Said A. Goueli

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Cyclic AMP-dependent protein kinase (PKA) is anchored at specific subcellular sites through the interaction of the regulatory subunit (R) with protein kinase A-anchoring proteins (AKAPs) via an amphipathic helix binding motif. Synthetic peptides containing this amphipathic helix domain competitively disrupt PKA binding to AKAPs and cause a loss of PKA(More)
The extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK), originally identified as a participant in mitogenic signaling, has recently been implicated in the signaling of cellular differentiation. To examine the role of the ERK/MAP kinase pathway in megakaryocytic differentiation of K562 cells, the effects of 12-O-tetradecanoylphorbol-13-acetate (TPA) and bryostatin(More)
AIM To establish a cell culture system with long-term replication of hepatitis C virus (HCV) genome and expression of viral antigens in vitro. METHODS HepG2 cell line was tested for its susceptibility to HCV by incubation with a serum from a patient with chronic hepatitis C. Cells and supernatant were harvested at various time points during the culture.(More)
The extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK), a member of the mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPKs), is essential for cellular proliferation and differentiation, and thus there exists great interest to develop specific and selective inhibitors of this enzyme. Whereas small molecule inhibitors PD098095 and U0126 have been used to study MAPK/ERK kinase(More)
Hepatitis C (HCV) viral infection is a serious medical problem in Egypt and it has a devastating impact on the Egyptian economy. It is estimated that over 15% of Egyptians are infected by the virus and thus finding a cure for this disease is of utmost importance. Current therapies for hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype 4 with interferon/ribavirin have not(More)
In previous work, we had observed that chromatin-associated nonhistone protein phosphorylation, catalyzed by intrinsic protein kinase reaction in chromatin preparations from human benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) prostate samples was markedly elevated, compared with the normal prostate chromatin samples [Rayan et al: Cancer Res 45:2277-2282, 1985]. The(More)
Two nuclear cAMP-independent protein kinases (designated PK-N1 and PK-N2) were purified from rat ventral-prostate and liver. The yield of enzyme units was 4-5% and 7-9% for each enzyme from the prostatic nuclei and liver nuclei, respectively. The average fold purification for prostatic nuclear protein kinase N1 and N2 was 1360 and 1833, respectively. The(More)
Casein kinase 2 (CK-2) is a ubiquitous messenger-independent protein serine/threonine kinase that has been implicated in growth control. We have studied the activity and subcellular location of CK-2 in adult rat ventral prostate in relation to androgen withdrawal and administration. Androgen deprivation by castration results in a faster decline in CK-2(More)
INTRODUCTION Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a single strand RNA hepatotrophic virus infecting 170 millions around the world and 20% of Egyptian blood donors. Although there has been significant improvement in the enzyme immunoassays (EIAs) in population screening of HCV infection, the development of a low variability, easy to automate and inexpensive(More)