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By associating with specific partner molecules and with each other, the tetraspanins are thought to assemble multimolecular complexes that may be especially relevant with respect to metastasis. We have previously identified a 135-kDa molecule (CD9P-1) as a major molecular partner of CD9 in cancer cell lines. This molecule was identified, after(More)
Procainamide and hydralazine inhibit T cell DNA methylation and induce autoreactivity in cloned CD4+ T cells. These drugs also induce an autoimmune syndrome, suggesting a possible relationship between DNA hypomethylation, T cell autoreactivity, and certain autoimmune diseases. To test this relationship, DNA methylation was studied in T cells from patients(More)
The identification of circulating tumor antigens or their related autoantibodies provides a means for early cancer diagnosis as well as leads for therapy. The purpose of this study was to identify proteins that commonly induce a humoral response in lung cancer by using a proteomic approach and to investigate biological processes that may be associated with(More)
Astrocytomas are heterogeneous intracranial glial neoplasms ranging from the highly aggressive malignant glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) to the indolent, low-grade pilocytic astrocytoma. We have investigated whether DNA microarrays can identify gene expression differences between high-grade and low-grade glial tumors. We compared the transcriptional profile(More)
The ICF (immunodeficiency, centromeric instability and facial abnormalities) syndrome is a rare recessive disease characterized by immunodeficiency, extraordinary instability of certain heterochromatin regions and mutations in the gene encoding DNA methyltransferase 3B. In this syndrome, chromosomes 1 and 16 are demethylated in their centromere-adjacent(More)
OBJECTIVE Antigen-specific CD4+ T cells treated with DNA methylation inhibitors become autoreactive, suggesting a novel mechanism for autoimmunity. To test whether this mechanism might be involved in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), phenotypic markers for the autoreactive cells were sought. METHODS Cloned normal T cells were treated with the DNA(More)
Molecular classification of tumors based on their gene expression profiles promises to significantly refine diagnosis and management of cancer patients. The establishment of organ-specific gene expression patterns represents a crucial first step in the clinical application of the molecular approach. Here, we report on the gene expression profiles of 154(More)
Dendritic cells (DCs) are antigen-presenting cells that play a major role in initiating primary immune responses. We have utilized two independent approaches, DNA microarrays and proteomics, to analyze the expression profile of human CD14(+) blood monocytes and their derived DCs. Analysis of gene expression changes at the RNA level using oligonucleotide(More)
We have recently identified and cloned the gene for a cytosolic polypeptide, designated oncoprotein 18 (Op18), which is expressed in acute lymphocytic leukemia and some solid tumors including neuroblastoma. Op18 is phosphorylated upon treatment of lymphoid cells with phorbol myristate acetate. We have proposed that unphosphorylated Op18 plays a role in(More)
17q23 is a frequent site of gene amplification in breast cancer. Several lines of evidence suggest the presence of multiple amplicons on 17q23. To characterize distinct amplicons on 17q23 and localize putative oncogenes, we screened genes and expressed sequence tags (ESTs) in existing physical and radiation hybrid maps for amplification and overexpression(More)