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We examined the effect of H2O2 on the regulation of the human erythropoietin (Epo) gene through the GATA sequence in the Epo promoter in Hep3B cells. The addition of exogenous H2O2 in Hep3B cells inhibited hypoxia-induced Epo production of mRNA as assessed by competitive polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and protein by EIA. Likewise, menadione, which(More)
Erythropoietin (Epo) and its receptor (EpoR) are indispensable to erythropoiesis. Although roles besides angiogenesis, such as neuroprotection and heart development, have been reported for the Epo-EpoR system, the precise contribution of Epo-EpoR to these nonhematopoietic tissues requires clarification. Exploiting a GATA-1 minigene cassette with(More)
N(G)-monomethyl-L-arginine (L-NMMA) has been reported to be elevated in uremic patients. Based on the hypothesis that the pathogenesis of the anemia of renal disease might be due to the perturbation of transcription factors of the erythropoietin (Epo) gene by L-NMMA, the present study was designed to investigate the effect of L-NMMA on Epo gene expression(More)
Hypoxia-inducible factor 1 (HIF-1) plays essential roles in tumor angiogenesis and growth by regulating the transcription of several key genes in response to hypoxic stress and growth factors. HIF-1 is a heterodimeric transcriptional activator consisting of inducible alpha and constitutive beta subunits. In oxygenated cells, proteins containing the prolyl(More)
We examined regulation of the human erythropoietin (Epo) gene through the GATA sequence in the Epo promoter and showed that Hep3B and HepG2 cells express human GATA-2 (hGATA-2) mRNA and protein. Nuclear extracts of QT6 cells transfected with hGATA-1, 2, or 3 transcription factors showed specific binding to the GATA element in the human Epo gene promoter by(More)
Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) has previously been shown to inhibit the DNA binding activity of hypoxia inducible factor-1 (HIF-1), the accumulation of HIF-1alpha protein and erythropoietin (Epo) gene expression. Epo gene expression has been previously shown to be down-regulated through a GATA binding site at its promoter region. In this study, the effect of H2O2(More)
BACKGROUND In previous studies, significantly elevated levels of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) have been reported in patients with severe obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS). On the other hand, plasma tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) and interleukin-6 (IL-6) have been significantly higher in mild sleep apneics than in normal(More)
The case of a 49-year-old man with peripheral T-cell lymphoma arising in Behcet disease (BD) is reported. A diagnosis of incomplete BD was made, and the patient was treated with immunosuppressive agents for 9 months. A left perirenal mass emerged, and a computed tomography-guided needle biopsy of the tumor revealed the infiltration of small- and(More)
Retinoic acid (RA) stimulated the production of erythropoietin (Epo) in a human hepatoma cell line, HepG2 cells. The stimulation was due to the accumulation of Epo mRNA. The Epo production in HepG2 cells was also dependent on O2 tension for cell culture but the enhancement of Epo production by RA was independent of O2 tension, indicating that RA exerts its(More)
We describe the case of a 40-year-old man whose disease was initially diagnosed as acute myelocytic leukemia. The patient achieved remission with chemotherapy, but relapsed shortly afterwards with an acute T-cell lymphoblastic leukemia. He died of intracranial bleeding. Karyotyping analysis showed a del(9p?) as a common abnormality in the leukemic cells at(More)