Stephen P Berasi

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Ectopic expression of recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein 2 (rhBMP2) induces osteogenesis, while ectopic expression of rhBMP12 and rhBMP13 induces the formation of tendon-like tissue. Despite their different in vivo activities, all three ligands bound to the type I bone morphogenic protein receptors (BMPRs), activin receptor-like kinase (ALK)-3 and(More)
Several studies have linked the production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) by the NADPH oxidase to cellular growth control. In many cases, activation of the NADPH oxidase and subsequent ROS generation is required for growth factor signaling and mitogenesis in nonimmune cells. In this study, we demonstrate that the transcriptional repressor HBP1 (HMG(More)
Increased hepatic gluconeogenesis is an important contributor to the fasting hyperglycemia found in Type 2 diabetic patients. Low energy states activate the intracellular energy sensor AMP-activated kinase (AMPK). AMPK activation by the AMP mimetic AICAR (5-aminoimidazole-4-carboxamide riboside) has been shown to inhibit hepatic gluconeogenesis. We used(More)
Mechanisms that inhibit cell cycle progression and establish growth arrest are fundamental to tumor suppression and to normal cell differentiation. A complete understanding of these mechanisms should provide new diagnostic and therapeutic targets for future clinical applications related to cancer-specific pathways. This review will focus on the HMG-box(More)
Based on its homology to the estrogen receptor and its roles in osteoblast and chondrocyte differentiation, the orphan nuclear receptor estrogen-related receptor α (ERRα (ESRRA)) is an intriguing therapeutic target for osteoporosis and other bone diseases. The objective of this study was to better characterize the molecular mechanisms by which ERRα(More)
We previously isolated HBP1 as a target of the retinoblastoma (RB) and p130 family members and as the first of the HMG box transcriptional repressors. Our subsequent work demonstrated that HBP1 coordinates differentiation in cell culture models. In the present study, we show that HBP1 regulates proliferation in a differentiated tissue of an animal. Using(More)
Invasive breast cancer has a high risk of recurrence to incurable disease and needs improved prognostic and therapeutic tools. Our work combines clinical and molecular analyses to show that the transcriptional repressor HBP1 may be a new target for invasive breast cancer. Previous work indicated that HBP1 regulated proliferation and senescence and inhibited(More)
The repulsive guidance cue SLIT2 and its receptor ROBO2 are required for kidney development and podocyte foot process structure, but the SLIT2/ROBO2 signaling mechanism regulating podocyte function is not known. Here we report that a potentially novel signaling pathway consisting of SLIT/ROBO Rho GTPase activating protein 1 (SRGAP1) and nonmuscle myosin IIA(More)
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