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Multiple endocrine neoplasia-type 1 (MEN1) is an autosomal dominant familial cancer syndrome characterized by tumors in parathyroids, enteropancreatic endocrine tissues, and the anterior pituitary. DNA sequencing from a previously identified minimal interval on chromosome 11q13 identified several candidate genes, one of which contained 12 different(More)
MEN1 is a tumor suppressor gene that encodes a 610 amino acid nuclear protein (menin) of previously unknown function. Using a yeast two-hybrid screen with menin as the bait, we have identified the transcription factor JunD as a direct menin-interacting partner. Menin did not interact directly with other Jun and Fos family members. The menin-JunD interaction(More)
Gastrinomas and insulinomas are frequent in multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN1). The MEN1 tumor suppressor gene was recently identified. To elucidate the etiological role of the MEN1 gene in sporadic enteropancreatic endocrine tumorigenesis, we analyzed tumors (28 gastrinomas and 12 insulinomas) from 40 patients for MEN1 gene mutations and allelic(More)
Lung carcinoids occur sporadically and rarely in association with multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN1). There are no well defined genetic abnormalities known to occur in these tumors. We studied 11 sporadic lung carcinoids for loss of heterozygosity (LOH) at the locus of the MEN1 gene on chromosome 11q13, and for mutations of the MEN1 gene using(More)
Familial multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (FMEN1) is an autosomal dominant trait characterized by tumors of the parathyroids, gastro-intestinal endocrine tissue, anterior pituitary and other tissues. We recently cloned the MEN1 gene and confirmed its identity by finding mutations in FMEN1. We have now extended our mutation analysis to 34 more unrelated(More)
Multiple endocrine neoplasia type I (MEN1) is an inherited syndrome that results in parathyroid, anterior pituitary, and pancreatic and duodenal endocrine tumors as well as foregut carcinoids in affected patients. The gene responsible for the disease has been linked to chromosome 11q13. We analyzed loss of heterozygosity (LOH) in 188 tumors from 81 patients(More)
This study reports the detection of autoantibodies to myelin basic protein (MBP) and neurofilament proteins (NFP) in serum and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of Japanese encephalitis patients. The diagnosis of Japanese encephalitis was confirmed in 72 patients by the presence of virus specific antibodies to JEV in the CSF (28/72), viral antigen in the CSF(More)
Protein phosphatase activity associated with neurofilament (NF) rich (Triton X-100 insoluble) fraction was extracted and partially characterised by using known inhibitors of protein phosphatases such as vanadate and fluoride. Protein phosphatase activity was demonstrated with reference to the dephosphorylation of endogenous substrate, NF protein and(More)
Rats were trained to drink alcohol solution by gradually increasing the ethanol content [2.5-15% (v/v)] in drinking water. After 11 months of alcohol (15% v/v) ingestion, animals were guillotined and the spinal cords were used for the preparation of neurofilaments (NF). NF triplet proteins were separated by SDS-PAGE and the phosphate contents of individual(More)
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