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Human DAB2IP (hDAB2IP), a novel GTPase-activating protein modulating the Ras-mediated signaling and tumor necrosis factor-mediated apoptosis, is a potent growth inhibitor in human prostate cancer (PCa). Loss of hDAB2IP expression in PCa is due to altered epigenetic regulation (i.e. DNA methylation and histone modification) of its promoter region. The(More)
Chemotherapeutic drugs that damage DNA kill tumor cells, in part, by inducing the expression of a death receptor such as Fas or its ligand, FasL. Here, we demonstrate that epidermal growth factor (EGF) stimulation of T47D breast adenocarcinoma and embryonic kidney epithelial (HEK293) cells protects these cells from Fas-induced apoptosis. EGF stimulation of(More)
Prostate cancer is initially responsive to androgen ablation, but prostate cancer tumors invariably progress to an androgen-independent state that is ultimately lethal. The onset of the androgen-independent prostate cancer is often associated with up-regulation of the androgen receptor that can cause antagonists to exhibit agonistic activity, which could(More)
WNK [with no lysine (K)] protein kinases are found in all sequenced multicellular and many unicellular organisms. WNKs influence ion balance. Two WNK family members are associated with a single gene form of hypertension. RNA interference screens have implicated WNKs in survival and growth, and WNK1 is essential for viability of mice. We found that the(More)
Fas-mediated apoptosis results in the activation of caspases, which subsequently cleave cellular substrates that are essential for normal cell viability. In the present study, we show that the Ras-related GTP-binding protein Cdc42 is susceptible to caspase-catalyzed proteolysis in a number of cell lines, including NIH3T3 fibroblasts, human breast cancer(More)
The down-regulation of DOC-2/DAB2 gene, which encodes a unique phosphoprotein modulating signal pathways elicited by exogenous stimuli, is often associated with several cancer types; however, the underlying mechanism is still unknown. Dramatically different expression levels of DOC-2/DAB2 mRNA and protein are observed among several human transitional cell(More)
Two of the four WNK (with no lysine (K)) protein kinases are associated with a heritable form of ion imbalance culminating in hypertension. WNK1 affects ion transport in part through activation of the closely related Ste20 family protein kinases oxidative stress-responsive 1 (OSR1) and STE20/SPS1-related proline-, alanine-rich kinase (SPAK). Once activated(More)
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