Robert E. Hollingsworth

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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)
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)
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)
The origins of the complex process of intratumoral heterogeneity have been highly debated and different cellular mechanisms have been hypothesized to account for the diversity within a tumor. The clonal evolution and cancer stem cell (CSC) models have been proposed as drivers of this heterogeneity. However, the concept of cancer stem cell plasticity and(More)
Although cancer is largely seen as a disease stemming from genetic mutations, evidence has implicated epigenetic regulation of gene expression as a driving force for tumorigenesis. Epigenetic regulation by histone modification, specifically through polycomb group (PcG) proteins such as EZH2 and BMI-1, is a major driver in stem cell biology and is found to(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)
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)
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)
Interactions between cancer cells and fibroblasts are crucial in cancer progression. We have previously shown that the aspartic protease cathepsin D (cath-D), a marker of poor prognosis in breast cancer that is overexpressed and highly secreted by breast cancer cells, triggers mouse embryonic fibroblast outgrowth via a paracrine loop. Here, we show the(More)
The adapter protein Crk contains an SH2 domain and two SH3 domains. Through binding of particular ligands to the SH2 domain and the N-terminal SH3 domain, Crk has been implicated in a number of signaling processes, including regulation of cell growth, cell motility, and apoptosis. We report here that the C-terminal SH3 domain, never shown to bind any(More)