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A significant amount of host cellular annexin II was found to be associated with human cytomegalovirus isolated from cultured human fibroblasts (approximately 1,160 molecules per virion). This composition was established by four different analytical approaches that included (i) Western blot (immunoblot) analysis of gradient-purified virions with a(More)
Purpose: To determine the ability of UCN-01 to abrogate the cell cycle arrest induced by camptothecin (CPT) in tumor cells that lack p53 function, and therefore enhance the cytotoxicity of CPT in these cells in relation to normal cells with wild-type p53. Methods: The responses of MDA-MB-231 and GI 101A breast cancer cells were compared to those of normal(More)
Human cytomegalovirus was shown to bind to human umbilical vein endothelial cells in a specific, saturable and calcium-dependent manner (Kd = 7.9 pM (4 degrees C), 6469 virus binding sites/cell). Affinity adsorption of detergent-prepared lysates of surface-radiolabeled endothelial cells to virions resulted in the identification of cell-derived proteins of(More)
Osteonectin is a major glycoprotein of porcine and bovine bones and teeth that is found associated with hydroxylapatite crystal surfaces. From the ability of osteonectin to bind calcium ions, it has been proposed as a possible nucleator of hydroxylapatite crystal formation. Analysis of hydroxylapatite-bound proteins of rat bone and dentine, however, has(More)
The aim of the present study was to determine whether angiogenic cytokines, which induce neovascularization in the blood vascular system, might also be operative in the lymphatic system. In an assay of spontaneous in vitro angiogenesis, endothelial cells isolated from bovine lymphatic vessels retained their histotypic morphogenetic properties by forming(More)
Osteonectin, extracted from foetal porcine calvariae with 0.5 M-EDTA, was purified to homogeneity by using gel filtration and polyanion anion-exchange fast protein liquid chromatography under dissociative conditions without the need of reducing agents. The purified protein migrated with an Mr of 40,300 on SDS/polyacrylamide gels and was similar to bovine(More)
Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is a potent angiogenic factor and endothelial cell-specific mitogen that stimulates urokinase-type plasminogen activator (uPA) activity in vascular endothelial cells. Here, we report that VEGF increases the high affinity binding of uPA to the same cells and that this binding is prevented by a peptide corresponding(More)
The biosynthesis of osteonectin, a major glycoprotein of bone, has been studied in vitro using bone cells from fetal porcine calvariae. The calvarial cells, which were shown to produce osteonectin by immunotransfer and immunocytochemical analysis, were pulse labeled with [35S]methionine and the radiolabeled osteonectin in the cell layers and in the(More)
Fetal rat calvaria cells (RC cells) grown in long term culture in the presence of ascorbic acid and organic phosphate proliferate and differentiate to form mineralized nodules of bone. Since transforming growth factor beta (TGF-beta), interleukin 1-alpha (IL-1 alpha) and epidermal growth factor (EGF) affect both bone resorption and bone formation, we have(More)