Timothy L. Macatee

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Mitochondrial dysfunction can lead to diverse cellular and organismal responses. We used DNA microarrays to characterize the transcriptional responses to different mitochondrial perturbations in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. We examined respiratory-deficient petite cells and respiratory-competent wild-type cells treated with the inhibitors of oxidative(More)
Fibroblast growth factor 8 (Fgf8) is expressed in many domains of the developing embryo. Globally decreased FGF8 signaling during murine embryogenesis results in a hypomorphic phenotype with a constellation of heart, outflow tract, great vessel and pharyngeal gland defects that phenocopies human deletion 22q11 syndromes, such as DiGeorge. We postulate that(More)
Many different growth factor ligands, including epidermal growth factor (EGF) and the neuregulins (NRGs), regulate members of the erbB/HER family of receptor tyrosine kinases. These growth factors induce erbB receptor oligomerization, and their biological specificity is thought to be defined by the combination of homo- and hetero-oligomers that they(More)
Sin4p is a component of a mediator complex associated with the C-terminal domain of RNA polymerase II and SIN4 is required for proper regulation of several genes in yeast, including the HO endonuclease gene, glucose repressible genes and MATa cell-specific genes. Previous studies indicated that SIN4 may influence transcription through changes in the(More)
Male F344 rats were fed 0.2% N-[4-(5-nitro-2-furyl)-2-thiazoly]formamide for 6 weeks and then fed 3% or 5% sodium saccharin, 5% sodium ascorbate, 3.12% calcium saccharin, 1.34% sodium chloride, 5.2% calcium saccharin plus 1.34% sodium chloride, or basal diet alone for 72 weeks. Protein and DNA were extracted from 89 bladder tumors [87 transitional cell(More)
DNA microarray technology has allowed the transcriptome to be studied to a depth that was inconceivable only 10 years ago. Until recently these studies were isolated because, without a universal standard, the results from experiment to experiment and laboratory to laboratory were not directly comparable. For human microarrays, this problem has been(More)
Previously, we demonstrated point mutations of the H-ras gene in N-[4-(5-nitro-2-furyl)-2-thiazolyl]formamide (FANFT)-induced rat urinary bladder carcinomas. In this study, ras oncogene activation was examined in urinary bladder carcinomas induced by N-(4-hydroxybutyl)nitrosamine (BBN) or N-methyl-N-nitrosourea (MNU) administration followed by uracil(More)
Chronic administration of estrogens to male Syrian hamsters induces kidney tumors. Co-administration of estrogen plus alpha-naphthoflavone (ANF) suppresses this kidney carcinogenesis but induces liver tumors instead. In an attempt to elucidate the mechanism of the switch from estrogen-induced kidney to liver carcinogenesis in response to ANF treatment,(More)
Epidermal growth factor (EGF) and EGF-related growth factors are present in the urine, and EGF has been identified as a urinary component that enhances urinary bladder tumor formation in rats. Neu oncogene encodes a cell surface receptor similar to the EGF receptor and is known to be activated by a point mutation of DNA that encodes the transmembrane domain(More)
Abnormalities of the p53 gene are frequently observed in human tumors, including urinary bladder carcinoma, suggesting that p53 plays an important role in human carcinogenesis. However, its role in rat bladder carcinogenesis is unclear. We investigated p53 gene mutations and expression in rat urinary bladder carcinogenesis in vivo and in vitro. Fifteen(More)