concentration(More)
Although endocrine therapy is successfully used to treat patients with estrogen receptor (ER) positive breast cancer, a substantial proportion of this population will relapse. Several mechanisms of acquired resistance have been described including activation of the mTOR pathway, increased activity of CDK4 and activating mutations in ER. Using a patient(More)
By a combination of cDNA library screening, rapid amplification of cDNA ends analysis, and BAC sequencing, a novel human patched-like gene (PTCH2) has been cloned and sequenced. The genomic organization is similar to PTCH1 with 22 exons and, by radiation hybrid mapping, PTCH2 has been localized to chromosome 1p33-34, a region often lost in a variety of(More)
Bone morphogenetic protein 7 (BMP-7) regulates cellular metabolism in embryonic and adult tissues. Signal transduction occurs through the activation of intracellular Smad proteins. In this paper, using a yeast two-hybrid screen, Smad1 was found to interact with the cytoplasmic domain of CD44, a receptor for the extracellular matrix macromolecule hyaluronan.(More)
Tumors induced in chickens by Rous sarcoma virus remain localized at the site of injection even though the animals become viremic. Tumors have now been shown to be inducible at other sites if a wound is inflicted or if the tissue is injured by administration of tumor promoters. These findings indicate that local wounding plays a role in the spread of(More)
Members of the California serogroup of bunyaviruses (family Bunyaviridae) are the leading cause of pediatric viral encephalitis in North America. Significant cell death is observed as part of the infection pathology. We now report that a Bunyaviral nonstructural protein termed NSs shows sequence similarity to Reaper, a proapoptotic protein from Drosophila.(More)