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To get an insight into the transition from mononuclear Hodgkin cells (H cells) to diagnostic multinuclear Reed-Sternberg cells (RS cells), we performed an analysis of the three-dimensional (3D) structure of the telomeres in the nuclei of the Hodgkin cell lines HDLM-2, L-428, L-1236 and lymph node biopsies of patients with Hodgkin's disease. Cellular(More)
Transforming growth factor-beta-1 (TGF-beta1) is secreted by cells in a latent form (L-TGF-beta1) noncovalently bound to a latency-associated peptide. Activated alveolar macrophages obtained from rat lungs after bleomycin-induced pulmonary injury released increased amounts of active TGF-beta1 as well as plasmin, a protease, and thrombospondin-1 (TSP-1), a(More)
Diacylglycerol acyltransferase (DGAT) catalyzes the final step in triglyceride (TG) synthesis. There are two isoforms, DGAT1 and DGAT2, with distinct protein sequences and potentially different physiological functions. To date, the ability to determine clear functional differences between DGAT1 and DGAT2, especially with respect to hepatic TG synthesis, has(More)
3D-FISH method was employed to investigate the telomere topology in polytene nuclei of salivary glands in Drosophila melanogaster. The majority of telomeres in polytene nuclei of salivary glands in Drosophila strain y2-717 is localized in the nuclear central area and have no contacts with nuclear membrane. In the females ectopic contacts between telomeres(More)
The genome of Drosophila melanogaster strain y cn bw sp has been sequenced and the transposable elements insertion sites have been determined. We hybridized fluorescence-labeled probes directed to the hobo transposon, Dm412 and mdg1 retrotransposons to polytene chromosomes and compared the observed sites to those published in the annotated genome sequence.(More)
The presence of multiple copies of the hobo element in unstable yellow and Notch loci in y 2-717 and Uc-1 Drosophila melanogaster stocks, respectively, was found according to FISH data. Locus-specific instability in these strains is caused by hobo multiplication in the respective loci and its subsequent recombination with neighboring hobo copies rather than(More)
In mammalian cells radiation induces the enhanced transcription of several genes. The cis acting elements in the control region of inducible genes have been delimited by site directed mutagenesis. Several different elements have been found in different genes. They do not only activate gene transcription in response to radiation but also in response to(More)
To investigate the role of myc-overexpression on radiation-induced amplification of the dihydrofolate reductase gene (DHFR) we compared diploid Chinese hamster ovary cells (CHO-9) to cells of the same line that had been stably transfected with a dexamethasone-inducible c-myc cDNA. The application of flow-cytofluorometry and fluorescent in situ hybridization(More)
UV radiation and other carcinogenic agents induce an increase in DNA-binding activity to the early domain of the simian virus 40 (SV40) minimal origin in both SV40-permissive and SV40-nonpermissive cells. The increase is due to posttranslational modification of a preexisting protein, since it occurs in the presence of cycloheximide or anisomycin. Binding of(More)
Parietal yolk sac cells M1536 -B3 grown on cytodex 2 beads deposited an extracellular matrix on the surface of the beads. Cell-free matrix-coated beads were isolated by treatment of the cell monolayer with cytochalasin B (CB) at a concentration of 10 micrograms/ml of phosphate-buffered saline (PBS). The matrix when analysed by electrophoresis on(More)