Thomas E. Reznik

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Embryonal central nervous system (CNS) tumors, which comprise medulloblastoma, are the most common malignant brain tumors in children. The role of the growth factor scatter factor/hepatocyte growth factor (SF/HGF) and its tyrosine kinase receptor c-Met in these tumors has been until now completely unknown. In the present study, we show that human embryonal(More)
The mechanisms and biological implications of coordinated receptor tyrosine kinase coactivation remain poorly appreciated. Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) and c-Met are frequently coexpressed in cancers, including those associated with hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) overexpression, such as malignant astrocytoma. In a previous analysis of the(More)
Receptor tyrosine kinases (RTK) and the tumor suppressor PTEN co-regulate oncogenic cell signaling pathways. How these interactions influence gene transcription is inadequately understood. We used expression microarrays to investigate the effects of PTEN on gene expression changes caused by activating c-Met in human glioblastoma cells. c-Met activation by(More)
Scatter factor/hepatocyte growth factor (SF/HGF) expression has been linked to malignant progression in glial neoplasms. Using two glioma cell lines, U373MG and SNB-19, we have demonstrated that SF/HGF stimulation allows cells to escape G(1)/G(0) arrest induced by contact inhibition or serum withdrawal. SF/HGF induced effects on two mechanisms of cell cycle(More)
Embryonal central nervous system (CNS) tumors, which comprise medulloblastoma, are the most common malignant brain tumors in children. The role of the growth factor scatter factor/hepatocyte growth factor (SF/HGF) and its tyrosine kinase receptor c-Met in these tumors has been until now completely unknown. In the present study, we show that human embryonal(More)
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