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BACKGROUND [corrected] Treatment of serious life-threatening multi-drug-resistant organisms poses a serious problem due to the limited therapeutic options. Tigecycline has been recently marketed as a broad-spectrum antibiotic with activity against both gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria. Even though many studies have demonstrated the activity of(More)
We previously demonstrated that P16Ink4a (p16) expression in p16-deficient U343 astrocytoma cells causes a G1 cell cycle arrest, profound changes in cytoskeletal proteins and alterations in expression and activity of the pRB and E2F family proteins. We examine here the effects of expressing wild type or mutant versions of the downstream targets of p16 in(More)
The unique INK4A/ARF locus at chromosome 9p21 encodes two distinct proteins that intimately link the pRB and p53 tumour suppressor pathways. p16INK4A has been identified as an inhibitor of the cell cycle, capable of inducing arrest in G1 phase. p14/p19ARF on the other hand can induce both G1 and G2 arrest due to its stabilizing effects on the p53(More)
Sir, In the context of increased isolation globally of carbapenemresistant Enterobacteriaceae (KPC-1 to KPC-10), the emergence of the New-Delhi metallo-beta-lactamase-1 (NDM-1) strain is not surprising. We however question its proposed Asian origin in the recent “Lancet Infectious Diseases” publication.[1] In the Lancet study,[1] the fact that there were(More)
Organization of the central nervous system during embryonic development is an intricate process involving a host of molecular players. The Drosophila segmentation genes, sloppy paired (slp) 1/2 have been shown to be necessary for development of a neuronal precursor cell subtype, the NB4-2 cells. Here, we show that slp1/2 also have roles in regulating glial(More)
The p14(ARF) (ARF) tumour suppressor plays an important role in the cellular response to oncogene activation. In this report, we demonstrate an interaction between ARF and DAXX, a highly conserved protein with identified roles in the regulation of gene expression. HDM2 was shown to interact with each of ARF and DAXX upon upregulation of expression as well(More)
Fascin is a 55-kDa globular protein that functions to organize filamentous-actin into parallel bundles. A role for fascin in cell migration has led to its study in many tumor types. In this report, we investigate fascin in astrocytomas. We show that fascin is expressed in astrocytes and in a panel of human astrocytoma cell lines. Immunofluorescence analysis(More)
Malignant astrocytomas are highly infiltrative neoplasms that invade readily into regions of normal brain. On a cellular basis, the motility and invasiveness of human cancers can be ascribed in part to complex rearrangements of the actin cytoskeleton that are governed by several actin-binding proteins. One such actin-binding protein that has been linked to(More)
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