Walter G. Pyerin

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Previously, we reported significantly reduced pain and improved mobility persisting for 6 months after kyphoplasty of chronically painful osteoporotic vertebral fractures in the first prospective controlled trial. Since improvement of spinal biomechanics by restoration of vertebral morphology may affect the incidence of fracture, long-term clinical benefit(More)
UNLABELLED This study investigates the effects of kyphoplasty on pain and mobility in patients with osteoporosis and painful vertebral fractures compared with conventional medical management. INTRODUCTION Pharmacological treatment of patients with primary osteoporosis does not prevent pain and impaired activity of patients with painful vertebral(More)
Casein kinase II (CKII) is a ubiquitous serine/threonine protein kinase with many cellular functions, including participation in mitogenic signaling by cytoplasmic nuclear translocation (Lorenz, P., Pepperkok, R., Ansorge, W., and Pyerin, W. (1993) J. Biol. Chem. 268, 2733-2739). To examine whether cell compartment-specific availability is a requirement for(More)
Casein kinase II (CKII) is a highly conserved ubiquitous serine/threonine kinase composed of two catalytically active (alpha and/or alpha') and two regulatory (beta) subunits. It has been suspected that, among numerous other cellular functions, CKII might play a role in the control of mitogenic signaling. To test for such a role and its mechanism in intact(More)
The nucleosome assembly protein-1 (NAP1) was originally identified in HeLa cells as a factor facilitating the in vitro assembly of nucleosomes. However, in yeast cells NAP1 is required in the control of mitotic events induced by the Clb2/p34(CDC28). Here, we show that Drosophila NAP1 is a phosphoprotein that is associated with a kinase able to phosphorylate(More)
A system which allows sensitive and fast automated analysis of weakly labeled fluorescent specimens is described. It is tested in the analysis of c-fos expression stimulated by fetal calf serum and calibrated by quantitation of defined solutions injected into cells with the automated microinjection system. Low light level imaging technology combined with(More)
CK2alpha is one of two isoforms of protein kinase CK2, a highly conserved, ubiquitous, and vital phosphotransferase whose expression is kept at constant cellular levels and whose dysregulated expression has been linked to malignant diseases. The upstream sequence of the gene coding for human CK2alpha (CSNK1A1, chromosomal location 20p13) has been examined(More)
Protein kinase CK2 is a pleiotropic Ser/Thr kinase occurring as alpha2beta2, alpha'2beta2, or alphaalpha'beta2 tetramers. A requirement in serum-stimulated cell cycle entry in both the cytoplasm and the nucleus of human fibroblasts for phosphorylation(s) by CK2 has been concluded from stimulation inhibition by microinjected antibodies against the regulatory(More)
Recently we demonstrated the presence of cell-surface-located cAMP-dependent protein kinase (ecto-PK A) activity in a number of different cell types [Kübler, D., Pyerin, W., Bill, O., Hotz, A., Sonka, J. and Kinzel, V. (1989) J. Biol. Chem. 264, 14549-14555]. The question of the physiological role of externally directed kinase activity prompted a search for(More)
Phosvitin/casein type II kinase was purified from HeLa cell extracts to homogeneity and characterized. The kinase prefers phosvitin over casein (Vmax phosvitin greater than Vmax casein; apparent Km 0.5 microM phosvitin and 3.3 microM casein) and utilizes as cosubstrate ATP (apparent Km 3-4 microM), GTP (apparent Km 4-5 microM) and other purine nucleoside(More)