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A human melanoma-associated chondroitin sulfate proteoglycan (MCSP), recognized by mAb 9.2.27, plays a role in stabilizing cell-substratum interactions during early events of melanoma cell spreading on endothelial basement membranes. We report here the molecular cloning and nucleotide sequencing of cDNA encoding the entire core protein of human MCSP and(More)
Induction of tumor cell migration is a key step in invasion and metastasis. Here we report that the epidermal growth factor (EGF)-induced cell migration of breast cancer cells is attributed to a transient, rather than a sustained, activation of phospholipase C (PLC)-gamma1 due to c-erbB-2 signaling. EGF stimulation of EGF receptor (EGFR) overexpressing(More)
PTP-BL is a highly modular protein tyrosine phosphatase of unknown function. It consists of an N-terminal FERM domain, five PDZ domains, and a C-terminally located tyrosine phosphatase domain. Here we show that PTP-BL is involved in the regulation of cytokinesis. We demonstrate localization of endogenous PTP-BL at the centrosomes during inter- and metaphase(More)
Periodontium-derived stem cells (pdSCs) can be cultured as dentospheres and differentiated into various cells of the neuronal lineage such as glial cells, thereby demonstrating their stem cell state. This study investigated whether pdSCs could be differentiated into the osteogenic lineage and, if so, whether these cells are able to regenerate periodontal(More)
We studied the expression of estrogen-related receptor ERR-1 during mouse embryonic development. ERR-1 mRNA is present in bones formed by both the endochondral and intramembranous routes, and the onset of its expression coincides with bone formation. By RT-PCR experiments, we found that ERR-1, but not the related receptor ERR-2, is expressed in osteoblastic(More)
Circulating tumor cells (CTCs) are the potential precursors of metastatic disease. Most assays established for the enumeration of CTCs so far-including the gold standard CellSearch-rely on the expression of the cell surface marker epithelial cell adhesion molecule (EpCAM). But, these approaches may not detect CTCs that express no/low levels of EpCAM, e.g.(More)
Carcinogenesis is a multistep process that is frequently associated with p53 inactivation. The class 1 carcinogen cadmium (Cd(2+)) causes renal cancer and is known to inactivate p53. G(2)/mitosis (M) arrest contributes to stabilization of p53-deficient mutated cells, but its role and regulation in Cd(2+)-exposed p53-deficient renal cells are unknown. In(More)
Separate mechanisms for oncogenesis and metastasis have been postulated. We show here that prolonged and invasive cell migration, a key mechanism in cancer metastasis, is linked to c-erbB-2 signaling. Cell lines with c-erbB-2 and EGFR expression and transphosphorylation activity display a high transendothelial invasiveness in an endothelial-extracellular(More)
The aim of this study has been to characterize adult human somatic periodontium-derived stem cells (PDSCS) isolated from human periodontium and to follow their differentiation after cell culture. PDSCS were isolated from human periodontal tissue and cultured as spheres in serum-free medium. After 10 days the primary spheres were dissociated and the(More)
Monocytes originate from precursors made in the bone and remain in the circulation for nearly 24 h. Much effort has been done to identify the molecules regulating transendothelial migration of monocytes during inflammatory conditions. In contrast, considerably less is known about the process of constitutive monocyte emigration although nearly 340 million(More)