Thomas B Nguyen

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We report the identification and expression pattern of a full-length human cDNA and a partial mouse cDNA encoding cyclin B3. Cyclin B3 (CCNB3) is conserved from Caenorhabditis elegans to Homo sapiens and has an undefined meiotic function in female, but not male Drosophila melanogaster. We show that H. sapiens cyclin B3 interacts with cdk2, is localized to(More)
The growth rate of rodent embryonic neuroblasts and human neuroblastoma cell lines is regulated in part by autocrine or paracrine actions of neuropeptides of the family that includes vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP), peptide histidine isoleucine (PHI), and pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating peptide (PACAP). These peptides act via seven transmembrane(More)
Neural tube patterning in vertebrates is controlled in part by locally secreted factors that act in a paracrine manner on nearby cells to regulate proliferation and gene expression. We show here by in situ hybridization that genes for the neuropeptide pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating peptide (PACAP) and one of its high-affinity receptors (PAC1) are(More)
Higher plants have two complexes that bind the m7G-cap structure of mRNA and mediate interactions between mRNA and ribosomal subunits, designated eIF4F and eIFiso4F. Both complexes contain a small subunit that binds the 5'-cap structure of mRNA, and a large subunit, eIF4G or eIFiso4G, that binds other translation factors and RNA. Sequence-specific proteases(More)
Despite the use of the sirolimus (rapamycin) drug-eluting coronary stent, diabetics are at increased risk of developing in-stent restenosis for unclear reasons. Hyperleptinemia, which often coexists with diabetes and metabolic syndrome, is an independent risk factor for progression of coronary artery disease. It has not been determined whether elevated(More)
Neuroendocrine tumors, neuroblastoma in particular, commonly express the neuropeptides vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP) and pituitary adenylate cyclase activating peptide (PACAP) and their receptors. Retinoic acid (RA) has been shown to induce differentiation of neuroblastoma cell lines, possibly by augmenting or interfering with neuropeptide autocrine(More)
SK-N-SH human neuroblastoma subclones differ widely in basal and second messenger induction of the gene encoding the neuropeptide vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP). These differences were recapitulated by a chimeric gene which consisted of 5.2 kb of the human VIP gene 5' flanking sequence fused to a reporter. Subsequent gene deletion experiments revealed(More)
The neuropeptide vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP) is expressed in several distinct sites in the CNS, in cholinergic and enteric ganglia, and in a small subpopulation of neurons within sympathetic ganglia. Previous studies on the human VIP gene indicate that transcription in neural crest-derived neuroblastoma and pheochromocytoma cell lines is controlled(More)
Neuropeptides act within the pituitary as autocrine or paracrine factors, modulating the synthesis and release of primary pituitary hormones, and possibly regulating cell proliferation and/or plasticity. Manipulation of the endocrine status of rats produces dramatic long-term changes in the pituitary expression of several peptides, including the(More)
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