Saswata Basu

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Constitutive activation of the RET proto-oncogene in papillary thyroid carcinomas results from rearrangements linking the promoter(s) and N-terminal domains of unrelated genes to the C-terminus of RET tyrosine kinase (RET/PTC). RET/PTC expression has been demonstrated to inhibit transcription of thyroid-specific genes. To study the signal transduction(More)
IL-13, a critical cytokine for allergic inflammation, exerts its effects through a complex receptor system including IL-4Ralpha, IL-13Ralpha1, and IL-13Ralpha2. IL-4Ralpha and IL-13Ralpha1 form a heterodimeric signaling receptor for IL-13. In contrast, IL-13Ralpha2 binds IL-13 with high affinity but does not signal. IL-13Ralpha2 exists on the cell surface,(More)
Chromosomal rearrangements linking the promoter(s) and N-terminal domain of unrelated gene(s) to the C terminus of RET result in constitutively activated chimeric forms of the receptor in thyroid cells (RET/PTC). RET/PTC rearrangements are thought to be tumor-initiating events; however, the early biological consequences of RET/PTC activation are unknown. To(More)
Cell membrane-bound ecto-nucleoside triphosphate diphosphohydrolases (NTPDases) are homooligomeric, with native quaternary structure required for maximal enzyme activity. In this study, we mutated lysine 79 in human ecto-nucleoside triphosphate diphosphohydrolase 3 (NTPDase3). The residue corresponding to lysine 79 in NTPDase3 is conserved in all known cell(More)
Chemical modification in combination with site-directed mutagenesis was used to identify a tyrosine residue responsible for the increase in ecto-nucleoside triphosphate diphosphohydrolase 3 (NTPDase3) nucleotidase activity after acetylation with a tyrosine-selective reagent, N-acetylimidazole. The NTPDase3 ATPase activity is increased more than the ADPase(More)
Conserved lysine 79 is important for activity of ecto-nucleoside triphosphate diphosphohydrolase 3 (NTPDase3) Saswata Basu, Deirdre M. Murphy-Piedmonte & Terence L. Kirley 51Y58 Coronary artery reperfusion: The ADP receptor P2Y1 mediates early reactive hyperemia in vivo in pigs Goran K. Olivecrona, Matthias Gotberg, Jan Harnek, Lingwei Wang, Kenneth A.(More)
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