Stacey Simpson

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The development of cancer is a multistep process requiring cumulative genetic alterations. An in vit ro model utilizing human cervical cells and papillomaviruses (HPV) that mimics human cervical cancer has been developed. Chromosome and gene alterations associated with distinctive stages of neoplastic transformation were demonstrated with an exocervical(More)
The human papillomavirus (HPV) transforming genes E6 and E7 are retained and expressed in the majority of cervical cancers implying an important role for these proteins in maintenance of the malignant phenotype. Leukoregulin (LR) and recombinant gamma-interferon (r-IFN-gamma), lymphokines secreted by immune cells present in regressing HPV infections,(More)
In the absence of antibiotics, carriage of pACYC184 reduces the competitive fitness of an Escherichia coli B genotype that was not previously selected for plasmid carriage, relative to that of an isogenic plasmid-free competitor. However, a host genotype propagated with the plasmid for 500 generations evolved an unexpected competitive advantage from plasmid(More)
The pathogenesis of cervical human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is influenced by the host's immune response. This response depends upon secretion of specific lymphokines to recruit and activate immune cells at the site of infection. To examine whether cervical cells enhance immune-responsiveness, secretion of lymphokines by cultures of normal cervical(More)
Human Papillomavirus (HPV) type 16 is the most frequently detected HPV in cervical cancer. Although epidemiologic and experimental evidence indicates a prominent role for HPV infection in the development of this disease, other factors are also involved. Altered expression of the ets family transcription factors erg and ets-2 was found associated with the(More)
Human papillomavirus (HPV) DNAs are detected in most genital dysplasias and cancers, suggesting that these viruses perturb epithelial growth and differentiation. The E6 and E7 genes of HPV type 18 induce immortality in keratinocytes cultured from genital tract epithelia, and the immortal cell lines display aberrant squamous differentiation. To examine(More)
To develop a physical map, one often uses a large-insert library to establish a contiguous set of overlapping genomic clones ('contig'). One of the most efficient ways to prepare contigs in limited chromosomal regions is chromosome-walking. For this approach, it is important to retrieve DNA sequences from the termini of the insert fragment to screen for(More)
The CD4 T-cell surface antigen and the lymphocyte-specific tyrosine-protein kinase p56lck form a stable noncovalent complex in CD4+ T-lymphocytes. In this report, we demonstrate that these two gene products can also associate when co-expressed in NIH3T3 fibroblasts, therefore implying that other lymphoid specific components are not required for the CD4-lck(More)
The two hormones prolactin and growth hormone exhibit considerable structural homology as well as exerting similar biological effects, especially the primate hormones. One effect of prolactin that deserves greater attention is its action on the immune system including the stimulation of growth of experimental lymphomas, both in vivo and in vitro. One(More)
To examine whether the tumor suppressor gene p53 influences epidermal differentiation, primary cultures of human foreskin keratinocytes and six human papillomavirus (HPV)-positive cell lines were infected with recombinant retroviruses encoding wild-type p53. Overexpression of p53 in organotypic cultures of normal keratinocytes decreased their growth rate(More)