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The protein alpha-synuclein is implicated in the development of Parkinson's disease. The molecule forms Lewy body aggregates that are hallmarks of the disease, has been associated with the spread of neuropathology from the peripheral to the CNS, and appears to be involved with the autonomic disorders responsible for the gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms of(More)
M1 clone S6 myeloid leukemic cells do not express detectable p53 protein. When stably transfected with a temperature-sensitive mutant of p53, these cells undergo rapid cell death upon induction of wild-type (wt) p53 activity at the permissive temperature. This process has features of apoptosis. In a number of other cell systems, wt p53 activation has been(More)
The p53 tumor suppressor gene is mutated in over 50% of human cancers, resulting in inactivation of the wild-type (wt) p53 protein. The most notable biochemical feature of p53 is its ability to act as a sequence-specific transcriptional activator. Through use of the suppression subtractive hybridization differential screening technique, we identified c-fos(More)
The p53 tumor suppressor plays a key role in the natural protection against cancer. Activation of p53 by DNA-damaging agents can contribute to successful elimination of cancer cells via chemotherapy-induced apoptosis. The phosphatidylinositol-3 kinase (PI3K) pathway, triggered in normal cells upon exposure to growth factors, regulates a cascade of(More)
The biological effects of the p53 tumor suppressor protein are elicited, at least in part, through sequence-specific transactivation of a battery of target genes. The differential display method was employed towards identifying additional p53 target genes, with emphasis on genes whose induction may contribute to p53-mediated apoptosis. We report here the(More)
UNLABELLED A number of 99mTc-labeled monoclonal antibodies (Mabs) are being evaluated for diagnostic applications. Preparations are carried out using both direct and indirect (bifunctional chelating agent, BFCA) labeling procedures in which nonspecific 99mTc binding has been postulated. METHODS By using the ascorbic acid (AA) reduction mediated direct(More)
Two groups of children (9 with cerebral palsy and 10 normals, matched for sex and age) participated in a study of the startle reflex. Each child was instructed to press a button as soon as possible after the onset of a visual stimulus on a box on the table at which they were seated. During some of the trials, a sudden and intense auditory stimulus (85 dB)(More)
MicroRNAs (miRs) regulate a variety of cellular processes, and their impaired expression is involved in cancer. Silencing of tumor-suppressive miRs in cancer can occur through epigenetic modifications, including DNA methylation and histone deacetylation. We performed comparative miR profiling on cultured lung cancer cells before and after treatment with(More)
Four nitro- and fluorobenzamides (1-4) have been synthesized in good yields from nitro- and fluoro-substituted benzoyl chloride with 4-amino-1-benzylpiperidine. In vitro studies showed that these compounds have high affinities to sigma receptors. N-(N-Benzylpiperidin-4-yl)-2-fluorobenzamide (3), in particular, bound to sigma receptors with high affinity (Ki(More)
Phosphorylation of Mdm2, in response to DNA damage, resulted in prevention of p53 degradation in the cytoplasm as well as reduction of its binding with monoclonal antibody (mAb) 2A10. Using a 15-mer phage-peptide library, we identified two 2A10-epitopes on human Mdm2 (hdm2): at positions 255-266 (LDSEDYSLSEEG) and 389-400 (QESDDYSQPSTS). Synthetic peptides(More)